Warringtonfire’s UKAS accredited laboratory offers certification schemes for product, services and personnel.

Certisecure is a scheme for manufacturers and suppliers, offering end users confidence in a product’s performance to deliver property protection and public safety. In the UK, Certisecure supports the police-sponsored Secured by Design initiative.

The security performance of hardware items such as locks, cylinders, handles - indeed the complete doorset and window units themselves - help to protect property and people effectively from burglary. Increasingly, specifiers and end users are concerned that doors and windows can easily be opened by burglars. Manufacturers are striving to improve the security of doorsets and windows to combat this concern.

The police initiative for designing out crime 'Secured by Design' is being widely adapted by the hardware, door and window industry as a way of improving the burglar resistance of their products.

Certisecure and Secured by Design

Warringtonfire’s Certisecure scheme is an independent third-party certification scheme in support of 'Secured by Design' that offers enforcement authorities, architects, specifiers and building owners a high level of confidence that products offer an enhanced level of security, whilst at the same time maintaining fitness for purpose.

By actively supporting the 'Secured by Design' initiative, Warringtonfire ensures that the Certisecure scheme is kept up-to-date in order to combat the latest methods criminals are employing within this field.

The fundamental benefit of Certisecure is seated in giving the regulator, specifier, customer and end-user confidence with regards to the stated performance of the product and provides an informed choice when purchasing or selecting the product.

Check the Certisecure database for a list companies registered. 

 

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