Corporate Security Consultants
In a world of changing threats from crime and terrorism, our corporate security consultants bring peace of mind to clients with our creative and balanced security strategies, combined with wide-ranging solutions that provide protection to people, property, businesses, industry and .
Over the last decade, the physical security market has evolved into a highly technical field of expertise that deals with both current and emerging threats. The security threats we face, ranging from traditional criminal acts such as theft, robbery and assault to terrorism and cyber-attacks, are constantly developing as the methods of criminals and terrorists increase in their capability and application, targeting organisations and corporate entities who are weak in their physical security defences.
Against this background, Aldermans security consultants work with corporate personnel bearing responsibility for security matters, along with building owners, developers and security managers within organisations, as well as architects and property managers, to safeguard people, property and businesses against loss and injury.
Our corporate security solutions take your business needs into account
We work across a wide range of business sectors, with an expanding project portfolio that ranges from high-rise buildings in London’s business centres and Docklands to prestigious buildings in Westminster and Mayfair.
Our portfolio includes public, commercial and residential developments, churches and religious buildings , healthcare environments, educational establishments, data centres, research complexes, high end residences and large logistic developments.
Leveraging our experience, creativity and technical expertise, we design tailored security solutions that are realistic and practical, at the same time taking the business needs into account, encouraging normal day to day life, whilst deterring trespassers, vandals, criminals and terrorists.
Fit-for-Purpose Security Solutions
Our approach is an integrated security strategy which combines planning, technology and management, includes physical, technical and procedural solutions and considers current and future security requirements. Criminals and protagonists constantly seek new ways to penetrate defences, therefore we design flexibility into our security solutions to ensure they can be reviewed and updated to deal with emerging security threats and trends.
Security is subject to an abundance of government and industry standards, police recommendations and planning requirements. By combining our knowledge of these with our insight into how criminals operate, as well as understanding crime patterns and trends, we apply our technical expertise to the benefit of our clients’ budgets for security readiness.
By working with building design teams, engineers and architects from the earliest stages of a project, and continually refining and reviewing our advice as project designs develop, we deliver effective security solutions that also blend with the developments architecture and support the function of the building.
Identifying the Security Threats
Our starting point on each security project we are assigned, is to assess the security threats and create an accurate and cost-effective strategy aimed at minimising the overall risk that is acceptable and manageable.
In identifying threats, we look at every aspect, from vandalism and petty crime to internal attack and terrorism, providing considered advice based on the reality of the situation. The risks for an iconic high-rise such as The Shard, whose high profile makes it a potential target for terrorists, would be very different from those of a hospital like St Guys & Thomas in London, where priorities would be preventing unauthorised access into wards and controlling access to equipment and medical supplies.
At Aldermans, we also conduct security reviews of existing premises to understand current security situations and vulnerabilities, while developing appropriate treatment plans and strategies to ensure compliance of the organisations responsibilities to specific government or industry standards.
Appropriate, Cost-Effective and Flexible Risk Mitigation Measures
The next stage is to consult with our client to prioritise, estimate costs and implement risk mitigation measures, allowing for adjustment if needs change in the future.
Changes can come in the form of new threats or, as in the case of commercial office buildings, new occupiers whose security requirements reflect the nature of their business.
A government department, for example, may face distinctive threats from those facing a religious institution. Once our clients’ risks and operational requirements are assessed, we consult on the most appropriate deterrents, which include both physical and electronic security measures.
Physical Security Experts
Physical security refers to the use of barriers to delay and defeat an attack with elements such as enhanced structural design and blast-resistant glazing. Terrorist bombings in recent years have highlighted the need to understand the impact of extreme events on building structures.
Our consultants whose experience in disproportionate collapse and blast analysis, can simulate the detonation of a device in a building or environment to analyse the effect of the resulting blast wave on the structural elements of buildings, including columns, beams, and glazing.
Other aspects of physical security involve creating standoff /sterile areas from a building in the form of vehicle barriers, landscaping, and street architecture, as well as security posts and control rooms occupied by security personnel.
Our security consultants also have expertise in making the public space around buildings safer via Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). This method involves creating areas and spaces that discourage potential offenders from committing criminal acts by considering the physical design of the areas where people live and congregate.
In central London, we are providing security consultation for a major entertainment development where, in addition to designs for a casino, hotel and independent retail units, we have also completed CPTED assessments on the public environments throughout the development.
Technical Solutions for Improved Security
Our technical security solutions include CCTV video surveillance systems, electronic access controls, perimeter intrusion detection systems, state of the art communication arrangements, drone and prohibited object detection equipment, real-time location tracking systems, emergency notification equipment and perimeter protection design.
On large scale projects, we work closely with integrative design teams to ensure that security systems are aligned with a project’s building systems, such as public address, lighting, lifts and stairways, visitor management protocols and fire safety systems. In addition to the system design process, we also provide our clients with support through the tender and implementation process, conducting site reviews, system testing procedures, training and signing off.
Our corporate security consultants have wide-ranging civilian, police and military backgrounds and extensive commercial security industry experience. This, blended with the expertise of colleagues across project design teams and our in-house specialists in security-relevant fields such as crowd management, travel security and security resilience, allows us to develop highly effective, efficient and all-inclusive corporate security strategies to mitigate the threat of incident and crime for properties of all kinds, ensuring peace of mind for clients and the people working and living in their buildings.
If you are seeking the services of an independent security consultancy London, contact us today.
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Aldermans Security Consultants are an established firm of security experts in London.
Feel free to get in touch and speak with one of our team to discuss your requirements. Call 0208 1917313.