Neighbourhood Alert Network of sites pass Secured by Design.On 24th August 2012 VISAV Limited received the coveted Secured by Design (SBD) award for the Neighbourhood Alert Network. This is after a product analysis, verification of the ISO 27001 status of the entire Neighbourhood Alert Hosting environment and interviews with police administrators who use the product.
The Neighbourhood Alert Network is a community and business communication and profiling tool which provides secure administration access to licenced administrators across the UK. Members join the system via a growing network of over seventy equally secure websites which make up the network. Seven police forces currently use the system and it is the official communication system for the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (England & Wales) and Neighbourhood Watch Scotland.
Secured by Design is the initiative from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) that aims to reduce crime through effective environmental design. The scheme also calls for the installation of security products that meet police-approved standards. Manufacturers and installers whose products have been certified by an accredited testing body to the specified standards, can apply for SBD membership and licence to utilise the scheme’s logo.
Further information on the scheme can be obtained by visiting www.securedbydesign.com. The SBD logo is the only symbol that guarantees national Police approval of a product, providing architects, planners, specifiers, builders and end customers with reassurance that it provides a realistic level of resistance to criminal attack. It is widely recognised within the building industry and is increasingly being listed as a mandatory requirement in tenders.
Gaining SBD approval for Neighbourhood Alert is a significant achievement, demonstrating our commitment to safety and sustainability and providing our valued customers with reassurance that our product matches performance claims. Securing SBD accreditation provides Neighbourhood Alert and the Neighbourhood Alert network of sites with a unique competitive advantage and reiterates its status as a first-class product.
Registered users of the messaging system can be reassured that the extensive procedures VISAV and partners such as the Police and NHWN undertake to protect your data have again been security audited and have now been found to be secured by design.
VISAV Limited Managing Director: Andrew Sawford with the Secured By Design certification
View the registered entry on the secured by design website