States, governments, communities and private companies need to provide a safe and secure environment for their citizens, residents or employees.
Security technology, procedures and installations are under constant review but while organisations have typically focused on security guards or security cameras, in many cases, there is no assurance that money was well spent.
Analysis, Recommendations and Design
Significant savings can be realised if security aspects are planned when the building project is still at the design stage. Retro-fitting a building will always be far more complex and costly. As an example, simply by changing the orientation of a building on its lot during the planning process can help mitigate blasts whereas the construction of a large blast wall by an existing building will be costly and unlikely to be aesthetically pleasing.
Technical Specification and Product Selection
Today’s technology is packed with features which can be invaluable but which may be uneccessary or unproven. Physical security products need to meet international standards for blast or impact. M.I.P. Security prepares tenders, writes product specifications and then manages the selection process. Often, cost-savings can be realised at this stage by combining technology with good site design.
The optimum positioning of CCTV cameras, the installation of lights to give full coverage of perimeter walls, and the pouring of concrete to provide blast resistence must all be planned and monitored to ensure that products operate as planned. Short cuts by suppliers at this stage can put lives at risk therefore M.I.P. Security closely monitors progress to ensure that only the highest quality materials and work are used.
Acceptance Testing, Training and Documentation
At the completion of a project, staff must be trained, and operators must be fully acquainted with the equipment. Not only must there be supplier documentation but M.I.P. Security will write procedures so that staff are familiar with the location and interaction of all security staff and elements. In the event of an emergency, everyone at the facility must be fully comfortable with the procedures which must be followed to ensure the safety of all. These procedures must be tested through Red Teaming exercises which realistically simulate an emergency.