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Quality design doesn’t exist without proper safety considerations.
The design of a building and its surrounding environment serves as the frontline in safety and security. While there are many approaches to implementing and maintaining security, one of our go-to strategies is through CPTED.
What is CPTED?
CPTED stands for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. It is a method of design that encourages the safety of building structures and those within and around them. Through simple additions like bright lighting, fence installation, and informational signage, safety can be encouraged and enforced. Kluber Architects + Engineers has a CPTED-certified Safety and Security Designer on-staff who is available to advise on projects and encourage safe environments.
CPTED is a multi-disciplinary approach to design, which means there are 4 types of changes that can help prevent crime. Those 4 areas include:
- Natural surveillance
- Natural access control
- Territorial reinforcement
- Maintenance and management
There isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” approach for enforcing and maintaining building security. However, CPTED serves as a critical tool for design professionals to use when it comes to implementing a wholesome safety strategy, utilizing the four focus areas included above.
What Are Some Examples of CPTED?
Some examples of CPTED principles being put into practice include defining walkways, repairing any damaged property, installing surveillance systems, and more. CPTED strategies can look different from property-to-property, but the intent of each strategy remains the same: to reduce the likelihood of crime occurring in the space through intentional building design, technology, and environmental details.
Prioritizing Your Safety
In our ever-evolving world, ensuring safety in building design is crucial. At Kluber, we recognize that this is a priority, which is why we proudly maintain an on-staff Safety and Security Designer. With their specialized expertise, we go beyond aesthetics and functionality by integrating natural surveillance and other security measures into our design. Our dedication to this area of design demonstrates our commitment to creating spaces that withstand the challenges of our times.
Forging Trust with every client
“From the start of each project, Kluber has been organized and thorough. They have taken the time to understand our needs and vision, and they always work diligently to create designs that are functional, practical, and withstand the test of time.”