We are excited to announce that Illuminet is the latest company to join the national police crime prevention initiative, Secured by Design (SBD). We are joining SBD with our Risk Radar 90 Day Spin Cycle having achieved Police Preferred Specification.
SBD Development Officer Lyn Poole said: “I am so pleased that Illuminet Solutions have come on board as SBD members. The Risk Radar can really benefit companies and help them risk assess and then put a plan of action in place to avoid, mitigate or eliminate the possibility to falling victim to criminals or cyber criminals”.
John Opsblum, CCO, Illuminet Solutions, said: “It’s a privilege to be able to join SBD, to further extend our support to this critical sector. We are committed to working with members to maximise ability to be deliver to the Public safely and securely.”
SBD is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI), a police owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives across the UK. PCPI is a not-for-profit organisation and Board Members include senior police officers from each of the four Home Nations who control and direct the work PCPI carries out on behalf of the Police Service.
SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors. It has achieved some significant success including one million homes built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.
SBD have many other partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and they work closely with standards and certification bodies to ensure that their publicly available standards actually meet the needs of the police and public alike.
Products must be subject to rigorous testing and additionally be fully certificated by an independent, third-party certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) before being allowed to carry the SBD logo – this is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK so we are very honoured to be able to share the SBD/Illuminet logo for Risk Radar.