Case Studies, Publications & Research
Secured by Design has been evaluated on a number of occasions by independent third parties, such as universities and Housing Associations. Our principles have also been applied to some iconic developments. We have compiled these into case studies which are free to download. The full research documents are available on request, please contact us.
We also carry publications such Lighting against Crime and Safer Places - the Planning System & Crime Prevention. These can be found below.
Reducing Crime by Good Design - The success of Secured by Design
We have compiled some of our case studies, quotes, research and successes into one document which is downloadable.
Delivering a Safe and Secure Olympic and Paralympic Games London 2012
The 2012 Olympic Games were heralded as an extraordinary success and with the eyes of the world fixed firmly upon London, the organisers knew from the outset that it was crucial for it to pass faultlessly. This case study details the success of using Secured by Design principles on the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games
The 'Secure Warm Modern' programme in Nottingham
The crime report Study was carried out as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Nottingham City Homes and Nottingham Trent University looks at how Secured by Design windows helped to reduce burglaries and showed that by just replacing the windows and doors Secured by Design reduced burglary by 42%.
Secured by Design Building Stronger Safer Housing
On an evening in June 2013, offenders attempted to break-in to the ground floor window of a property in Peterborough, part of a Secured by Design accredited development. Thanks to the level security they were unsuccessful.
Re-evaluating SBD Housing in West Yorkshire Case Study
This survey mirrored a previous survey from 1999 and took into account the improvements made in SBD requirements over 10 years. The results were very positive, replicating the earlier reductions in crime of 75% and fear of crime compared with non-Secured by Design estates and West Yorkshire as a whole.
Secured by Design impact evaluation
The Caledonian Environment Centre was commissioned by Glasgow Housing Association, Strathclyde Police and Secured by Design to analyse the impact of Secured by Design door and window installation within GHA housing stock. The evaluation was supported by the Scottish Government and showed a reduction in burglary of 26%.
Home Security and Place Design - Some Evidence and its policy implications
A report by Professor Martin Gill and Professor Kevin Pease looks at the benefits of security and good design compared to the cost. It discusses the benefits of designing out crime in new and refurbished developments (direct and indirect) and how these benefits may be realised.
The Capital Costs of Secured by Design, Davis Langdon
Davis Langdon Associates established the cost for Secured by Design for the 2006 ABI report Securing the nation. Their revised costs for 2010 showed dramatic reductions for the cost of Secured by Design to just £70 to £240, reflecting the increased availability and competitiveness of relevant products.
The Carbon Cost of Crime and its Implications
Research by Professor Ken Pease in 2009 showed crime's carbon footprint is 11.6 million tonnes a year. This research includes data on crime’s cost to the environment and proves it is an environmental issue.
Securing the Nation - the case for safer homes
Published by the Association of British Insurers, this report supports case for Secured by Design levels of security and calls for its wider adoption and identifies the benefits to the wider audience, the economy and householders.
Lighting Against Crime - A Guide For Crime Reduction Professionals
Provides a basic understanding of external lighting and the levels of illumination used to combat crime; the fear of crime and antisocial behaviour.
Secured by Design Carbon Reduction And Cost Efficiency Saving Model
This model has been developed to help police forces calculate the Carbon Cost and Cost Efficiency Savings that can be gained from incorporating the principles of SBD as part of a range of activities.
Safer Places - The Planning System And Crime Prevention
Published in 2005 it explains how the planning system should take account of crime prevention, personal safety and recognises the SBD model.
Design & Access Statements - a guide on how to use them to Prevent Crime
This guide gives lots of advice about the things that developers and their agents need to think about when tackling the issues of planning for crime prevention.
Commercially monitored remote signalling intruder alarms for Police Response
Downloadable guidance and advice on how to choose alarm systems for commercial premises.
Intruder Alarm Advice for Domestic Properties
Downloadable guidance and advice on how to choose alarm systems for domestic properties.