Exemplary level credit and Secured by Design (SbD)

Secured by Design (SbD) cannot currently be considered compliant with the requirements of the exemplary level credit for this Issue which requires: ‘A compliant risk based security rating scheme has been used. The performance against the scheme has been confirmed by independent assessment and verification.’

This is for the following reasons:

  • SbD police officers are not fully independent when providing design guidance to the end user, as they recommend the use of SbD ‘approved’ products.
  • Recommendations from using SbD are proposed solutions taken from a prescriptive list of security measures/products. As such, there is no grading or rating provided at the end of the process.
  • SbD is not a certification body and therefore does not provide independent assessment and verification.