Tuesday, April 28, 2015

“Safe City” Mexico City - i-HLS

It is, or was, perhaps a bit of both a project that like many has had a problem with keeping high technology systems maintained and operational. For study it is a great project bringing in some of the most state of the art security systems, and working out integration issues. The numbers stated are a bit suspect since homicide closure rates are still in the 2% range. But any improvement is a big plus. If ever a city or country could use a study even a country wide adaptation of a CPTED program, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Mexico and Mexico City could. The program stresses the use of low or maintenance free security design, using only active controls like lights or cctv when really required. It also stresses the active control and oversight by the Citizens using the space. Which is what most science of security folks consider crucial for any lasting crime reduction.
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