Security Design and Consulting

Security Design and Consulting

How We Can Help

We provide expert counsel to owners, developers, architects and engineers on all security-related issues and requirements related to site planning, design and layout. Key physical and technical security domains are aligned within an integrated site plan that progresses from design to construction and system acceptance testing to opening and daily operations. We help organizations design major facilities, complexes and infrastructure with a scalable, resilient and compliant security blueprint that reflects the operational needs of the facility or entity.

Facility Physical and Technical Security Assessment

  • Independent assessment of security confronting one or several facilities, such as multi-tenant, Class A office buildings; corporate headquarters or integrated complexes, malls and shopping centers; event halls; embassies; data centers; and critical infrastructure sites.
  • Strategic scope includes factors such as risk, threat and vulnerability profile; geography and local environment; criticality of operations; sensitivity of information used, stored or generated; size of facility and number of personnel; regulatory mandates and internal risk criteria.
  • Tactical scope includes factors such as perimeter alarm systems; access control systems; closed-circuit television coverage; intrusion detection systems; fire and life safety systems; emergency plans; mail and package delivery; and backup power availability and adequacy.

Facility Physical and Technical Security Design

  • Creation of a technical security design package that results in a scalable, resilient technical security plan.
  • Provision of technical security specifications, working either independently or with a design team, and either as a single-phased design or a multi-tier/multi-stage type of design (e.g., schematic design, design development, construction documents).

Protective Design

  • Blast analysis that assesses the potential impact to inform load quantification, code consulting and design.
  • Application of a broad range of analysis techniques – including shock, over-pressure, impulse, thermal loading and fragmentation – to help identify structural capacity and solutions to mitigate the effect of blast loads.
  • Ballistic and hazardous fragment protection that characterizes and quantifies the likely threats and design or specifies appropriate protective measures.

Security Operations Center (SOC) Design and Consulting

  • Evaluation of technical systems, operational elements and human factors critical to an efficient and effective SOC, including coordination of mechanical and architectural components.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Assessments

  • Planning of physical and psychological elements to (1) deter offenders before they commit harmful acts; (2) enhance the quality of life for people living, working or recreating in the facility; and (3) increase environmental value.

Mass Notification Risk Assessment

  • Risk assessment required by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 72, Chapter 24 to ensure that the mass notification system includes the components best suited to respond to the design-based threats established for the facility.
  • Verification that a properly designed mass notification system is in place.

Armed Aggressor Egress Modeling

  • Emergency planning and mass notification design that applies proprietary algorithms to understand the flow of pedestrians during an active shooter type of incident.
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