Developers around the UK can receive SBD awards for incorporating crime prevention measures and techniques into their developments in all kinds of building sectors, such as residential, education, health, transport, commercial, retail, sport and leisure.

These awards are gained after working with SBD’s trained national network of police officers and staff who specialise in designing out crime.

Known as Designing Out Crime Officers, they advise and collaborate with architects, developers and local authority planners long before construction begins – and continue to provide advice and guidance until the development is complete.

To find your regional Designing Out Crime Officer, please click here.

We are always looking at ways to assist developers and have made achieving an award even easier with the SBD National Building Award.

Bronze: This award is issued by Secured by Design in recognition of the level of physical security achieved in new bespoke developments or refurbishments that utilise bespoke, security enhanced door and window products so as to reduce the opportunity for crime and anti-social behaviour within and against the building(s) only. This award may also provide evidence of compliance with Building Regulations for domestic security in England, Scotland and Wales.

Silver: a) This award is issued by Secured by Design in recognition of the use of ‘Police Preferred Specification’ doorsets and windows and the steps taken to reduce the opportunity for crime and anti-social behaviour within and against the building(s) only. This award also provides evidence of compliance with Building Regulations for domestic security in England, Scotland and Wales.

b) This award is issued by Secured by Design in recognition of the achievement to design out crime within the development. It acknowledges the measures taken to reduce the opportunity for crime and anti-social behaviour by improved layout, environmental design and the use of bespoke, security enhanced door and window products. This award may also provides evidence of compliance with Building Regulations for domestic security in England, Scotland and Wales.

Gold: This award is issued by Secured by Design in recognition of the achievement to design out crime within the development. It acknowledges the measures taken to reduce the opportunity for crime and anti-social behaviour by improved layout, environmental design and the use of Police Preferred Specification products. This award also provides evidence of compliance with Building Regulations for domestic security in England, Scotland and Wales.