There is a wealth of advice, reports and guidance available in relation to security requirements and accreditation schemes. Here are some links to some of the most useful.

Secured By

Secured by Design (SBD) is the title for a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new and refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects. It supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and processes. This is a well established scheme managed by Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCO) or Architectural Liaison Officers (ALO) within each Police force.

BREEAM is the leading environmental sustainability assessment scheme. There are various levels of accreditation that are achieved by obtaining credits for the design and performance of the building.


SABRE is a new security assessment and certification scheme for new and existing buildings and built infrastructure assets introduced by the Building Research Establishment this year, aimed at providing for the security of buildings what BREEAM has delivered for environmental sustainability. This is a comprehensive scheme which requires comprehensive security measures to be in place to achieve a high rating.


The following link will take you to Lord Toby Harris’ report into “London’s Preparedness to Respond to a Major Terrorist Incident” published in October 2016 and the current Mayors update published in October 2017 –

This link will take you to Poll Re’s excellent “Terrorism Threat & Mitigation Report” published July 2017 –

Europol Report “Changes in the Modus Operandi of Islamic State (IS) revisited –


The Centre for the Protection of the National Infrastructure (CPNI) is the government authority for protective security advice to the UK national infrastructure. Their role is to protect national security by helping to reduce the vulnerability of the national infrastructure to terrorism and other threats. They also provide advice in relation to other nationally important assets or events, including high-profile iconic targets, where impact of damage would be equally serious even though these do not deliver an essential service. CPNI publish a range of guidance and advice specifically aimed at protection for National Infrastructure but very useful for other high risk operations. available here –

Security in Museums and Galleries

Collections Trust helps museums capture and share the information that gives their objects meaning. Their standards and advice are used around the world to make museum collections accessible. – Information about security advice and standards can be found here –


Information Commissioners office Data protection requirements –

Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s site which provides guidance and a code of Practice for CCTV users –