DFLEKT Limited join Secured by Design with their innovative home keybox to tackle wireless key vehicle theft

DFLEKT Limited is one of the latest companies to join Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, with their DFLEKT home keybox having achieved Police Preferred Specification.

The DFLEKT company mission is to eliminate the Relay Hack, the method by which thieves boost wireless key signals and steal cars from drives without having to enter a house. This type of theft can often take as little as 20 seconds.

The DFLEKT home keybox is made with an aluminium enclosure which creates a very strong faraday cage around the box.  When the box is closed the faraday cage is created which blocks signals entering or leaving the box. It has been designed to sit harmoniously alongside household ornaments, can hold up to four sets of keys and their spares.

The DFLEKT home keybox has been designed so it can be operated with one hand, ensuring it can easily be operated, and is self-closing.  You can find out more about this SBD accredited product here:  

SBD Development Officer Hazel Goss said: “It has been a pleasure to sign DFLEKT up as a new Secured by Design member. I love this product – not only does it stop keys being boosted due to the RFID elements, it also is unique in design and style.

“The DFLEKT RFID Decorative Wooden Key Box is an ideal product to store your keyless car keys and credit cards in due to its design and the space that it offers.  It comes in a lovely design with different finishes blending in with most household decor and is not out of place sitting on a sideboard or table. This is another exciting product that we have within the Secured by Design accredited product range and I am looking forward to working with the company for years to come”.

Bill Fraser, DFLEKT said: “The Relay Hack is a prevalent crime in the country at the moment and the ease of access to technology which can boost car key signals is contributing to the volume of cars stolen each year.

“Dflekt hopes to redress the balance in car thefts by ensuring your car key signal, and therefore your car, is protected. We are very excited to be working with Secured by Design and promoting their crime prevention initiatives”.

SBD is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI), a police owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives across the UK. PCPI is a not-for-profit organisation and Board Members include senior police officers from each of the four Home Nations who control and direct the work PCPI carries out on behalf of the Police Service.

SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors. It has achieved some significant success including one million homes built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%. 

SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies to ensure that their publicly available standards actually meet the needs of the police and public alike. 

SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security-related products in the UK.