Security Function Framework and Vibrant-Secure Function Framework

SFF has four dimensions:

Security Function Framework

The Security Function Framework articulates the security aspects of existing designs, and potential new ones, using four dimensions:

  • Purpose – what, and who, is the design for, in terms of security and other functions?
  • Niche – how does it fit in the wider security ecosystem, e.g. is it a dedicated security product or a securing product with some other main purpose?
  • Mechanism – how does it work to causally influence the offender or other agents/entities in the crime situation?
  • Technicality – how is it constructed, and how is it operated?


Publications and presentations

The following publications and presentations set out the details of the Security Function Framework, and describe some applications:

Lulham, R., Camacho Duarte, O., Dorst, K. and Kaldor, L. (2012). ‘Designing a Counter-Terrorism Trash Bin’, In P. Ekblom (Ed.) Design Against Crime: Crime Proofing Everyday Objects. Crime Prevention Studies 27 Boulder, Col.: Lynne Rienner.

Vibrant-Secure Function Framework

The Framework is described in the following case study of the Oslo project: