The official UK Police flagship initiative combining the principles of ‘designing out crime’ with physical security Secured by Design is the official UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of designing out crime by use of effective crime prevention and security standards for a wide range of products and applications. Only products which have been tested and meet the required technical standard can be awarded the Police Preferred Specification.


Secured by Design


Established in 1989, Secured by Design (SBD) is the title for a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new and refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects. It supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and processes.

Secured by Design works with the industry and test houses to create high-level security standards, responding to trends in crime, and has given input on a number of key standards. The principles of the scheme have been proven to reduce the risk of crime and the fear of crime.

Garador Guardian

Garador Guardian Range

The new Guardian range has been engineered to offer even greater security. We offer three styles: Horizon, Carlton and Salisbury. Available with canopy or retractable gearing options and in any one of seven standard colours. We also offer a range of FrontGuard front entrance doors, which are Secured by Design (SBD) accredited to complete the package. This also qualifies for 2 points under the Code for Sustainable Homes, a national standard for use in the construction of new homes which encourages greater sustainability