The Q-Mark Enhanced Security Window Scheme was introduced to support the testing requirements for Secured By Design (SBD), the police initiative to reduce crime on housing developments by incorporating crime prevention measures at the design stage. Independent third party certification is a current requirement for ground floor windows in SBD developments.

What the scheme aims to achieve

  • Raise the on-going standard of window security
  • Ensure on-going compliance with the original product specification
  • Ensure compliance with the standards required by Secured By Design
  • Provide peace of mind that the manufacturer is consistently producing a quality product through independent verification by a third party certification body

The benefits of becoming a member

  • Helps generate new business by enabling you to tender for the increasing number of projects that specify third-party certification of window manufacturers
  • Helps generate repeat business because it enhances your reputation for quality which in turn leads to customer loyalty
  • Enables you to meet the requirements of Secured By Design projects
  • Membership is voluntary and as such it provides a clear demonstration of your commitments to quality
  • You continue to benefit as levels of awareness of the scheme and the demand for third party certification continues
  • You benefit from association with BM TRADA, widely recognized and accepted as a leading provider of third party certification