What is the SBD Alarm Standard?


SBD Alarm Standard

Secured by Design (SBD) is the official police security initiative. 

  • The SBD Alarm Standard builds on police and industry knowledge and expertise to produce a new, enhanced Alarm Standard
  • Installers meeting the SBD Alarm Standard following an assessment from their respective Alarm Inspectorate Body, now have the option of joining the new SBD scheme enabling members to utilise our ‘Police Preferred Specification’ branding and therefore gaining a marketing advantage
  • This is not a replacement for the National Police Chiefs Council Security Systems Policy (NPCC SSP)
  • This is not an alternative for certification by a UKAS accredited certification body (currently delivered by NSI or SSAIB)