Co-op Secure Response join Secured by Design

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Co-op Secure Response have become the latest company to become an accredited Secured by Design Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC).


Co-op Secure Response is a fully accredited state-of-the-art monitoring and ARC which opened in 2014. Entirely self-sufficient, with its own servers and power supply, the ARC monitors over 11,000 CCTV cameras, as well as GPS trackers, lone workers, alarms and gates. Clients include retailers, businesses, churches, homes, charities and solar farms across the UK.

Co-op Secure Response can provide customised solutions to protect field-and office-based lone workers. Combined with the latest CCTV, GPS and panic alarm technology, Co-op Secure Response provide a 24/7 practical security solution with real peace of mind.

You can find out more about Co-op Secure Response and their SBD accredited ARC here:

Lee Hammond, Head of Co-op Secure Response, said: “Our accreditation with Secured by Design will help us to provide the highest quality security solutions to our communities. We are proud to be partnering with an organisation that is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives and therefore joining a national effort to tackle crime and protect communities.” 

Kenny McHugh, Secured by Design National Manager, said: "I am delighted that Co-op Secure Response have become one of our first accredited Secured by Design Alarm Receiving Centres. The Co-op ethos matches that of Secured by Design, with both passionate protecting communities and make them safer places to live work and visit.  We are looking forward to working with Co-op Secure Response over the coming years”.

Secured by Design (SBD) is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (Police CPI), 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, including work with the national alarm inspectorate bodies and trade organisations for the security industry – the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), the Fire and Security Association (FSA) and the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

SBD developed a product based accreditation scheme over 20 years ago – the Police Preferred Specification, which provides a recognised standard for all security products that can deter and reduce crime. SBD work with manufacturers and standards authorities to ensure that security standards are current and updated to keep pace with emerging crime trends.

Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) now have the opportunity to become members of SBD. To find out more on the technical and procedural requirements, visit

SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.

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