CPTED is not meant to be a cure-all for criminal behavior, nor should it be the only weapon in your crime prevention arsenal. It is, however one effective, and often inexpensive, method of securing your building and property.
Surprising as it may seem, many experts believe that a well maintained property can deter crime. Why? Because a poorly maintained building demonstrates that its owner is no longer able or willing to control his property. It thus becomes an invitation to any criminal who wants to seize control. To state it positively, a well-maintained property demonstrates vigilance, watchfulness and involvement. These are the very things that intimidate the potential offender. Read More.