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SFRT: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
July 18, 2024 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

CPTED for Architects (CRUX2024-002) 
Crux Technology and Security Solutions, Inc.

Architects seeking to enhance the safety of their designs can benefit from the principles of CPTED, which stands for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. CPTED is a comprehensive approach to crime prevention that examines how the physical environment can either create or deter opportunities for criminal activity. In this course, we will delve into how proper use of lighting, fencing, traffic control, and landscaping can help to discourage crime. By incorporating these elements into the design of a building from the outset, we can create a safer and more productive environment. To summarize, this course will explore how the physical environment, as well as human behavior, play a direct role in crime prevention. This not only affects productivity and quality of life but can also reduce the risk of exposure to criminal activity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how employing CPTED concepts throughout the building and grounds design will strengthen the three lines of defense (perimeter, building exterior, building interior), thus enhancing the overall safety and security of the building.

  • Understand the concept of Natural Surveillance and how it is used to keep intruders under observation, thus creating a perception of risk and deterring crime.

  • Understand the concept of Natural Access Control and how it decreases the opportunity for crime by denying access to crime targets.

  • Realize how the physical attributes of the space can express ownership. This ownership creates a sense of territorial control, and potential criminals, perceiving this control, are discouraged.


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Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

3520 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219