Secured by Design Alarm Systems

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

Our extensive activities in this area generates demand for security rated products and for this reason we created a product based police accreditation scheme some 20 years ago. Presently we have more than 800 SBD member companies producing a significant variety of crime prevention products across a wide range of industry sectors.

To date this has not included alarm system installers, however following increasing industry interest we have created a new SBD Alarm Standard.
Secured by Design (SBD) is the national police crime prevention initiative with the principle aim of delivering a wide range of crime prevention activities across the UK.

  • 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)
  • 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.

To apply to join the SBD Alarm Systems scheme please click here