Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
CPTED is a crime prevention philosophy which aims to reduce the opportunity and fear of crime, while promoting legitimate use of the space through the design or redesign of the entity under review using natural, mechanical and procedural measures Essentially, CPTED divides the environment under evaluation into smaller, defined zones also known as “defensible spaces”. While maximum protection is proposed for each zone, it also integrates with the function of the entity and its surroundings. Congruent with the security goal of deterrence, detection and delay potential offenders, this principle of a distinct demarcation of private and public spaces encourages ownership and responsibility of defending the spaces by legitimate users and passers-by, while discourages illegitimate users from trespassing and commit deviant acts.
AIP Risk Consulting’s risk assessment methodology premises on the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to enhance the security of the entity by harmonising its surroundings, people, processes and current security regime against identified threats.
AIP Risk Consulting strives to assist clients in achieving an efficient practical edge over expensive target- hardening (retrofitting) and fortressing solutions. The by-product is an unobtrusive holistic security design that bends into the surrounding environment.