An interactive guide providing key examples of Secured by Design guidance on designing out crime
This toolkit will help explore the principles of designing-out crime within a fictional residential and commercial development, the development illustrates poorly designed features and more secure alternative solutions. A series of scenarios, including the layout of communal spaces, use of lighting, access and landscape planting, highlight the design decisions that would increase the risk of crime and anti-social behaviour. It also details the relevant and current standards required by ACPO Secured by Design.
The toolkit is intended to complement the Secured by Design Principles and Design Guides which should be referred to for additional guidance. These can be found here.
The requirements and recommendations within the toolkit are based upon verified research and have been proven to achieve a reduction in crime risk of up to 60%. ACPO Secured by Design are continually examining security standards reflecting trends in crime and new research.
Secured by Design is part of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). It is a flagship UK police initiative to help ‘design out’ crime through the use of high-quality innovative products and processes.
The principles of the scheme have been proven to reduce the risk of crime and the fear of crime.
Our accreditation scheme includes member companies whose products have met the required standards. In order to achieve Secured by Design status, products have to adhere to our rigorous test standards. For more information please visit www.securedbydesign.com