The conduct of the risk analysis survey is probably the singly most important element of each project. The information gathered during the security survey influences the direction of the Conceptual Protection Plan, and highlights those areas where your protection needs improvement. It is in this area where our service surpasses our competitors.
Physical Security and Electronic Protection are areas normally evaluated in any protection environment. The natural and man-made barriers to entry, intrusion detection systems, fire protection, lighting, landscaping, building design, fields of observation, furniture arrangements, and traffic flow are all contributing factors which are observed, documented, and compared to similar elements found in comparable environments.
Given all of the physical factors, the most important aspect in protection planning is the human element…those regular employees, security staff, responding agencies, visitors, and vendors who all contribute to the overall protection picture. You can spend unlimited amounts on electronic protection, erecting barriers, installing high technology access controls…all of which are worthless if the employee with the task of monitoring or activating parts of each system is inattentive, irresponsible, or neglectful. Our survey includes an objective analysis of the human side as well. We conduct meaningful interviews with those staff members who will most benefit from security system operations, and those who will be responsible for system operations. When appropriate, we meet with response agencies, security system vendors, and others affected by the facility’s protection. Policies, procedures, training manuals, and operations guides are reviewed, as well as existing vendor contracts.
The end result is a thorough, objective, and easily understood report that provides decision makers with prospective solutions to the most important problems: “How should we proceed… how much will it cost… and who will perform the tasks necessary?” The Risk Analysis Survey address each area, beginning with an executive summary, followed by an evaluation of each area reviewed. Practical solutions are presented in recommendation form, along with expected costs. Reports are normally presented within 30 days following on-site visitation.