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SbD accredited alarm first

Tindall Security is the first alarm installation company accredited by the official UK police security initiative Secured by Design. Pictured left to right are David Pomfrett, Managing Director of Tindall, and Guy Ferguson, CEO of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI). Secured by Design is one of the crime prevention schemes run by Police CPI.

SBD says that its alarm standard is for alarm installation companies which incorporates existing criteria while building on police and industry knowledge; and gives customers reassurance that an alarm installation company meets the police’s standards.

Guy Ferguson, CEO of Police CPI, said: “I am absolutely delighted to present this certificate to Tindall Security as the first accredited SBD alarm installation company. It has never been more important for consumers to rely on professional companies to deliver high quality alarm systems and services as compliant alarm systems and reputable installation companies are essential to ensure that you will get the appropriate response to an alarm activation.”

And David Pomfrett at Tindall said: “We’re thrilled to be the first company afforded the Secured by Design accreditation for alarm installation in the country. We work to provide people with peace of mind, and being an official Police initiative, this will go a long way to reassure our customers.”

Ruari Robertson, Secured by Design, said: “I am thrilled that Tindall Security, a family run business, have become the first accredited alarm installer with Secured by Design and look forward to developing our working relationship over the coming months.”

SSAIB chief executive Alex Carmichael said: “We would like to congratulate SSAIB-registered firm Tindall Security for being the first company in the UK to achieve SBD alarm installation certification. One of the many benefits of third-party certification is that it allows companies to display their conformity to the relevant British and European Standards, while this new standard also permits them to further enhance their credentials – and their standing within the industry – by being named as a Police Preferred Specification alarm installer as well.”

About Tindall Security

It has offices in Hertford, Milton Keynes and north London; and offers from domestic burglar alarms to commercial protection: such as CCTV systems, fire alarms, SMART integration, and video doorbell systems. The company is both NSI Gold and SSAIB accredited. Visit

PCPI stress that the new SBD alarm standard is not a replacement for the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Security Systems Policy (NPCC SSP) or an alternative for certification by one of the UKAS accredited certification bodies NSI or SSAIB. However, installers meeting the SBD alarm standard now have the option of joining this SBD scheme, after an assessment from their alarm inspectorate, enabling buyers to have confidence in installers using the ‘Police Preferred Specification’ branding.


To register interest in becoming a police recognised alarm system installer visit


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