VBH joins Secured by Design
Hardware specialist VBH has joined Secured by Design (SBD), the police initiative to ‘design out crime’ that includes a scheme to ensure the adoption of independently tested security hardware products on windows and doors for new build projects.
These products, which must be proven capable of deterring or preventing crime, are known as being of a ‘Police Preferred Specification’.
Currently, 32 products from the Greenteq range and from selected VBH supplier partners have achieved Police Preferred Specification and appear on VBH’s list of approved hardware. VBH says that this number will grow steadily as more products are developed and are independently tested to the relevant security standards.
VBH’s technical director, Rob Norman, said: “VBH has long worked in partnership with industry leaders to help raise the bar on product quality and performance, to the benefit of everybody in the supply chain. This dovetails perfectly with the excellent work that SBD does, both within our industry and on a wider basis.
“SBD will only accredit quality products that have successfully been through rigorous test criteria, ensuring genuinely secure hardware products, an ethos that is at the heart of all Greenteq product development.
“Having SBD approval of our products lends further weight to our own Q-secure consumer hardware guarantee.”