SAFER AND MORE DESIRABLE ENVIRONMENTS
IN WHICH TO LIVE, LEARN, WORK, AND PLAY
Properties certified as meeting the SAFE Design Standard® have all undergone a rigorous and comprehensive multi-phase assessment that denotes reasonable and prudent steps have been taken to reduce the risk and fear of crime. These properties typically are safer and more secure built environments, making them highly desirable places in which to live, learn, work, and play. Moreover, because the SAFE Design Standard® promotes the use of desired landscape architecture, architecture, engineering, interior design, and space programming as central aspects for achieving enhanced site and building security, properties certified as meeting the SAFE Design Standard® characteristically are more functional and aesthetically pleasing when compared to properties that have been overtly fortified using more traditional crime reduction approaches.
The SAFE Design Standard® aims to noticeably reduce incidents of violence, theft, vandalism, and other crime risks from occurring within a built environment – arguably increasing the marketability and overall value of a site and building. Likewise, these properties also stand to realize higher valuation during appraisal and may be eligible for insurance discounts. A core benefit of the SAFE Design Standard® is its applicability to virtually any type of site or building, anywhere in the world.