At the beginning of the year, the International Organization ISO published the standard ISO 22341: 2021 “Security and Stability – Protection and Security – Guidelines for the Prevention of Crime through Environmental Design”. This document describes the principles, elements, strategies and processes for reducing crime, including certain types of terrorist attacks, and the fear of crime in new or existing urban environments.

Covering a variety of architectural objects, including residential areas, commercial areas, industrial facilities, educational institutions, public parks, etc., ISO 22341 defines the process of assessing the risks associated with crime and the use of certified hardware to ensure safety.

The developers of the document – ISO / TC 292 (Safety and Fault Tolerance) – note that the widely used approach to urban planning to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in communities called CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) is used with great success in many strategies to prevent illegal action around the world.