Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Corporate SecurityCrime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is defined as the proper design and effective use of the built environment that can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and an improvement in the quality of life.

Key Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Principles utilize natural access control, natural surveillance, and territorial enforcement. BPS' mission is to prevent crime in your organization before it ever occurs and we rely heavily upon Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design strategies involving physical design, delineation and use of space, location, and management of activities to reduce opportunities for crime to occur. Through the use of common physical features and observation of routine space activities BPS can design casual surveillance opportunities, improve access management, delineate boundaries; and through these promote order.

BPS' Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design emphasis is on the best use of the physical environment and the productive use of space, combined with guiding the behavior of people through the development of:

  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Programs

Through this it is possible to reduce opportunities for crime and disorderly behavior by changing the physical environment. Proper Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design processes in space design increase perceptions of safety and create an environment that supports positive activity.

How Does This Help You

BPS frequently works for architects and engineers in construction projects and our participation brings to bear all of the appropriate Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles. BPS can also work directly for property owners and through our standard risk assessment process can cite potential deficiencies in the application of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles and make recommendations for corrective actions. The proper programming, risk assessment and application of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design can significantly reduce your exposure to premises security litigation.

CPTED – Make it a Part of Your Security Program

There is always an opportunity to use Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles and strategies in the design of some aspects of your security program to improve perceptions of safety and security.

Contact BPS to find out how Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design can help you prevent crime before it ever occurs.
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