Reasons to join


Membership with SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition in the UK



  • 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 that meet our security requirements 

  • The SBD Alarm Standard builds on police and industry knowledge and expertise, offering installers a ‘Police Preferred’ monitored alarm solution

  • 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
  • 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

To discuss membership, speak to our team today.