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21st century security and CPTED : designing for critical by Randall I. Atlas

By Randall I. Atlas

As soon as missed as a minor and useless tactic within the mitigation and prevention of terrorism and violent crime, Crime Prevention via Environmental layout (CPTED) has gone through dramatic alterations because the September eleven assaults. the main up to date reevaluation of CPTED in view that 2000, 21st Century protection and CPTED displays updates and amendments to the principles for safeguard within the outfitted surroundings and provides the information and perform of CPTED as utilized to today’s international of threats, together with road crime, office violence, and terrorism.

Edited by means of America’s foremost architect, criminologist, and authorized safety expert, and boasting contributions from the world’s best CPTED practitioners, this ebook represents the 1st selection of CPTED details to be simply obtainable to the architectural and legislations enforcement groups. Facilitating figuring out throughout fields, it explains the structure technique to protection administrators and the protection layout strategy to architects.
Providing step by step guidance for using real-world ideas, ideas, and techniques for development safeguard and CPTED, the publication starts off with the chance hazard overview and considers appropriate components and variables all through building and post-occupancy review. hugely correct to severe infrastructure security, the booklet demonstrates CPTED implementation in high-security environments, in addition to private and non-private area structures, parks, ATMs, and faculties. It addresses specialization in defense method layout and making plans, crime prevention, blast mitigation, and chemical, organic, and nuclear risk protection.

A useful source and advisor for architects, protection administrators, legislations enforcement, place of birth safeguard execs, and construction and estate managers, 21st Century safeguard and CPTED addresses how CPTED is appropriate to severe infrastructure defense within the carrying on with attempt for place of birth protection.

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4). Effective access control is often the key to many security threats. ) In a residential housing community, access control onto the property is the first point of defense. • Environmental and building features used to gain access (trees, ledges, skylights, balconies, windows, tunnels) • Security screening devices (guard stations, surveillance, identification equipment) Surveillance strategies are design concepts directed at keeping intruders under observation. Organized surveillance strategies include police and guard patrols.

After reading the literature and examining the projects that have been built in the name of CPTED and Defensible Space, I am troubled by my failure to communicate my ideas clearly (Newman, 1996: p. 6). Many sociologists, while acknowledging the problem of a dysfunctional community, cannot see the connection of social disorder to architecture. On a small scale, architecture may influence a particular building or particular rooms on a particular group of people. ) Housing in San Juan, fear is the message.

Environmental security design is based on three functions of human space: 1. Designation—What is the purpose or intended use of the space? 2. Definition—How is the space defined? What are the social, cultural, legal, and psychological ways in which the space is defined? 3. Design—Is the space defined to support the prescribed or intended behaviors? SUMMARY The built environment is not a result of unconscious decisions but, rather, a collaboration of many persons making hundreds of decisions. Keep records of the decision-making process so that further on down the road, if events happen, there is a record of whom, why, and how decisions were made.

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