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 (recommendation)Connection to surrounding buildings S4 Access of the district S5 Routes for slow traffic S6 Lay-out and rear paths S7 (recommendation)Recreation & public parks & gardens S8 (recommendation)Facilities in the neighbourhood (recommendation)Facilities that draw a great number of people S9
S1-Differentiation according to dwelling (recommendation) WHAT: Variety as to the type, size, price, ownership and low-rise or high-rise HOW: The variation consists of homogeneous clusters of dwellings Neighbour- hood Neighbour- hood Neigh-bour-hood Neighbour- hood Residential area
S2 - Height and scale of building (recommendation) WHAT: Residential buildings not more than 5 floors high HOW: Low-rise buildings maximum 20 connected
S3 - Connection to surrounding buildings (recommendation) 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
S4 - Access of the district Basic requirement WHAT:The access of the residential district is controlled HOW:< 500 houses: max. 2 main entrances for motorised traffic > 500 houses: max. 4
S5-Routes for slow traffic Basic requirement 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.
S6-Lay out and rear paths Basic requirement 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´
S7-Recreation and public parks and gardens (recommendation) 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.
S8 - Facilities in the neighbourhood (recommendation) 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.
S9 - Facilities that draw a great number of people (recommendation) 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 areas (O): Public lighting O1 Parking outside O2 Public car park O3 Tunnels and subways O4 (recommendation) Stops for public transport O5 Enclosed areas O6 Street furniture O7 Facilities for the young O8 Walls/surfaces/partitions; anti-graffiti O9 (recommendation) Plan for the management and supervision of public areas O10
O1 - Public lighting Basic requirement 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.
O2 - Parking outside Basic requirement 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.
O3 - Public car park Basic requirement 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.
O4 - Tunnels and subways Basic requirement 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
O5 - Stops for public transport (recommendation) 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
O6 - Enclosed areas/court yards Basic requirement 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.
O7 - Street furniture Basic requirement 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.
O8-Facilities for the young Basic requirement 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.
O9-Walls/surfaces/partitions; anti-graffiti Basic requirement 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.
O10 - Plan for the management (recommendation) 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.
Lay-out (K): (recommendation) Lay-out and location of single-family dwellings; Front K1 (recommendation) Lay-out and location of single-family dwellings; Back K2 (recommendation) Lay-out and location of residential buildings K3 Rear paths K4 (recommendation) Division of the gardens K5 A block of storerooms, sheds or private garages; location K6
K1- Lay-out and location of single-family dwellings; Front (recommendation) 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.
K2 - Lay-out and location of single-family dwellings; Back (recommendation) 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.
K3 – Lay-out and location of residential buildings (recommendation) 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.
K4 - Rear paths Basic requirement 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.
K5-Fencing of the grounds (recommendation) 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.
K6 - A block of storeroomssheds or private garages Basic requirement 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.
Building (G): Residential building; size and compartmentalization G1 (recommendation)Balconies G2 Entrance section residential building G3 (Entrance) doors communal areas G4 Lighting communal areas G5 Lift G6 Communal storeroom facility; arrangement and extent G7 Storage: Doors, windows and ventilation holes: burglary potential G8 Facilities in a residential building G9 Communal bicycle shed G10 Built-in car park (belonging to a residential building) G11 (recommendation) Walls/surfaces/partitions; anti-graffiti G12 Plan for the management and supervision of the residential building G13
G1 - Residential building; size and compartmentalisation Basic requirement 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.
G2 - Balconies (recommendation) 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.
G3 - Entrance section residential building Basic requirement 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.
G4 - (Entrance) doors communal areas Basic requirement 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.
G5-Lighting communal areas Basic requirement 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.
G6 - Lift Basic requirement 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.
G7 - Communal storeroom facility Basic requirement 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.
G8 - Storage: Burglary resistance of doors, windows and ventilation openings Basic requirement 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.
G9 - Amenities in a residential building Basic requirement 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.
G10 - Communal bicycle shed Basic requirement 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.
G11 - Built-in car park (belonging to a residential building) Basic requirement 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.
G12 - Walls/surfaces/partitions; anti-graffiti (recommendation) 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.
G13 - Plan for the management and supervision of the residential building Basic requirement 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.
Dwelling (W): View of the public area W1 Entrance; view and lighting W2 Doors; burglary potential W3 Windows and ventilation holes; burglary potential W4 Skylights; burglary potential W5 Garage; windows, doors and lighting W6 Storeroom, shed; windows, doors and lighting W7 Smoke detector W8 (recommendation) Alarm system W9 Information and communication W10
W1 - View of the public area Basic requirement 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.
W2 - Entrance; view and lighting Basic requirement 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.
W3-Doors; burglary potential Basic requirement 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.
W4- Windows and ventilation holes; burglary potential Basic requirement 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.
W5 - Skylights; burglary potential Basic requirement 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.
W6 – Garage; burglary potential and lighting Basic requirement 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.