Secured by Design

Secured by Design 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 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 assists developers in demonstrating 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 utlises 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 the products listed below is a significant achievement, demonstrating our commitment to safety and sustainability and providing our customers with reassurance that our product matches performance claims.

For selected Securistyle and Maco products, please contact us for up to date lists.

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