Comprehensive Preliminary Architectural Security Study

first step

facility security with protective design 

Over the years, clients have asked us to provide assistance with improving the security of their facilities and protecting the occupants and staff in the event of a violent intruder or active shooter situation, in response to recent news events and concerns, and we have responded accordingly.

"The most difficult thing about a major task is to get started." We want to help make this vital & enormous task easier to manage and implement effectively. The way forward is one step at a time and we can help you with that.

Our  goal and approach is to provide facility enhancement solutions that are effective yet minimally obtrusive. We have developed our Planning Resource approach, Comprehensive Preliminary Architectural Security Study (ComPASSTM/SM) in such a way as to compliment and cooperate with current thinking and training by national leaders in Active Shooter/Intruder events, and the facility Security Risk Assessment. [We can assist you in acquiring a professional facility Security Risk Assessment from our consultants, if an assessment is not available or out of date (over 18 months).]

your call

Your entire security approach is totally in your hands in regard to needs, priorities, timeline and budget. If you decide to pursue additional measures we can help you work with security experts, evaluate the facility aspects, prioritize the elements and provide documents to acquire estimates and implementation through the construction process.

next steps

One reasonable sequence of events after ComPASSTM/SM  is to prepare a detailed review and report including:

  • Update or create a formal Security Risk Assessment

  • ComPASS and review by certified security experts

  • Customized security operations programs and manuals

  • Security/Emergency Team & Training

  • Building security enhancement construction documents

  • Integrating all facility security technology

  • Competitive bidding and construction assistance

graphical report

We provide a valuable ComPASSTM/SM Planning Resource overview for your site and building.  Our study gives you initial quantifiable information that helps you evaluate the need for additional measures, and provide a graphical report with site and floor plans that can be used as the foundation of an ongoing security master-plan.* The ComPASS plan provides a similar improvement over the written report as a map is to directions alone.

Our preliminary ComPASSTM/SM Planning Resource is meant to be a first step in the creation of a well-rounded security approach which includes an organized security procedure program, security team, security technology and potential facility enhancements. 

* The availability and condition of existing site and building drawings affect the amount of effort involved and quality of the study.  Where accurate plans are not available, alternative options need to be assessed. 


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