Physical Security

Total security solutions to protect valuable business and residential assets. Our security consultants are recognized industry leaders with exceptional credentials and experience. Criminals can be inventive, so a consultant's past experience can only go so far in this field. For this reason, our consultants are required to attend at least one seminar, workshop or training course per month. Our security professional are not only passionate about outsmarting criminals (keeping up to date with criminal trends, tactics and tools) but they have a broad, deep knowledge of security systems, technologies and techniques. The two major areas of security that our consultants are most involved in are information security (including computer and mobile phone security) and physical security. Read on for more information or contact us for a consultation.

physical security

Business Security

Physical security is concerned with physical measures designed to protect employees, assets and resources; to prevent unauthorized access to equipment, installations, material, and documents; and to safeguard against espionage, sabotage, damage, and theft. Our security consultants will audit your facilities to assess vulnerabilities, susceptibility, threats, existing security measures and countermeasures in order to improve your overall security posture and reduce the likelihood of criminal activity or loss. Our consultants will evaluate over a dozen key physical security dimensions, including:

  • Perimeters and barriers
  • Doors & Windows
  • Protective lighting
  • Electronic security systems
  • CCTV
  • Access Control
  • Lock & key systems
  • Security Personnel
  • In-transit security

In assessing your overall security situation, we will adopt the 3D system, which considers each of the above dimensions in the context of deterrence, delay and detection. For a short description of deterrence, delay and detection, see below. We are not affiliated to, nor receive any sort of commission or finder's fee from any security company or security product manufacturer. Our recommendations and our choice of product is entirely determined by our assessment of what is appropriate for you in terms of your needs, budget and other considerations.

Deterrence

Deterrence

The goal of deterrence is the creation of an environment that is unattractive to criminals. Anything that increases the likelihood that a criminal’s actions will be observed and reported to police or security personnel is a deterrent. In general, open, well lit, well used areas are less susceptible to crime. The visible presence of security measures, the use of access control devices, barriers, alert employees, and security personnel are deterrents.
Delay

Delay

The next line of defense is to delay completion of the crime - thereby increasing the probability that the criminal will be observed and apprehended. Barriers such as solid doors, good locks, fencing and other physical security measures are all devices that delay a criminal’s activities. The presence of delaying measures increases both the difficulty and risk associated with a criminal’s activities and decreases the opportunity.
Detection

Detection

Total security doesn’t exist. When a crime does occur, early detection greatly increases the odds that the criminal will be apprehended. Early detection can be accomplished by a variety of means. After hours and in areas not normally occupied, various electronic devices can be employed to detect criminal activity. These devices include alarm systems and closed circuit television.

Residential Security

To sleep soundly you need peace of mind that your home and family are safe and secure. Burglaries, armed robbery, hijacking and invasion of residential premises are on the rise, and criminal gangs are always on the lookout for easy targets and opportunities. We offer a number of do-it-yourself home security systems, alarms, sensors, intelligent lighting and video surveillance systems via our spy shop. All products have been thoroughly tested and approved by our security consultants for their effectiveness, reliability and value. Although all the products we have selected are easy to install and use, we can also arrange for a reputable installer to make contact with you if need be. As an added measure of protection, we are able to arrange armed escorts who can accompany you, your family or your employees for any period of time (ensuring everyone's safety from departure, while en-route, and upon arrival) as well as armed guards who can protect your premises and belongings while you are away.

Escorts

Escorts

Whether you need someone to secure your arrival at home by escorting you into your premises and "clearing" the house - or whether you need precious cargo secured from one point to another - our armed escorts will ensure that your loved-ones and valuables are kept safe and sound both en-route and upon arrival. Escorts can be visible and uniformed, or discreet and plain-clothed - depending on your specific requirements.
Guards

Guards

Armed guards are available to look after your premises while you're away. In addition, clients are able to make use of our complementary caretaker service which will ensure that your pets are fed and looked after, that your lights are turned on and off, that your garden is watered and that any household emergencies (geyser, water, sewage or electricity-related) are attended to in your absence.
Systems

Systems

Security systems are vital to the concept of security in depth. They include alarm systems, access control, lighting, surveillance and communications systems. A variety of high quality, affordable, security systems and components are available through our Spy Store. Chat to our security consultants if you need any advice.