“Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design” is a concept which blends psychology, architectural design, landscape and open space planning, physical security systems, lighting design, visual surveillance opportunities, access control, crime history, and general crime prevention theory to create an inherently crime free environment. Projects built – or remodeled – under this concept have security and crime resistance measures incorporated into their basic design. This approach is substantially more effective from both a performance and cost standpoint than addressing security concerns after project completion. The Environmental Design approach to crime prevention is applicable in virtually any residential, commercial or special use setting.
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