Secured by Design
When looking to improve or upgrade your home security we work with ACPO Secured by Design and promote their recognised security standards for all home security products such as windows, locks and doors.
Owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers, Secured by Design (SBD) is the official UK Police initiative that focuses on crime prevention for homes and commercial premises. SBD works with the industry creating security standards that are proven to reduce burglary by 75%.
A not for profit organisation, Secured by Design run a licensing scheme that awards companies that meet its high level security standards; these companies are entitled to use the Secured by Design logo and promote the term 'Police Preferred Specification'. These products have been tested to higher security standards and so will withstand a higher level of attack then other products.
For further information of how to protect your home against burglars and for SBD member companies please visit: www.securedbydesign.com
Designing out Crime
Being inherently linked to the government's planning objective of creating secure, quality places where people wish to live and work, Secured by Design has been cited as a key model in the guide 'Safer Places - The Planning System & Crime Prevention' and in the Home Office's 'Crime Reduction Strategy 2008-11'.