What is Secured by Design?
Secured by Design (SBD) is an initiative, on behalf of the police, that sets and oversees standards of products that can help with crime prevention.
To address domestic crime, the police have used their experience to advise on security requirements for products that can impact the security of a property. The aim is to ensure that consistent standards are met.
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.
SBD developments (those using products and materials that meet SBD Standards) are up to 75% less likely to be burgled and show a reduction of 25% in criminal damage compared to non-SBD sites. Secured by Design.
To achieve a Secured By Design approval, a product must meet certain standards such as PAS 24: 2016 or an equivalent (shown below). Attaining this standard also means that the product meets the requirement of Approved Document Q, part of Q1, Schedule 1, Building Regulations 2010.
Secured by Design is an advisory initiative set by the Police and PAS 24: 2016 is an industry standard set by the British Standards Institute (BSI).
Note, Everest does not supply sash jammers. Letterbox fishing guards and door chains are an optional extra.
Secured by Design security features for doors
Everest Secured by Design accredited doors have the following Secured by Design required security features:
PAS 24: 2016 accreditation
The door has passed the security testing standard for PAS 24: 2016.
Letter Box Fishing Guard
To gain the SBD accreditation, doors with a letterbox must have a fishing guard fitted.
British Standards locks
The door locking mechanism conforms to the British Standard BS 3621. Our lock cylinders are designed so they can’t be picked, drilled or bumped and if snapped the added reinforcement of a cylinder guard prevents the removal of the cylinder keeping your door secure.
Recommended but not required by Secured by Design; Everest doors have the option of a spyhole.
Recommended but not required by Secured by Design. A door chain must have the correct fittings and security screws to avoid screws being pulled out.