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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
August 13, 2019


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Paxton gains Secured by Design police accreditation

Paxton’s Net2 Entry system has gained the coveted Secured by Design (SBD) accreditation, which verifies that products have been designed with security in mind throughout the design process.

As a door entry system part of the Net2 Entry is fitted on the exterior of buildings so must be, among other things, highly vandal-resistant.

Paxton automatically becomes a member of SBD, which signposts people to products that can deter and cut crime through intelligent design. SBD is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI), a police-owned body that works on behalf of the Police Service to deliver crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives across the UK.

“I am delighted that Paxton have joined SBD,” said SBD development officer Lyn Poole. “Paxton are very highly regarded in the industry, with over three decades of experience.”

“The first SBD member to have products successfully tested and approved to the UL293 standard”

The performance during tests of Net2 Entry, which can operate as a standalone door entry system or in conjunction with Paxton’s Net2 access control, represents a first for SBD. Continues Poole: “They are the first SBD member company to have their products successfully tested and approved to the UL293 standard and I am looking forward to working with them going forward.”

Introduced in 2017, UL293 tests access control unit to the same level of attack as the door, but supplied separately to the door, allowing greater choice to the design team without compromising security.

Paxton’s senior product manager, Steve Rowlands, said: “We’re incredibly proud that our Net2 Entry system has been recognised by Secured by Design. Our access control and door entry systems have been keeping people safe for 30 years and this accreditation recognises the high standards and principles we’ve always adhered too.”

Products must pass rigorous tests and be certificated by an independent, third-party certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) before gaining certification and the right to carry the SBD logo.

Find out which Paxton products are SBD-accredited so far.

SBD has partnered with the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service as well as local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers.

It also collaborates with standards and certification bodies to ensure publicly available standards meet the needs of both the police and general public.

One million homes have already been built to SBD standards with reductions in crime achieved of up to 87%.


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