Secured By Design Doors

All about the police preferred specification

Secured By Design (SBD) aims to help property owners and residents protect their buildings and belongings through 'designing out crime'. 

SBD accredits security products that meet their rigorous testing methods from a range of industries; including alarm systems, bicycle locks, and garage doors.




Secured By Design Logo 2019



SBD was established at the end of the 1980s after the housing boom meant that estates were often built quickly and without much consideration for security.

This meant that burglars found access into and out of properties relatively straightforward and escape routes easy to come by. As a result, the initiative was established in '89 to help combat the rise in burglaries.

Since its inception, key statistics show that Secured By Design housing developments:

  • Are 75% less likely to be burgled than non-SBD developments
  • More than 1 million homes have been built to SBD standards
  • An overall reduction in property crime of 60% since 1989
  • Crime reductions of up to 87% on new developments (2017) and 61% in major refurbishment projects (2009)
  • Crime reductions sustainable each year and every year

*Data from Secured By Design website

Securing Your Property

When it comes to securing your property - the police has a range of high quality advice available on their website.

This ranges from simple solutions such as locking doors, garages, and other potential entry points to your property, to more technologically advanced deterrents, such as installing cameras.

One of the primary ways you can protect yourself from burglary is by investing in Secured By Design. Purchasing a product recognised by the UK Police flagship initiative means that you are buying a security product that Police agree assists in effective crime prevention.

Alongside purchasing accredited roller garage doors or security gates, you can also add other technology to your home to deter potential intruders.

A rise in home automation systems is, in part, due to citizens wanting more control over protecting their home.

Our Secured By Design Products

A number of our products are Secured By Design as standard. You can see them below.

See What Our Customers Think

Just a quality product, there are some cheap alternatives on the market. It was well fitted by the installer and the quality is clear to see.

Customer of Freelance Entry Solutions Ltd

– 15-04-2021

The failure of a cheaper garage door (no safety strip at bottom) meant we needed a new garage door. I was Impressed by the safety, security and quality aspects of SeceuroGlide.

Customer of Access & Security Systems Ltd

– 14-04-2021

We wanted roller rather than up-and-over, for convenience and space saving. The installer recommended SeceuroGlide as being the highest quality and we love it!

Customer of Doormatic

– 14-04-2021

Having seen one fitted locally, I thought how good they looked. The security is great and the insulated door slats provide a good seal against weather elements. They looks stylish too.

Customer of ALL-TECH(Midlands)Ltd

– 13-04-2021

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