What is the SBD Alarm Standard?



Secured by Design (SBD) is a national police crime prevention initiative with the principle aim of delivering a wide range of crime prevention activities across the UK. 

  • This incorporates the existing criteria whilst building on police and industry knowledge and expertise to produce the new enhanced SBD 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)