Secured by Design
DefendaStrip is a Secured by Design (SBD) certified product.
SBD is a police-owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention initiatives.
Certification gives quality assurance. Products must be subjected to rigorous testing and auditing by an accredited third-party organisation before being allowed to carry the SBD logo – this is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security-related products in the UK.
To deter criminal activity and reduce crime, it is important for buildings of all types to be physically secure. Academic research has shown repeatedly over the last ten years that the requirement for SBD-accredited, attack resistant, quality products has reduced burglary where they have been installed.