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 + Technical Security Design

Expert counsel on security-related issues for site planning, design and layout to address environmental, infrastructure and space requirements. Creation of a technical security design package that results in a scalable, resilient technical security plan. Provision of technical security specifications, independently or with a design team, 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
  • Techniques include 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 protective measures

Security Operations Center (SOC) Design + 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) 

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.

Security Design Construction Administration

Oversight of security systems vendors, integrators and installer activities and deliverables. Initially, assurance that the contractor has bid an appropriate scope for the project will minimize change orders. During construction, validation that the security systems are in accordance with the construction requirements and best practices. Provide on-site quality reviews during design and installation of sub-system and finish work as well as liaison with third-party security stakeholders.