Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is the use of design to eliminate or reduce criminal behaviour. Using CPTED principles at your home makes it more difficult for criminals and reduces your risk of becoming a victim. Small things like ensuring trees and bushes around your home are not overgrown so criminals can use them as cover, making sure doors and windows are unobstructed so criminals can be easily seen by you or your neighbours, and installing proper lighting that is well-maintained all contribute to making your home and community safer.
You can reduce the risk to your family, home and valuable contents by implementing some home security safety tips. Every home is unique and every family is different. Talk with members of your family and assess home security strategies. Walk around your property, making note of any concerns. Is the security in your home sufficient to deter a thief? Will your security measures increase the chances of the culprit being caught?