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"We at Bann Architectural are delighted to have been awarded Police Preferred Specification on our products"

Northern Ireland-based Bann Architectural Systems have joined Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative.

Founded in 2010, Bann Architectural Systems Ltd consists of a dedicated team with a vast knowledge and experience in the market, manufacturing a product range which includes window systems, doors, curtain walling, shopfronts, roof-glazing, patios and bi-fold doors.

Bann Architectural are authorised fabricators of Secured by Design accredited Metal Technology and Aluminium & Plastic Systems (APS) profiles, and are a well-established local systems supplier to the U.K. and Irish markets. The company services both commercial and domestic sector customers, undertaking both large and small contracts, including the hugely popular Game of Thrones Studio Tour and Ticket Office in Banbridge, NI.

Bann Architectural currently manufacture and supply the following Secured by Design accredited products:


  • Metal Technology System 5-20D Aluminium Doorset Range


  • Metal Technology System 4-35Hi+ Aluminium Window Range

Kyle Bowman, Bann Architectural Systems, said: “We at Bann Architectural are delighted to have been awarded Police Preferred Specification on our products. We are grateful for the support given by our SBD Development Officer, Kenny McHugh, and for all his help in attaining this licence. We are looking forward to working with major contractors in the delivery of SBD projects going forward.”  

Kenny McHugh, Secured by Design, commented: “I am really pleased that Bann Architectural have chosen to join Secured by Design. They have been involved in a number of great projects across Northern Ireland, and I’m sure they will continue to go from strength to strength. It has been a pleasure working with them so far, and I look forward to developing the relationship over the coming years.”

You can find out more about Bann Architectural Systems and their Secured by Design accredited products on their dedicated member page.

Secured by Design (SBD) is owned by the UK Police Service with the specific aim of reducing crime and increasing safety for businesses and individuals.

SBD seeks to improve the physical security of buildings and the surrounding area using products such as doors, windows, locks and walling systems along with fencing systems that meet the SBD Police Preferred Specification security requirements.

SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies.

SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK, through the Police Preferred Specification - a product-based accreditation scheme developed almost 25 years ago, which provides a recognised standard for all security products that effectively deter and reduce crime. SBD work with manufacturers and standards authorities to ensure that security standards are current and updated to keep pace with emerging crime trends.

Learn more about Secured by Design and our member companies at: