The Politie Keurmerk Veilig Wonen (PKVW) covers security in houses, residential buildings, large residential complexes and residential suburbs. It actually comprises two labels; PKVW New Builds and PKVW Existing Builds. PKVW (applied since 1995) achievements speak for themselves. In existing builds, the probability of a successful break-in will decrease by 60% and in new builds even up to almost 90%.
A certificate is issued if a prescribed set of requirements regarding social safety, liveability, burglary prevention and fire prevention is complied with. A manual comprising these requirements is available for both labels.