A new security business has been launched to provide Government, public sector bodies and major corporate organisations with a turnkey security solution including project management, consultancy and physical security specification.
London-based ATAJ Secure Limited is the work of Tom A Jenkins, Principal Consultant and Director, whose security credentials span 40 years and have led to him advising at the Royal Household, British Security Services and the Cabinet Office.
Tom A Jenkins
During his career, Jenkins has been a speaker and trainer for the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO); he has also provided training to the Military Police and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and other organisations.
As well as being a fully qualified master locksmith, Jenkins also has an architectural ironmongery diploma with the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI).
ATAJ Secure Limited & Secured by Design
Jenkins has a long association with Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative, which includes helping provide training for the UK’s network of Designing Out Crime Officers who are based in police stations around the country. They seek to encourage architects, developers and local authority planners involved in new developments to incorporate crime prevention measures and techniques.
When launching his business in January 2021, Jenkins – who has years of experience with the ASSA ABLOY Group, an SBD member company – did so only after establishing a partnership network with ten leading security product manufacturers around the UK.
Together these companies provide a wide range of security products from high security doors, windows and locks that help protect households and businesses through to physical security barriers to deter organised criminals and delay marauding terrorist incidents.
Not only has Jenkins’ own company joined SBD, but four of his partner manufacturers are also existing SBD member companies – Martec Engineering, Sunray Engineering, Selectaglaze Ltd and Tindall Engineering.
ATAJ built on “partnerships with leading manufacturers”
Jenkins remarked: “In addition to many years of security experience in national infrastructure and across all public and business sectors, the ATAJ business platform and foundation is built on our partnerships with leading manufacturers.
“By providing a single channel to ten manufacturers, we are offering a vast shared knowledge of product specification, British and European standards and effective multiple security solutions to keep buildings safe without them having to look like fortresses. This also eliminates conflict and confusion in specification and provides clarity on the interface between physical security products and electronic products and standards.”
ATAJ Security can advise from concept and design through to installation and completion – even if the project has started already.
Jenkins adds: “Our aim is to advise, support and provide comprehensive security specification for all operational requirements across a wide range of sectors and clients. Correct advice and specification is critical to cope with future change. We want to achieve today’s security for tomorrow’s peace of mind.”