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The Weakest Link – How Safe is Your Home?

Security surveys and research have shown that traditional security methods are no longer effective against the level of crime currently being experienced, as criminals have worked out ways and means of breaching security. Corruption and intimidation of security services is evident. Crime syndicates have become professional organisations, highly skilled and lethal. The sophistication of experienced criminals, who carry out their own reconnaissance to find new ways of breaching security systems, is totally underestimated.  ISC Intrusion tests and investigations of real intrusions have highlighted the ease with which perimeter security systems and barriers are breached. Time taken to breach most [...]

By |2018-07-20T13:22:17+02:00Jul 20th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Safety By Design

It is an unfortunate fact that security measures form part of every facet of modern day life. Yet this is seldom considered at the beginning of a design project with disappointing aesthetic and financial consequences.  Both are avoidable. A professional security consultant, when included from the onset of a design project, will work in tandem with the architect to apply an environmental design approach thus retaining the openness and aesthetics of a building. Contemporary cutting edge security components when correctly selected, combined and applied are not only far less obtrusive but also more effective in the long term. Furthermore, by “getting [...]

By |2018-07-13T13:20:47+02:00Jul 13th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

THE ROLE OF THE CRIMINAL IN CRIME PREVENTION

Renford Brand ISC: Qualified Risk Analyst and Security Planner with over 40 years’ experience The criminal has the most important role to play in the planning of security as he is the most experienced in breaching security systems. This is why a risk and vulnerability analys is the most important starting point in the entire planning process. Unfortunately in the planning and design of most security systems, the latest high tech security equipment, high walls, electric fencing, guarding and armed response take priority over identifying the criminal’s strategy. Giving those issues a higher importance than the criminal’s intrusion capabilities, [...]

By |2018-06-03T12:28:40+02:00May 28th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

SECURITY IS ABOUT MORE THAN HIGH WALLS AND ALARM SYSTEMS

Architects worry about the fortress mentality of security contractors, developers regard security as another overhead and security planners feel that architects and developers do not take security seriously at the design stage of a project, says Renford Brand of the Independent Security Consultancy.  He says architects and professional security consultants need to work together from the design stage of a project to ensure a cost-effective solution. "Making a building secure after completion is an expensive proposition", says Brand....

By |2018-05-28T19:37:33+02:00May 28th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

WHY YOU NEED AN INDEPENDENT SECURITY CONSULTANT

These days EVERYONE seems to call themselves a consultant to the extent that the man in the street doesn’t even question it when the consultant advises him to buy their products or services without offering alternative products and installer options.  By definition a security consultant is an independent and experienced professional whose only financial gain is in his fee and not in making a profit/commission by recommending specific products and/or service providers/installers. The two major benefits derived are independent objective analysis and calculated advice which will allow you, the client, to achieve the highest level of security at the [...]

By |2018-06-09T19:01:06+02:00May 28th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments