TVL Security joins Secured by Design

November 14, 2022


Essex-based TVL Security, the leading UK specialist in designing, building and installing advanced vehicle security systems have joined the official police security initiative, Secured by Design (SBD).
TVL Security provides world-leading products and boast a combined experienced of more than 80 years in designing, building and installing advanced locking systems for both vans and goods vehicles.
Based in West Horndon, TVL Security manufactures, supplies and installs a wide range of innovative vehicle security products to both sole traders and larger businesses, ensuring that their products are constantly one step ahead of criminals and their competitors.
TVL Security pride themselves on providing the most extensive and bespoke range of commercial vehicle security available, giving their customers a wealth of choice to suit each individual security requirement.
Secured by Design is owned by the UK Police Service and works to improve the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings, with the specific aim to reduce crime and help people live more safely. SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.
Following vigorous product testing and auditing by an accredited third-party organisation, TVL Security have achieved SBD’s Police Preferred Specification (PPS) on a wide range of their vehicle security products, including the ‘ArmourShell’ external lock, and the ‘DeadLock Protect+’ and ‘HookLock Protect+’ security keys. All of which are also certified to meet the enhanced security requirements of Sold Secure SS102.
Luke Powell, Commercial & IT Director at TVL Security commented: “TVL Security are excited to be a part of the Secured by Design initiative once again, bringing with us the largest range of SBD accredited products for light commercial vehicles. The accreditation reinforces our Innovation Team’s hard work in ensuring TVL Security offer an unrivalled product range that secures the livelihoods of many van drivers across the country. We are looking forward to working with SBD as we continue to stay one step ahead of thieves and lead the way in vehicle security innovation”.
For over 30 years, Secured by Design’s product-based accreditation scheme – the Police Preferred Specification has and continues to provide a recognised standard for all security related products that can both deter and reduce crime. SBD work alongside a range of manufacturers and standards authorities to ensure that security standards are current and up to date with emerging criminal trends.
The full range of TVL Security products that carry the SBD logo can be found here:
For the team at TVL Security, knowledge is key and as such they offer installation and product training courses where they demonstrate first-hand the benefits of each product and how they are correctly installed.


TVL Security boast an unrivalled innovation team that work tirelessly to anticipate potential issues and react promptly to new methods employed by thieves. Similarly, their unique approach to joined-up manufacturing means that they move from the initial idea to market release with unmatched speed, ensuring that their customers are always prepared for the worst before it happens.
Lyn Poole, Development Officer at Secured by Design added: “I was so pleased to announce that TVL Security had become a member of Secured by Design. Their innovative products to reduce van crime are brilliant, these crimes can break some small businesses if it happens”.
Lyn added: “It was also great to meet up with father and son team, Tony and Luke Powell, as well as Laura Moran. I was shown around the factory and was very impressed with the R&D areas. They have definitely invested wisely, and I am looking forward to working with them throughout their SBD membership”.
With over one million homes built to SBD standards, witnessing reductions in crime of up to 87%, SBD plays a hugely significant role in the process of designing out crime by good design. As a result, sustainable reductions in crime have been witnessed each and every year.
Secured by Design was established over 30 years ago and works with many partner organisations ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, right through to local authorities, housing associations, architects, developers and manufacturers. SBD also maintains close links with standards authorities and certification bodies to ensure it remains up to date with emerging criminal trends.
By working closely with the aforementioned local authorities and registered housing associations, as well as builders and developers, SBD can ensure that their police crime prevention standards are incorporated in builds from the initial concept and design stage, right through to construction and completion.
Police forces throughout the UK have specially trained Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCOs) who offer police designing out crime and Secured by Design advice free of charge.
There are currently many hundreds of SBD member companies producing thousands of attack resistant crime prevention products across 30 different crime categories. See the full range of SBD member companies and their product categories here:

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