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Advice for Architects & Developers

These following sections are for architects, police officers, local authority, surveyors, planners, housing association and developers and includes information on Secured by Design, award guides, forms, research and policy documents.

Independent research shows that the principles of Secured by Design have been proven to achieve a reduction of crime risk by up to 75%, by combining minimum standards of physical security and well-tested principles of natural surveillance and defensible space.

The Secured by Design Award for Developers

The Developers Award is a certificate given to building developments which, following consultation with local Crime Prevention Design Advisors (also Architectural Liaison Officers), are built to Secured by Design guidelines and so reduce the opportunity for crime. Applications should be made to the Crime Prevention Design Advisor (CPDA) (or ALO/DOCO). They will require copies of plans and schedules of security specifications.  Read the requirements in the Design Guide.

Application Forms

New Homes Application Form 2014
Schools Application Form
Commercial Application Form

These forms can be filled in electronically. In order to make use of this facility, please right click on the form name, click on "Save Link As" and then save the form to your computer.

On receipt of the Secured by Design Award, developers and property owners are permitted to use the Secured by Design logo to promote the development / refurbishment.

Secured by Design does not guarantee that a particular area will be crime-proof but indicates the site has been subject to a design process and improved levels of security which have been shown to significantly reduce the risks and the fear of crime.  Every effort will be made to assist developers achieve the award. However, if the application is rejected and the applicant feels that they have been treated unfairly, appeals may be made against the decision. For details contact  generalenquiries@acpo-sbd.co.uk



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