Creating award winning innovations in a traditional market

The Need

Gunnebo create solutions to protect people, buildings and property, and are renowned in the security industry for its unrivalled knowledge and expertise.

  • Services
    • Design Thinking
    • Conceptual Design
    • Industrial Design
    • Ergonomics
    • Prototyping
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Contract Manufacture
    • Product Visualisation
    • UX Design
  • Technologies
    • Contact and Contactless
    • Backlit Keypad
    • Point to point encryption
    • Unique Docking Mechanism
  • Client
    • Miura Systems
    • Launched 2013

The Need

However, safe design had not radically changed for a considerable time, and with this came the opportunity to introduce an innovative product that would disrupt the market and enhance the Gunnebo brand.

Our Response

Designworks worked closely with Gunnebo to understand and analyse the limitations of traditional safe construction methods. Our team identified that the consumer perception of the steel case providing security was actually unfounded – the material barrier that fills the case is in fact the real provider of security.

Identifying this misconception was the first step in creating a truly innovative design, and using our vast knowledge of manufacturing techniques and materials, we came up with a solution – replacing the metal enclosure with a rotationally moulded polyethylene one. By using this process, the design team suddenly had huge freedom to explore new opportunities that had previously been unthinkable.

User Centered Design

Figuring out the problems your customers face before they are even aware of them.

The Result

The award winning Securepod safe provided Gunnebo with a product platform to showcase its innovative and creative thinking – reassuring consumers that the brand is at the forefront of the development of security products. The Securepod solution utilises the latest barrier materials and a reinforced, over-moulded mesh construction that is completely unique and ground breaking.

The design also features a variety of unique features such as a soft organic self-coloured shell, an integrated lock module with pop-out handle and internal light module.

The design won praise and recognition through a prestigious Red Dot Award in 2009, and continues to be an example of Gunnebo’s innovative processes and willingness to disrupt the market with new products.