Residential Security Assessment
Our residential security assessments include an on-site security survey of the residence including the building, property, and outer perimeter, as well as identifying the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities potentially impacting the safety and security of the home and its residents.
How Secure Is Your Residence?
You can find out how secure your residence is from an on-site security survey of the residence including the building, property, and its outer perimeter; the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities potentially impacting the safety and security of the home along with the occupants and guests; countermeasures and strategies for risk transfer, avoidance, mitigation, or acceptance; and detailed risk mitigation considerations.
Today’s security climate offers an opportune time for a thorough evaluation of the potential threats facing private residences. This service presents an independent and comprehensive residential security assessment of risk to the home, occupants, property, contiguous area, evacuation, and sheltering that can and should be addressed directly by implementing security and emergency preparedness strategies through the residential security assessment.
We uniquely tailor each project to best serve our clients and deliver the highest value possible to the engagement. The framework of the residential security assessment is extremely flexible and adaptable to the project environment. The structure for these types of projects follows a developed and still evolving process based on more than 35 years in the law enforcement and security fields.
A professional and comprehensive residential security assessment will evaluate the technical, physical, and cyber security measures of your home. When you follow the recommendations of the key takeaways, you will not only help safeguard your home and family from a preventative standpoint, but you will also have a planned response and recovery to any type of nefarious event occurring on your private property.
Corporate leaders need to be aware that danger is not only found in the workplace or while travelling abroad; it can also occur in their own backyard. By leveraging years of experience in this field conducting similar residential security assessment projects, we determine the key findings and recommendations of the assessment through a comparative analysis of your home with similar private properties we have observed.
The residential security assessment also describes coordination with the public sector for emergency preparedness and incident response. The report will explain the steps taken to ensure that the residents, as well as their guests, are not exposed to harm, intentional or accidental. One of the main requirements is to clearly demonstrate succinct and measurable processes to safeguard the people and property. It is equally important to incorporate crisis management and have specific guidelines to address all hazards, such as a severe weather, power outage, or an intruder.
After conducting countless residential security assessments for high net-worth individuals and senior-level executives, we have found the number one concern is the personal safety of their families. With that understanding, we work collaboratively with our clients and solicit feedback regarding their personal situation and unique circumstances. We then learn how to best bring value to our clientele through a residential security assessment project.
The residential security assessment technical component reviews security systems, such as closed-circuit television video surveillance (e.g., Internet protocol and digital), intrusion detection (e.g., motion detection, glass sensor, and door contact), and fire life safety (e.g., smoke detection, annunciation, and suppression). A critical element of the security assessment is the integration between these systems. Ideally, the camera systems are tied to the fire alarms and intrusion detection so that if any of these devices is activated, the systems talk to each other to provide optimum situational awareness.
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The residential security assessment evaluates numerous areas: (1) systems technology (e.g., alarms, cameras, and monitoring); (2) physical security (e.g., fencing, gates, windows, and hardware); (3) network architecture (e.g., Internet connections, wireless network, and ports); (4) emergency preparedness (e.g., safe rooms, evacuation, and relocation); and, (5) liaison with critical third parties and first responders (e.g., police, fire, and emergency medical).