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Reasons to join SBD

police prefered specification

  • SBD represents a powerful, trusted police brand which inspires greater public confidence in your products
  • SBD has an established Police Preferred Specification accreditation scheme which is awarded only to products or services that meet our security requirements
  • The SBD ARC standard builds on police and industry knowledge and expertise
  • SBD is the only way to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK
  • Only SBD members are permitted to promote the term ‘Police Preferred Specification’ and use the logos and trademarks associated with the Scheme on their products, advertising and PR
  • The police service signpost customers looking for security products to the SBD website where a comprehensive list of companies that produce products that meet SBD Police Preferred Specification can be found
  • SBD has more than 800 member companies, with thousands of products in more than 30 different categories that have already achieved Police Preferred Specification. Of these, some are alarm accredited member companies.

  • Member feedback has consistently indicated that SBD membership leads to more business opportunities and a 99% member retention rate proves this
  • To gain access to exhibition opportunities at SBD events nationwide, including ATLAS our National Training Event