Published On: Mon, Apr 27th, 2020

EYG Commercial and EYG Domestic renew with Secured by Design

EYG is one of the latest companies to renew their membership with Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, renewing membership for both the commercial and domestic arms of the company. EYG was founded over 49 years ago and is one of the UK’s most respected specialists in the glazing sector. The group has a turnover in excess of £23m, employs over 300 people and offers a range of products for both domestic and commercial markets, with their own fleet of vehicles delivering across the country every week.

Nicola Arnott Marketing Director from EYG said: “Accreditations are really important across the construction sector. At EYG we have always been committed to ensuring that we are able to provide our customers with the best quality and secure products for their home improvement and construction projects. We have been established for nearly 50 years and developed a reputation for quality across our business, and this is further verification of that. We continually strive to improve our products and services and working with Secured by Design ensures that we are always adhering to the latest practices and standards.”

SBD Senior Development Officer Alfie Hosker said: “I am delighted that EYG have renewed their SBD membership for both the commercial & domestic businesses of the group. They have been active members of the UK Police Service flagship crime prevention initiative, Secured by Design, for a number of years now and offer a range of Police Preferred Specification doors and windows in several material types”.

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 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 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 UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) before being allowed to carry the SBD logo – this is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security-related products in the UK.