1st Edition

Design for Secure Residential Environments

ISBN 9780582276604
Published November 17, 1998 by Routledge
152 Pages

USD $56.95

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Book Description

There is currently a great deal of interest in crime prevention and how it can be reduced through better design. Design for a Secure Residential Environment provides the framework on which the risk of crime can be reduced through sensible design of the vulnerable parts of houses, community buildings and small commercial premises and the environment immediately surrounding the buildings.

This book looks at how buildings should be assessed for security measures. It then looks at the design of external and communal areas, how lighting can improve security and then covers methods of making doors and windows secure. It describes various methods of electronic security and concludes with a chapter on how to plan and implement suitable security measures.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Assessment process  3. Design process: external and communal areas  4. Design process: lighting for safety and security  5. Design process: building detailing. Entrance door security and window security  6. Electronic means of security  7. Planning and implementation process  Appendix A. Bibliography  Appendix B. Useful organisations, information and support

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Steve Crouch, Henry Shaftoe and Roy Fleming all work for the Safe Neighbourhoods Unit. Henry Shaftoe is also a lecturer in the Facutly of the Built Environment, University of the West of England, Bristol.