Secure by Design (SBD) is a police organisation working alongside the Police Service in the UK. It seeks to achieve sustainable reductions in crime through design and other approaches to reduce the demand on police forces and help people live in a safer society.
SBD was created in 1989 following the housing boom of the 1960s-1980s.when many housing estates were built without any basic security. Designing Out Crime Officers work closely with architects, developers and local authority planners at the project design stage. They try to design out crime by improving the physical security of buildings and incorporating crime prevention techniques in the layout and landscaping of the immediate surroundings.
All this security advice and guidance is available in a series of SBD Design Guides which provide an authoritative source of reference. They are updated periodically to reflect product innovation, new technology and changing patterns of criminal behaviour.