The physical environment can be changed to impact criminal behaviour in a way that will reduce crime, the fear of crime and improve the quality of life of those who live or work locally. These concepts are also further supported by a wealth of evidence that concludes that the physical design of a building, street or green space will create or extend a range of influence that gives the occupants or users of the space a sense of ownership. Potential offenders are then deterred from committing a crime because of their perceived increase in risk of being observed, caught and ultimately punished.
Our experienced Crime Prevention Design Consultant specialises in providing expert advice on the subject of 'Designing Out Crime'. Having developed a very comprehensive understanding of how and why criminals select their targets, based on a career of over 25 years in the Metropolitan Police and with five years working as a Crime Prevention Design Advisor , as the Crime Reduction Manager of Shoredtich Trust and now an an independent advisor, our Consultant provides advice to Local Authorities, Architects and a variety of other Built Environment professionals.
Crime Prevention Design Advice
A testimonial for our Crime Prevention Design Advice Consultant
Built Environment Professionals ,often architects and planners, tasked with considering crime prevention as part of the design process, lack actual experience in combating crime and have little understanding of the ‘modus operandi’ of criminals.
As a former Crime Prevention Design Advisor with the Metropolitan Police, Paul had the eye, situational awareness , knowledge and experience required to make CPTED an integral part of the regeneration process.From its’ inception in Shoreditch, Paul was part of the multi-discipline project team where his first task often was to dispel myths surrounding crime, the fear of crime and criminals and prejudice against design informed by Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.
Paul understands, contributes and complements the work of Architects and all those involved in urban regeneration. He works with them to create attractive places and buildings - not fortresses. These buildings and places are in turn less likely to fall victim to the need for ad-hoc, embarrassing and expensive remedial works because of high crime levels in areas where crime prevention was not considered as part of the process.”
Principal Planning Officer – Highbury and Islington Borough Council – London
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"Create attractive places and buildings , not fortresses" - Shoreditch , East London
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The Impact of the Built Environment
Local residents are the core of any community. Their well-being directly impacts the health of the community and its ability to prosper. Residents who feel safe in their homes or when walking the streets will be more willing to get involved in activities that in turn strengthen and protect the community.
Building Security and Security Products
As a former Police Crime Prevention Officer our consultant is able to provide Security Assessments and Advice for Business or Residential properties. Unlike a Security Company we do not have any commercial association with any supplier so you can rest assured our advice will not only be of the highest quality but also impartial.
How can we help ?
Our Crime Prevention Design Consultant uses his knowledge to assist other Built Environment Professionals to include CPTED principles in the design of buildings, streets, residential or industrial estates using both physical and psychological barriers to deter offenders.
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In many cases there is reluctance amongst local communities to engage with either the Local Council, the Police or with other agencies responsible for crime reduction and the local environment.In such circumstances many people rightly or wrongly, will feel it is exactly these agencies that have previously failed them. A key role Paul Daykin , our independent Crime Prevention Design Consultant [CPDC], is able to fulfil is to engage with the local community and other Stakeholders and clearly explain the thoery and practical application of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.
A key skill in this consultation process is to be able to demonstrate to the local residents and business community, the evidence for making changes to design or layout of the existing environment. Paul has excellent communication skills and is able to provide evidence-based analysis of areas affected by crime and the fear of crime. His reports, presentations and advice are all accompanied by cost-effective and common sense recommendations based on his considerable experience and knowledge of 'best practice' acquired in the UK and in Holland when working on an Anglo-Dutch Police Crime Prevention initiative.
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