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How to increase security through building design

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jan 6, 2016.

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    Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED, is a method used in security planning that focuses on design, placement and the way the building is used as a means to increase security in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

    “CPTED tends to provide a purposeful sense of orderliness in developing a security program,” says William Nesbitt, president of SMSI. “It’s geared at trying to not only have an effective security program, but to have that program be perceived as being effective. It has to do with both the appearance and the perception.”

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    CPTED principles can vary from place to place and firm to firm, but the three that are fairly standard are Natural Surveillance, Natural Access Control, and Territorial Reinforcement. These principles, though most easily used when designing a new building, can be used in virtually any type of building or scenario, new or existing.

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