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ESSEX businessman Neil Johns has been highly praised for boosting the UK’s fight against crime.

Mr Johns’ company Premier Security Consultants, based on the Hainault Business Park, Ilford, Essex, is at the forefront of new government legislation aimed at cutting crime figures through specially designed products.

Premier has more than 200 different designs of steel security communal entrance door-sets, all sanctioned by Secured By Design, the national Police licensing agency charged with slashing incidents of crime through the use of specially licenced security products, including doors, windows, locks and designs.

Mr Johns explained: “Secured By Design is a police-backed standard which promotes products designed in such a way to make life more difficult for would-be burglars. Premier recognised the far-reaching effects the legislation would have on the building industry and decided to be ahead of the curve.

“Research shows that new builds with Secured By Design crime prevention measures incorporated into the building security are up to 75 per-cent less likely to experience a burglary than comparable non-SBD properties.

“We have invested heavily in research and design and have worked closely with the BRE (British Research Establishment) and SBD to create a portfolio of more than 200 fully tested and approved steel security door sets. I am pretty proud to say that Premier has more approved designs than all of our competitors combined. And we have more designs currently being tested. We may be the UK’s leading Secured By Design Door Manufacturers but the hard work goes on.”

Premier’s drive to produce high-quality steel security doors, which include a range of 30-60 and 90 minute fire-doors, has drawn praise from Secured by Design Director and CEO Guy Ferguson. He said:” Few companies in the country have embraced the principal of designing out crime more than Premier Security Consultants.

“Neil Johns and his team manufacture a range of steel secured doors that clearly meet the demands of architects and construction companies who are committed to meeting SBD’s standards for being sufficiently robust to resist attack from opportunist burglars.

“Less crime helps free up police resources for other priorities, and that has to be the aim of everyone.”

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