Secured By Design

Secured By Design

What is 'Secured By Design'?

Secured By Design (SBD) is the UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of “designing out crime” through the use of effective crime prevention and security standards for a range of applications. SBD is owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and is supported by the Home Office and the Planning Section of Communities and Local Government (CLG), as well as many Local Authorities across the UK.

The Secured By Design Award is presented to a building owner or developer in recognition that the development was constructed in accordance with the secure standards of SBD.

Registered Social Landlord’s (RSLs); local authorities and Housing Associations, seek to achieve SBD in many of their schemes.

Further details of the scheme can be found on the Secured By Design website:

RIBA Plan of Work - Design For Security Overlay

For further information on when to consult Design for Security, please see our RIBA Plan of Work – Design for Security Overlay