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Standards & Testing

The standards listed on these pages are those currently identified by Secured by Design under the 'Police Preferred Specification' scheme. Additional standards will be added if and when appropriate.

Test Houses

For a list of UKAS accredited test houses currently testing and certifying SBD products

Certification Bodies

For a list of certification/ accreditation bodies currently accepted by SBD


Security products without the benefit of a suitable public test standard may be accepted having passed a rigorous evaluation by a technical authority acceptable to Secured by Design (e.g. Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) or Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre, Thatcham).

Technical standards are an essential part of selecting the correct security. To assist with the comparison of standards where different risk levels apply, we have published the following guides in conjunction with the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB):

Download PDF Computer Security Standards Guide
Download PDF Doors and Windows Security Guide
Download PDF Security Screens Guide
Download PDF TS007 Guide - security standard for replacement lock cylinders and protective door furniture.

To purchase BSI Standards, please click here

Download PDFUK Police Service Secured By Design (SBD) interpretive document for BS EN 1627 to 1630
This document was prepared by the SBD Test House Studies Group, which is made up of all of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) recognised test houses for security testing for doors and windows, to address the interpretation of BS EN 1627, BS EN 1628, BS EN 1629 & BS EN 1630.


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