Secured By Design


Locks must be tested to:

BS 3621:1998 – Specification for thief resistant locks


BS: EN 1303:1998 – Building Hardware for locks requirements & specified test method.

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ACPO Secured by Design

Established in 1989, Secured by Design (SBD) is owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and is the corporate title for a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new & refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects.

Secured by Design Membership

The company operates a licensing scheme currently including more than 350 member companies who are entitled to use the Secured by Design logo and promote the term ‘Police Preferred Specification’ on products which have passed the tests specified by ACPO Secured by Design.

Designing out Crime

Being inherently linked to the governments planning objective of creating secure, quality places where people wish to live and work, Secured by Design has been cited as a key model in the Office of Deputy Prime Minister’s guide ‘Safer Places – The Planning System & Crime Prevention’ and in the Home Office’s ‘Crime Reduction Strategy 2008-11’.

The title Secured by Design and the related logos are registered as UK Trademarks owned by ACPO Crime Prevention Initiatives Limited, a company limited by guarantee and registered in England 3816000.

CES Windows and doors are ‘Secured by Design’ as standard giving you peace of mind.