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Crime Free Multi-Housing Program


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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D.)

CPTED is the use of design to eliminate or reduce criminal behavior while at the same time encouraging people to "keep an eye out" for each other. The key principles are: Natural Surveillance, Access Control, Territoriality, Maintenance and Active Support.

    Minimum CPTED requirements for Crime Free certification:
  • Eye viewers in all front doors
  • Dead bolts with 1" throw bolt on all exterior doors
  • Three-inch screws in dead-bolt strike plates
  • Lift and slide protection on windows and sliding doors - pin or screw
  • Adequate security lighting - unit entrance, walkways, parking areas, perimeter
  • Properly trimmed landscaping - tree canopies trimmed up 7' and shrubs trimmed down to 36"
  • Visible Addresses
  • Maintenance of buildings and grounds