Product Focus: Police Selected Defender Lumos Torch

Introducing Solon Security’s Defender Lumos, the latest handheld LED torch on the market that has already beaten off stiff competition to become Officially Police Selected for UK Officer use.

With a powerful output of 150 lumens the Lumos is designed to illuminate the darkest of environments with bright white LED light. The torch’s beam also spans an impressive 120m; that’s longer than a football pitch! This optimum combination of power and range makes the Lumos an extremely sought after piece of kit.

As well as its high performance levels the torch has also drawn praise for its robust design, with the tough aluminium alloy body ensuring durability and the IP54 independent waterproof rating highlighting its ability to operate in challenging conditions.

Light by name light by nature, the Lumos weighs in at just 90g meaning it can be seamlessly carried on your person, with a handy wrist strap or belt holster also available for effective storage. The user-friendly design is further complimented with a micro-textured barrel for improved grip.

As well as being selected for Police usage the sturdiness of the torch makes it ideal for other professionals such as mechanics and tradesmen. A reliable torch is also a great accessory to have around the house in the event of power cuts (such as those recently caused by Storm Frank), in the car in case of a breakdown after dark, or for walkers to carry on their person.

For more information on the Defender Lumos Torch, or to get one for yourself, call our team on 01352 736125.

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Key Safes – What you need to know

Key Safes are an increasingly common fixture at properties across the UK, but what exactly are they and why are they so popular? 

07155930editThe Police Approved Keyguard XL is the
newest and most secure key safe to hit the market

Key safes do exactly what the name suggests; they keep keys safe from unauthorised users. Installed in a subtle, outdoor location at a residential property or business, keys are locked inside and can only be accessed by entering a preset combination code.

Gone are the days when it was acceptable to leave a spare key under a doormat or plant pot. These and similar hiding places (no matter how discreet!) are now common knowledge and wide open to burglars. A reliable key safe is a crucial part of good home security.

There has been a particular rise in usage amongst residential properties in recent years, particularly at the homes of elderly or vulnerable residents in line with increased assistive technology measures across the UK. A correctly used key safe allows the safe coming and going of carers and relatives and whoever else the secure code is shared with, without the need for residents to physically get up and let them in.

This helps cut the risk of slips, trips and falls and eliminates the danger of bogus callers committing distraction burglaries. In the event of an emergency it can also provide first responders with the opportunity to gain entry in a timely manner that could make all the difference. With an ageing population it is important to take such steps to enable independent living.

Away from residential use key safes are perfect for use at holiday homes or private lettings as the keys to a property can be securely left for the visitor to pickup, without the need for the landlord or owner to be present. Many businesses have also taken to using the units to store their office keys on site.

The most secure, highest quality key safes will hold independent security accreditations, such as the UK Police Secured by Design and Sold Secure certifications. The new Keyguard XL holds both of these titles, as well as possessing an anti-tamper backing plate to protect against hammer and saw attacks and a user-friendly 12 push button design for over 4000 possible code combinations.

For more information on key safes or to discuss our range, call our team on 01352 736 125.