The DaylightSecure Max is the first walk-in bike shed to be awarded the coveted Secured by Design certification since the scheme started.
British inventor Nigel Broderick ’s sustainable bike shed is made from waste materials – or TPR – an award-winning alternative to concrete that is manufactured using waste diverted from landfill. The shed also features a high security double door and a composite roof to let the daylight in.
Broderick was inspired to create the DaylightSecure Max after somebody broke into his wooden shed and stole his bicycle.
“Things should be just as safe outside your home as inside,” said Broderick, “and I wanted to come up with a sustainable solution.”
Brodco, the Somerset company behind the DaylightSecure shed, is now a member of Secured by Design, a flagship UK police initiative to help ‘design out’ crime through the use of ‘high quality, innovative products and processes’. In order to achieve Secured by Design status the shed had to adhere to the organisation’s rigorous test standards.
SBD general manager Alan McInnes commented: “Not only is the DaylightSecure shed made from recycled products and is carbon neutral, but it also benefits the environment by helping to prevent crime and stands out as something truly different.”
According to some statistics from the insurance world, cyclists in the UK now own their bikes for an average of 23 months before they are stolen, and one in five bikes are taken in the first six months (Source: LV= home insurance, 2012).