DGS has again renewed its Membership with SECURED BY DESIGN (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.
DGS have BSI, BBA and Secured by Design accreditation and are renowned for quality and innovative designs on their exclusive ELITE window and door hardware.
SBD Development Officer Alfie Hosker said: “I am really pleased that DGS have continued their membership of SBD. We have a long standing relationship with them, with their Police Preferred Specification continually expanding.
“Hardware companies like DGS are essential in contributing to the fight against crime, whether their products are used to enhance a doorset already insitu or their components are part of a fully 3rd party certificated door or window”.
David Aucott Managing Director of DGS Group said:
“We have a long-established relationship with SBD and recognise the importance of being part of an organisation that ensures integrity within the window and door industry. Our ELITE hardware range has this accreditation and because only quality products obtain the SBD standard this provides fabricators with confidence and peace of mind”.
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 and demand reduction initiatives. SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors. It has achieved some significant success including one million homes built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.
SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies to ensure that their publicly available standards actually meet the needs of the police and public alike.
Products must be subjected to vigorous 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.