Secured by Design (SBD) is the initiative owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) that aims to reduce crime through effective environmental design. The scheme also calls for the installation of security products that meet police-approved standards.
The Secured by Design logo is the only symbol that guarantees national Police approval of a product - providing architects, planners, specifiers, builders and end customers with reassurance that it provides a realistic level of resistance to criminal attack. It is widely recognised within the building industry and is increasingly being listed as a mandatory requirement in tenders.
Utilising Secured by Design accredited products helps meet the Crime and Disorder Act and for developers to demonstrate what they are doing to reduce crime. Planners recognise the effectiveness of Secured by Design and creating a development that is SBD compliant and/or utilises SBD-accredited building and security products is a quick and simple way to ensure compliance with new guidelines. Consumers and specifiers are also recognising that SBD provides an easy route to help identify which of the many technical standards indicates a product is an effective crime prevention measure.
Gaining Secured by Design approval for our bifold doors is a significant achievement, demonstrating our commitment to safety and sustainability and providing our valued customers with reassurance that our product matches performance claims.