We believe that design elements and a sense of shared responsibility in townhome communities can result in added safety for residents at all times, but especially during the holiday season when thieves are on the lookout for easy targets.
Lexington, KY (PRWEB) December 05, 2013
Michael Gale, Regional Property Manager for Lexington-based Andover Management Group, said today that townhome communities boast features that offer some protection against holiday residential crimes.
“The National Association of Home Builders (http://www.nahb.org/generic.aspx?genericContentID=168613) cites statistics from the FBI indicating that 400,000 home burglaries occur each year between November and December. We believe that design elements and a sense of shared responsibility in townhome communities can result in added safety for residents at all times, but especially during the holiday season when thieves are on the lookout for easy targets,” Gale said.
Gale pointed to the Beaumont Park Townhomes, located in one of Lexington, Kentucky’s most established and prestigious neighborhoods as an example of a multi-family site which incorporates principles of CPTED, or crime prevention through environmental design. “Lighting and landscaping are placed to maximize visibility and discourage illegal entry. There are a limited number of access points to the community, further reducing a burglar’s chances of being unnoticed,” he explained.
CPTED principles also include maintenance of common areas to high standards, Gale said, noting the commitment of Andover property managers to keep the grounds of Beaumont Park Townhomes in excellent condition. “This enhances the pride of ownership that our residents feel, which also is a factor in creating a safer community,” he stated.
Another factor in defeating holiday break-ins is the sense of shared responsibility which is fostered by townhome living, according to Gale. “When you live in close proximity to your neighbors, you tend to get to know them well. You’re likely to know when they’re out of town and will notice when something is amiss. In addition, your neighbor’s safety is a reflection of your own safety, so keeping a watchful eye helps everyone,” Gale said. “A close-knit community goes a long way in defeating the Grinch who would steal your Christmas joy.”
You can learn more about the Beaumont Park Townhomes community on their website, http://www.andovermgt.com/beaumont-park-townhomes/ or stay connected via Facebook for the latest community information: https://www.facebook.com/BeaumontParkTownhomes.