CPTED principles for crime prevention
GlassMasters has been a trailblazer in New Zealand with adopting Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behaviour through environmental design. With our philosophy of embracing innovation and pro-activity in research, GlassMasters was the first surface protection company to introduce the idea of printed on anti-graffiti film to deter vandalims on Auckland bus shelters in 2012. The obvious benefit of this practise has lead to printed surface protection films today being commonly used to cover and to prevent glass vandalism.
Chris Bennett from GlassMasters has been a frequent and active CPTED programme participant, advocate and speaker at CPTED conferences. His collaborations have included;
CPTED Practitioner Course Level 1 - Lower Hutt in March 2014
ICA Regional CPTED Forum - Adelaide, Australia in October 2014. Chris Bennett presented where the idea for using printed film for came from and the results implementation of early trials of printed anti-graffiti window film applied on Auckland bus shelters.
CPTED Advanced Workshop 3 days - Lower Hutt in March 2016
COST- action on Crime Prevention through Urban Design - Athens, Greece in November 2016