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Commissioner supports 'designing out crime' scheme

Design out Crime

Paddy Tipping, left, presenting James Hibbert of Acorn Windows (Nottingham) Ltd with the company’s Secured by Design renewal certificate. Joined by Kevin Brown, Nottinghamshire Police’s Architectural Liaison Officer and East Midlands Chair

Businesses and property developers who follow the ‘designing out crime’ guidelines recommended in a national police project are helping to reduce burglary in Nottinghamshire, the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner said today.

Paddy Tipping, who last week (Thursday, 16 June) presented Acorn Windows (Nottingham) Ltd Managing Director James Hibbert with a Secured by Design renewal certificate, said: “Research has already shown the benefits of this scheme, which is both well-established and shown to reduce the numbers of crimes committed on buildings and vehicles.

“Having your house burgled or even your car broken into can be a traumatic experience, so the more we use approved security devices the better. The technology is there; it makes sense to use it.”

Secured by Design is the trading name of the UK police services’ Crime Prevention Initiatives Limited. Originally owned and operated by the Association of Chief Police Officers, it is supported by a large number of Nottinghamshire companies and business around the country. These include manufacturers of products ranging from windows and doors to higher protective items for the prevention of terrorism or other major crimes.

Companies supporting the scheme go through rigorous certification processes to ensure that their products are fit for purpose and offer significant resistance against criminal attack in residential, commercial and public service buildings such as hospitals and schools.

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Posted on Monday 20th June 2016
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