Using CPTED Principles to Design Safe Schools

UsingCPTEDFollowing the principles of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) can help schools use environmental design and passive techniques in three ways to reduce security risks:

Transparency: With windows and entry vestibules at the front entrance, for example, you can see who’s approaching the school.

Open collaborative spaces: Classroom design with windows to the hallway help teachers watch the hallway from the classroom for potential problems unfolding

Good communication: The assistance of good building design can help reduce fear during an emergency, and help children follow instructions easily

Learn more in this blog from DLR Group.