specialising in
Independent consultancy to organisations that take security seriously


United Kingdom

(For international experience, click here)
Air Traffic Control Review of CCTV and security systems at two primary sites.
Banks (National & Commercial) Assessment of security systems/feasibility study for integrating systems into a single control room.

Disaster Recovery procedures for bank divisions & central network suites of a high street bank.

Design and implementation of alarm systems

IT Audits/ structured cabling installation/ encryption link.
Bridge Advice on specification, implementation, operation and maintenance for an integrated security management system
Broadcasting Project management and system design for large networked nation-wide access control system using smart cards
Cable Television Tender documentation and security specifications for HQ Building
Car Park Review and report with design proposals for shopping centre multi-storey car park to meet requirements of ACPO/ACPOS Park Markô Safer Parking Award Scheme.
Central Stations Review and assessment of existing equipment, market surveys and recommendations for alarm monitoring central stations.
Civil Airports Authority Full review of CCTV and general security issues.
Education Tender documentation and security specifications/ Client's Engineer for installation/ intruder alarm systems for school premises.
Electronic Countersurveillance Sweeps Sweeps carried out at various headquarters of large organisations, offices, houses and vehicles (UK and overseas).
Embassies Security surveys with recommendations for South American and African embassy buildings both unoccupied and occupied.
Expert Reports See Expert Witness Service page for technical investigations - Security equipment, CCTV, Access Control (including biometrics), intruder alarm systems, perimeter systems, physical elements and fire .
Film Studios Risk Assessment with recommendations for manned guarding, and physical and electronic security countermeasures. Tender specifications and documentation for manned guarding and CCTV system. Client's Engineer for CCTV installation.
Financial Services Full investigation and review of two large access control installations

Security proposals for UK HQ offices for global investment group
Health & Beauty Products Design specifications/ tender and contract documentation and drawings for large access control/ security management system.
Hospitals, NHS Review and scoping document to enable development of a new strategy around a centralised control room for security and key hospital facilities and a new security management system.
Industrial silicon wafer plant Full Security Review
Industrial vehicle assembly plant Full Security Review
Local Authority - CCTV System review/ Specification/ tender and contract documentation and drawings for CCTV upgrades. Client's Engineer for installations for several councils.

Analysis of business options for town centre CCTV monitoring centre
Manned Guarding Review, report, recommendations, production of tender documentation, tender appraisal and contractual documentation for manned guarding.
Market Research Independent study for a government funding body looking into the demand for state of the art "all digital" cameras for linking direct into PSTN, ISDN and X25 networks.

Alarm central station and remote monitoring equipment

Access control & CCTV products and systems.
MOD Project Rescue - System re-specification/ supplier evaluation/ project management on a highly specialised CCTV system.
Motorway/Police Control Centres Co-ordination and planning for a new control room project/ CCTV trials.

Security/ electrical studies and subsequent design work.
Museum Report with recommendations for upgrade in museum security.
Oil Security advice and detailed security scoping document for large scale oil processes overseas. (see also International below)
Pharmaceuticals Security Review
Police Buildings System specification and project management for standby power facility.
Prison CCTV design recommendations
Property Developments Project Rescue on district CCTV system. Project management for CCTV installation.

Relocation of district CCTV control centre.

Full security audit of multiple industrial and residential sites and a town centre CCTV system.
Railways Recommendations on security aspects for new management centres.
Residential Properties Security reviews, architectural advice, recommendations, design of intruder alarms, CCTV, intercom and locking systems incorporating aesthetic considerations, tender documentation, specifications and project management of installations - East Sussex, Edinburgh, Kent, Hampshire, London, Perth & Kinross, Surrey, Warwickshire and West Sussex
Satellite Communications Risk assessment/ strategy/ tender documents/ drawings and specifications for access control, CCTV and security management system at organisation HQ. Security control room design and ergonomics. Specifications for many physical security elements. Client's Engineer for installations.
Security Equipment Suppliers Assistance and advice on tendering issues for large projects.

Systems design and project management
Ships Service Manuals for ships CCTV systems.
Shopping Centres Review and recommendations with budget estimates for CCTV system, followed by tender documentation and security specifications, Client's Engineer for installation.

Review with recommendations and cost estimates for integrating a multitude of security and communication systems into a single integrated system.

Production of full tender documentation for access control, intruder, CCTV and video entry systems for shopping centre and residential accommodation.
Solar Farms Expert report on perimeter security installation.
Sports Park Security proposals (Intruder, access control and CCTV) for a sports park.
Technology Foundation Project Assessor for a proposed development for the transmission, remote monitoring and management of CCTV pictures from multiple sites.
Universities and Colleges Review of a main University campus and two other key sites. Production of pre-qualification document for notice on Official Journal of the European Communities. Production of tender documentation for maintenance of electronic security equipment and future supply and installation of additions and modifications to existing systems.

Review of security with recommendations on guarding and introduction of networked Security Management System including smart cards and CCTV after merger of two UK Universities.

Security scoping document and specifications for security management system (including intruder, access control and CCTV) and associated security equipment for a new (redeveloped) college campus.

Security scoping document for an East London FE college following a review of college access control.
Water Authorities Security/ electrical specification and design for control rooms.

Design specifications and project management of standby power facilities for IT equipment and emergency services.

Project management of telemetry link installation

Computer suite audit
UK Management/ IT Consultancies Risk assessment on IT systems. Advice and assistance on IT security proposals.
Year 2000 Testing of networks and PCs


Archaeological Sites Proposals for site security - perimeter, physical and electronic. North Africa
Airports Security reviews and reports with recommendations for oil related airports in Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia. Various
Central Banks Bank's security consultant for large new bank building with vaults, bullion routes and public halls. W Europe
Security Review of Bank buildings and special report on access enhancements W Europe
Full physical security review of main site; including access control, CCTV, intruder, intercom and perimeter W Europe
Full review and production of a scoping document to upgrade Bank Security. Tender documents and drawings for new security systems. Review and recommendations for new security control room/workstations. Caribbean
Security Review of HQ building followed by feasibility study and design briefs and tender documentation. Africa
Full Security Review of two main sites. Africa
Security systems design for two large banks. Middle East
Chemical Plant Security systems policy/ system design. Fm Jugoslavia
Commercial Bank Strong room advice for a new bank building. Middle East
Conference Centre Security systems design. Middle East
Control Rooms Ergonomics Hong Kong
Embassy Project management of security systems installation. Finland
Fertiliser Plant Project management of security systems. Indonesia
International Arbitration Expert Witness re cancelleded security systems installation. Middle East/ Europe
Museum Security Review, scoping document including strategy, procedures, recommendations for security management system including CCTV, perimeter, intruder, access control and other security equipment. Tender Specifications North Africa
Oil Risk assessments/ feasibility reports/ proposals for administration, residential areas, clinics, recreation centre, warehousing, various oil process facilities and tank farm. Development and specifications for a multi-site networked access control/integrated system. Specifications for many physical security elements. Africa
Design and specification of a large security management system and control room operations including fully networked and integrated access control, CCTV, intruder, perimeter intruder detection (PIDS) and communication systems. Covered approximately 100 sites/buildings. Technical appraisal of tender returns. Asia
Audit of approximately 50 sites and buildings covering oil field operations and 600km pipeline. Feasibility report for security management system including networked CCTV and access control across all sites. Asia
Audit of approximately 20 sites and feasibility report for physical and nation-wide access control/security management systems. Asia
Review with recommendations for perimeter defences for oil fields, process plants, airfield, tank farms and distribution sites. Middle East
Port Security Project proposals for physical and electronic security systems at African ports. Africa
Prison Project management/ site management/ security systems philosophy/design and integration of 18 different security and communication systems/ training/ commissioning. Middle East
Property Development Full security design and tender documentation for HQ Buildings for large industrial area. Middle East
PTT Building Project management/site management for large security management system (intruder and access control). W Europe
Royal Building Security systems philosophy/ system design. Middle East
Training Various

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