specialising in
Independent consultancy to organisations that take security seriously

Areas of Expertise include:

Architectural and Engineering support, security management systems, integrated systems, access control, computer networks, CCTV, intruder alarms, manned guarding, control rooms, fire detection, perimeter systems, vaults, locking, movement control, physical elements and communication systems.

Gordon Herrald Associates was established in 1985 as a strictly independent Security Engineering Consultancy providing security services to large and small organisations. The Consultancy, located close to Gatwick Airport within easy reach of London, has specific expertise in most aspects of physical security and increasingly provides expert witness services.

Special emphasis has always been placed on requirements for management procedures, the user interface and minimising all system costs, or the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Client list includes National and Commercial Banks, Oil Companies, International Communication and Industrial Organisations, National and Local Government Departments.

Gordon Herrald

Gordon Herrald is the principal consultant at the partnership of Gordon Herrald Associates. His technical qualifications are matched with a good balance between commercial and contractual awareness, practical engineering knowledge, and an enthusiasm to get the right result. He has over 40 years of relevant experience. It was after many years' service with a market leader in security systems gaining wide and in-depth experience in all aspects of large security projects that he identified the market need for impartial security advice from technically competent consultants.

Primarily he has overseen the successful implementation and installation of many integrated systems into structures and establishments ranging from large bridges to central banks in the United Kingdom and overseas.

He is the originator of many published papers and featured on a TV documentary re. 11 September. Gordon is a member of British Standards committees GW/1/11 'Alarm Receiving Centres' and GW/1/8 'Access Control'. He is an ex-Vice-Chairman and board member of the Association of Security Consultants having sat on its board/council for 16 years. Gordon is a past winner of The Imbert Prize - the Security Associations' Award.

Project experience has extended beyond the UK to Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Far East and North America.


Gordon Herrald Associates actively networks as and when necessary with associate consultants, each a leading independent consultant in his or her own field of expertise. We can thus provide a first class service to clients covering nearly all aspects of security.

Associate expertise is available on:
  • Blast Analysis and countermeasures for buildings and structures

  • IT Planning and development of IT strategies

  • Human Factors Engineering

  • Crises Management

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Gordon Herrald Associates

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