Prevent Crime with CPTED
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-faceted approach to deterring criminal behavior through strategies that reduce the opportunity for crime as well as the fear of crime. Residential areas can be made safer through the application of design principles that make it more difficult to carry out inappropriate activities, reduce the calls for police service and provides for an increase in the quality of life for residents.
Introduced in the 1970's, CPTED did not gain international acceptance until roughly 2004. Extensive research and evaluation has proven that the theories behind the proper design and effective use of the surroundings have created a reduction in crime in urban areas.
Urban planners and insurance underwriters are now requiring a CPTED evaluation be completed before building and occupancy permits are issued. The fully trained staff at Columbia Property Management Ltd are available to help you with the evaluation, planning & implementation of a personalized CPTED program. Contact our office to see how you can utilize our knowledge to make your residential area a better and safer place to live.
Property Inspection Program
Regular and thorough inspections of your residential property will help ensure that your valued investment is being maintained to a high standard as well as provide assurance that no criminal activity is taking place. Our team will make sure that these inspections are carried out as required and provide documentation as to the condition of your property as well as address any maintenance issues that they observe during the inspection. We are here to protect your investment.