DOS Design Group, a full service design firm, now offers CPTED consultation services. Our CPTED Practioner will help you to “harden” or reduce the attractiveness of your property as a potential target for criminals. Good design should include application of CPTED principles, in addition to the selection of a good location, and can reduce your operating / maintenance costs due to break-ins, vandalism, theft, reduced quality of life and even violence.
“Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach for reducing crime through urban and environmental design and the management and use of built environments. CPTED strategies aim to reduce victimization, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among inhabitants so they can gain territorial control of areas and reduce opportunities for crime and fear of crime. CPTED is pronounced ‘sep-ted’ and it is known around the world as Designing Out Crime, defensible space, and other similar terms”.
More information coming soon!