Secured by Design (SBD) is the official UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of ‘designing out crime,’ and is governed by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
The scheme rigorously tests and awards ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status to products that have been specifically designed or enhanced to protect homes and commercial premises against break-ins. Ours were the first and remain the only commercially available aluminium bi-folding doors on the market with this level of accreditation.
Enhanced security features include high security hinges, multi-point locking mechanisms and a unique high strength roller design. Our door cylinder is the latest ultra-high security 3 star, anti-bump, anti-snap, anti-pick design and this “key product” has itself been extensively tested.
Published by the Association of British Insurers, this report supports the case for Secured by Design levels of security, calls for its wider adoption and identifies the benefits to the economy and householders. Here are some highlights…
“Offenders most commonly enter via a door (over two-thirds) or a window (one-third). Unlocked doors and windows offer easy opportunities, but the majority of offences involve forcing or breaking locked doors or closed/locked windows that do not meet SBD standards.”
“A more secure door or window makes a home harder to break into and the home a less attractive target. The more effort, time and noise involved, the more chance that the burglar will not even attempt entry.”
"Fantastic! I had my bi-folds fitted by Prestige Bi-Folding Doors last month. They were competitive with other suppliers but clearly experts once you talk to them. The service from start to finish has been first class and the doors look and work beautifully. Well done Prestige and thank you."Mr Wilkins – Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire
"Having looked around at a number of suppliers we selected Prestige, thanks to their excellent advice and technical knowledge. Security was a major concern as we have been burgled at a previous property some years ago. The Prestige system has an unrivalled reputation for security and the way they stand by their guarantee is impressive. Now the doors are in we are really pleased with the results. They look superb and the suggestions that Prestige made on the design with the traffic door were brilliant"Mr & Mrs Weaver - Chelmsford, Essex
"Prestige came recommended by a friend who had used them last year. We had nearly gone with another manufacturer when we visited our friend and saw their doors (2 of them). They work perfectly and our friends were so complimentary about their service that we had to contact them. So glad we did. Our doors look wonderful and we are delighted with the service and price. Anyone looking into bi-folds really needs to talk to Prestige!"Mr & Mrs Farley - Preston, Lancashire