Secured By Design
Secured by Design is a Police initiative that encourages the building industry to adopt crime prevention measures to assist in reducing the opportunity for crime. It is the title for a family of national police projects involving the design for new homes, refurbished homes, commercial premises, car parks and other police crime prevention projects.
Through this initiative our fixed, multi-light fixed and fully opening 60mm and 70mm Casements have all surpassed the requirements of the standard. Further to this both our PVCu Residential and Composite doors have all passed stringent standard tests that meet “Police Preferred Specification”.
- Secured by Design developments (those using products and materials that meet Secured by Design Standards) are up to 75% less likely to be burgled and show a reduction of 25% in criminal damage.
- The additional cost of using Secured by Design standards in the average home is only £170.
- The Association of British Insurers has estimated that the introduction of Secured by Design standards across the UK would bring more than £3.2 billion worth of savings to the economy over 20 years.
- Householders who aren’t offered security recommendations after a burglary are 69% more likely to suffer a repeat incident than those who are offered advice.