LONDON (Reuters) - A humble car park in Derby, central England, has been named alongside the bank vault at Fort Knox and the U.S. President's plane Air Force One as one of the most secure places in the world.

A study by British science magazine Focus said the Bold Lane multi-story car park had not had one break-in or act of vandalism in the six years it had been in operation.

"Bold Lane uses a sophisticated web including CCTV cameras, panic buttons, entry doors and bar-coded tickets," said the magazine.

Sensors monitor all vehicles in the parking bays and if there is any disturbance, the cameras are activated and the incident transmitted to the car park's control room.