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Secured by Design at London Build 2021

Secured by Design (SBD) will be exhibiting at London's leading construction and design show, London Build, which is taking place at the Olympia London this week, Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th November.

Visit stand C96 to find out more about the SBD initiative and how SBD work to improve the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings to provide safe places to live, work, shop and visit.

SBD is the widely respected and long-established official police security initiative operated by the UK Police Service that advises and encourages those engaged within the specification, design and construction of all building types to adopt appropriate crime prevention measures.

As a national crime prevention scheme, SBD has achieved significant successes. Working with National Government, SBD has influenced national planning policy to embed crime prevention in the planning process and established police security standards in the building and construction industry.

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This has led to more than one million homes being built to SBD crime prevention standards across the UK – that’s 30% of all new homes built – with reductions in crime of up to 87% year-on-year as reported by Police Scotland in 2017.

Key to such achievements is the network of SBD trained Designing Out Crime Officers based in Police Forces and local authorities around the UK, who specialise in designing out crime and who liaise with local authority planners, developers and architects to design out crime at the planning stage in a wide range of building sectors. A number of local authorities have even gone so far as to introduce SBD standards as a planning requirement.

Since it was launched SBD has built up a wealth of experience promoting crime prevention and security through active involvement in local communities – constantly adapting the advice to keep pace with changing patterns of criminal behaviour.