Security Assurance

Security Assurance by BRE (SABRE) is a security assessment and certification scheme for new and existing buildings, built infrastructure assets and managed space developed and supported by BRE Global Ltd (part of the BRE Group). The scheme provides organisations with a framework that can be used during the design, construction and operation of assets to achieve better security outcomes and Return on Investment (ROI).

CornerStone is a SABRE-licensed company (licence 007) and we have Registered Assessors as well as Registered Professionals ready to support your SABRE journey. They meet all the Registered Professional Criteria as defined by the SABRE scheme including 'Suitably Qualified Security Specialist (SQSS), threat, risk, strategy, technical, and operations'.

How we help

SABRE focuses on the process of security risk management, and can therefore be used both on construction projects and on existing facilities of any size and at any location. These can be multi-tenanted or mixed-use, speculative or inclusive of fit-out, across the following sectors: office, education, healthcare, residential, mixed-use, data centres, industrial, retail, and other building types.

What we do?

Our Approach

SABRE adopts a risk-based framework to ensure flexibility in its approach. It allows applicants, whether related to existing buildings or new developments, to adopt an approach to their facility that is appropriate and proportionate. SABRE rates facilities on a sliding scale between ‘Acceptable’ (1 Star) and ‘Outstanding’ (5 Stars). The higher the rating, the greater the level of assurance one can have in the approach to security risk management at a facility. SABRE certification allows organisations to evidence their commitment to security and communicate their ability to manage security risks. This provides valuable assurance to tenants, insurers, investors, regulators, planning authorities and other interested parties. Utilising the SABRE scheme on your next project will help contribute to better design and operations while enhancing security performance for all stakeholders. Early engagement of a CornerStone Suitability Qualified Security Specialist (SQSS) as per the criteria set out in BREEAM, will ensure that security is ‘built in' and not 'bolted on’, contributing to better integrated overall design. CornerStone can work with clients on new and existing facilities to take them through the certification process. We will work alongside the project team (new facilities) or building management (existing facilities) and gather the necessary evidence in support of the applicable scheme criteria.

Hea 06 - Security

Within the Hea 06 Security, a Suitably Qualified Security Specialist (SQSS) is required to carry out the Security Needs Assessment. CornerStone's SABRE Registered Professional’s are recognised within the scheme as Suitably Qualified Security Specialists (SQSS)

Rsl 10 - Security Risk Assessment

Within the Rsl 10 Security Risk Assessment, a competent person is required to carry out the security risk assessment. CornerStone's SABRE Registered Professional’s are recognised within the scheme as a competent person

RedBook Live

All facilities which achieve certification to the SABRE standard are listed on RedBook Live; BRE Global’s online directory of approved fire and security products and services

A Structured Framework

The SABRE assessment process follows a framework incorporating nine technical sections and 70 assessment issues. For each section there is an aim and each technical issue includes criteria and suitable metrics for demonstrating compliance


SABRE is recognised in BREEAM within the New Construction and In-Use schemes. Utilising SABRE will result in the award of credits within a BREEAM assessment, therefore contributing to a high rating upon certification

Applicable to many Sectors

SABRE focuses on the process of security risk management, and can therefore be used on construction projects and existing facilities of any size and at any location, whether multi-tenanted or mixed use, speculative or inclusive of fit-out, across many sectors

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