Secured by Design
Official Police Security Initiative
Established in 1989, Secured by Design (SBD) is owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and is the corporate title for a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new & refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects. Secured by Design ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status is currently granted to more than 350 member companies whose products have passed the tests specified by ACPO Secured by Design.
In order to qualify for Secured by Design membership, manufacturers must ensure that their products meet the minimum security standards specified by SBD. Once a product has been tested and certified to the relevant standard, the company may apply for SBD membership.
The use of the Secured by Design logo with ‘Police Preferred Specification’ quickly identifies to specifiers and the public the quality and resilience of security products without the need to understand complex technical papers. The technologies and product ranges supported by this initiative are continually expanding and include security products and electronic products including stolen vehicle tracking systems and security smoke generating systems. In most cases, the tests are set against published technical standards to show they are an effective security device with a realistic level of resistance to criminal attack. Tests must be undertaken at a UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) suitably accredited test house and products are routinely audited or have the benefit of product certification to ensure continued compliance, which Fuel Shield has now been given!