Brian Sims

Selectamark renews Secured by Design membership for 15th successive year

PROPERTY AND offender marking, forensic coding and asset identification solutions developer Selectamark has once again renewed its membership with the official police security initiative Secured by Design. Following rigorous product testing and auditing by an accredited third party organisation, Selectamark has achieved Secured by Design’s Police Preferred Specification for its bicycle security product and the Secure Database Register known as ‘BikeRegister: The National Cycle Database’.

Selectamark’s BikeRegister database is used to record owner and bicycle details, while also providing 24/7 records access for the police, meaning that officers on the street can identify a bicycle’s owner within seconds. BikeRegister also provides protection for buyers and sellers of second-hand bikes, who can check frame numbers via to quickly confirm if a given bike has previously been reported stolen.

As a company, Selectamark is dedicated to supplying products and solutions that help its customers to deter theft and effectively identify and trace stolen property. The business is proud to have been at the forefront of providing police and insurer-recommended property marking solutions since 1985. Importantly, the business has assisted countless homeowners, companies, local authorities, hospitals and school management teams to protect their property by marking over 75 million valuable items.

Selectamark’s SelectaDNA defence and tagging spray has proven to be hugely successful when used on mopeds, for example, by actively preventing machines from being stolen and used to commit ‘smash-and-grab’ robberies. Indeed, Selectamark’s property marking products are aimed at protecting a wide range of items, among them catalytic convertors, quad bikes and motorcycles.

Based in Kent, Selectamark serves its customers directly and through a growing network of UK resellers and overseas distributors. The family-owned company has grown significantly in recent years. Repeat business is clear evidence of the fact that more and more customers are returning year after year.

Selectamark is a member of the British Security Industry Association and holds ISO 9001, ISO 13001 and ISO 27001 accreditations for Quality, Environment and Information Security Management Systems.

James Brown, managing director of Selectamark, explained: “We have been proud Secured by Design members since 2007. In the intervening period, we have provided our accredited solutions to thousands of clients to help protect them against acquisitive crime. Holding Secured by Design accreditation has been vital for us in gaining the support and trust of police forces right across the UK, and we now look forward to many more years of membership.”

Improving and enhancing security

Secured by Design is owned by the UK police service and works to improve the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings, with the specific aim of reducing crime and helping people live in a safer environment. Importantly, Secured by Design is the only scheme membership by which companies can obtain police recognition for security-related products here in the UK.

For over 30 years, Secured by Design’s product-based accreditation scheme – the aforementioned Police Preferred Specification – has continued to provide a recognised standard for all security-related products that can both deter and reduce crime. The Secured by Design team works alongside a range of manufacturers and standards authorities to ensure that security standards are current and up-to-date with emerging criminal trends.

Secured by Design was established over 30 years ago and works with many partner organisations ranging from the Home Office right through to local authorities, housing associations, architects, developers and manufacturers.

There are currently many hundreds of Secured by Design member companies producing thousands of attack-resistant crime prevention products across 30 different crime categories.

Details of member companies and their product categories can be viewed online at

Lyn Poole, development officer at Secured by Design, observed: “I have had the opportunity to work with Selectamark since 2006 when I was a crime prevention and problem-solving advisor within the Metropolitan Police Service. I now have the privilege of working with the business. Team members are always very approachable and display a ‘can-do’ attitude. I’m so pleased that the company has renewed its membership of Secured by Design for a further three years.”

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