SBD is a police-owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives.
SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors. It has achieved some significant success including one million homes built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.
SBD have many partner organisations, range from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies to ensure that their publicly available standards meet the needs of the police and public alike.
Products must be subjected to vigorous testing and auditing by an accredited third-party organisation before being allowed to carry the SBD logo – this is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security-related products in the UK.
Patrick Marston from Unique Window Systems said: “Our Secured by Design status demonstrates our commitment to supplying products to our customers that are designed with an impetus on security. As a company, it is critical that we trust the security of the products we are fabricating, as well as our customers having that peace of mind.”
Find out more about Unique Window Systems at www.uws.co.uk.