Secured by Design developments (those using products and materials approved by Secured by Design) are half as 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. In one year alone, some 700,000 burglaries could be thwarted if appropriate security devices were installed, representing an annual saving of more than £1.97 billion.
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.
The London 2012 Olympic Park and the 2014 Commonwealth Games Village have both been awarded full Secured by Design status.