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Secured By Design

Secured By Design was established in 1989 by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the association brings together the expertise and experience from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This allows them to share ideas and best practice in order to design out crime and create a more secure environment for people to live and work.

SBD operate a licensing scheme and this includes member companies who are authorized to use the Secured by Design logo and promotes the term “Police Preferred Specification” on their products which have passed the specific test requirements of ACPO Secured by Design.

The following design guides give the information required for making a development Secured by Design. Developments which meet all the criteria are applicable for a Secured by Design award.

  • New Homes
  • Schools
  • Hospitals

These are available free of charge from the link below:

SBD Design guides download

For more information on Secured by Design visit their website here