Locking technology specialist EVVA has joined Secured by Design (SBD), the UK’s police crime prevention initiative which seeks to improve building security to reduce crime. SBD has accredited six of the company’s Euro Profile cylinder locks which are all BSI Kitemark certified: 3KSplus, EPS and MCS.
EVVA is an Austrian family-owned business with its roots dating back to 1919. Over the years, the company developed its security products with its first patent for a cylinder padlock awarded in 1937. Today, EVVA is a leading European manufacturer of mechanical and electronic locking systems. EVVA’s distribution partner in the UK is Aldridge Security.
SBD Development Officer Doug Skins stated, ‘We are pleased that this innovative company is joining the SBD family with their products and we are looking forward to working with them.’
Skins presented Heiner Dolinar, EVVA Vice President Products, with the SBD certificate at a ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Vienna. ‘SBD has worked on crime prevention in the UK for nearly 30 years with great success’ said Heiner Dolinar. ‘Being part of SBD is an important part of our strategy for further growth in the UK market. We see SBD also as a platform for getting into closer contact with other leading companies in the UK working on security and prevention issues.’