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Spotlight on: Secured By Design

April 18, 2023

Spotlight on: Secured By Design

What is SBD (Secured by Design)?

Secured by Design (SBD) is the official UK Police flagship initiative, combining the principles of ‘designing out crime’ with physical security.

SBD’s product accreditation scheme, the Police Preferred Specification, provides an industry recognised standard for all security products. It works with manufacturers to create the highest possible security standards that respond to the latest trends in crime.

To be awarded ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status, products must be manufactured by an approved company like Bradbury Group. They must also meet certain criteria, and must have achieved some form of recognised third party security accreditation, such as LPS 1175, PAS 24, or LPS 2081. The standards and related tests must demonstrate the product effectiveness in preventing or reducing crime, usually by resistance to physical attack.

Why is SBD so important?

SBD is the only way for manufacturers to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.

A company is awarded Secured by Design status when it produces security products that demonstrate their effectiveness in preventing or reducing crime. Purchasing your security products from a Secured by Design recognised manufacturer, such as Bradbury Group, instils assurance that you are getting an effective, quality product.

According to Secured By Design’s website, SBD developments using products and materials that meet Secure by Design Standards are up to 75% less likely to be burgled and show a reduction of 25% in criminal damage.

Find out more about Secured by Design here.


Bradbury Group is a Secured by Design accredited company, manufacturing a range of approved doors.


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