Why deterrence should not be part of your risk management strategy

Thursday March 19th, 2020 in Risk Management, Security Consulting, Security Strategy

Deterrent is a key element of security and risk management. But it’s a term that’s far too vague to base sound decisions on. Well respected people in positions of trust are caught doing things that would surprise everyone, including their families. It’s time to look at deterrence as an outcome – not the starting point.

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Does our thinking around protecting a business’s reputation need to change?

Wednesday November 20th, 2019 in Reputation Management, Risk Management, Security Consulting

Security as we know it is changing – and taking on a far more serious tone than has been needed historically. At least in Australia anyway. So how do we manage this from a security perspective and does our thinking around protecting a business’s reputation need to change?

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Why buying time is critical to your security strategy

Wednesday March 27th, 2019 in CPTED, Security Consulting

If I were to ask what is the most important element in any security strategy, what would that be?

– Physical barriers?
– People?
– Processes & procedures?
– Security technologies?

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How to keep your staff and organisation safer – 3 key elements

Monday February 18th, 2019 in Security Strategy

Forget everything else you’ve read about security because until you have these crucial elements nailed, your security strategy will have gaps and vulnerabilities. Achieving an optimum state of security depends upon three key elements coming together – systems, people and process.

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How effective are bollards at keeping people safe?

Monday July 23rd, 2018 in Uncategorized

Keeping pedestrians safe from motor vehicles has never been more important. Recent incidents where cars and trucks have hit people near buildings highlight the potential danger, which may or may not be terror-related. The risk of such incidents, whether accidental or intentional, is greater than ever. How effective are bollards at keeping people safe?

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How does location influence your security risk?

Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 in Risk Management, Security Risk Assessments

It’s not hard to see the importance of location when it comes to security risk.

A property’s location will influence factors such as how people approach it, what type of crime it is at risk of and whether those risks are constant or variable.

After analysing all our security risk assessments over the past two years, we found that location plays a big role in a property’s level of risk.

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Defending High Security Applications: Integration Isn’t Everything

Monday March 26th, 2018 in Matryx Media

One of the greatest challenges for any consultant, integrator or security manager is defending high security applications, particularly locations which are not purpose built or that must retain areas that face the public. Read Here

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Why we are changing security risk management

Sunday March 18th, 2018 in Latest Security Technologies, Risk Management, Security Consulting, Security Risk Assessments

Last July, an existing client engaged us to design the security system for a building that was under construction. It is part of a property where we conducted a security risk assessment a few years earlier. The client was surprised when we asked to sit down with him to revisit the risk assessment process. “Why do you need to do that,” he asked? “You guys did the last risk assessment. Nothing has changed”. In fact, a lot had changed. And this is the reason we are changing the way security risk management is practised. Our new tool, which is a world first will ensure that security risk assessments are always up to date and the chances of an adverse event are minimised.

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A terror threat should now be expected in Australia

Monday August 7th, 2017 in Counter-Terrorism, Security Consulting

Terrorist attacks should now be expected in Australia. Are you prepared? Many organisations are not and lack the right security staff. Where to from here?

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The 5 key elements in security risk management (which are often ignored)

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 in Risk Management

Communicating clearly and decisively to all building occupants during a security incident is critical. Are you doing it right?

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