Allan Brothers renews membership with Secure by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative

“Being part of the Secured by Design scheme is very important to Allan Brothers”

Berwick-upon-Tweed’s Allan Brothers Ltd is the latest company to renew its membership with Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

Founded by William Allan in 1811, Allan Brothers is Britain’s longest established joinery specialist and window company, with over 200 years of experience hand crafting timber windows and doors.

In 2007 Allan Brothers became part of the Inwido Group, Europe’s largest supplier of windows and a leading door supplier. The Group has some 4400 employees, with operations in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the UK, Norway, Ireland, Poland, Estonia, Romania, Lithuania, Germany and Austria.

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SBD Development Officer Alfie Hosker said: “I am really pleased that Allan Brothers have renewed their Secured by Design membership with us for a further three years. They offer a wide range of timber doorsets and windows, suitable for use across a number of applications.

“Allan Brothers also have other products in Aluminium & PVC-U, which have been accredited by Secured by Design as they achieve Police Preferred Specification status too”.

Allan Brothers Product Development Director, Alasdair Dewar said: “Being part of the SBD scheme is very important to Allan Brothers, providing our customers the confidence that the build quality and performance of our products meet the exacting demands of the scheme as well as additional peace of mind and security.”

SBD is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI), a police owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives across the UK. PCPI is a not-for-profit organisation and Board Members include senior police officers from each of the four Home Nations who control and direct the work PCPI carries out on behalf of the Police Service.

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 subject to rigorous testing and additionally be fully certificated by an independent, third-party certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) 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.

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