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Our research, publications and policies all in one place. Here is where you will find work by Dr Rachel Armatige, Professor Ken Pease and more. You will also find publications including Lighting against crime and Safer Places as well as ACPO security systems and property marking policies. We have also provided a Summary of all research and reports supporting Secured by Design here.

Research | Publications | Policies


Delivering a Safe and Secure Olympic and Paralympic Games, London 2012
The 2012 Olympic Games were heralded as an extraordinary success and with the eyes of the world fixed firmly upon London, the organisers knew from the outset that it was crucial for it to pass faultlessly. This case study details the success of using Secured by Design principles on the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

The 'Secure Warm Modern' programme in NottinghamThe 'Secure Warm Modern' programme in Nottingham Crime report Study carried out as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Nottingham City Homes and Nottingham Trent University  looks at how Secured by Design windows helped to reduce burglaries.

Re-evaluating SBD Housing in West YorkshireRe-evaluating SBD Housing in West Yorkshire (2.3MB approx.)
This survey mirrored the original survey of 1999 and took into account the improvements made in SBD requirements over 10 years. The results were very positive, replicating the earlier reductions in crime and fear of crime compared with non-Secured by Design estates and West Yorkshire as a whole.

http://www.gha.org.uk/content/images/gha.gifSecured by Design impact evaluation (495KB approx.)
The Caledonian Environment Centre was commissioned by GHA, Strathclyde Police and Secured by Design to analyse the impact of Secured By Design door and window installation within GHA housing stock.  The evaluation was supported by the Scottish Government.

http://www.gha.org.uk/content/images/gha.gifHome Security & Place Design - Some Evidence and its policy implications (595KB approx.)
A report by Professor Martin gill and Professor Kevin Pease looks at the benefits of security and good design compared to the cost. It discusses the benefits of designing out crime in new and refurbished developments (direct and indirect) and how these benefits may be realised.

The Carbon Cost of Crime and it's implicationsThe Carbon Cost of Crime and its Implications (557KB approx)
Research shows crime's carbon footprint is 11.6 million tonnes a year. This research includes data on crime’s cost to the environment and proves it is an environmental issue.

Securing the Nation - the case for safer homes Securing the Nation - the case for safer homes (1.8MB approx.)
Published by the Association of British Insurers, this report supports case for Secured by Design levels of security and calls for its wider adoption and identifies the benefits to the wider audience, the economy and householders. 

Download PDF - Capital Costs of Secured by Design accreditationThe Capital Costs of Secured by Design accreditation, Davis Langdon (7MB approx.)
Davis Langdon Associates established  the cost for Secured by Design for the 2006 ABI report Securing the nation at  £480 to £740 depending on property. Their revised costs for 2010 show dramatic reductions to £70 to £240, reflecting the increased availability and competitiveness of relevant products.


Lighting against crime - A Guide for Crime Reduction ProfessionalsLighting against crime - A Guide for Crime Reduction Professionals
Provides a basic understanding of external lighting and the levels of illumination used to combat crime; the fear of crime and antisocial behaviour.

SBD Carbon Reduction and Cost Efficiency Saving ModelSecured by DesignCarbon Reduction and Cost Efficiency Saving Model
This model has been developed to help police forces calculate the Carbon Cost and Cost Efficiency Savings that can be gained from incorporating the principles of SBD as part of a range of activities.

Safer Places - The Planning System & Crime Prevention Safer Places - The Planning System & Crime Prevention (3.1MB approx.)
Published in 2005 it explains how the planning system should take account of crime prevention, personal safety and recognises the SBD model. 

Desing and Access Statements

Design & Access Statements - a guide on how to use them to prevent crime
This guide gives lots of advice about the things that developers and their agents need to think about when tackling the issues of planning for crime prevention.

Commercially Monitored Remote Signalling Intruder Alarms

Commercially Monitored Remote Signalling Intruder Alarms for Police Response
Guidance and advice on how to choose alarm systems for commercial premises.




Stolen Vehicle tracking
The police have established guidelines and requirements before they will track a stolen vehicle.

Stolen Vehicle Tracking - Guidance to companies on police policy (232KB approx.)

Property Marking & Identification
ACPO and the Home Office (Property & Road Crime Reduction Unit) have agreed principles for methods of property marking and identification to assist recovery following theft.
Click here to view

Terrorism & Extremist Threat
Some locations or businesses may be perceived as being at risk from such acts. Each UK Police Force has a Counter Terrorism Security Adviser who can advise you. These officers can be contacted through your local ALO or CPDA or by ringing the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) on Tel: 020 7931 7142.

NaCTSO is a police unit that sits within the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) which is the central point for protective security advice for government. Further advice and information can be obtained from the CPNI website: www.cpni.gov.uk



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