EVVA, ‘Erfindungs-Versuchs-Verwertungs-Anstalt’ (Invention, Experimentation and Application Institute), 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 one of the leading European manufacturers of mechanical and electronic locking systems.
EVVA continue to run research, development and production facilities at their company headquarters in Vienna and export their products across the world. EVVA’s exclusive distribution partner in the UK is SBD member company member Aldridge Security Ltd, who have been proudly selling EVVA products since 1996.
Doug Skins, Secured by Design, said: “I am delighted that EVVA have renewed their membership with SBD. They have been members with us since 2017 and are an innovative company who are keen supporters of SBD. They have an extensive range of products which have achieved SBD’s Police Preferred Specification and I am looking forward to our continued relationship with them over the coming years”.
Heiner Dolinar, Head of Product Management at EVVA, expressed his joy at being a member of this prestigious organization. He said, "We are proud to be part of this esteemed organization. SBD has not only been with us for many years but is also a productive source of inspiration for future developments in the security industry, crime prevention, and therefore also for EVVA. We look forward to working with SBD."
You can find out more about EVVA and their extensive range of SBD accredited locks and hardware here.
Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (Police CPI), which is part of the UK Police Service, delivers a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives across the UK. Secured by Design is the most well-known of the extensive Police CPI portfolio, with all initiatives designed to keep the public safe from crime and to reduce the demand on the police service.
Secured by Design (SBD) operates an accreditation scheme on behalf of the UK Police Service for products or services that have met recognised security standards. These products or services – which must be capable of deterring or preventing crime - are known as being of a ‘Police Preferred Specification’.
There are many hundreds of companies who produce over 7000 individual attack resistant crime prevention products in more than 30 different categories that have met the exacting Police Preferred Specification. This includes doors, windows, external storage, bicycle and motorcycle security, locks and hardware, asset marking, alarms, CCTV, safes, IoT connected products, perimeter security products and many others. SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.
SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.