Business success for Secured by Design at London Build 2018
Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, had a constant stream of visitors throughout the 2018 London Build Construction show at Olympia London on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October.
SBD was among the many exhibitors at the leading and largest construction and design show for London, which featured The Festival of Construction, CPD accredited training workshops, over 290 speakers, 260 exhibitors and 20,000 pre-registered attendees.
SBD’s stand attracted a lot of interest, with a steady stream of visitors to the stand wanting to find about SBD’s security, safety and crime prevention work across a range of building sectors including housing, commercial, retail, mixed use, transport, health, education, sport, leisure and many others.
Visitors to the SBD stand included contractors, developers, architects, businesses and Government & local authority representatives.
SBD is a police-owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives.
SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors. It has achieved some significant success including one million homes built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.
SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies to ensure that their publicly available standards actually meet the needs of the police and public alike.
Products must be subjected to vigorous testing and auditing by an accredited third party organisation before being allowed to carry the SBD logo – this is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security related products in the UK.