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Research, Case Studies & Guidance


This document was specifically prepared by the SBD Test House Studies Group, the membership of which comprises of all of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) recognised test houses for security testing for doors and windows, to address apparent difficulties associated with the common interpretation of BS EN 1627, BS EN 1628, BS EN 1629 & BS EN 1630.

This leaflet is an aid to help you determine whether a product has the appropriate level of security for its application and risk factor. It is a clear comparison between established security standards appropriate for the physical protection of computers against burglary.

Standards - Security Screens
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The British Security Industry Association (BSIA), Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) and Secured by Design (SBD) have compiled this leaflet as an aid to help you determine whether a product has the appropriate level of security for its application and risk factor.

This model has been developed to help police forces calculate the Carbon Cost and Cost Efficiency Savings that can be gained from incorporating the principles of Secured by Design as part of a range of preventive activities.

The Caledonian Environment Centre was commissioned by Glasgow Housing Association, Strathclyde Police and Crime Prevention Initiatives to carry out quantitative and qualitative analysis of the impact of Secured By Design (SBD) door and window installation within GHA housing stock. The evaluation was also supported by the Scottish Government.

A report by the Association of British Insurers on home security and target hardening.

Nottingham City Homes Case Study
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In 2008-09 the council installed Secured by Design (SBD) standard double glazing windows and new doors as part of Nottingham’s Secure, Warm, Modern scheme, the city’s Decent Homes programme. Following the work, Nottingham City Homes (NCH) and Nottingham Trent University conducted a two-year impact study on the benefits of the work, comparing crime rates and perceptions before and after.

This document has been updated to include further experience and advice about the problem of young people with nowhere to meet and socialise with their friends. The concept of youth shelters is excellent as it provides a solution which is acceptable to both young people and local residents.

Layout of roads and footpaths
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Details of the research referenced in Section 1 Paragraph 8 of the SBD Homes Design Guide