Defenda Trip to RHS Hyde Hall
We were honoured to be part of the ‘Safe and Secure’ garden at RHS Hyde Hall Summer Flower Show near Chelmsford; a ground-breaking project, brought to fruition by Essex Police, Secured by Design in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society and BALI. Along with other companies accredited by Secured by Design, DefendaStrip® was featured throughout the garden together with a defensive planting scheme, designed to deter opportunistic burglars and to reduce the risk of crime.
The event ran from 31 July to 4 August 2019 and DefendaStrip® was featured in several areas of the garden in all our main colourways – black, green, brown, grey and translucent – along with our warning signage. Several Crime Prevention Officers from Essex Police were on hand to discuss the various safety and security features of the garden with members of the public.
DefendaStrip® was well received by the many visitors to the garden and we hope to continue our involvement with what was a beautifully landscaped but also thought-provoking concept garden that looks like it may expand into other RHS events in the future. Watch this space…
Security Products Exhibition, Garda Síochána College, Ireland
October 11 2019 saw a trip over the water to County Tipperary, Ireland for some of the DefendaStrip team, having been very kindly invited over to the Garda Síochána College for a Security Products exhibition which formed part of their annual Crime Prevention conference.
It was a great opportunity to introduce our product to Crime Prevention Officers, other Garda staff and many trainee Gardaí. The response was very positive, with many seeing real potential in DefendaStrip being used to address a number of issues they come across on a daily basis, whilst the flexibility and versatility of the product surprised everyone that handled it.
As a result, it looks likely that in the near future Ireland will be the latest country that DefendaStrip will be exported to – great news for us and a new perimeter protection option for property owners on the Emerald Isle. Meanwhile, for our Irish customers that don’t want to wait, our sales team are happy to send orders over the Irish Sea via our online shop.
A big ‘go raibh maith agat’ to everyone concerned with the event.
Utility Week Live at Birmingham NEC
The 21 and 22 May 2019 saw another first for the DefendaStrip team – appearing at the ever popular Utility Week Live exhibition at Birmingham NEC.
It was a packed 2 days meeting attendees from across the Utility sector but also from a wide range of other companies and institutions who were interested in what DefendaStrip could offer them. We were able to showcase the work we have already undertaken with a major Utility client on exposed pipe crossings, along with our physical demonstrations of DefendaStrip in situ on different sized pipes as well as our more standard installations such as walls and roofs.
As always at these events, it was great to meet all manner of visitors and to hear their feedback on our product, but also to gain vital insight, especially into the physical security issues that Utility companies are facing.
We were also able to share at this event a really interesting piece of thought leadership that our Director, Richard Sprange, wrote specifically for the Utility sector - see below.