Bristorm becomes latest to join Secured by Design

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Bristorm is one of the latest companies to join Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

Bristorm is the security division of Hill & Smith Ltd and specialises in the design and manufacture of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) and anti-ram fencing and bollards.

Hill & Smith Ltd has a long history in the manufacture of highway safety barriers and security products. The Bristorm range is now inclusive of crash tested anti-ram bollards, such as: Impeder PAS 68 Bollards and Stopper PAS 170 Bollards. Bristorm has a quality range of high security perimeter wire rope fences rated to ASTM M50 P1 and P2 and BSI PAS 68.

All Bristorm Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Systems are tested to the Vehicle Security Barrier Impact Testing Standards: BSI PAS 68, BSI PAS 170, IWA 14 – 1 and ASTM F2656.

Bristorm join SBD having achieved Police Preferred Specification for a number of their products. You can find out more about the company and their extended range of SBD accredited products here:

Sales and Marketing Manager, Alice Higginson from Bristorm said: “We are pleased to have joined Secured by Design with now a wide range of our products approved by the crime prevention initiative. Hill & Smith’s goal is to drive the global infrastructure & security sectors with class leading products and commit to the longevity of these markets by offering exemplary service.”

SBD Development Officer, Hazel Goss said: “I am pleased that Bristorm has signed up as new members of Secured by Design, they manufacture some amazing products with regards to Vehicle Mitigation and I am looking forward to working alongside them now and in the future”.

SBD is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI), a police owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives across the UK. PCPI is a not-for-profit organisation and Board Members include senior police officers from each of the four Home Nations who control and direct the work PCPI carries out on behalf of the Police Service.

SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors. It has achieved some significant success including one million homes built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.

SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies to ensure that their publicly available standards actually meet the needs of the police and public alike.

Products must be subject to rigorous testing and additionally be fully certificated by an independent, third-party certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) before being allowed to carry the SBD logo – this is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security-related products in the UK.

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