The Police Marque Secured Housing Urban planning & design Buildings & Blocks Street Lay-Out Public Area Dwellings S O K G W Urban planning and Design (S): S1 (recommendation) Differentiation according to dwelling S2 (recommendation) Height and scale of building S3
Urban planning & design
Buildings & Blocks
(recommendation)Height and scale of building
(recommendation)Connection to surrounding buildings
Access of the district
Routes for slow traffic
Lay-out and rear paths
(recommendation)Recreation & public parks & gardens
(recommendation)Facilities in the neighbourhood
(recommendation)Facilities that draw a great number of people
WHAT: Variety as to the type, size, price, ownership and low-rise or high-rise
HOW: The variation consists of homogeneous clusters of dwellings
WHAT: Residential buildings not more than 5 floors high
HOW: Low-rise buildings maximum 20 connected
WHAT:The newly built area is well connected to the existing residential area
HOW:Clear and attractive entrances,the lack of no man’s land (max. 100 m), the clustering of traffic flows
WHAT:The access of the residential district is controlled
HOW:< 500 houses: max. 2 main entrances for motorised traffic > 500 houses: max. 4
WHAT: Routes for cyclists and pedestrians are socially safe
HOW:Minimal one safe route in front side of the houses; no tunnels, fly-overs or subways on the routes; On recreational routes no false appearance of safety.
WHAT:A socially safe structure is approached
HOW: No rear paths or no ´go through´ structure the lay-out is complying with demand K4 ´Rear paths´
WHAT:When the neighbourhood holds over 500 private houses there is space for recreation and public green.
HOW: Smaller (green) belts are found scattered over the residential area, among others for the purpose of play.
WHAT:Facilities are not a source of nuisance
HOW: Above at least 60% of the shops there are private houses with a view on the facilities; Footpaths from and to the facilities are within the sight of private houses; Sufficient facilities for bicycles.
WHAT: Facilities are located in such a way as to create as little nuisance as possible in the neighbourhood.
HOW: At the outskirts of the residential area. No short cuts. Short, survivable routes to stops of public transport.
Routes for slow traffic are linked with the routes of other (motorised) traffic.
Public car park
Tunnels and subways
(recommendation) Stops for public transport
Facilities for the young
(recommendation) Plan for the management and supervision of public areas
WHAT: Clear, non-glaringly and evenly illuminated in the dark. People are recognisable at a distance of at least 4 metres.
HOW: Horizontal lighting intensity (E average) = 3 lux and evenness measures at least 0,3 Uh. The RA value at least RA 25 or (E average) = 2 lux and 0,3 Uh at RA 60 or (E average) = 3 lux and 0,2 Uh at RA 60. Trees do not interfere.
WHAT: Parking facilities for occupants and visitors close to dwellings and residential buildings. Good view on the parking facilities from their houses.
HOW:Parking on own property or small car parks holding a maximum of 20 cars, within sight of at least 2 dwellings. Larger car parks at residential buildings are socially safe, easy to survey and well-illuminated.
WHAT:Public car parks are socially secure and well manageable.
HOW:Tough lightning demands. Entry, exit at day time: 200 lux, night time: 100 lux; parking spaces 40 lux, RA-value 60, E average 0,50 Uh AND good through sight, proper signposting. Entrances are secured after closing hours.
WHAT: Tunnels and subways used by cyclists and pedestrians are socially secure and well illuminated.
HOW:Use by various kinds of traffic. Minimum width & height. Lighting demands. Sufficient overview. Graffiti resistant coating or easy to clean material. Flat surface; there are no niches or recesses. Unobstructed view from surrounding buildings
WHAT:Stops for public transport must be highly visible.
HOW:In view of the surrounding buildings. Planting or other obstacles do not interfere with the view. The shelters are transparent and illuminated
WHAT: Should not be prone to vandalism and should not be a source for nuisance, nor should the surrounding buildings be at extra risk of burglary.
HOW: Good view from surrounding buildings. Area can be closed off or easily made secure. Area has been divided into separate parts (so no intensive sports). Footpaths well lit.
WHAT:Street furniture should not lead to vandalism, graffiti or anti social behaviour.
HOW:Small facilities are combined. Avoid nuisance at benches used as a place ‘to hang out’. Materials are durable, resistant to vandalism.
WHAT: Play facilities are secure and available to young people of all age groups. Supervision is possible and nuisance is minimised.
HOW: Separate play facilities for the various age groups. Good view from dwellings at play facilities for young children. Facilities for teenagers, within the sphere of influence, but not within direct view of the dwellings. With teenagers direct view is not necessary, but optional.
WHAT:Graffiti on walls and surfaces of buildings and other constructions in public areas is to be prevented as much as possible.
HOW:Screened off surfaces by planting or graffiti resistant coating or a coating of material that is easy to clean.
WHAT:Agreements on (the role of safety) in managing and supervising the living environment have been laid down in writing by all relevant parties.
HOW:Maintenance plan, ´call desk´, quick repair and cleaning, regular supervision, structural repairs. Co-operation and communication with occupants.
(recommendation) Lay-out and location of single-family dwellings; Front
(recommendation) Lay-out and location of single-family dwellings; Back
(recommendation) Lay-out and location of residential buildings
(recommendation) Division of the gardens
A block of storerooms, sheds or private garages; location
WHAT: From public places there is a good view on the front sides and entrances of the dwellings. Distance and clear separation between public and private grounds is achieved.
HOW:Dwellings have a front and/or side garden with longitude 2 to 5 meters. Front is flat or the recesses and receding parts of the building line do not interfere with the sight lines and social security.
WHAT: The rear is screened off and difficult to access by burglars and other unauthorised persons.
HOW: The rear of the dwellings clearly has a personal character. Accessibility restricted by fully closed block or no rear paths or no continuous rear paths with limited access.
WHAT: Due to location of the building, it can be well supervised and is socially secured. There is distance and clear separation between public and private grounds for accommodation on the ground floor.
HOW:The accommodations on the ground floor have a garden or a terrace over the entire width of the dwelling. Entrances of the building are highly visible, no obstructions, good lighting, short secure routes to car park.
WHAT:Any rear paths should be socially secure, are overlooked and not appear inviting to unauthorized persons.
HOW: Preferable straight (has no sharp bends, twists or forks) or the corners are rounded and good lighting, min.1.5 meters in width, no ‘go through’ structure. Each side of the rear path opens up to 10 residential properties. More properties means wider paths or closed paths with a communal fence.
WHAT:For dwellings along access roads or near entrances to the residential area fencing of the grounds is provided as a barrier against burglars and other unauthorized persons.
HOW:With a barrier between the (back) gardens of (corner) residential properties, min. height 1.80 meter.
WHAT: A block of sheds or private garages is positioned in such a way that an area that is socially secured and has natural surveillance is created.
HOW:Small concentrations (a maximum of 20 sheds or 10 private garages). Visible from residential properties. Sufficient lighting.
Residential building; size and compartmentalization
Entrance section residential building
(Entrance) doors communal areas
Lighting communal areas
Communal storeroom facility; arrangement and extent
Storage: Doors, windows and ventilation holes: burglary potential
Facilities in a residential building
Communal bicycle shed
Built-in car park (belonging to a residential building)
(recommendation) Walls/surfaces/partitions; anti-graffiti
Plan for the management and supervision of
the residential building
WHAT:The residential building is recognisable both in size and lay-out and not accessible for unauthorised persons.
HOW: A residential building has a restricted number of dwellings at each gallery. Compartmentalisation of galleries or corridors and fire escapes are gated and not easy to be climbed up.
WHAT:The (private) outside space in the case of upstairs flats facilitates contact between the street and the occupants, without providing opportunities for climbing.
HOW: Balustrades and fences are made of a transparent material. Barriers between adjoining balconies. No opportunities for climbing.
WHAT:The entrance should look inviting to occupants and visitors, but not to unauthorized persons. The arrangement provides occupants the ability to know and recognize one another.
HOW: Entrance in view of the public area, limited recess, good lighting, storage for bicycles, entrance burglar resistant, intercom, outside access mailboxes, good trough sight by use of glass.
WHAT:The (entrance) doors of communal areas, such as store-rooms, the car park, the bicycle shed, are self- closing and protected against ‘slipping’. They provide a safe escape route.
HOW: Doors are self-closing; provision to prevent ‘slipping’; key-less opening from the inside with an ellipse-shaped or three-cornered knob; outside no door handle; fitted with clear, transparent (wired) glass.
WHAT:The communal areas in a residential building are properly lit.
HOW: Clear, non-glare and even lighting in the entire area, with a lighting intensity of minimally 20 Lux at 1 meter from the floor. RA value is min. 20. Vandal resistant fittings.
WHAT:The lifts in a residential building are socially secured and properly lit.
HOW: A mirror that is vandal resistant on the rear wall of the lift. Communication and/or alarm facility. Good lighting (50 lux). Visitors have no admittance to communal areas.
WHAT:The communal storeroom facility has an arrangement that is both practical as well as socially secured.
HOW: Max. 25 separate storerooms or (closed off) compartments with max 25. Access at ground level. Straight corridors. Impact-proof mirrors. Lighting acc. to specifications G5.
WHAT:The doors to storerooms (cellar storerooms) in a residential building are sufficiently burglar resistant.
HOW: Burglary resistant doors that meets standard NEN 5096 (= CEN-ENV 1627) class 2, or equal. No use of glass. For openings under 15 cm, no specifications.
WHAT: Any amenities not related to the aspect of living (shops, businesses, etc.) within the residential building do not disturb (the social safety of) the aspect of living.
HOW: No amenities that could possibly cause inconvenience. Amenities have an independent entrance. Visitors to the amenities cannot enter the communal areas of the residential building.
WHAT:If there are no private storage facilities (such as sheds, store-rooms, etc.) there is a burglary resistant and properly lighted communal storage accommodation for bicycles, with sufficient capacity. Burglar proof glass within 70 cm of the door handle.
HOW: Sufficient capacity. Doors, windows and lighting meets requirements G4, G5, G9. Impact resistant glass.
WHAT:Car parks belonging to occupants of a residential building are socially secured and properly controlled.
HOW: Car park is is locked and can only be opened by authorized persons. Good lighting (40 lux). Good overall view (mirrors). Clear marking & proper signposting. Max. of 25 storerooms leading direct into garage.
WHAT:Graffiti on walls andsurfaces of the residential building is prevented as strongly as possible.
HOW: (Blind) walls and surfaces are protected by green strips, plants, graffiti-proof coating or easy to clean materials.
WHAT:Arrangements on (the place of security in the) maintenance and management are recorded in writing.
HOW:Maintenance plan; ´call desk´; quick repair and cleaning; regular supervision; structural repairs; Co-operation and communication with occupants.
View of the public area
Entrance; view and lighting
Doors; burglary potential
Windows and ventilation holes; burglary potential
Skylights; burglary potential
Garage; windows, doors and lighting
Storeroom, shed; windows, doors and lighting
(recommendation) Alarm system
Information and communication
WHAT:The dwelling provides a view of the public area adjoining the dwelling.
HOW: Sight on the public area. Window(s) on house fronts.Bushes, sheds, fences, railings or other obstacles in the gardens do not restrict the view.
WHAT:The entrance to the dwelling is socially secured and user- friendly, visible from the surrounding area and from the dwelling itself. There is a power point for lighting.
HOW: In view of the public area. No set back or recess is minimal. If recess than light is installed. Occupant can see visitors when door is closed. Power point for lighting.
WHAT:All doors that can be reached and that give access to the dwelling are sufficiently burglary resistant and user friendly.
HOW: Burglary resistant doors that meets standard NEN 5096 (= CEN-ENV 1627) class 2. Single handling function; easily opened with one same key.
WHAT:All accessible windows and ventilation holes that can provide access to the dwelling are sufficiently burglary resistant.
HOW: Burglar resistant windows or vents that meets standard NEN 5096 (= CEN-ENV 1627) class 2. For openings under 15 cm; no specifications.
WHAT:Skylights, dormer windows which can provide access to the dwelling are sufficiently burglary resistant.
HOW: Burglar resistant skylights and dormer windows that meets standard NEN 5096 (= CEN-ENV 1627) class 2. For openings under 15 cm, no specifications.
WHAT: All doors, windows, sky-lights, ventilation openings of garages should be burglary resistant if they are accessible. Power point for lighting.
HOW: Burglar resistant doors, windows, sky-lights and ventilation openings that meets standard NEN 5096 (= CEN-ENV 1627) class 2. For openings under 15 cm, no specifications. Power point for lighting.
WHAT:All doors, windows, sky-lights, ventilation openings of (freestanding) storerooms and sheds are sufficiently burglary resistant.
HOW: Burglar resistant doors, windows, sky-lights and ventilation openings that meets standard NEN 5096 (= CEN-ENV 1627) class 2, or equal. For openings under 15 cm; no specifications. Power point for lighting.
WHAT:Occupants are warned in time when smoke develops.
HOW: Smoke detectors are installed according to National Building Standards and have seal of approval of the certification institute.
WHAT:Casings, cable ducts and meter cupboard are made in such a way that a burglar alarm system can be installed later without breakage and is not vulnerable to interference.
HOW: There are pipes for the wiring of an alarm to the front door and the back wall on the ground floor for a later installation of detectors. Position plans provided for occupants.
PS: Only applicable for dwellings with a value of 1.5 times the average market value in the region.
WHAT:Occupants of secured dwellings are informed about safe behaviour.
HOW: Occupants receive (written) information on the proper use of the provisions installed. Attention is also given to the use of keys and escape routes in case of fire.
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WHAT: All doors, windows, skylights, ventilation openings, dormer windows on higher floors should be burglary resistant and should meet the W-requirements if they are accessible.
HOW: Accessible are: doors, windows, sky-lights, ventilation openings, dormer windows according to NEN 5087 (5,50/3,50 m en 2,40 m combined with stand van minimal0,4 x 0,4 meter). And all higher up if there are clear possibilities of climbing up. (roof slope = +/- 50%)
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