This presentation will demonstrate how the design of homes, access control, natural surveillance, transitional zones, hard targeting and other concepts can make your home less likely to be vulnerable to crime before and after a natural disaster. By using CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) strategies, you can substantially reduce the chance you will fall prey to crime. CPTED theory is a blend of psychological and mechanical tactics that can make your home appear less attractive to would be criminals. We will discuss how proper security, lighting, locks and window latches can keep your home safe. We will also discuss how physical design of landscaping, paving, and low walls can create territorial influence that offenders will recognize. You may never look at the environment the same way again.