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The latest news and updates from Solon Security and the crime prevention market as a whole.

 

07/11/18 - NEWS: Solon support RHP's '90 Over 90' Campaign.

Solon were delighted this month to support our friends at Richmond Housing Partnership in their excellent '90 Over 90' campaign.

The initiative sees RHP deliver winter care packages to all of their customers aged over 90, helping them to stay warm and well over the colder months. 

Solon donated thermos flasks and comfortable winter snoods from our hugely popular Winter Warm Packs.  

Solon's General Manager, Mark Fleming, said: "Solon Security are delighted to support RHP’s ’90 over 90’ campaign. The items donated form part of our hugely popular Winter Warm Packs, which are distributed to thousands of elderly and vulnerable residents across the UK each year. RHP and Solon share a clear commitment to excellence and we are pleased to be a part of their worthwhile initiative."

For more information on the 90 Over 90 campaign, click here.

 

24/10/18 - VIDEO: Tesla becomes the latest high profile brand to fall victim to a Relay Attack - The Verge

Another week, another Relay Attack on a luxury vehicle. Thieves again utilise signal-boosting devices to hack an exposed vehicle fob from outside the house. Watch now here.

 

15/10/18 - VIDEO: Thieves steal £40k Mustang via Relay Attack - BBC News

Yet another example of car thieves using a signal-boosting device to hack a keyless car's fob from outside a home, this time on a £40k Ford Mustang. Watch how quick and simple the relay attack method is here.

 

14/09/18 - NEWS: UK Police meet the Defender Lumos Family

September has seen Solon Security light up the crime prevention market, with the formal launch of the latest additions to the Defender Lumos Family of handheld torches. 

Following on from the huge success of the Defender Lumos LED Torch, which was been the official UK Police Issue torch since launch back in 2015, we have now added a premium dual-performance model and a dedicated mini-UV option for specialist projects like MetTrace

These newest additions, known as the Defender Lumos UV+ and the Defender Lumos Mini ProTrace UV, were showcased to officers at the recent Police Superintendents Conference and North Wales Police POP Awards

The products can be viewed alongside their older brother on the dedicated website here

 

10/08/18 - NEWS: Solon Security becomes an official Living Wage Employer.

Solon Security are proud to announce that we have joined some of the UK's household names in attaining the Living Wage Accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation. This means that we have been recognised for paying our staff the real national living wage. 

At Solon we have built a reputation as industry leaders in quality through working in partnership with our customers; the talented and committed staff that we have in place allow us to meet and exceed the high standards that our customers have come to expect. We are delighted to be recognised as a company who reward their staff and contractors with "a fair day's pay for a hard day's work"

You can learn more about the Living Wage Foundation here.

 

10/08/18 - ARTICLE: Solon Security introduce the UK's first and only Dual Certified key safe - Foundations 

Attack tested to both LPS 1175 Issue 7 SR1 and Sold Secure Bronze, with Police Preferred Specification, the Keyguard XL is setting the new standard for key safe security... Read Full Article

 

17/07/18 - ARTICLE: Defender Signal Blocker passes police testing standards - Road Safety GB. 

A product designed to block mobile phone signals, produced by Solon Security, has received police approval... Read Full Article

 

04/07/18 - ARTICLE: Solon Security's Defender Signal Blocker gains SBD accreditation - Secured By Design.

Contactless payment cards can be at risk from being skimmed by criminals unless they are protected, says Secured by Design member company Solon Security... Read Full Article

 

04/07/18 - ARTICLE: Solon Security's Card Defender gains SBD accreditation to protect your cards when you are on the move - Secured By Design.

Contactless payment cards can be at risk from being skimmed by criminals unless they are protected, says Secured by Design member company Solon Security... Read Full Article

 

19/06/18 - NEWS: Solon Security's Defender Signal Blocker achieves Secured By Design Police Preferred Specification status.

We are delighted to announce that our award-winning Defender Signal Blocker has now Card Defender has now added the coveted SBD Police Preferred Specification to it's roll of honour, having already won the Auto Express Best Buy 2018 award and been shorlisted for Best In Car Product at the 2018 First Car Awards.

SBD is the official UK Police flagship initiative, combining the principles of 'designing out crime' with physical security. Having the Defender Signal Blocker join the ranks of our other SBD products is a fantastic endorsement of the product's quality and performance. 

The Defender Signal Blocker is a dual function faraday pouch that completely blocks the signal of any item that is sealed inside. Designed to store keyless vehicle fobs to protect them from Relay Attacks, as well as storing phones to prevent distracted driving, the product has been a flying success since launching in April 2017.n to become the UK's favourite contactless card protection solution. Click here to view the product for yourself.

 

06/06/18 - NEWS: Burton Safes to conduct LIVE attack tests on the Dual Certified Keyguard XL key safe at IFSEC 2018.

The latest version of the Keyguard XL was launched in May 2018, becoming the UK's first and only Dual Certified key safe, meaning it is attack tested to both LPS 1175 Issue 7 SR1 and Sold Secure Bronze. This double independent attack testing, plus the coveted Police Preferred Specification from Secured By Design, mean that the Keyguard XL is setting the new standard in key safe security. 

We are excited to announce that Burton Safes, manufacturers of the XL and our long-term partners, will be demonstrating just how robust the key safe is by conducting live attack testing at the upcoming IFSEC 2018. The XL will be attack tested in comparison with unapproved key safes in what is sure to be an entertaining and informative demonstration. The event is being held at the London ExCeL from 19-21 June, with the XL testing slated for Thursday 21 June. Anybody is welcome to attend and watch the demos, or to visit Burton Safes at stand H420. Book a Visitors Pass here.

 

25/05/18 - NEWS: Solon Security's Card Defender achieves Secured By Design Police Preferred Specification status.

We are delighted to announce that our market-leading Card Defender has now achieved the coveted SBD Police Preferred Specification. SBD is the official UK Police flagship initiative, combining the principles of 'designing out crime' with physical security. Having the Card Defender join the ranks of our other SBD products is a fantastic endorsement of the product's quality and performance. 

The Card Defender is an RFID blocking sleeve that prevents contactless cards from being skimmed by digital pickpockets and fraudsters. Since being the first company to supply such a product to UK Police forces, the innovation has grown to become the UK's favourite contactless card protection solution. Click here to view the product for yourself.

 

27/04/18 - ARTICLE: The Car Thefts Cover Up - Mail Online.

Top car makers knew for years vehicles were a security risk through Relay Attacks, but kept it quiet... Read Full Article 

 

25/04/18 - NEWS: Defender Signal Blocker shortlisted for Best In Car Product at 2018 First Car Awards.

Solon Security are hugely proud that, almost exactly a year to the day the product was launched, the Defender Signal Blocker was nominated and shortlisted for Best In Car Product at the 5th annual First Car Awards. Up against some fantastic competition, including Apple's much publicised 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' mode, the Defender Signal Blocker underlined it's market leading position by being the only product of its type nominated.

Despite not managing to clinch the final award, the Defender Signal Blocker did received 'Highly Commended' status from the judging panel; an excellent achievement that the company are extremely proud of. 

 

09/04/18 - NEWS: 2018 Solon Security Catalogue OUT NOW!

The industry's leading crime prevention and community safety catalogue is on its way to our customers. As well as the usual collection of quality and innovative products, we've also added a colour coded navigation system and a user-friendly index, meaning you can easily find exactly what you're looking for.

If you haven't received your copy, please contact marketing@solonsecurity.co.uk 

 

04/04/18 - NEWS: Solon Security's Defender Signal Blocker named Auto Express Best Buy 2018! 

We are delighted to announce that, following rigorous independent testing and comparison against similar products, the Defender Signal Blocker has been named the Auto Express Best Buy 2018. Seeing off competition from well made and well established products, judges concluded the overall performance, quality and value of the product could not be beaten. 

This is the latest in a long line of successes and endorsements since the key fob and mobile phone blocking pouch was launched in April 2017.

For more information on the testing and results, contact marketing@solonsecurity.co.uk. To view the award winning product yourself, Click Here.

 

19/03/18 - ARTICLE: How to defend against relay attacks on keyless entry vehicles - Policing Insight.

With the rapid rise of relay attacks on keyless entry vehicles putting 96% of UK car owners at risk, the Defender Signal Blocker is providing a simple, reliable and affordable solution... Read Full Article

 

13/03/18 - ARTICLE: Solon Security introduce the UK's first dual certified key safe - TSA.

Key safes are an increasingly important feature of household security and assistive technology... Read Full Article

 

07/03/18 - ARTICLE: Dual Certified Keyguard XL sets the new standard for key safes - Secured By Design.

Throughout Solon Security’s 23-year history, one of its core values has been to work in partnership with customers to develop... Read Full Article

 

06/03/18 - ARTICLE: Solon Security introduce dual certified key safe - UK Telehealthcare.

Solon Security introduce the UK’s first and only Dual Certified keysafe, attack-tested to both LPS 1175 Issue 7 and Sold Secure Bronze, with Police Preferred specification... Read Full Article

 

06/03/18 - NEWS: Solon Security launch the UK's first and only DUAL CERTIFIED key safe.

Solon are delighted to announce that the Police Preferred Specification Keyguard XL, manufactured by Burton Safes, has now become the first and only key safe in the UK to be Dual Certified to both LPS 1175: Level 7 SR1 and Sold Secure Bronze. These independent attack tests, which include a three minute test against power tools, prove the product is setting the new standard for key safe security. 

The Dual Certified version of the Keyguard XL was formally launched at the 2018 Secured By Design Training Event. 

Click Here to view the product for yourself, or flip through our handy Online Brochure for more information.