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Tindall Security become first accredited SBD alarm installer

Tindall Security have become the first alarm installation company accredited by Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative.

Following increasing industry interest Secured by Design launched an alarm standard for alarm installation companies which incorporates existing criteria whilst building on police and industry knowledge. The new enhanced alarm standard will ensure a high quality alarm system, reduce false calls and give customers enhanced levels of reassurance that an alarm installation company meets the exacting standards of the Police Service.

Tindall Security offers tailored services to suit individual preferences and needs, from simple domestic burglar alarms to more sophisticated commercial protection and security solutions. Their in–house expert design team can design and install the latest high quality technology for the best protection system to homes and businesses.

Tindall Security’s services include a diverse range of security networks, such as CCTV systems, fire alarms, SMART integration, and video doorbell systems, with the company being both NSI Gold and SSAIB accredited.

All of Tindall Security’s systems are carefully designed to meet customers specifications, however detailed.

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Ken Meanwell, Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Tindall Security have become the first accredited SBD alarm installation company, as it has never been more important for consumers to rely on professional companies to deliver high quality alarm systems and services.

“Compliant alarm systems and reputable installation companies are essential to ensure that you will get the appropriate response to an alarm activation. If the system is not compliant there will not be an immediate police response, something which could be vital if someone is in immediate danger or property is being stolen”.

David Pomfrett, Tindall Security, said: “We’re thrilled to be the first company afforded the Secured by Design accreditation for alarm installation in the country. We work to provide people with peace of mind, and being an official Police initiative, this will go a long way to reassure our customers.”

SSAIB chief executive Alex Carmichael commented: “We would like to congratulate SSAIB-registered firm Tindall Security for being the first company in the UK to achieve SBD alarm installation certification.

“One of the many benefits of third-party certification is that it allows companies to display their conformity to the relevant British and European Standards, while this new standard also permits them to further enhance their credentials – and their standing within the industry – by being named as a Police Preferred Specification alarm installer as well.”

Ruari Robertson, Secured by Design, said: “I am thrilled that Tindall Security, a family run business, have become the first accredited alarm installer with Secured by Design and look forward to developing our working relationship over the coming months.”

The new SBD alarm standard is not a replacement for the National Police Chiefs’ Council Security Systems Policy (NPCC SSP) or an alternative for certification by one of the UKAS accredited certification bodies NSI or SSAIB. However, installers meeting the SBD alarm standard now have the option of joining this SBD scheme, following an assessment from their respective Alarm Inspectorate body, enabling buyers to have confidence in installers utilising the trusted ‘Police Preferred Specification’ branding.

  • Only SBD Alarm Installers and other SBD members are permitted to promote the term ‘Police Preferred Specification’ and use the logos and trademarks associated with the Scheme on their products, advertising and PR
  • The Police Service signpost customers looking for security products to the SBD website, where a comprehensive list of companies that produce products that meet SBD Police Preferred Specification can be found. This will include SBD Alarm Installers
  • Customers will have enhanced levels of reassurance that an SBD Alarm Installation company meets the exacting standards of the Police Service, which is likely to lead to more sales
  • SBD Alarm Installation companies will have access to exhibition opportunities at SBD events nationwide, providing access to an important police audience

Find out more about the SBD Alarm Standard for alarm installation companies here

To register interest in becoming a police recognised alarm system installer, please visit