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New Secured by Design Alarm Standard to launch at IFSEC

Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, is marking its 30th Anniversary with the launch of a new Alarm Standard at IFSEC 2019.

With the principle aim of delivering a wide range of crime prevention activities across the UK, SBD work in partnership with the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, manufacturers, trade and business organisations, testing houses, certification bodies, standards authorities and many others.

SBD’s activities over the years generated a demand for security rated products and for this reason SBD created a product based police accreditation scheme some 20 years ago. Presently there are more than 800 SBD member companies producing a significant variety of crime prevention products across a wide range of industry sectors, but to date this has not included alarm system installers.

However, following increasing industry interest SBD have created a new SBD Alarm Standard. The new standard is not a replacement for the National Police Chiefs Council Security Systems Policy (NPCC SSP), or an alternative for certification by a UKAS accredited certification body (currently delivered by NSI or SSAIB), but incorporates the existing criteria whilst building on police and industry knowledge and expertise to produce the new enhanced SBD Alarm Standard.

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Installers meeting the SBD Alarm Standard now have the option of joining the new SBD scheme, following an assessment from their respective Alarm Inspectorate body, enabling members to utilise the powerful and trusted ‘Police Preferred Specification’ branding and giving buyers confidence in installers utilising the branding.

SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security-related products, services or installations in the UK.

The SBD Alarm Standard will launch on Tuesday 18 June, 10:00hrs, at the SBD stand, IF746a.