Category Archives: General News

First security standard for access control units in the UK announced on US company website

A new dedicated standard for access control systems for improved building access control in the UK was announced …read more

Urban Front where a passion for natural hardwood doors opens a niche high-end market

A married couple who took a bold decision to quit their professional careers in London to see how …read more

SBD member company Heald starts 2018 with an MBE and success in USA

Secured by Design member company, Heald Ltd, a global manufacturer and installer of hostile vehicle mitigation systems and …read more

Winning students dig deep to come up with ‘brilliant’ crime prevention garden for prestigious 2018 show

Two mature students have won the opportunity to design and build a ‘crime prevention’ garden for display at …read more

SBD National Building Approval gathers pace with 3,000 buildings added over the last six months

An innovative scheme run by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, which makes it …read more

SBD member company’s DNA spray convicts nuisance riders

A spray with a unique marking code being used by police to identify criminals riding mopeds and motorcycles, …read more

Police and Crime Commissioners receive tips on home security from Secured by Design

Security measures that can help protect your home and possessions from burglary were presented to 30 Police and …read more

Taylor Wimpey receives SBD Gold Award for new homes at Estover, Plymouth

A Taylor Wimpey development of 68 homes in Plymouth has received a Gold Award from Secured by Design …read more

University students receive cycle security tips from police and SBD member company Master Lock after spate of bike thefts

Students who cycle to their lectures at Glasgow Caledonian University have benefited from crime prevention advice from local …read more

Police and Crime Commissioner speaks out in support of ‘brilliant’ SBD crime prevention work at North Prospect, Plymouth

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon & Cornwall Police, Alison Hernandez, has said that the ‘brilliant’ partnership …read more

Plymouth Community Homes development at Porsham Heights gains crime prevention Gold Award from Secured by Design

The first homes on a new housing development at Porsham Heights, Plymouth, have received a Gold Award from …read more

Nearly 2,000 homes near Cambridge Biomedical Campus have been built to SBD crime prevention standards

Many of the 4,000 new homes being built close to the fast-expanding Cambridge Biomedical Campus have been signed …read more

Motorcycle tracking system company BikeTrac helps recover 750 bikes and receives accreditation from Secured by Design

BikeTrac, a company behind one of the UK’s most successful motorcycle tracking devices, has had its state-of-the-art tracking …read more

How SBD crime prevention techniques have cut crime by 62% on a former ‘Cinderella’ housing estate

The largest housing development in the South West of England, which has had police crime prevention techniques embedded …read more

SBD exhibits at MLA EXPO in Telford – the largest show of its kind in Europe

Kenny McHugh, SBD Development Officer, with Justin Freeman, of the MLA
Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime …read more