Introduction to SBD, the development awards structure and guides
Find out about Secured by Design, the national police crime prevention initiative that works to improve the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings in order to provide safe places to live, work, shop and visit.
Learn more about the network of SBD trained Designing Out Crime Officers based in Police Forces and local authorities around the UK, who specialise in designing out crime and how they liaise with local authority planners, developers and architects to design out crime at the planning stage.
Learn about how developers can receive SBD awards for incorporating crime prevention measures and techniques into their developments in all kinds of building sectors, such as residential, education, health, transport, commercial, retail, sport and leisure.
And find out more about the series of authoritative SBD Design Guides that support the building, design and construction industry in complying with UK planning law in regard of security, Building Regulations and meeting the requirements of SBD.
Testing and certification – the importance of this process
Find out the reasons why Secured by Design’s Police Preferred Specification requires that products not only have been tested to relevant security standards but also are fully certified by an independent, third-party certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Apartment doorsets – fire and security
Learn more about dual certification, the Secured by Design requirement that doors that are either described as fire doors, or where fire performance is declared or implied, must have third-party certification for both security and fire performance.
Police Crime Prevention Academy: how an accredited qualification can help you in your role and diversify your career
Find out about the Police Crime Prevention Academy, which has assumed responsibility from the College of Policing for the running of crime prevention and designing out crime courses in the UK.
Learn about how the new range of nationally recognised ProQual approved and OFQUAL accredited qualifications can help develop your career, in both the public and private sectors.
Police Digital Security Centre: Cyber security
Find out about the Police Digital Security Centre and how it is working to reduce the vulnerability of organisations to both cyber-crime and fraud.
This is also your opportunity to learn about the Digitally Aware, Digitally Resilient, Digital Security Provider and Digital Security Innovator certification schemes, the first police-backed cyber-security certification schemes, which the Police Digital Security Centre has launched in collaboration with BSI to help support organisations with digital security challenges.
Introduction to SBD Alarms
Find out about the new Secured by Design Alarm Standard which incorporates the existing National Police Chiefs Council Security Systems Policy criteria, whilst building on police and industry knowledge and expertise.
Learn how installers meeting the SBD Alarm Standard now have the option of joining the new SBD scheme, enabling members to utilise the powerful and trusted ‘Police Preferred Specification’ branding.