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Secured by design welcomes department for communities and local government proposals

The Housing Standards Review will support a boost in house building, and crucially, by ensuring that crime prevention remains a core feature of housing standards, the safety of residents will not be compromised.
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Avocet Praises Glazerite for ABS Addition

Avocet Hardware has praised Glazerite Windows for its decision to fit its ABS snap secure lock as standard on all of its Secured by Design (SBD) accredited doors.
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Unsafe gates, who is to blame?

It is estimated that more than two thirds of all automated gates installed in the UK, fail to comply with latest legislation and could pose a serious safety risk. But who is to blame for these ‘dangerous’ gates?
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Ahmarra achieve ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation for apartment entrance doorsets

Leading timber door manufacturer, Ahmarra Door Solutions has achieved the highly acclaimed ‘Secured by Design (SBD)’ accreditation for their new range of apartment entrance doorsets.
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Kaba Ltd awarded Secured by Design Award for pExtra Cylinders

Kaba Ltd (UK & Ireland) are pleased to announce that they are now a member of Secured by Design, a flagship UK Police initiative to help ‘design out’ crime through the use of high-quality innovative products and processes. On Monday 15th September 2014, Kaba received a coveted Secured by Design (SBD) Award for their pExtra cylinders including the Kitemark approved TS007 3-star cylinder pExtra Guard.
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Light Switch Timer Sponsors Metropolitan Police Anti Burglary Initiative


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Cloudview awarded ‘Police Preferred Specification' status for its cloud-based surveillance solution

Cloudview recognised by Secured by Design as a scalable surveillance platform able to meet the high security and evidential standards set by UK police forces
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National Home Security Month Is Back To Bust Winter Burglaries

October 1 marks the start of National Home Security Month (NHSM), a nationwide initiative, supported by Yale, which runs throughout the month and is designed to create awareness around the importance of home security.
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DHF Powered Gate Group launches Gate Safety Week 13-19 October 2014

Gate safety campaigners have declared a week of action in October in a bid to dramatically improve the safety of automated gates in the UK.
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DoorJammer Secures Police Accreditation

DoorJammer is a unique personal safety product designed to fit most doors found in hotel, hostel and guest rooms as well as in the home.
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Skyguard equips Brent Council’s lone workers with personal alarms

Skyguard, Europe’s premier personal safety service, are providing Brent Council’s frontline lone working staff with 24 hour backup and assistance.
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Gleeson Homes Awarded the First Secured by Design National House Type Approval

Gleeson Homes are the first developer to sign up for Secured by Design’s new National House Type Approval Award scheme.
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Six people identified by public using Facewatch app

Eagle-eyed members of the public have so far helped to identify six people whose images were uploaded onto the Facewatch app.
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Master Lock awarded accreditation with the Association of Chief Police Officers

Master Lock have announced that a number of their locks have been accredited by ACPO Secured by Design.
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A member's view - Lee Green a Technical Director at Kloeber supports SBD on Homebuilding and Renovating website.

SBD: Three letters that seem to be cropping up more and more in the world of house building. But what of this acronym? What does it stand for?
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A Score to be Proud Of: Fog Bandit 25 - Raiders 0!

Over the last 3 years Fog Bandit has successfully thwarted 25 robberies without any injuries to the people exposed to what is typically a most frightening experience.
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NEOS Protect Ltd installs Secured by Design Access Controlled Doorset in Inward Opening Mode

NEOS Protect is pleased to announce the first installation of a Secured by Design Accredited Access Controlled Doorset secured by electromagnetic locking, in an Inward Opening Mode.
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The VEKA UK Group is 'Secured by Design' across the board

VEKA UK is proud to have been awarded the 'Secured by Design' accreditation right across its VEKA and Halo ranges
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Pragmasis Launches two new bike security products

New security products to help secure bikes and sheds!
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Top Burglary hotspots in the UK

People living in the M21 postcode area of Manchester are most likely to have been victims of burglary, with 45.2 claims per thousand people.
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Garden shed recognised as Secure

A British inventor has designed a shed made from waste materials that has been recognised as secure.
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Light switch timer meets Police Standards

A battery-operated light switch timer which was launched at The Gadget Show Live recently, is the first of its type to be awarded the police-preferred Secured by Design accreditation.
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Secure bike storage

Streetpods prove again they are more secure than traditional bike stands!
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Videx Door Entry Intercoms and Fire Switch achieve achieves Accreditation

Videx Security manufacturers has now received Secured by Design (SBD) accreditation on a range of door entry and access control products
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New Schools 2014 is launched

Secured by Design has today [03/12/ 2013] launched New Schools 2014
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Britain's most burgled month

UK homeowners are urged to lock up their valuables and beware of burglars in the ‘most burgled’ month of the year
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Grimsby Project meets Secured by Design

A £6.5-million transformation of the newly-named Orchard Drive was capped by the awarding of Secured By Design accreditation from Humberside Police.
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Academics warns housing reviews risk crime hotspots

Academics have published an open letter in the Times warning that the housing standards review risks creating a new generation of crime hotspots
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Home security month

Secured by Design is supporting Home Security month in October
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Indian Women Safer Thanks to PanicGuard

London based personal safety service PanicGuard Ltd has been voted winner in the ‘All India App Fame Contest'
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Charter Global Ltd Join

Charter Global Ltd, manufacturer of specialist security shutters, now has received the coveted Secured by Design reward following the successful testing and certification of the range to LPCB 1175 Issue 7, levels 2 and 3.
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Education Estates - Keynote speaker

Secured by Design will be present at Education Estates a new event focused on estates and facilities professionals within the education sector on the 26-27 November, Manchester Central
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Secured by Design New Homes Consultation

Secured by Design are inviting representative bodies/groups to comment on the revised SBD New Homes document.
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Latest Crime Figures Suggest A Commitment To Prevention Is Paying Off

We welcome the announcement of the latest crime figures for England and Wales, which shows a fall in overall crime, and a 7% fall in burglary.
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Prime Minister Presents OWL with Award

Crime busting invention leading to drop in crime wins Prime Minister’s award
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Gang Jailed for London Robberies

Robbers who stole £25,000 from a cash-in-transit courier and then tried to launder SmartWater-marked currency in betting shops have all been jailed.
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The GBP10 million cost of catalytic converter thefts in the UK.

Thieves are targeting catalytic converters because they contain traces of precious metals that clean the vehicle's toxic emissions to an acceptable level.
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Multi-million pound development built to prevent crime

A £9.6 million affordable housing scheme in Edinburgh has been designed to prevent crime.
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Hilton Hotel receives award from Devon & Cornwall Police

The Hampton by Hilton hotel has received a coveted ‘Secured by Design’ award for its Exeter airport branch.
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Legitimise your role with Secured by Design

ACPO Secured by Design launches a new license scheme to help drive down crime and the fear of crime by ensuring that only true experts are providing consultancy and advice on Secured by Design
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Savvy Design Is One Of The Best Crime Prevention Measures

Secured by Design agrees with the Chief inspector of constabulary, crime prevention is key!
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Deputy First Minister Opens World-Leading Epilepsy Centre

The Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon MSP will today marked the opening of charity Quarriers’s £6.4 million world-class epilepsy centre in Govan on Friday 12 April 2013.
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Northumbria Police award Nexus 7 Safer Tram awards

The nationally recognised awards are given out by police forces for train and tram stations that are deemed to be extremely safe for passengers.
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Innovative new catalytic security alarm system

Leeds company launches new alarm system to combat increasing catalytic converter theft
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Secured Cycle Storage

Trimetals create of the Protect a Cycle have launched the Protect a cycle pro
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Neglected area is transformed by new development

A neglected part of Kirkham town centre has been transformed by a new affordable housing scheme.
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Dorchester council offices win pair of awards

The £9.7million headquarters in South Walks Road have been recognised for their green credentials and secure design.
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Motorcycle industry pulls together to fight theft

The Motorcycle Industry Association, has launched an official security marking scheme to combat motorcycle theft
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Cernach Housing Association Awarded SBD

Cernach were thrilled to officially open the new £1.9m housing development at Dunkenny Road built to Secured by Design standards
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Skyguard’s Mysos Personal Alarm Awarded SBD

Skyguard has been awarded the prestigious ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation for its innovative MySOS personal safety device.
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Marie Curie West Midlands hospice wins security award

Secured by Design can claim another first following the opening of the new Marie Curie Hospice at Solihull in the West Midlands Police area.
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National CPDA & ALO Training event 2013

Secured by Design’s annual training event will be taking place this week.
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New 3D Interactive Design Guide for Commercial Developments

Flagship UK Police initiative Secured by Design has launched a new online design resource to aid developers, architects and planners of commercial properties.
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First Catalytic Converter lock that meets Secured by Design

Secured by Design is please to announce the first catalytic converter lock meeting SBD standards
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Gerry Rafferty drive gets crime prevention award

Sanctuary Scotland has built affordable homes to Secured by Design principles
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How good architecture can save money

Designing out crime: Conran's design tricks can help cut community crime and help residents to feel safer
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Thieves getting the message that war memorials are off-limits

Newly released figures have revealed that thefts from the nation's war memorials have fallen by around two thirds since the launch of an initiative to protect this key piece of the UK's heritage.
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Deutsche Bahn Reports First Arrests As A Result Of DNA Marking Initiative

GERMAN rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) has reported the arrest of two metal thieves in Neunkirchen, Saarland, after they tried to sell cable belonging to the company to a scrap metal dealer.
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Preston student housing receives Secured by Design Award

Contractor Marcus Worthington & Co has been putting the finishing touches to the six-storey building on Walker Street which provides 36 self-contained apartments with 169 bedrooms for students.
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Secured by Design’s response to Fortress Britain

Secured by Design’s response to points made in ‘Fortress Britain: high security, insecurity and the challenge of preventing harm’ by Anna Minton and Jody Aked
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Award for New Fylde Housing’s Kirkham Homes

The site of a former builder’s merchant off Orders Lane in Kirkham has undergone a major redevelopment by St Annes-based New Fylde Housing, creating 26 new affordable homes awarded Secured by Design.
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Muir refreshes Blackpool estate

Croft Goode Architects and RP Tyson Construction have completed a £2.2m development for Muir Group Housing Association in Grange Park awarded Secured by Design
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Robberies foiled due to Fog Bandit

Bandit UK have successfully thwarted all 16 robbery attempts made on Jewellers
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Kincardine Development Receives Secured By Design Certificates

A £9 million development of 65 new affordable homes for rent developed in Kincardine has been awarded Secured by Design
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Midland Metro Wins Safety Award

Midland Metro, a UK tram system operated by National Express, a subsidiary of Travel West Midlands, for Centro, the transport authority, has been given an award for its passenger safety measures.
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New PAS standard for Forensic codes

A new standard for laboratory-identifiable forensic codes has been launched marketing an important stage in establishing standards for forensic marking.
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New School wins Secured by Design award

The new secondary school at Bemahague has become the first government building on the Isle of Man to win an award for designing out crime.
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DAD UK first to achieve TS009 on letterboxes

DAD UK is the first manufacturer to launch a letterbox complying with TS009:2012 Class 2.
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Anti-crime features built into new North Prospect estate

The new £168million development has seen the demolition of hundreds of both Plymouth City Council and privately-owned properties.
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Mul-T-Lock achieves TS007 3 star rating!

Mul-T-Lock UK’s innovative new Break Secure XP cylinder has become the first retrofit anti-snap cylinder solution to achieve the coveted BSI Kitemark TS007 3* industry ratings.
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Thornton playground wins police award

Wyre Council has received a police award for a new children's playground that has been designed to prevent crime and antisocial behaviour.
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Burglaries down 4% thanks to home security

Figures released on Friday [20 July 2012] by the Office for National Statistics show that the number of recorded domestic burglaries has fallen four per cent compared to the previous year.
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Award for Admonson Hospital

CUPAR’S newly redeveloped Adamson Hospital has scooped a Fife Police ‘Secure by Design’ award - a first for NHS Fife.
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PC Henderson Committed To Security With Secured By Design

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer PC Henderson is celebrating Secured by Design accreditation for their Securefold Ultra system.
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Korean’s Learn from Secured by Design

A delegation from the Korean Educational Development Institute requested to visit a Secured by Design awarded school
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Dursley's Vale Community Hospital gets security award

Dursley's £10 million hospital has been awarded with a Secured by Design award for its high level of security.
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Winkhaus Euro Cylinder and Cylinder Guard achieves BSI Kitemark

The Winkhaus Armorshield TM is the first cylinder guard to have passed the new TS007 2 * standard by BSI and has been awarded a British Standard Kitemark KM 531333.
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Decent Homes reduce crime!

A research study by Nottingham City Homes into the impact of using Secured by Design approved windows has shown burglaries have been cut and people’s health has improved.
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OWL Accredited with ACPO Secured by Design

OWL, the community-engaging, messaging and watch management system, has qualified as a member of ACPO Secured by Design.
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Burglary Stats a valuable reminder of the need to protect our homes

Flagship UK police initiative Secured by Design is urging the public to plan ahead and make sure their homes are protected for the summer holidays.
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Secured by Design and WWF London FREE CPD event at RIBA

RIBA CPD Providers Network members WWF-UK and Secured by Design have teamed up to invite you to a FREE half day of CPD on 2 May from either 10.30 am to 12.30pm or from 2pm to 4pm.
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Kloeber first Secured by Design member for Timber Folding Sliding doors

Kloeber UK Ltd timber folding sliding doors have become the first to be awarded Secured by Design Status.
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Garador introduces the first Secured by Design up and over door

Garador is extremely proud that it has become the first Up and Over Door manufacturer to become a member of Secured by Design.
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Best Bar None Scotland 2nd National Awards

The 2nd national responsible pubs and clubs awards, Best Bar None Scotland, were held at the Central Hotel in Glasgow on Sunday the 4th March 2012.
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Secured by Design launches new 3D design toolkit

Secured by Design has just launched a 3D virtual toolkit for planners, architects and surveyors, to help build an understanding of security in housing developments and highlight best practice solutions.
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OWL Accredited with Secured by Design

OWL, the community-engaging, messaging and watch management system, has qualified as a member of ACPO Secured by Design.
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Pragmasis gets accredited status

Pragmasis, manufacturer of security anchors and high-grade 'Protector' brand security chains, has gained Secured by Design accreditation for a wide range of its products.
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Cyclepods Joins Secured by Design

Code for Sustainable Homes compliant, the Streetpod is ideal where secure yet compact cycle parking is required.
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Door restrictor Secure-Ring’ achieves SBD accreditation

‘Secure-Ring’, the only door restrictor to achieve ACPO Secured by Design (SBD) status, is being trialled by Flintshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP) to help residents that have been victims of burglary and domestic violence in the past.
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Lomond Homes sign up to Secured by Design

In a first for Scotland, Fife Constabulary has encouraged a house building company to sign up to the national crime reduction initiative.
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Safe Partnership Limited join Secured by Design

Formed in 1987Safe Partnership is the national charity that provides practical and immediate home security to older and vulnerable victims of crimes that compromise the security of their homes, e.g. dwelling burglary, domestic violence, robbery (loss of house keys), distraction burglary, identity theft and hate crime and to those in fear of such crimes.
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Lock 54 development wins its first award

A new £18m housing development in Blackburn’s Infirmary area has been commended by Lancashire Constabulary after achieving a Secured by Design award.
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Twin Valley homes net Secured by Design awards

Two Twin Valley Homes housing developments have been commended for their security by Lancashire Constabulary. Blackburn’s with Darwen’s biggest social landlord, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has been awarded the Secured by Design accreditation for the developments on Whitendale Crescent and Dunoon Drive.
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SBD Award for London 2012 Olympic Park

The Association of Chief Police Officers Crime Prevention Initiatives is pleased to announce the award of the ACPO Secured by Design accolade to the Olympic Development Authority and its key staff for the application of the police Secured by Design project to the London 2012 Olympic Park in London and the Olympic Canoeing venue at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.
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Secured by Design Logo Misuse Prosecution

Successful Prosecution under Section 12 of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations
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Secured by Design accredits the Commonwealth Games Village for 2014

The 2014 Commonwealth Games represents the largest security operation Scotland, and in particular Glasgow, has faced in recent history. The Games ideology is closely linked to the key themes of the Scottish Government, amongst which is ‘safer and stronger communities’.
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Thames Valley Police Launch 'The Compendium of Crime Prevention and Reduction in the Planning System'

An innovative, award winning crime prevention and reduction guide written by a Thames Valley Police team will be used as a model of good practice across the UK
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First Secured by Design school in Wiltshire

Bishop Wordsworth’s School have become the first school to achieve the Secured by Design police approved award in Wiltshire
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It's official: You can leave your keys outside your door

With police approval, you can now leave a spare front door key outside your house
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Sunray and Vistamatic join forces

Secured by Design’s requirement for a higher integrity of security performance in built environments has resulted in two of its market-leading members joining forces.
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SBD reveal Carbon Cost of Crime at Ecobuild

In March, Secured by Design exhibited at Ecobuild to raise awareness of new research on the Carbon Cost of Crime
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Launch of new lock spec giving even better security for uPVC doors

A new family of specifications for multi point locks that offer equivalent levels of security to the well established standards for single point locks is about to be published.
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Defensive Gardening award presented to Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary's Schools Unit has been awarded with a Secured by Design Innovations award for their innovative 'Defensive Gardening' project
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Revised SBD Design Guides published

In February 2010 Secured by Design has published the revised SBD New Homes 2010 and SBD Schools 2010 design guides
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CCTV IN FOCUS accredited by Secured by Design

CCTV IN FOCUS, the independent CCTV testing company, has become the first consultancy based organisation to be accredited by Secured by Design.
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Government Department given Secured by Design Award

The Chief Constable of South Wales Police has presented the DVLA at Swansea with Secured by Design (SBD) certificates for the DVLA sites in the Swansea area - Morriston , Swansea Vale and the new Fforestfach facilities.
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Fleetwood gains Secured by Design accreditation

Fleetwood Architectural Aluminium, one of the UK’s leading specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of aluminium systems, has achieved Secured by Design Accreditation for the range of windows and doors it produces.
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Police help to design low-crime buildings

More homes and buildings have been designed to prevent crime in West Yorkshire than anywhere in the UK outside London according to new figures.
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Secured by Design celebrates 20 year anniversary

September 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of the Association of Chief Police Officer’s (ACPO) innovative and highly successful crime reduction initiative, Secured by Design (SBD).
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ACPO CPI and CABE partner up

ACPO Crime Prevention Initiatives and CABE are forging a strong, new partnership that’s providing mutual learning opportunities and ensuring a consistent and effective message and approach is delivered when it comes to best practice for designing-out-crime.
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