Make Your Bank Less Attractive to Criminals Using CPTED

Is your bank an attractive target for robbers? This session will teach you ways to use Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles to make your office (and home) a less desirable target for criminals. CPTED is simply the proper design and effective use of the built environment to deter crime. Applying this philosophy can lead to a reduction in fear and actual occurrence of crime. Using photographs and examples to illustrate, we will look at effective and ineffective uses of lighting and landscaping. We will also discuss branch design features that put you and your customers at greater risk, and best practices for eliminating these issues. Attendees will gain an understanding of CPTED and how they can apply these methods when conducting assessments of their facilities.

Covered Topics:

  • Altering behavior by changing the environment
  • Making your location more attractive to customers and less attractive to criminals
  • Physical security measures to reduce your risk
  • Combatting faulty branch design features
  • Good lighting vs bad lighting
  • Using landscaping to your advantage
  • Conducting assessments of your branches: how and how often?

Who Should Attend?

Any branch personnel responsible for physical security of the bank.