Secured by Design (SBD) is an accreditation that consumers can look for when selecting products to have confidence that a door, window or lock meets a certain level of quality.
To achieve an SPD licence, the products must meet requirements to prevent crime set to a 'Police Preferred Specification'.
SBD approved products can only be produced by a manufacturer with a Secured by Design licence.
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Publicly Available Specification (PAS) is a standard set by an industry to ensure that all manufacturers in an industry are making and selling products that reach the industry benchmark for quality.
PAS is overseen by the BSI (British Standards Institution) who manage the setting and distribution of the PAS standards.
PAS 24 and Secured by Design are independent of each other. However, most SBD products must meet PAS 24 standards as a minimum alongside other SBD requirements.
PAS 24 or an equivalent standard is required to meet Building Regulations for new builds properties.
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