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Household burglary across London down by nearly 30 per cent in areas where Met Police use SmartWater

Household burglary across London down by nearly 30 per cent in areas where Met Police use SmartWater

Twelve months into a three-year contract to protect 440,000 homes across the capital, the crime-reduction strategy is well on track to achieve this world-first initiative and deliver outstanding results.

Haul Of Stolen Bikes Recovered In Tower Hamlets

Haul Of Stolen Bikes Recovered In Tower Hamlets

A total of 23 bikes have been recovered and returned to their owners in Tower Hamlets thanks to some great detective work from two Met PCSOs and an eagle-eyed ASB officer at a local estate.

A World First – London Metropolitan Police Endorse SmartWater® for Property Recovery

A World First – London Metropolitan Police Endorse SmartWater® for Property Recovery

The first of its kind, the Metropolitan Police, in partnership with SmartWater, produce a 30 second public information video which has been aired on YouTube and other social media channels, demonstrating, by the use of impactful visuals, how SmartWater helps The London Metropolitan Police return things that seem lost forever.

BikeRegister Reaches Half A Million Bike Registrations

BikeRegister Reaches Half A Million Bike Registrations

    • Over 500,000 bikes now registered on the national database
    • Over 300,000 reported bike thefts across the UK*
    • All Police Forces are actively using BikeRegister
Secure metal storage building manufacturer wins Queen's Award

Secure metal storage building manufacturer wins Queen's Award

A company manufacturing secure metal storage buildings has been recognised in this year's Queen's Awards for Enterprise for its impressive export achievements.

Dorset-based Trimetals received the prestigious Queen's Award for International Trade, having demonstrated significant and sustained growth in global markets, forging distribution channels as far afield as Australia, USA and Japan for its entirely British-made products.

Schools Interactive Guide Now Live

Schools Interactive Guide Now Live

The latest SBD interactive guide, this time covering school design, has been added to our website. The guide shows examples of good design and also examples of risks that may inadvertently be included in the design. It is based on the information and guidance contained in the New Schools 2014 guidance document. Click here to have a look.

New Space-Saving Cycle Racks

New Space-Saving Cycle Racks

Turvec Solutions, an innovative cycle parking company, has achieved the Secured by Design accreditation for their unique Cobra cycle rack. This protected design allows cyclists to secure their front wheel and frame with one lock through the solid steel loop that connects spaces.

SBD specification door foils burglary

SBD specification door foils burglary

Ian Whiteford, Crime Prevention Design Advisor from Heddlu Dyfed-Powys Police, sent us this photo of a communal dwelling in Cardigan that he recently signed off. The developer showed Ian where an attempt had been made to enter the premises via the rear, ground floor French doors.

New era for Secured by Design and ACPO CPI

New era for Secured by Design and ACPO CPI

The national police project Secured by Design and associated crime prevention activities have been owned and operated by ACPO Crime Prevention Initiatives since 1999, when it was established as a not-for-profit, police owned company. With the closure of the Association of Chief Police Officers this highly successful organisation is now owned by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) on behalf of the UK police services and will draw Directors from several police forces.

Forensic Marking Behind Police's Biggest Burglary Drop

Forensic Marking Behind Police's Biggest Burglary Drop

A highly successful crime campaign using SelectaDNA forensic marking to deter theft has helped Cheshire Police record the biggest drop in burglaries in England and Wales - according to the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Operation Shield, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, is thought to have contributed significantly to a 19% year-on-year fall in burglaries – with an estimated 1,300 fewer victims and a saving to victims of more than £2.5m in a seven-month period alone.

Business Insight 3 Ltd have been awarded SBD accreditation

Business Insight 3 Ltd have been awarded SBD accreditation

Business Insight 3 Ltd (Bi3) are proud to announce they have received the coveted Secured by Design (SBD) accreditation for their Video Analytics products:

  • Davantis Version 70 'Daview S Video Analytics' Perimeter Protection – Sterile Zone Monitoring & Transmission.
  • Davantis Version 70 'Daview LR Video Analytics' Perimeter Protection Long Range – Sterile Zone Monitoring & Transmission.

The above products therefore meet both the Police Approved Standards and Police Preferred Specification.

Summit Roofguard directors sentenced in case brought by Trading Standards

Summit Roofguard directors sentenced in case brought by Trading Standards

The directors of Summit Roofguard Ltd, trading as Status Glass, have been sentenced to custodial sentences in relation to more than 20 charges of unfair, misleading or aggressive commercial practices. They tricked customers by offering them a ‘discount’ on a significantly inflated price, which still resulted in the discounted price being well above market rate. The ‘offer’ was for that day only to add pressure to the decision-making process.  The company were also charged with two counts of displaying on a website the Secured by Design logo without having the necessary authorisation to do so.