Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a strategy that aims to reduce crime by designing the built environment according to a set of guidelines.

CPTED is based on the principle that a large number of crimes are guided by rational thought. Applying CPTED methods aims to discourage offenders by maximising the risk and effort of committing a crime, while minimising the benefits and opportunities of committing that crime.

There are four key strategies in CPTED:

  • territorial re-enforcement – distinguishing private and public spaces, and encouraging community ownership of public areas
  • surveillance – increasing the opportunity for seeing and being seen
  • access control – using physical and symbolic markers to restrict and encourage movement
  • space/activity management – creating formal uses for spaces to ensure maximum usage
Surveillance Camera - InDesign Access Sydney

How we can assist?

We offer our clients clear and concise CPTED reviews to ensure national, state and local compliance of all common and public spaces, to ensure that members of the community Safer By Design Report against Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). We are your National consultants and can attend to your Safer By Design requirements within Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW) and Canberra (ACT).