WE ARE COMMITED TO MAKE A SHIFT FROM THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO THE INDUSTRIAL EVOLUTION
How it all started
The Cardprotector launched in 2009, but our Secrid journey started over a decade earlier. In the 1990s, they were running our design agency Spirid, when they noticed a shift in the content of our pockets as the first electronic payment systems were introduced in the Netherlands. In 1995, as cash made way for cards, they created their first minimal wallet: the Secrid Bodycard.
This new era of technology calls for a new type of wallet. One that protects your cards and money, but also your privacy. Sitting on a normal wallet in your back pocket causes plastic cards to bend and become more liable to break, and no one wants that to happen! The aluminium core protects your cards while remaining small enough to fit in any pocket.
It is their ambition to keep distances within their supply chain as short as possible. In their local production policy, they have stated that they prefer suppliers who are closest to our assembly locations, as long as they can provide the quality and craftsmanship required to make products that can last as long as possible. As a result, some parts are produced in the Netherlands and others in Italy. By producing as locally as possible, they can keep transport distances to a minimum, which enables us to minimise the impact on the environment. It also allows us to guarantee the quality of our products, facilitates efficient collaboration with our partners, and lets us continue to support local businesses.
Together with their suppliers they ensure that our products are consciously made in a responsible way, putting people and planet first. Because they believe that the best results are achieved by working together, they have created a Code of Conduct. Their Code of Conduct has been signed by all our suppliers, ensuring that our standards for People, Environment and Ethics are constantly met.
Modern cards, such as travel cards, credit/debit cards, and access cards, contain a chip and antenna for wireless communication. This Radio-Frequency IDentification or Near Field Communication cards increase convenience, but consequently the risks too. They can be read, activated and cloned from a meter away, without you noticing! What’s so great about these Secrid mini wallets? Well, the cards remain protected even during use! The Secrid Cardprotector protects your cards from these kinds of unwanted wireless communication. How great is that?
Even when revealing only a portion of the cards, the sensitivity for the radio signal is reduced but sufficient for contact over short distances. By minimising the exposure, you remain outside the reach of digital pickpockets, even while using your cards. What’s not to love?