We have, in collaboration with an architecture and graphic design studio, created a 3D virtual toolkit for planners, architects, surveyors, and anyone involved with designing, building and commissioning developments. It helps to build an understanding of security in developments and highlight best practice solutions. The interactive guides available in this toolkit are based on our residential, commercial and schools guides.
A series of scenarios, such as the layout of communal spaces, use of lighting, perimeter security and landscape planting, highlight the design decisions that could increase the risk of crime and anti-social behaviour. Each scene has an alternative solution detailing the relevant standards recommended by Secured by Design and the police service.
The requirements and recommendations within the toolkit are based upon verified research and have been proven to achieve a reduction in crime risk of up to 87%.