BS 8220-1:2000 Guide for security of buildings against crime. Dwellings

BS 8220-1:2000

Guide for security of buildings against crime. Dwellings

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : June 2000



What is this standard about?

This first part of BS 8220 gives guidelines on security measures that can be introduced to protect households against crime.

Who is this standard for? 

  • Architects, designers, builders
  • Town planners
  • Housing managers
  • Crime prevention officers

Why should you use this standard? 

Most burglaries are committed by offenders who have been given easy opportunities to commit crimes. The most basic levels of security can deter criminals.  The aim of this standard is to provide guidance for those responsible for building homes, to enable them to make neighbourhoods attractive to residents and unattractive to burglars, by reducing the opportunities for crime through building detail, landscaping and site layout.

BS 8220 Part 1 covers measures to enhance the security of windows and external doors, access control, the use and deployment of security lighting, CCTV, intruder detection systems, and measures to improve security and reduce fear of crime.

Standard NumberBS 8220-1:2000
TitleGuide for security of buildings against crime. Dwellings
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date15 June 2000
Confirm Date15 May 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS 8220-1:1986
Draft Superseded By98/106410 DC
DescriptorsResidential areas, Crime prevention devices, External doors, Security systems in buildings, Anti-vandalism measures, Steels, Closed-circuit television, Aluminium alloys, Lighting systems, Domestic facilities, Wood, Houses, Housing, Crime, Layout, Anti-burglar measures, Landscaping, Windows, Burglar alarms, Storeys, Security, Entrances, Access control systems (buildings)
Title in FrenchGuide de la protection des batiments contre les cambriolages. Locaux d'habitation
Title in GermanLeitfaden fuer die Sicherung von Gebaeuden gegen Verbrechen. Gebaeude
ISBN0 580 33145 8
File Size158 KB

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