Entrance doors and accessible windows installed into Secured by Design developments must meet specified performance standards to demonstrate appropriate levels of security and fitness for purpose.
Compliance with Secured by Design requirements is demonstrated by independent, third party certification based on:
- Performance testing against specified standards
- Production under an approved quality management system
Performance and production continue to be checked on a regular basis via audit testing and factory inspections.
All entrance doorsets, ground floor windows and windows easily accessible above ground floor, installed into Secured by Design developments, must be certified by an independent UKAS accredited certification body and tested by a UKAS accredited test laboratory, such as Exova, against PAS 24 and the relevant material specific standard for general performance (which will reference BS 6375 Parts 1, 2 and 3).