We received an inquiry from Nordiska Kompaniet, also known as the NK department store in Sweden. They were facing a problem. They needed an effective window solution to prevent smash and grab-intrusions – Could we develop something completely new and more secure than already existing products on the market? Yes, we solved the problem and a new solution was born – Keep Safe.
To make a long story short. We went straight to the drawing board. Luleå University of Technology was involved in the validation process. After a few months we had a primary prototype ready to be demonstrated to the customer.
We planned a live test and it turned to a really exiting event. We were to drive a car in a mounted window. A couple of hours before launching the event, we still not found a suitable vehicle. In the eleventh hour, when we had lunch in a nearby cement foundry, we finally managed to get hold of a guy who had a car for sale. We bought the car unseen.
The pilot test was conducted with great success and the customer, who watched the whole event from a to z, was delighted. Earlier impossible, we had now found a solution to protect buildnings and entrances against this type of burglary. Keep Safe was born.
Since then, Nordiska Kompaniet has installed Keep Safe in both of their department stores in Stockholm and Gothenburg. And yes, they have had several intrusion attempts but the perpetrators have returned empty-handed and the stores have managed to run without interruptions, high down-time costs or personal accidents.
Keep Safe is now creating safer and more secure conditions in many other public environments.