RISCO Group have obtained Secured by Design (SBD) accreditation for RISCO Cloud, a software-based service solution for managing and controlling intruder detection. This follows SBD accreditation for LightSYS 2, RISCO’s flagship intruder alarm panel system.
Secured by Design, the national police initiative, combines the principles of ‘designing out crime’ with physical security and accredits relevant quality products that meet its stringent standards to deter and reduce crime. As part of a global security group, Manchester headquartered RISCO has over 40 years experience in the development and manufacture of intruder alarm panels, detectors and associated products.
RISCO is considered the first company in the sector to integrate cloud-based services into its business model. This has helped to generate significant crime reduction with self-monitoring allowing end-users to immediately respond to alerts. Based on the Microsoft Azure platform, RISCO Cloud delivers a higher level of security than traditional on-premises solutions.
LightSYS 2 provides a range of secure communication options and the ability to include elements such as video verification cameras and home automation. Such devices have the potential to further reduce crime with event triggered video clip recording, live video viewing and automatic lighting of a property.
“RISCO has long been the trailblazer of crime reduction technologies and is consistently leading innovations to stay one step ahead of the evolving sophistication of many property intrusions,” said Ian Stones, Head of Sales for RISCO UK.
“Whether this is developing panels and detectors with increased catch performance to ultra-secure cloud platforms, the goal remains the same as SBD – to design out crime. Our full incorporation of Secured by Design principles will provide additional reassurance to installers and end-users alike that a RISCO system is the ultimate enemy of any potential burglar!”
“We are delighted to be working with the long-established RISCO Group on their latest range of ever smarter technology products for the residential and commercial marketplaces,” said Hazel Goss, Development Officer, Secured by Design.
“Advancements in security technology, such as RISCO’s LightSYS 2, enables householders to use a smartphone app to see live video of their home on demand whilst they are out and about as well as to receive security alerts.
“Police Forces everywhere want residents to take whatever steps they can to protect their homes to reduce crime and keep communities safe – and new smart technology is playing a key role in driving the growing demand for security products.”