Secured By Design

Secured by Design (SBD) is a group of national police projects which focuses on the design and security of new build and refurbishment projects. It works under the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through the use of high quality, physical security products and processes. Many of these backed developments include commercial premises, car parks, new and refurbished residential homes.

Secured by Design works with the fenestration industry and test houses to create high level security standards, responding to trends in crime, and has given input on a number of key standards .The principles of the scheme have been proven to reduce the risk of crime and the fear of crime.

Facts & Figures

  • Secured by Design developments (those using products and materials that meet Secured by Design Standards) are up to 75% less likely to be burgled and show a reduction of 25% in criminal damage.
  • The Association of British Insurers has estimated that the introduction of Secured by Design standards across the UK would bring more than £3.2 billion worth of savings to the economy over 20 years.
  • Householders who aren't offered security recommendations after a burglary are 69% more likely to suffer a repeat incident than those who are offered advice.

Product licensing scheme

​Secured by Design member company status is awarded to companies producing security products that pass standards and tests nominated by the police service. The standards and related tests must demonstrate the product effectiveness in preventing or reducing crime, usually by resistance to physical attack. Secured by Design does not sell or provide any guarantees in respect of the product; it is the attack test standard that we support.

Licensed products include: Bicycle security solutions , Anti-theft devices , Personal security/ lone, worker devices , Windows, doors and locks, IT/ computer security, Empty property protection, Asset tracking and recovery.

For any further information about Secured By Design, please visit the website.

Contact us

Suppliers contact
MACO Door & Window Hardware (UK) LTD
Eurolink Industrial Centre, Castle Road,
Sittingbourne, Kent. ME10 3LY
United Kingdom
T: +44 1795 433900