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Secured by Design Mailboxes

TS009:2019 is a technical specification produced by the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) in conjunction with Secured by Design, which is designed to ‘enhance security and general requirements for letter box assemblies that are free standing or surface mounted and where mail is retrieved from the same side as delivery’.

Secured by Design Mailboxes, Police approved post box

This specification provides a means of evaluation against opportunist attacks to try and prevent the contents / letter box being removed. The product is also assessed against potential arson attacks.

This is important as it means the product has been officially recognised by the Police Service for achieving Police Preferred Specification after going through a rigorous process of security testing. As a result, the product has received Certisecure certification for attaining the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) Technical Standard 009 (TS009) for letterboxes where mail is retrieved from the same side as it is delivered.

SLB 2020 V Letterbox TS009 Mailbox

Secured by Design TS009:2019 Certified Mailboxes

SLB 2020 – V Letterbox

The SLB 2020 – V Letterbox is a robust and long-lasting mail solution that utilises many security features to conform to the Secured by Design TS009:2019 standard. The SLB 2020 – V Letterbox 1 is a vertical product that is suitable for both internal and external installation.

  • 8 point locking door with a BS EN 1303:2015 certified lock, supplied with 2 keys as standard
  • Anti-theft/anti-fishing device so mail cannot be ‘fished’ out of aperture
  • Robust product materials ensuring it will remain in great condition for many years if maintained properly (note: maintenance guide available on request)

Market Demands

Pushing the boundaries of mail delivery

Our TS009 mailbox is an example of a product developed to suit the very real requirements of our clients with compliance to the standard. The focus of the product was not to merely produce a mailbox that ticked the standard, but achieved all of the following:

  • Complies with TS 009:2019 standards
  • Lighter in weight
  • More attractive in aesthetic quality
  • More affordable
  • Maximum security through clever design and detail
certification for Secured by design mail box
secure mailboxes and postboxes made in britain

A British History in Mail & Parcel Security

The Safety Letterbox Company started in 1986 with the launch of our first mailbox product Homeguard, which fits to the rear of a front door and can be fitted with a fire extinguisher to protect the home and its residents. It remains a popular product. Throughout numerous product launches over the years, one has stood out as a firm favourite among domestic customers: the Flaplock. Launched in 2008, the Flaplock can be locked at night or closed off to address the risk of theft and arson. It has proved a success with police and fire services as well as individual households and housing associations around the UK.

The range of letterboxes and parcel boxes we offer includes over 180 individual models with a secure solution for every client, type and location. Working with clients on a daily basis allows us to understand fully their pain points and aspects of the entire delivery process that could be improved.

Secured by Design is a national police crime prevention initiative featuring products known for achieving its rigorous Police Preferred Specification standards.

What is Secured by Design?

SBD is the official police security initiative. Owned by the UK Police Service, its specific aim is to reduce crime and help people live more safely.

SBD works closely with a network of Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCOs), who are either police officers or police staff based in police forces around the UK, who encourage and advise architects, developers and local authority planners to incorporate police crime prevention measures and principles into the physical security of developments and surrounding environment from initial concept and design through to construction and completion.

These developments are in a wide range of sectors including residential, education, health, sport and leisure as well as retail, commercial, business and industrial. For example, more than one million homes have been built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.

SBD seeks to improve the physical security of buildings using products, such as doors, windows, locks and walling systems that meet SBD’s Police Preferred Specification, which provides a recognised standard for all security products that can deter and reduce crime. SBD works with manufacturers and standards authorities to ensure that security standards are current and updated to keep pace with emerging crime trends.

There are currently many hundreds of companies producing thousands of attack resistant crime prevention products, across 30 different crime categories, which have achieved Police Preferred Specification. SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.

In addition, SBD seeks to ensure its crime prevention principles are included into the layout and landscaping of new developments to maximise natural surveillance, limit excessive through movement and create defensible space – all with the aim of deterring and reducing crime.

Secured by Design Mailboxes from The Safety Letterbox Company
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We welcome the chance to discuss your project and we can share all that is current in terms of standards and product options totally free of charge.

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