Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
CPTED (pronounced SEP-TED) is a proactive design philosophy that is built around a core set of principles based on the belief that proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime as well as an improvement in the quality of life.
CPTED is a component of the City's Business Watch program, a free, voluntary program that involves businesses taking systematic steps to reduce opportunities for crimes in and around business locations. In conjunction with the RCMP, the City of Kamloops has trained staff and Crime Prevention volunteers that can conduct a safety analysis of your business and provide recommendations on improvements and/or training to reduce the likelihood of your business being victimized by crime.
The four principles of CPTED are natural access control, natural surveillance, territoriality, maintenance and management.