Security by Design – CPTED

Cocoon provides CPTED advice for your construction or new-build construction project.

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Security by Design

Cocoon risk management is specialized in applying Security by Design according to the CPTED method. We apply architectural measures to your construction or renovation project, so that you achieve a higher level of safety at lower initial costs.

CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) is a design method in which safety and security are central. This method is also known as Security by Design. By planning, designing or arranging buildings in a certain way, crime, nuisance and undesirable behavior are prevented. CPTED is a multidisciplinary process. This means that not only undesired behavior is not given a chance, but that, aditionally, desired behavior is encouraged. Applying Security by Design can therefore have many advantages in both economic and security areas. At Cocoon we are experts in the field of CPTED according to ISO 22341 and we have already been able to carry out many large projects in the private sector using the CPTED strategy. Feel free to take a look at our portfolio.

Are you building or renovating and are you curious about the benefits of CPTED? Feel free to read and click further or contact us today without obligation!


About Cocoon

Cocoon risk management has been providing practical solutions in the field of Safety, Security and Design since 2000. Our services include making an inventory of your risks and providing professionally substantiated, customized advice.


We are a Dutch, independent consultancy firm.


Efficient, effective and customer-oriented solutions for every security issue.


Cocoon is known as one of the forerunners in the market.

Personalized approach

A personal approach in combination with a project-based approach ensures customization.

Rob van Dijk RSE RCE ATO
0031 (0) 79233150 | info@cocoon.nl

What is CPTED?

CPTED is a multidisciplinary approach to countering criminal and undesirable behavior through design and management. The goal of CPTED is to design a building or area in such a way that the number of security incidents is reduced and the desired behavior increases. CPTED uses the following four principles: Visibility, Clarity, Accessibility and Attractiveness. These four principles are achieved by applying physical and social measures. This includes measures in the field of (front) lighting, fencing, lines of sight and influencing behaviour.

The most important thing for creating a safe environment is the cooperation between different stakeholders. It is important to combine the opinions of users of a building or area with the knowledge of the CPTED experts in order to arrive at a design for a safer and more positive environment. Cocoon’s specialists have extensive experience in this area and are ready to lift your organization to a higher safety level!


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What are the advantages of CPTED?

CPTED can bring many benefits to your organization, both economically and securitywise. By applying preventive measures, the environment is made safer in a cost-neutral way. This leads to a proven decrease in crime, more social cohesion and participation, a greater sense of safety and lower costs for security and enforcement.

At Cocoon we are convinced that the chance of a feeling of insecurity increases when the safety measures are not in accordance with the environment. Whether this occurs consciously or unconsciously, it always results in an undesirable situation. In addition, visible security measures (target hardening) ensure continuous investments, a resttriction on freedom of movement and reduced self-regulation.

CPTED is the way to promote the feeling of safety in your organization in a cost-neutral way!

Why Cocoon?

At Cocoon we have been active in the Safety & Security industry for over 20 years. In that time we have completed many great projects in the field of Security by Design and we have developed into a true CPTED specialist. Our expert, Rob van Dijk, is a board member at the Safe Design and Management Foundation. And has contributed to guidelines in the field of Security by Design

Our vision on security focuses on creating a natural form of security in which the security measures must be characteristic of your organization. We always take into account both the economic and safety interests during the process, with the intent that you achieve a higher level of safety against lower initial costs. Cocoon’s specialists analyse, advise and coordinate your new-build construction, renovation or existing construction where necessary. A small adjustment to a construction plan or existing situation can sometimes already cause a major change.

Are you interested? We are happy to apply our experience and expertise to your project!