Secure Socialising's Story
Director, Paula Bedborough, has extensive experience in delivering innovative solutions to improve public safety in the night-time economy, and leading change to improve customer experiences and security.
“ I love to see people having a great time in safe environments and have devoted my working life in helping to provide safe places. I have an extensive background in security and have dealt with people who have experienced the loss or theft their belongings, which can be devasting, and expensive.”
Before developing new technologies for public safety, Paula worked on the front line and was one of the first female door supervisors in the UK, and the first woman to set up a security company. During this time, she identified the need for training of security operatives and led on the training of security operatives, locally and then nationally. She trained thousands of door supervisors across the UK and was a speaker at the launch of the Security Industry Authority.
She says “My work in entertainment venues showed me what a problem theft from customers is, and how it can have serious implications on their personal safety or employment. Having your handbag stolen, or your laptop or phone, can be an expensive nightmare, and can leave customers in a very vulnerable position.
I carry a bag, which has hundreds of pounds of technology in it, along with car keys, house keys, my ID and other valuable items, and there is nowhere to put it securely when I am out.
So, I looked at how we could solve this problem and after speaking to the licensed trade and its customers, we have developed a keyless smart locker system for use in any environment where people need to store their belongings or securely charge their phones.
Our smart lockers allow people to free themselves of the responsibility of looking after handbags, laptops and coats, helping people to have a stress free, good time”