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A new standard for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) just published

Advanced protective security professionals, architects, engineers, city planners, and public safety professionals have realized that the application of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) concepts in their professional practice brings enhanced capabilities to the safety and security of the physical environments that they support. The application of these concepts that have been developed over the past decades allow for the built environment, building designs, and physical factors to positively influence human behavior and to deter crime by those that enter the planned environment.

ISO 22341, Guidelines for crime prevention through environmental design, reviews the basics of CPTED through its historical background, four key considerations of CPTED, as well as CPTED strategies. Those  strategies provide fundamental guidance for their application within the planning stage, design stage, as well as the site and social management stage.  The standard also reviews a five step process for the implementation of CPTED, which supports oversight and aligns to ISO standards for risk management. 

This standard was initiated within ISO by protective security professionals from the ISO Member country, South Korea, and grew to include respected protective security professionals from multiple member countries to contribute not only to the standard’s content, but also the global application of CPTED concepts.

“This standard has been in development for several years and is an important topic in security that needed to be addressed at the Parkinternational level,” says Dr. Hyeonho Park,  ISO 22341 project leader and expert in Working Group 6 which has been responsible for the drafting of the standard. 

Mark Schreiber, CPP, lead representative of the ASIS International liaison organization to ISO/TC 292, shares that CPTED applications are becoming commonly trained and implemented by professionals across the globe not only because of their universal application and impact, but also due to their economical and aesthetic benefits to the spaces we live and work in.  He also states that the application of CPTED not only applies to the intentional planning and design of the physical spaces, but also to enhanced operations within the space with the opportunity for continual improvement. 

ISO 22341:2021, Security and resilience — Protective security — Guidelines for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design , is available from ISO national member institutes. It may also be obtained directly from the ISO Central Secretariat, respectively through the ISO Store or by contacting the Marketing, Communication & Information department.