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"We are proud to be able to offer high security products"

Arbo Windows has become one of the latest companies to join Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative.

Based in Ventspils, Latvia, Arbo Windows is a fast-growing company which has become one of the leading manufacturers of wooden windows and doors in the Baltic States after acquiring a leading manufacturing plant in Lithuania earlier this year.

The company is comprised of a team of people with considerable experience and a passion for what they do. For Arbo Windows, they believe that every window is special and can make a space look and feel modern. As such, the company’s mission is to produce an outstanding, high-demand product with a unique look and carefully considered technical solutions.

Arbo Windows’ production facilities are located in modern premises in Ventspils, which have been specifically developed for the production of wooden windows. The sales team is based in the Latvian capital of Riga.

Arbo Windows manufacture the following products which have achieved the Secured by Design Police Preferred Specification:


  • 76/105 Balcony Double Leaf Doorset
  • 76/105 Balcony Single Leaf Timber Doorset


  • 76/105 Fully Reversible Timber Window
  • IV78 Tilt & Turn Timber Window

Jānis Lasmanis, CEO of Arbo Windows, said: “Always listening to our customers and their needs, we are proud to be able to offer high security products. We highly value joining the SBD family and believe that this symbiosis will strengthen our position as a window and door manufacturer in the UK and in other markets.”

Ruari Robertson, Secured by Design, commented: “I am delighted that Arbo Windows have chosen to become members of the SBD family. It goes to show the strength in depth our reputation holds within Europe, as well as the UK, and I look forward to working with them in building stronger links over the next three years.”

You can find out more about Arbo Windows and their Secured by Design accredited products on their dedicated member page.

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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 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: