School and Campus Security and Safety Design

Providing a safe school environment is critical to the education process and in order to accomplish this, security and CPTED must be designed into the educational environment. Atlas Safety & Security Design Inc. can conduct the necessary and required security risk threat vulnerability assessment. We can look at existing security delivery systems and determine if your school or university facilities meet industry standards and best practices. The scope of work uses the CPTED all heard approach methodology that includes perimeter protection, security lighting, signage and wayfinding, interior space protection, access control, security glazing doors and hardware, shelter in place and evacuation technologies, emergency notification technologies, target hardening, video surveillance systems, and so much more. The interview below was taken days after the Stoneman Douglas School shooting, and the fact that renovations were undertaken to that school for improvements to the building envelope, based on funds from a school bond approved in 2014. The security consultant and budget was cut for the schools, while they were undertaking improvements to the doors, windows, roofs, and fire safety systems. The time to have made security improvements is exactly when the building was being renovated. Now the consequences of that decision can be seen first hand.


NBC 6’s Dan Krauth reports on the efforts to make schools safer following the Parkland school shooting.
(Published Thursday, Feb 22, 2018)

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CPTED Certification Class Offered

Atlas offers a world recognized CPTED Practitioners Certification program through Florida Atlantic University Insitute of Design and Construction. The professional version, is identical to the academic version taught to college students, just without the course credits. However, the professional version does have 30 AIA accepted Heath safety Welfare (HSW) credits for architects, and is accepted as a continuing education credit course for law enforcement certification, urban planners, landscape architects, security directors needing credits for their Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification from ASIS International. The course is offered every semester as an on-line E Learning class that upon your successful completion, issues a recognizable nationally accepted certificate signed by Randy Atlas Ph.D., FAIA, CPP.

Designing Safe Communities with CPTED

Once overlooked as a minor and ineffective tactic in the mitigation and prevention of terrorism and violent crime, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) has undergone dramatic changes since the September 11 attacks. The most up-to-date reevaluation of CPTED since 2000, Designing Safe Communities with CPTED is a class that reflects updates and amendments to the rules for security in the built environment and presents the knowledge and practice of CPTED as applied to today’s world of threats, including street crime, workplace violence, and terrorism.

Taught by America’s premier architect, criminologist, and Certified Protection Professional, and boasting contributions from the world’s top CPTED practitioners, this course represents the first collection of CPTED information to be readily accessible to the architectural and law enforcement communities. Facilitating understanding across fields, it explains the architecture process to security directors and the security design process to architects.

Providing step-by-step guidelines for applying real-world concepts, principles, and processes for building security and CPTED, the course starts with the risk threat assessment and considers relevant factors and variables all the way through construction and post-occupancy evaluation. Highly relevant to critical infrastructure protection, the course demonstrates CPTED implementation in high-security environments, as well as public and private sector buildings, parks, ATMs, and schools. It addresses specialization in security system design and planning, crime prevention, blast mitigation, and chemical, biological, and nuclear threat protection.

The course is a practical resource and guide for architects, security directors, law enforcement, Homeland Security professionals, and building and property managers; Designing Safe Communities with CPTED addresses how CPTED is applicable to critical infrastructure protection in the continuing effort for homeland security. The course provides recipients with their CPTED Practitioner Certification that is accepted in Broward County, the State of Florida, and recognized nationally and internationally.

Required Text: (available through the publisher:
Atlas, Randy. (2013) 21st Century Security and CPTED. 2nd Edition. CRC Press. Taylor
and Francis Group. Boca Raton.

This class is worth 30 AIA LU/HSW/SD & State of FL CEUs

Contact us at: 866-518-5780 for information on class and enrollment details.