Security Audits (CPTED)

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design is a design based, crime prevention approach. CPTED can be applied to businesses, such as shopping malls and industrial/commercial parks, residential areas, schools, institutions, parks and playgrounds. It is based on a simple theory; that the proper design and effective use of the physical environment can help reduce the incidence and fear of crime. 

A CPTED approach can involve basic changes, such as turning a store manager's desk around so that they can observe the sales floor better. CPTED generated principles and strategies can be both practical and cost effective.

Crime Prevention Services offers residential and commercial security audits, on a need basis, free of charge. Security audits are designed to identify areas of vulnerability and risk of your home or business, and strategies to minimize those risks.

For residential security (CPTED) audits, you can contact the Community Liaison Officer of your local division. For commercial or corporate audits, you can contact Crime Prevention Services at (905) 453-3311 ext. 4021.

Before you contact us, you can do your own residential assessment.

Do your own audit - try the Home Security Challenge!



CPTED resources

Research Based        

Practical Applications

What is CPTED?

Trewlany Experience

Alarm Systems

Ernest Majury Child Care Centre

Behavioural Based Design

Designing for Transformational Change

Graffiti; Building Rx


CPTED; Focusing on Behaviour


Burglary; Is Your Home At Risk?


Office Building Security


Securing Your Workstation 


Theft From Vehicles


The Writings On The Wall