What We Can Do For You
 
 

We provide security consulting and design services to many types of clientele including architects and engineers who lack our specific expertise when competing for projects. Add us to your team and use our considerable experience to bolster your resume. While we service almost all environments, our experience in cultural property environments is second to none.


In a typical project, we meet with the client to determine their needs as part of a comprehensive study, usually as an extension to the program phase or as part of the schematic design phase.  We then handle all aspects of the project’s security needs including advising the team on security design and litigation avoidance, standards requirements and compliance, alarm, access control, advanced digital CCTV system, and other electronic security system design, specification preparation for our division, project management, commissioning, and warranty enforcement.  We do threat assessments, strategic security planning, and value engineering.


Go to “Putting Us On Your Team” and download a full set of blueprints for an imaginary art museum we call “The City Art Museum”. Since security system plans from a real project cannot be shared with others, this is the only way we have of showing you a sample of our work. Of course, we can provide your work product in any format you required.


We provide security operational master planning and programming, alarm, access control, CCTV and specialty system fully engineered bid document preparation, project management, warranty enforcement, value engineering, peer reviews and related services.

Services
Associate Firms

When we work in the cultural property environment we rarely use an associate firm except where we need the services of a capable fire protection engineer. We have dominated the specialty for so many years and our experience is so diverse in this field, we do not need the advice of a specialist.


There are some firms who never use the services of an associate because they think they are qualified to work in any environment by themselves. This is simply unwise. There is more to what we do than meets the eye. Clients expect that their security consultant know as much about their business as they do. They expect that the consultant will understand how their type of business functions, what risks they take and what other similar companies and institutions do to neutralize risks. No security consulting firm can know it all in every environment. Then there are the consultants who have expertise in the specialized environment but lack the other skills and knowledge to handle a project even in their home environment. Generally this involves a lack of technical systems expertise or expertise working with the architectural design process.


A good security consulting firm will not get involved in highly specialized fields for which they are not qualified and will always use an Associate Consultant with real expertise in a specialized field where they and the Associate can bring the necessary combined skills to do the job properly. While we pursue projects with vigor, we are not “hungry”  and thus not willing to take projects for which we are not qualified and have no trusted associate to collaborate with us on the highly specialized projects. Our solution was to develop collaborative relationships with other qualified firms with expertise missing from our portfolio of skills and experience and with whom we can offer our specialized skill and expertise to round out their resumes. Sometimes we use an Associate to represent us regionally on projects where there are numerous meetings or site visits required as this reduces the fee and expenses to our clients. The result is that the client pays no more than they would if they hired a less qualified team, often less, but they get the benefit of a wider range of skills and knowledge than they otherwise might. We never simply sub-contract a project to the Associate as many other firms do.  When you hire us, we remain the lead security consultants on the project and are actively involved throughout.


Some Associate Firms we work with are:


John J. Strauchs, LLC

Assists us with non-cultural property projects requiring expertise in his area of specialization.




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Clients can be assured that when we use an Associate Firm, we remain 100% involved in the project and take full responsibility for the Associate Firm’s work. Every Associate on every project is thoroughly screened and many have been known to us for decades.