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Launch of ATAJ Secure Limited underpinned by support from Secured by Design member companies
27 January 2021
LONDON-BASED ATAJ Secure Limited is an all-new security business launched to provide Government, public sector bodies and major corporate organisations with a turnkey security solution including project management and consultancy in addition to physical security specification.
The new company is the brainchild of principal consultant and director Tom Jenkins (pictured, right), whose own security credentials span no less than 40 years. Indeed, Jenkins has advised on security at the very highest levels, including for the Royal Household, the Security Services and the Cabinet Office.
During his career, Jenkins has served as a speaker and trainer for the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure and the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office. He has also provided training for the military police and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary as well as other organisations.
Further, Jenkins is a fully qualified master locksmith and holds an architectural ironmongery diploma gained from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers.
Jenkins has a long association with Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative, which includes helping to provide training for the UK’s network of Designing Out Crime Officers. The latter are based in police stations right around the UK and seek to actively encourage architects, developers and local authority planners involved in new developments to incorporate crime prevention measures and techniques (as well as security product specifications detailed in SBD’s series of authoritative design guides) in their projects.
On launching ATAJ Secure Limited this month, Jenkins – who’s an expert in his own right when it comes to security standards and product specifications, having gained years of experience with the ASSA ABLOY Group, itself an SBD member company, and also Bramah Security – did so only after establishing a partnership network with ten leading security product manufacturers resident in the UK.
Together, these companies provide a wide range of security products from high-security doors, windows and locks that help to protect businesses through to physical security barriers designed to deter organised criminals and delay terrorist incidents.
Secured by Design membership
ATAJ Secure Limited has duly joined SBD. Four of the company’s partner manufacturers – namely Martec Engineering, Sunray Engineering, Selectaglaze Ltd and Tindall Engineering – are existing SBD member businesses.
Founded in 1985, Martec Engineering provides design, manufacture, installation and maintenance services for bespoke steel windows, security doors and fire-rated steel products. The company enjoys long-established trading relationships with many major UK main contractors and local authorities.
Sunray Engineering is an ISO and Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB)-certified business that designs, manufactures, supplies and installs steel commercial doors, fire doors, security doors, industrial doors and steel louvre systems. The company has been helping to protect the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), together with commercial and industrial premises, for more than 40 years now.
Founded back in 1966, Selectaglaze is a specialist designer of secondary glazing systems. Its products are designed and fully-tested to provide effective noise, thermal and draught insulation as well as enhanced security for procuring clients. The company’s range of solutions offers certified protection against blast, physical or ballistic attack.
For its part, Tindall Engineering designs and manufactures high-security locking systems to deter physical attacks, blasts, ballistic and fire episodes. The company integrates MICO high-security locking solutions within its products. MICO is specified on a wide range of applications from schools and nationwide retail stores requiring panic hardware right through to CNI facilities demanding high-level security protection.
Built on partnership working
Jenkins informed Security Matters: “In addition to many years of security experience gained by myself in the CNI space and across all public and business sectors, the ATAJ Secure Limited business platform and foundation is built on our partnerships with leading manufacturers. By providing a single channel to no fewer than ten manufacturers, we’re offering a vast shared knowledge of product specification, British and European Standards and effective multiple security solutions to keep buildings safe without them having to look like fortresses. This arrangement also eliminates conflict and confusion in specification and provides clarity on the interface between physical security products and electronic systems and standards.”
ATAJ Secure Limited can advise clients from concept and design through to installation and completion. “The advice given between ‘fresh fit’ and retrofit is vital,” asserted Jenkins. “It’s about providing physical security layers that mitigate against fire and theft, serious organised crime and acts of terrorism. Our aim is to advise, support and provide comprehensive security specification for all Operational Requirements across a wide range of sectors and clients. Correct advice and specification is absolutely critical when it comes to coping with future change. We’re continually looking to achieve today’s security for tomorrow’s peace of mind.”
ATAJ Secure Limited’s accreditations and memberships include LPCB-LPS 1175 listings with the BRE’s LPCB, the City of London Crime Prevention Association, the Master Locksmiths Association, the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers and now SBD. Jenkins himself also holds an affiliate membership with the Association of Security Consultants and has recently applied for the same with The Security Institute.
Commenting on the news, SBD’s national manager Kenny McHugh stated: “We’re both thrilled and delighted that ATAJ Secure Limited has joined Secured by Design. It’s really exciting for us that several of the company’s partner manufacturing businesses are long-standing members of SBD. Tom’s security credentials are exceptional and we now very much look forward to working with him and his new business to help keep people safe and buildings secure in the years ahead.”
*Further information is available online at www.atajsecure.com