Solon Security is recognised as the UK’s leading supplier of quality crime prevention and community safety products.

Who are we

Solon Security are the UK’s leading supplier of quality crime prevention and community safety products.

Our ethos of working in partnership with our customers to develop and deliver market leading solutions is as strong now as it was at our formation 26 years ago.

Over this period we are proud to have developed a reputation as industry leaders in quality. Solon are the only company in our marketplace to be ISO 9001:2015 Quality Assurance certified. We are also proud to be a Secured by Design member company, with the widest range of Police Preferred Specification products on the market.

What we do

Solon Security are the UK’s leading supplier of quality crime prevention and community safety products.

We manufacture our own range of security products and we are also an approved distributor for many leading brands. We work primarily – but not exclusively – with the public sector to help combat crime and the fear of crime.

We have an experienced sales team who are always on hand to deliver expert advice. We have an unbeatable stockholding and offer next day delivery.

How we started

Established in 1995 by owner John Fearnall, whose new business proposition to the Police would come to revolutionise the purchasing process by bringing wholesale prices to the market.

This had obvious cost benefits for the Constabularies, but it also allowed them to work in partnership to develop specialist products with us, focusing on specific crime types.

 “Our role is not only to ensure best value, but to use technology and innovation to keep pace with crime.”

John Fearnall, Founder & Owner

Some early initiatives delivered startling results. The introduction of our Don’t Bother Kits helped slash the number of thefts from vehicles. The Solon Memo-Minder was developed to meet the needs of a national bogus caller campaign, providing reassurance to thousands of elderly residents.

Simple, practical measures like these would help raise awareness of current crime trends and allow Police Forces to direct resources where needed.

Solon adapted as the challenges of our industry became ever more sophisticated. We worked closely with the Home Office to deliver ‘Locks for Pensioners’ which today remains the single largest national crime prevention programme. This proved to be a blue-print for how the public sector would tackle crime & engage with the public over the next quarter-of-a-century.

Countless projects over the years have cut through and delivered results. Operation Mistletoe in 2007 delivered thousands of alcohol awareness packs to help the strain on our night-time economy.

As part of Operation Liberal, Solon supplied hundreds of covert cameras to help the surge in bogus-caller victims – many prosecutions were upheld as a result of this evidence.

The scale of the projects became more ambitious over the years, but the policy of working in partnership to find solutions remained resolute.

The recent success of our award-winning Defender Signal Blocker is a prime example. Developed to help the police tackle distraction driving, the Signal Blocker was adapted as a portable faraday bag as a tool to address relay-theft.

It is now being distributed across the country to help raise awareness of what is a relatively new crime, ushered in by the advent of keyless fob technology. 9/10 cars are currently stolen using this technique. The private sector saw the immediate benefits and car manufacturers & insurance companies now use our product to offer their customers greater protection and reduce their premiums.

In 2015, Solon was proud to be awarded the tender to supply torches to front-line police officers. Our Defender Lumos’ product is now used by 25 Forces and has initiated a successful range of ultraviolet, dual function & high-powered torches to complement the original. This came as a direct result of working closely with our customers & listening to their operational requirements.

Our own ‘Defender’ label has also gained traction in recent years, offering a cost-effective but reliable brand which has become more recognizable as the range expands. We work closely with the police referral scheme, Secured by Design, to ensure our products, where possible, are independently & rigorously tested by a third party. This offers our customers even greater peace-of-mind, ultimately ensuring that the public are getting quality crime prevention materials.

Our products are now utilized every single day, helping to keep people safe in their home, on their farm, in their university accommodation or in their workplace. From first-time students to elderly residents living alone, we develop products to reach all corners of society.

Who we sell to

Our core focus is the public sector. Having worked with the police for more than a quarter of a century we know this market well & how best to serve it. We have strong ties with every police Force in the U.K, working closely with uniformed and civilian staff to provide innovative solutions to tackling crime.

Our customer base has grown extensively since we started up, and now spans the entire public spectrum; police, councils, fire service and NHS. The Community Safety Partnerships (CSP’s) include partners from all of these ‘responsible authorities’, often working in tandem with the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC).

In 2020 the Home Office opened applications for funding with the aim of helping particularly vulnerable neighbourhoods.

Initially open to police forces, then extended wider to CSP’s, the Safer Streets project provided an invaluable resource to previously under-funded authority areas and deprived towns & cities. It was a great fillip for our company, coming off the back of Covid-19 restrictions where business (for so many) ground to a halt. We worked alongside dozens of partners, supplying an extensive range of home security products.

We value highly our relationship with Neighbourhood Watch who often provide the eyes & ears at local level, doing fantastic work. Solon also have a long-standing partnership with the Street Pastors; a network of Christian charities who help the night-time economy by offering assistance & advice (and pink flip-flops!) to those in need.

Charitably groups often know their sector better than anyone. They support, advocate and lobby for change to improve the lives of the people who often rely on them. Their funding is hard-earned, therefore cannot be squandered. We are privileged that so many wonderful charities entrust Solon products to provide security & reassurance to their clients, often during a traumatic time of life.

Our work with universities is extremely rewarding. Often first-time students are adjusting to their new surroundings & as a result can be vulnerable. A vibrant night-time scene can add to the issues which security teams across the country have to manage. Fresher’s fairs are usually the starting point & our innovate range of products aims to protect, educate and inform students of common campus threats like bike theft, personal safety and drink spiking.

Our project with The University of Oxford saw a 30% reduction in reported cycle theft after distributing over 900 Gold Sold Secure D-locks in 2014. This scheme continues successfully today.

Our work with Housing Associations has taken us in directions we would never have envisaged. From tackling issues as diverse as anti-social behaviour and domestic violence to dog fowling, fuel poverty and even condensation & mold! Traditional community safety products have been innovated to meet the needs of residents today, which has only come about due to the close relationships developed with these customers.

In 2015 Regenda Housing were the first to distribute Hygrometer-Thermometers to their residents. It was a simple, cost-effective solution to help keep condensation at bay, consequently helping to keep tenants healthy and saving housing groups thousands. It caught on and by the end of that same year dozens of associations came forward to replicate the scheme.

Last-but-not least are members of the public themselves – ultimately this is where our products end up! As a wholesaler Solon are not set-up to directly supply end-users, however recent developments have seen us open a brand new retail site (www.defendersecurityproducts.co.uk) and a select number of products can also be purchased through our Amazon store

Our Prices

At Solon Security we pride ourselves on offering ultimate value for money. As a wholesaler we purchase in bulk, allowing us to pass these savings onto our customers.

The majority of our products are imported, but we also have agreements in place with several leading UK suppliers, allowing us to provide their products at very competitive rates.

Why are there no prices online? The nature of our market is unique and can be complicated! Our products are utilised by various public sector bodies, police authorities, charities and universities – not to mention re-sellers and members of the public. Many of these sectors have their own way of procuring goods and will advertise their requirements by tender.

Many police forces will currently be utilising the GMP Framework arrangement which lasts until 2022. The Safe & Well contract went live in 2021 & runs for 4 years, providing the Fire Service with discounted arson prevention products.

Similar, individual tenders, are awarded every year by local authorities looking to procure specific security, safeguarding or wellbeing measures. For this reason alone is makes advertising a single unit price far more complicated than it might for more traditional wholesalers.

However, our aim is to make it as quick & straightforward to obtain the information you need:

To request a quotation call 01352 762266 and ask for Richard or Tim. Alternatively email sales@solonsecurity.co.uk and we will get straight back to you.

 

FAQ’s

Can I request a price list? Of course. Please contact us & we can email across the relevant price list if this is easier for you.

Do you offer any discount on bulk purchases? We would recommend that you call us to discuss your project. We always try our best to help maximise your budget to the best of our ability & this can be done in several ways.

I’m applying for funding & not sure what my budget is yet? This is a very common issue! We will do our best to provide an indicative – but accurate – quotation based on the information you have to hand.

I want to put my logo / artwork on your products? Promotional products and engagement style events are supremely effective & can look great but the costs can easily spiral out of control. We work closely with a team of local printers and source effectively overseas in order to provide best value. Ideally we will need to view your artwork first before providing an accurate cost. Unit prices vary depending on the print runs, so please contact us to discuss.

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