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Can Burglary Prevention be Low Carbon and Effective? Investigating the environmental performance of burglary prevention measures

Skudder, Helen, Brunton-Smith, Ian, Tseloni, A, McInnes, A, Cole, J, Thompson, R and Druckman, Angela (2017) Can Burglary Prevention be Low Carbon and Effective? Investigating the environmental performance of burglary prevention measures Security Journal. pp. 1-28.

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Abstract

There has been limited study to date on the environmental impacts of prevention measures. We address this shortfall by estimating the carbon footprint associated with the most widely used burglary prevention measures: door locks, window locks, burglar alarms, lighting and CCTV cameras. We compare these footprints with a measure of their effectiveness, the Security Protection Factor (SPF), allowing us to identify those measures that are both low carbon and effective in preventing burglary. Window locks are found to be the most effective and low carbon measure available individually. Combinations of window locks, door locks, external and indoor lighting are also shown to be effective and low carbon. Burglar alarms and CCTV do not perform as strongly, with low security against burglary and higher carbon footprints. This information can be used to help inform more sustainable choices of burglary prevention within households as well as for crime prevention product design.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Environment and Sustainability
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Centre for Environmental Strategy
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Skudder, Helenh.skudder@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Brunton-Smith, IanI.R.Brunton-Smith@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Tseloni, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McInnes, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cole, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Thompson, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Druckman, AngelaA.Druckman@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 24 February 2017
Identification Number : 10.1057/s41284-017-0091-4
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright The Author(s) 2017. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com
Uncontrolled Keywords : burglary prevention; crime prevention; carbon footprint; carbon cost of crime; security protection factor
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 07 Feb 2017 17:25
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2017 09:51
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813480

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