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Often the safety measures taken in subdivision communities, such as high fences and video monitored gates, can have a negative instead of positive effect on residents. CPTED guidelines, when applied to subdivisions, can create a safe environment without the use of the more common, conspicuous methods.

For instance, streets designed with gateway treatments, roundabouts, speed tables and other "traffic calming" devices discourage speed and cut through traffic. And by keeping public areas observable, you are telling potential offenders, they'd better think twice before committing a crime.

These measures are simple, inexpensive to implement and will have a much more positive effect on residents than gates and bars.

CPTED Guidelines

1. Natural Access Control

2. Natural Surveillance

3. Territorial Reinforcement

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