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21st February 2024 Issue no. 693
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Trio of ERA innovations achieve Secured by Design accreditation
Continuing to set the standard for security and certification, home security and fenestration component provider, ERA, has announced that three of its newest products have received the industry-leading Secured by Design accreditation.
ERA’s two new TS 003 door security devices, together with its Double Cam Window Lock, have been approved by Secured by Design’s Police Preferred Specification scheme, bringing the total number of ERA lock, hardware and mail delivery solutions achieving the accreditation to more than 55.
Providing a recognised standard for security products that have been proven to effectively deter and reduce crime, the latest accreditations demonstrate ERA’s ongoing commitment to delivering high quality security solutions that provide maximum protection.
The heavy duty TS 003 Door Chain and Door Restrictor have been expertly designed to limit the initial opening of an external door to provide homeowners with additional security. Having undergone rigorous testing to conform to TS 003:2012 and BS EN 1670:2007, the products protect the integrity of the door in distraction burglary situations, where extreme and repeated force may be applied.
Launched earlier this year, ERA’s Double Cam Window Lock offers an advanced locking mechanism that simplifies fabrication and installation. Exceeding PAS 24 requirements, the lock features up to three sets of unidirectional double locking cams, securing the sash tightly to the frame to deliver unrivalled protection and strength across the window.
Kerry Blackford, Head of Product at ERA, said: “ERA has long been a committed supporter of Secured by Design and we recently renewed our partnership with the initiative for a ninth consecutive year. The accreditation of our TS 003 door security devices and Double Cam Window Lock means ERA now has an impressive schedule of more than 55 products that meet this respected and demanding standard. Once again, this demonstrates our continued commitment to meeting the most challenging performance benchmarks.”
As the official police security initiative owned by the UK Police Service, Secured by Design aims to reduce crime and help people live more safely, by improving the physical security of buildings and working with market-leading manufacturers, including ERA.
2nd February 2022