The Police Crime Prevention Initiative (PCPI) provide guidance for consumers and professionals alike regarding the performance and security of windows and doors. In order for a product to earn the Secured by Design certificate a series of stringent product tests must be successfully completed.
Secured by Design
Scotia’s Enhanced Security award (PAS 24 / SBD) achieves the most stringent security standard available in the UK, and is independently verified by both the British Standards Institute and Police Crime Prevention Initiatives.
To attain this premium security standard the windows and doors must withstand a series of rigorous security tests, including impact strength tests and attacks from individuals who have been trained in the most successful methods of breaching window and door locks.
Great range of highly secure windows and doors
Scotia manufactures a Secure by Design range of products incorporating 6 door styles, including residential, patio and French doors, and 4 window systems, including casement, reversible and tilt and turn windows.
These superb products offer additional home protection, strength and security features ensuring homes are highly protected. Additionally many insurance companies will offer lower home insurance premiums for window and doors achieving these standards.
If you would like more information about the Secured by Design initiative please visit www.securedbydesign.com
Here is a video of an “attempted break in” on one of our Internorm Range of windows. It might in in German but you can certainly get the gist of what is happening!