1 KEYED AND OVERSIZE
The oversize mailbox allows for the delivery
of a range of letter and parcel sizes without overflowing. The keyed lock
secures mail providing simple protection from identity theft and
Alternative mail collection measures while
away (such as redirection or having neighbours collect) reduce indications that
you are away and the likelihood of property offences to your home.
The plants in this garden have been designed
to maintain sightlines (particularly between 600–1800mm) and provide visual,
climatic and environmental qualities without providing opportunities for
concealment. Further to this, visual design clues within the landscaping and
outdoor lighting provide a clear guide for visitors to the front
Visibility of the home’s key entry point is
the best defence against unauthorised entry. The extensive glazing of this door
allows easy observation and identification of visitors.
This alarm provides a back to base
monitored response service and incorporates additional features such as a panic
alarm and zonal operation, providing a higher level of home security than
regular alarms. It is important to use accredited installers and licensed
security providers in the selection and installation of your new
5 INTERIOR FLOOR
The interior floor plan maximises the
northern aspect to the family, dining and alfresco living areas and is designed
to maximise visibility, connections and sightlines between these rooms and the
rear yard. The layout allows for seamless indoor-outdoor living whilst providing
visibility and occupancy as a key defence against household crime.
The locking mechanism in this door allows
for a ‘privacy-lock’ feature, which secures your home but allows for simple and
quick exit. The ‘deadlock’ option requires keyed opening from inside or outside
of the property.
The security glass has a clear vinyl
interlayer invisibly inserted between the two sheets of glass. This provides
additional resistance to impact blows whilst optimising environmental
performance of the home.
The glazing also provides additional safety
following accidental breaking of glass by holding the glass in position
While unauthorised entry generally occurs
during daylight when homes are unoccupied, community perceptions of crime at
night are strong. Sensor lighting at the property boundary and specifically at
entry and exit points increases both the visibility and amenity of the home
while providing a greater sense of security.
9 SECURITY DOOR
A quality security door provides protection to
unauthorised entry as well as allowing additional home ventilation in summer
months without compromising security of the property. Security doors are a
recommended addition for all external door openings.
10 HOME OFFICE AND
Unauthorised entry typically occurs during
business hours when the home is unoccupied. Working from home in this office
provides a constant presence throughout the day contributing to home and wider
neighbourhood safety. This office could also be converted to self-contained
living to cater for extended family living arrangements.
Keyed locks on all windows allows these points
to be secured against possible unauthorised entry. The lockable winder enables
these secured windows to be opened for ventilation without compromising home
12 PASSIVE SURVEILLANCE OF
RIVERBANK DRIVE AND NEIGHBOURING PROPERTIES
Large windows on the first floor allow for
informal surveillance of Riverbank Drive and the front yards of neighbouring
properties. These windows also allow for easy supervision of the neighbouring
In many new communities balconies have been
confined to the rear of homes. This balcony provides functional space and
amenity to the main bedroom as well as an additional presence to both street
14 SIGHTLINES TO PARK
Larger windows on the first floor encourage
passive surveillance of the adjoining street and public park, promoting greater
accountability and contributing to community safety and use of these public
15 UTILITY WINDOWS ON 1ST
Standard size windows in the utility rooms on
the first floor allow for easy observation of Riverbank Drive and properties
across the street. The windows convey the appearance of habitable rooms as
viewed from the street which also contributes to neighbourhood
of this window to the roof line and rear of the house makes it vulnerable to
unauthorised entry. The installation of a security screen adds a level of
security without impeding ventilation and operation of the window.
A variety of landscaping materials can
contribute to the safety of your property. This loose gravel when walked on
provides subtle noise for an intruder to reconsider unauthorised access to the
18 FUTURE DEMARCATION FENCE AND GATE TO
A return fence and access gate to this yard
would add to the safety in the final configuration of the rear yard fencing.
Limiting the number of easily accessible points to your home can reduce
opportunistic home burglary.
19 SIDE YARD
This boundary fence is integrated with
the landscaping and provides greater opportunity for passive surveillance than
traditional solid panel fencing. The fencing also provides amenity to the rear
yard and maintains an attractive elevation as viewed from the secondary street
The secondary street fencing to the
front is set back from the front facade of the property and reduced in height to
highlight prominence of the building and promote passive surveillance to the