Two Olympians have taken delivery of their new Secured by Design (SBD) accredited Centurion Bike shed from Asgard.
SBD member company, Asgard Secure Steel Storage, continues its help and support of athletes by installing an SBD-accredited bike shed for British and Australian triathletes, Non Stanford and Aaron Royle.
The brief is a familiar one for Asgard – Non and Aaron needed a large secure outdoor storage shed to house their sports equipment and other household items, clearing up space in the garage to transform it into a training den.
After checking out the space and storage requirements, the SBD accredited Centurion storage range seemed to fit the bill.
Offering high-security storage, the shed features a fully galvanised (weatherproof) construction, built from the inside-out, with steel deadbolts (5-point locking system), a secure snap-off security handle, and a full heavy-duty metal floor.
Under rigorous testing, these tough security features were awarded LPCB level 1 status, Insurance approval, and Secured by Design accreditation, perfect for storing high-value items away from prying eyes. The additional loading ramp, wooden subfloor, and integral bike rack maximise the space, making it easy to manoeuvre bikes in and out.
With any metal shed, the risk of condensation is always a possibility, However, Asgard’s superb internal ventilation system reduces the risk, by maintaining an internal airflow even when fully locked, keeping internal moisture to a minimum.
Stuart and Peter, two of Asgard’s installation team, had the unit up, bolted down, and sealed in no time at all.
Stuart Leddy, of Asgard Installation, said: “The base was not perfectly level on this installation, but we levelled up with the supplied spacers in no time at all, the doors operated smoothly and locked perfectly with a couple of spacers on one side, we bolted to the ground and we were done.”
Non Stanford said: “The Asgard shed has been a game changer for us. It gives us peace of mind that our bikes and racing equipment are as safe as they can possibly be, whilst also providing us with a practical and functional space that we can use on a daily basis.
Andy, of Asgard Storage, said: “As always it’s really good to meet professional athletes, I am always inspired, and interested to hear about their training regimes, the level of dedication these guys have is amazing. Non and Aaron were looking for a large secure outdoor storage space for all of their garage contents – a combination of sports equipment and general “stuff” but they had limited space available. Non and Aaron picked the Centurion bike unit, and it fits like a glove down the side of the existing garage, and I have to say looks perfect in grey, ideal for lawn mower storage, bike storage, garden storage, or anything that needs storing in a secure manner”.
SBD Technical Manager Alfie Hosker said: “I am delighted that Non and Aaron loves their new Asgard bike shed. The fact that this shed meets the Secured by Design Police Preferred Specification provides further comfort that their bikes and equipment are being stored with extra security. I wish them both all the best and every success in future events”.
Non Stanford is a British Triathlete, World Champion, and Olympian, who represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
With many medals under her belt, Non’s hugely successful career also includes winning gold at the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon and ITU World Triathlon Series, plus captaining Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games.
From her early years, Non’s talent had been highlighted, winning a series of races and joining Kelly Holmes on the first ever ‘On Camp with Kelly’ in South Africa.
Non’s partner Aaron Royle is an Australian Triathlete, U23 World Champion, and Olympian, making his Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Games. His successes include podium finishes at the ITU World Triathlon Series and Commonwealth Games. Together, both Aaron and Non make a powerful Triathlete couple.
Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (Police CPI) is a police owned organisation which delivers a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives across the UK. The extensive Police CPI portfolio covers a variety of crime prevention initiatives, of which Secured by Design is the most well-known, with all initiatives designed to keep the public safe from crime and to reduce the demand on the police service.
Secured by Design (SBD) operates an accreditation scheme on behalf of the UK Police Service for products or services that have met recognised security standards. These products or services – which must be capable of deterring or preventing crime – are known as being of a ‘Police Preferred Specification’.
There are many hundreds of companies who produce over 7000 individual attack resistant crime prevention products in more than 30 different categories that have met the exacting Police Preferred Specification. This includes doors, windows, external storage, bicycle and motorcycle security, locks and hardware, asset marking, alarms, CCTV, safes, perimeter security products and many others.
SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.