Security and Safety

  • Mary S. Smith


Security design in parking facilities deals with minimizing the risk of incidents that threaten the safety of parking patrons and parking attendants. Additional concerns include the protection of cars, personal property, cash receipts, and the facility itself. Psychology plays a big role in security design; a good design uses perception to influence people. Obviously, the more secure a facility appears, the more likely parkers will be to accept and use the facility. A potential wrongdoer will normally analyze the situation before committing a crime to determine the odds of being seen, and if seen, of being recognized and apprehended. He or she is less likely to commit the crime in a facility where security features are apparent.


Violent Crime Parking Area Parking Space Security Feature Security Personnel 
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