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ERA celebrates 11-year partnership with Secured by Design

ERA, one of the UK’s leading home security and fenestration component providers, is celebrating the 11th consecutive year of its partnership with the official police security initiative, Secured by Design.

Owned by the UK Police Service, Secured by Design aims to reduce crime and help people live safely within their communities. This is achieved by working closely with developers, local authorities and registered housing associations to incorporate police crime prevention standards from initial concept and design through to completion.

ERA’s longstanding relationship with Secured by Design demonstrates its commitment to providing its extensive portfolio of professional and domestic customers with the highest standards of security and certification across its extensive offering of smart security and traditional hardware.

Over 40 of ERA’s lock, hardware and mail delivery solutions are accredited by Secured by Design’s Police Preferred Specification scheme, providing homeowners with the peace of mind that their homes are protected to the highest possible standards against potential burglars.


The company’s revolutionary smart door security solution, TouchKey, which combines the latest innovations in smart technology with first class engineering has recently achieved SBD’s Secure Connected Device accreditation, the unique and recognisable accreditation which highlights Internet of Things (IoT) connected products that have achieved the relevant IoT standards and certifications, including third-party testing and independent certification.

Revolutionising keyless entry for timber and composite entrance doors, TouchKey is the only system of its kind to combine five different entry methods into a single door handle. This includes fingerprint access, the smart home app, geolocation technology, voice-activated entry, and manual key override. Combining a smarter security door handle with an auto-firing multi-point lock and an anti-bump security cylinder, TouchKey delivers the highest standards of dynamic smart technology with mechanical hardware endurance to provide complete security and convenience.

Helen Downer, UK and Ireland President of ERA’s parent company, Tyman, said: “Our long-term relationship with Secured by Design forms part of our continuous commitment to supporting consumers in making better-informed choices when purchasing security solutions to help keep them safe in their homes.

“It also reflects our dedication to product innovation and third-party testing and certification, which is reflected through our continuously expanding portfolio of products that delivers ultimate levels of protection and peace of mind."

Secured by Design Development Officer, Hazel Goss, said: “It has been a great pleasure to work with ERA over the past 11 years and we are thrilled that the partnership has extended for another year.”