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Switched On Products Sponsors Met Police Anti Burglary Campaign

Mydome sponsors Police Home security Campaign

As we prepare for the onset of autumn and the longer nights the Metropolitan Police once again launch their anti-burglary campaign to promote the crime prevention message to help keep residents safe.

After the success of “Do your part, be security smart” campaign last year, the Metropolitan Police is expanding the campaign to cover six North London boroughs in an attempt to reduce burglaries in the area and switched on Products is again Proud to be sponsoring the campaign and the anti-burglary message.

The campaign is timed in preparation for the clocks going back on the On 25th October 2015, meaning shorter days and longer nights, and with it an increase in burglary rates as criminals get more time under the hours of darkness.

This year’s campaign sees Metropolitan Police print half a million leaflets to help educate the public to take steps to prevent themselves becoming victim of break-ins by giving extra tips to keep their home safe and secure during the winter.
Managing Director Naiem Dakri said: “When asked if we would like to sponsor the local Metropolitan Police service anti-burglary initiative for a second year we didn’t hesitate to offer our support. The campaign is a great way to educate the public and help residents avoid becoming victims of burglary. It also supports our commitment to raising the level of security around the home for our customers.”

The initiative was brought into effect in 2014 in the borough of Barnet, and its success has meant it will now be widened to include Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Camden and Islington as well. The week beginning October 12th will see an increased police presence, with 500 police officers visiting around 200 streets in each of the boroughs.

Clocks Locks and Lights

Clocks Locks and Lights will involve a leafleting campaign, with residents in the various boroughs being given flyers informing them of the steps they can take to improve their security. These included security timer switches, security lights, locks and alarms, as well as other tips for a safer winter.

Leaflet sponsors Switched on products is sponsoring the initiative, helping to fund the production of half a million leaflets which will be given out during street visits, on police ward stands and in shopping centres and transport hubs.
Clocks, Locks and Lights is part of the Met’s wider programme: Operation Bumblebee. With these initiatives, it is hoped that the threat of burglary during the winter months can be reduced and people throughout the capital can feel safer in their homes.

Do your part, be security smart

Clocks Locks and Lights

Light Switch Timer Takes Gold

MyDome Light switch timer wins Gold Award

Switched on Products took the Gold Award for Best New Security Product at this year’s Totally DIY show with its revolutionary security device, impressing the judges with its ease of installation and simplicity.

Best Security Product

Gold Award – Switched On Products Ltd – Light Switch Timer

Judges included buyers from the biggest DIY retailers, representatives  from the UK’s high street hardware retailers .

Exhibitors gathered at the end of the first day at the Totally Shows to hear which products the judges had chosen for this year’s ‘Best New Product’ Awards.  Steve Collinge, managing director of Insight DIY, which sponsored this event and the shows’ New Product Showcase area made the announcement.

Judges commented

Most people are familiar with timer plugs and many use them to turn lamps on and off whilst they are away to deter would be intruders. Now for the first time home owners can program and control any existing light switch in the house in seconds.

MyDome Awards

Mydome are extremely please to have won another award for their light switch timer at this event and secure distribution to a number of large retailers.

Steve Collinge, managing director of Insight Retail Group, was delighted with the number and quality of entries the Awards and Showcase area received. “The breadth of ideas represented in the New Product Showcase proves that suppliers are working hard, post-recession, to come up with new ideas that will generate turnover for retailers. Much of the best innovation is coming from the smaller companies, not just established sector suppliers. We’re looking forward to seeing how the winning products perform this season and setting the challenge again next year to reveal new thinking and new products for the market!”
 More details can be found on our security Light timer here

Visit us at Grand Design Live London

Mydome Light switch at Grand design

Special Grand Design Ticket Offer – Only £10

29April – 7 May 2014,
Excel London E16 1XL,

We have teamed up with Grand Designs Live, the UK’s top contemporary home show and are pleased to offer our readers tickets at the reduced rate of only £10.

Grand Designs Live returns to Excel London from 29th April – 7 May 2013.  Presented by design guru Kevin McCloud, and based on the hugely popular Channel 4 series, the show offers visitors a unique opportunity to see all the latest trends for the home.

With areas dedicated to interiors, technology, kitchens, bathrooms, build and gardens, there’s something for every room in your home. With all this and much more, make sure you plan a GRAND day out!

BOOK NOW & SAVE UP TO £9*

Grand design Light switch

With this offer you can save up to £9* off the door rate meaning each ticket will cost you just £10.

Simply log on to www.granddesignslive.com and follow the link to book your tickets then enter the code EXHIB16 together with your details.

Plus kids aged 15 and under go FREE!

* Saving indicated based on the door rate. Advanced booking offer expires 3rd May 2014. Subject to £1.70 transaction fee. Kids under 15 enter free when accompanied by an adult

Gadget Show Live

Gadget Show light switch timer

Light Switch Timer are pleased to be seen at Gadget show

gadget show light switch timer

Shortly after launch of the product the light switch timer was featured on the popular Gadget show live event.The Gadget Show is a British television series which focuses on consumer technology. The show, which is broadcast on Channel 5, is currently presented by Craig Charles, Ortis Deley, Jon Bentley and Georgie Barrat.

Originally a thirty-minute show, it was extended to forty-five minutes, then later to sixty minutes. Repeats have also aired on the digital channels 5Star and Spike, syndicated broadcasts on Discovery Science and Dave (in edited down half-hour versions), and Channel 5’s Internet on-demand service My5. In Australia, it is aired on The Lifestyle Channel. The Gadget Show has received many Guinness World Records.

 

Light Switch Timer Gains Police Accreditation

Light switch timer gains Police Secure by Design accreditation.

“Light Switch Timer is the first timed lighting device to be accredited to Secured by Design, impressing us with both with its innovation and ease of use.”

Secure by Design timer

Secure By Design Police Approved Timer

Alan McInnes, General Manager, ACPO SBD

Secured by Design focuses on crime prevention of homes and commercial premises and promotes the use of security standards for a wide range of applications and product

Secured by Design is the official UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of ‘designing out crime’

 

Gaining Police Preferred Specification for the Light Switch Timer

“All products which receive our Secured by Design award must pass a rigorous evaluation of quality and effectiveness.  Light Switch Timer was the first timed lighting device to achieve accredited status.”

“We’re delighted to be the first timed lighting product to gain the Secured by Design Police Preferred Specification”, says director Naiem Dakri.  “It shows that there was a real need for such a product and demonstrates its high quality and capabilities”

“Gaining SBD approval for Light Switch Timer” is a significant achievement, displaying our commitment to safety and reassuring customers that the product lives up to its claims about raising the level of security for your home”

Secured by Design accredited products, have to undergo rigorous evaluation in order to prove their ability to reduce or prevent crime.

About Alan McInnes, General Manager, ACPO SBD – Following service with Sussex Police Alan became Director and General Manager of ACPO Crime Prevention Initiatives in 2006. He was one of the original authors of the Secured by Design project in 1989 and took it to national status in 1992.

View original Police press release

British Gas Connected Homes – Timer switch

British Gas Connected Home Light Switch

On September 26th, British Gas Connected Homes Group hosted a pitch event & showcase for 25 start ups from around the world with innovative products or services in the home energy sector.

British Gas Connected HomeLight Switch Timer was selected to showcase our new product to the panel of industry experts which include Baroness Martha Lane-Fox of Soho; businesswomen; philanthropist and member of the House of Lords.

For more information on the British Gas Connected Homes Group and to view the other brilliant products featured in the event Click Here

Hive

Set up by British Gas in 2012, we were given a simple mission: to make the connected home a reality for everyone and not just the technophiles amongst us. We’re here to give customers more control over their lives and homes by providing products that are beautiful in their simplicity and design.

British Gas has entered the Connected home with new products for heating to plugs to sensors, Hive makes it easy to control everyday things from your phone.

Hive Light Switch