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Secured by Design


Secured by Design Doors & Windows

Secured by Design (SBD) doors and windows are designed and manufactured to meet rigorous standards of enhanced security performance as defined by the police. Approved products can only be manufactured by a SBD licence holder who goes through stringent independent UKAS approved testing.

Secured by Design

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).



What makes a door secure? infographic

What makes a door secure? infographic

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.


Spyhole

Recommended but not required by Secured by Design; Everest doors have the option of a spyhole.


Door chain

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.

Secured by Design front doors

Industry-leading security features that meet British Standards

Secured by Design Doors

Composite Doors →

Made from fibreglass (GRP), Everest composite doors are 70mm thick with steel reinforcement.

uPVC Doors →

Multi-point locking system, security hinges and fitted with laminated glass which is tougher to break.

Aluminium Doors →

Multi-point locking system, toughened safety glass and internal glazing bead as standard.

What makes a window secure? infographic

What makes a window secure? infographic



Secured by Design security features for windows

Everest Secured by Design accredited windows have the following security features:


PAS 24: 2016 accreditation

The window has passed the security testing standard for PAS 24: 2016.


GrabLock – our most secure lock

GrabLock was designed and developed exclusively with Yale and is Everest’s strongest window lock ever. It has triple the locking area of a regular multi-point locking system.


Internal glazing beading

Internal glazing beads stop the pane of glass from being removed externally by an intruder.


Hinge brackets

The hinge side is protected with two GRP brackets to reinforce that side of the window from an attempted attack on the hinges.


Night Vent setting

The GrabLock mechanism can be set to a night vent position so that air can ventilate into the room without compromising the security of the window by leaving it open.

Secured by Design Windows

Everest windows meet BSI Standards and are SBD certified

Secured by Design Windows

Casement Windows →

Everest uPVC casement windows can be fitted with GrabLock, developed with lock experts Yale

uPVC Windows →

Everest uPVC windows meet the British Standard for security and can be fitted with SBD approved Grablock

Tilt and Turn Windows →

Everest Tilt and Turn windows can be tilted inwards from the bottom hinge for safe ventilation

Secured by Design testing


SBD approved products can only be produced by a manufacturer with a Secured by Design licence.


To achieve an SPD licence, the products must meet requirements to prevent crime set to a 'Police Preferred Specification'.


Testing is certified by an independent service approved by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The manufacturer has to demonstrate that products have been produced under a controlled manufacturing environment in accordance with the specifier’s aims.


The testing house regularly visits the manufacturer to ensure that standards are consistently met.


The Secured by Design testing process involves:


  • A manual attack on the locking hardware using tools such as a crowbar and mole grips.
  • An unlimited number of 3-minute attacks on the door cylinder using a range of tools such as craft knives and screwdrivers.
  • 3-minute manual attack using chisels and brick bolsters to gain entry through the door.
  • Hard body impact test – impacts are applied to the door leaf at hinge points and locking points using a 50kg steel impactor.

Secured by Design Requirements


To achieve a Secured by Design standard, a product has to meet one of the following requirements:


StandardDefinition*DoorsetWindow
PAS 24: 2016Testing and assessing enhanced security performance of door sets and windowsYesYes
STS 201 5: 2013Fitness for purpose testing, equivalent test to PAS 24, published by Warringtonfire Testing and Certification LtdYesNo
STS 202 3: 2011A similar range of attack tools (including power tools) and times to LPS1175, but different attack methods and does not extend to cover the higher levels of risk of LPS1175, published by Warringtonfire Testing and Certification LtdBurglary Rating 2Burglary Rating 1
STS 204 3: 2012Enhanced security performance for windows to satisfy the requirements of PAS 24. Published by Warringtonfire Testing and Certification LtdNoYes
STS 222 1: 2021For stealth burglary where intruders are more likely to avoid generating noise, where less consideration is given to noise, STS202 should be consideredYesYes
LPS 1175 7: 2010This standard is concerned with physical security, including products manufactured for perimeter, façade, internal spaces and entrapment protectionSecurity Rating 2Security Rating 1
LPS 2081 1: 2015Two grades of security according to the tools and time taken by an intruder in situations where they want to avoid making excessive noiseSecurity Rating BSecurity Rating A

Publicly Available Specification (PAS)

Security Technical Schedule (STS)

Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPS)


Note, Secured by Design requirements apply to full doorsets and not an individual door leaf. The doorset includes a door leaf, door frame, door hardware, and optional integral side panel and fanlight.


*Definition is taken from Secured by Design.


Resources


Secured by Design Development Guide – Homes 2019

Approved Document Q: Security - dwellings

Pas 24:2016 – Enhanced security performance requirements for doorsets and windows in the UK

Secured By Design FAQs


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    Is PAS 24 the same as Secured By Design?

    Secured by Design (SBD) is an initiative that organises accreditation for products on behalf of the Police. To be awarded a SBD Standard, the product must meet requirements to prevent crime to ‘Police Preferred Specification’.


    SBD approved products can only be produced by a manufacturer with a Secured by Design licence.


    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 requirements.

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    Is Secured By Design worth it?

    According to the Secured by Design website, the SBD initiative has seen improvements against crime reduction:


    • 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.
    • The Association of British Insurers has estimated that the introduction of SBD standards across the UK would bring more than £3.2 billion worth of savings to the economy over 20 years.
    • The additional cost of using SBD standards in the average home is only around £170.
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    Is Secured By Design a legal requirement?

    Secured by Design is not a legal requirement but reflects a standard of crime prevention products.


    To be approved as Secured by Design, a product must meet the requirements of PAS 24: 2016 or an equivalent standard.


    PAS 24 or an equivalent standard is required to meet Building Regulations for new properties.

At Everest, our Windows and Doors meet British Standards for Security

Our doors and windows go through rigorous testing to meet standards. Our uPVC, composite and aluminium doors meet PAS 24: 2016 and have Secured by Design accreditation.

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