Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

The field of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) has been around since the 1960’s, but evolved into design and space management approach in the 1970’s. Dr. Atlas trained under C.Ray Jeffrey who wrote the original CPTED book in 1970 while undertaking his doctorate of criminology at FSU in the mid-1970’s. Atlas has taught CPTED at the National Crime Prevention Institute, University of Louisville all through the 1990’s and 2000’s, until developing a CPTED curriculum at Florida Atlantic University for architecture, criminal justice, and urban planning students. CPTED is the proper use of the built environment to reduce the opportunity and fear of opportunistic predatory type crime, and result in improving the quality of life where we live work and play. Atlas Safety & Security Design Inc., has had an international presence in the development and application of CPTED and security for architects, urban planners, developers, police, and security directors. Our services include:

  • Security Assessment of all building types including: office buildings, shopping centers, schools and universities, parking lots and garages, apartment complexes, gated communities, government buildings, parks and recreational areas, ports, airports, transportation hubs.
  • Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment Studies
  • Counter terrorism analysis
  • Infrastructure Security Analysis
  • Security Planning and Conceptual Design
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Planning & Training
  • Expert witness testimony on Premises Security Negligence Cases
  • Crime and risk analysis
  • Access Control and Barrier Design, Security landscaping and planting design
  • Design of Man traps, Vehicle Sallyports, Fence Systems, Explosion Resistance
  • Security Lighting Layout and Design, Photometric Studies and analysis
  • Security Design Criteria, Schematic Design, Bid Plans, and Specifications
  • Alarm and Communication Systems
  • Intrusion Detection
  • CCTV design
  • Perimeter Protection Systems
  • Conduit Sizing Riser Diagrams
  • Equipment Specifications
  • Command Center, Control Room Interface Design
  • Vendor and Contractor Qualification
  • Security Hardware Evaluation and Selection
  • Bid Analysis
  • Contractor Coordination and Field Surveillance
  • Security System Verification and Acceptance
  • Operations Test and Evaluation
  • Security and CPTED Training and Seminars

Our Security & CPTED Book

Designing for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Crime Prevention

21st Century 2nd Ed Book CoverBased on the tenets of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), the updated edition of this popular reference blends new design elements with the latest best-practice security measures. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and line drawings, the text emphasizes consideration of security aspects throughout the design process, including how to take stock of open spaces, avoid blind corners, and use landscaping to create secure spaces.

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