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 Expert  729536

Expert in Security Strategies, Integrated Systems, Access Control, CCTV, Security Management Systems


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East Sussex
United Kingdom
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An independent security consultant in design, specification and implementation of medium and high security. Specialist in developing corporate security strategies, designs and project management for implementation; including Security Management Systems, integrated systems, access control, CCTV, electronic, physical, computer and network security. Project experience in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America. Contracts include: • Broadcasting: Project management and application system design for large nation-wide networked access control system using smart cards with capability to expand to an all encompassing corporate security management system. (30,000 cards, 1200 card readers, 200 autonomous control units with constantly updated database and dual IP addresses, multiple data entry servers, central dual redundant servers with further remote redundancy servers; servers running NT). • International Satellite Communications Organisation; Risk Assessment, Systems Philosophy and Strategy, Systems Design, Control Room design, Drawings and Specifications for integrated security management system; access control, CCTV, intruder detection and door/gate control system. Client's Engineer for installation. (Contract period: over 2 years) Advised on manned guarding procedures and recruitment. • Film Studios and town centre CCTV monitoring; Risk Assessment with recommendations and specifications for manned guarding and physical and electronic security countermeasures. Tender documentation for manned guarding and CCTV system. Client's Engineer for CCTV implementation. • Bank of England site; The commission included an in-depth audit of the existing on-site security. This was followed up with a full report with comments and recommendations for updating the site security, re-location of the main control room and feasibility and design considerations for integrating the various security functions. • West European Central Bank; Security consultancy for all aspects of security of a new central bank building from start to completion. Advice on security staff job descriptions. Client's Engineer for Implementations. Included strategy, risk assessment and risk management, architectural advice, job descriptions of security personnel, full integration of procedures and systems into two operational control rooms, access control, CCTV, vaults, security management system, IT security, high security door and gate control, radio, intercoms, fire, bullion vehicle, doors, windows and much more. Full documentation was produced by GHA; tender instructions, contract conditions based on FIDIC, specifications, trunking and conduit drawings, security and fire drawings. (Contract period over 4 years; security items value approximately £1.5m GBP) Note: The design and integration of systems was acknowledged as very complex. This was essential to ensure simple, accurate and effective performance by guards, especially in high stress situations. It is GHA's policy to design systems primarily for effective and efficient operation by an agreed quality of guard or operator at critical times, not just to address the threat and technical requirements. • Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals, NHS: Review of hospital security. Production of scoping document to enable development of a new strategy around a centralised control room for security and key hospital facilities and a new security management system. Systems included Access Control, CCTV, personal attack and intruder systems. • Open University; Review of 3 sites (approximately 50 Buildings). Production of pre-qualification document for notice on Official Journal of the European Communities. Plus many many more.
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access control system

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application security

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automated prison security system

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bank security

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burglar alarm

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closed-circuit security system

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closed-circuit television

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college security

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command, control, communication and intelligence

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commercial security

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competitive intelligence countermeasures

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computer room security

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computer system disaster recovery planning

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construction site security

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custodian bank

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electronic security

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European standard

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fence

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guarding

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high school security

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hospital security

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hotel security

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industrial security

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international security

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mall security

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motel security

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physical security

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premises security

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rec security

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retail security

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school security

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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   HND (SANCAD)   Electrical and Electronic Engineering   Napier College. now Edinburgh Napier University  
1972   HNC Endorsements (SANCAD)   Parts 1, 2a, 2b, Organisation and Control of Production   Napier College. now Edinburgh Napier University  
1972   CEI pt 2   Paper entitled "Computer Engineering"   Napier College. now Edinburgh Napier University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1985 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Senior Partner

 

Security Engineering Consultancy


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Association of Security Consultants

Awards/Recognition

The Imbert Prize - 2010


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

INTERSEC, The journal of International Security, SECURITY MANAGEMENT & INDUSTRY TODAY (SMT), PREMISES & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (PFM). Expert contributor to an article in Security Management & Industry Today. "Integrated Security Systems - A Specialisation" in DEFENCE TODAY and FORCE, October 1986 issue. "Prisons - Design Considerations" in FORCE, November 1986 issue. "Essentials of Central Station Design" in conjunction with CCD Ltd for SECURITY TIMES, July 1986 issue.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - INTERSEC, The journal of International Security  
 - SECURITY MANAGEMENT & INDUSTRY TODAY (SMT)  
 - PREMISES & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (PFM)  
 - DEFENCE TODAY and FORCE  
 - FORCE  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1987 to 1988   Bank of England   Security Consultant   • Bank of England site; The commission included an in-depth audit of the existing on-site security. This was followed up with a full report with comments and recommendations for updating the site security, re-location of the main control room and feasibility and design considerations for integrating the various security functions.
1990 to 1994   Central Bank of Malta   Security Consultant   Security consultancy for all aspects of security of a new central bank building from start to completion. Advice on security staff job descriptions. Client's Engineer for Implementations. Included strategy, risk assessment and risk management, architectural advice, job descriptions of security personnel, full integration of procedures and systems into two operational control rooms, CCTV, access control, vaults, security management system, IT security, high security door and gate control, radio, intercoms, fire, bullion vehicle, doors, windows and much more. Full documentation was produced by GHA; tender instructions, contract conditions based on FIDIC, specifications, trunking and conduit drawings, security and fire drawings. (Contract period: over 4 years) Note: The design and integration of systems was acknowledged as very complex. This was essential to ensure simple, accurate and effective performance by guards, especially in high stress situations. It is GHA's policy to design systems primarily for effective and efficient operation by an agreed quality of guard or operator at critical times, not just to address the threat and technical requirements.
1986 to 2010   Various Local Authorities/ Dept of Transport/ Water Authorities   Security Consultant   Various security commissions. Mainly Town Centre CCTV, integrated systems and emergency control rooms
1987 to 1988   MOD UK   Security Consultant   Project Rescue, System Re-specification, Supplier Evaluation and Project Management on a highly specialised CCTV system.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • • West European Central Bank; Security consultancy for all aspects of security of a new central bank building from start to completion. Advice on security staff job descriptions. Client's Engineer for Implementations. Included strategy, risk assessment and risk management, architectural advice, job descriptions of security personnel, full integration of procedures and systems into two operational control rooms, CCTV, access control, vaults, security management system, IT security, high security door and gate control, radio, intercoms, fire, bullion vehicle, doors, windows and much more. Full documentation was produced by GHA; tender instructions, contract conditions based on FIDIC, specifications, trunking and conduit drawings, security and fire drawings. (Contract period: over 4 years) Note: The design and integration of systems was acknowledged as very complex. This was essential to ensure simple, accurate and effective performance by guards, especially in high stress situations. It is GHA's policy to design systems primarily for effective and efficient operation by an agreed quality of guard or operator at critical times, not just to address the threat and technical requirements.
  • • Oil in Asia; Audit of approximately 20 sites and feasibility report for nation-wide access control/security management systems. Project development of multi-site proximity smart card/ CCTV networked access control/integrated system. Design and specification of a large security management system and control room operations including fully networked and integrated access control, CCTV, intruder, perimeter intruder detection (PIDS) and communication systems. Covers approximately 100 sites/buildings. Audit of approximately 50 sites and buildings covering oil field operations and 600km pipeline. Feasibility report for security management system including networked CCTV and access control across all sites.
  • • Oil in Africa; Risk assessment for administration and oil process facilities/ storage sites. Development of multi-site proximity/smart card networked access control/integrated system.
  • • High Street Bank in UK; Audit of bank's central networks and production of comprehensive procedures with drawings for business recovery purposes to be used in the event of a major network hardware failure or computer centre disaster. Host computers utilising the networks included; IBM 3090s (mainframes), IBM 3475s, DEC VAXs, Tandem, and Unisys A11. External communications nation-wide included; X25, TDM on megastream and kilostream links (Fibre optic, microwave and cable), ISDN, and a multitude of modem links on analogue direct line and PSTN circuits. Also, disaster recovery procedures were also written for the recovery centres for two major bank divisions. (Contract period: over 1 year)
  • • International Satellite Communications Organisation; Risk Assessment, Systems Philosophy and Strategy, Systems Design, Control Room design, Drawings and Specifications for integrated security management system; CCTV, access control, intruder detection and door/gate control system. Client's Engineer for installation. (Contract period: over 2 years)
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
• Expert reports; a) Report on CCTV systems at residential properties. b) Reports on security at two Cash & Carry stores following £1millon robberies. c) Report on security systems (CCTV, intruder and access control) of a large warehouse and offices following a robbery. d) Report on intruder alarm system of a warehouse and offices following a robbery. e) Report on security perimeter systems at warehouses and offices following a robbery. f) Report on installation and maintenance of intruder alarm systems and CCTV systems at business premises and residential property. g) Technical security report following a high profile multi-million pound bank robbery. h) Full evaluation of CCTV, access control, perimeter and other security systems and measures in place at time of a high profile bullion robbery. Included detailed investigation into system logs and CCTV footage. i) Report on suspected interference of security system in alleged arson case. j) Report on residential intruder alarm system failings. k) Report on biometrics access control system installation. l) Report on police covert CCTV system and recorded evidence. m) Report on use of suspected bugging in vehicle - surveillance countermeasures survey. n) Report and justification for counter-claim on a contractor claim for substantial extras on a very large integrated high-security system installation.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2001 to 2002   Africa   • Oil in Africa; Risk assessment for administration and oil process facilities/ storage sites. Development of multi-site proximity/smart card networked access control/integrated system.
2001 to 2007   Asia   • Oil in Asia; Audit of approximately 20 sites and feasibility report for nation-wide access control/security management systems. Project development of multi-site proximity smart card/ CCTV networked access control/integrated system. Design and specification of a large security management system and control room operations including fully networked and integrated access control, CCTV, intruder, perimeter intruder detection (PIDS) and communication systems. Covers approximately 100 sites/buildings. Audit of approximately 50 sites and buildings covering oil field operations and 600km pipeline. Feasibility report for security management system including networked CCTV and access control across all sites.
1981 to 2006   Middle East   • Oil in Middle East; Review with recommendations for oil fields, process plants, tank farms and distribution sites. • Prison in Middle East; Project Management, Site Management, System Philosophy, Systems Design, Security Procedures, Client Training and some Commissioning. CCTV system included 360+ cameras and 12 control/ monitoring workstations. Security contract value approximately £12 million GBP. • Chemical Plant for Middle East; System Philosophy and Systems Design for total site integrated security. • Central Banks, Middle East; System Philosophy and Systems design for security management system including access control, CCTV, intruder and perimeter. Two HQ buildings and 5 major branches. [Note: this work was for the main security contractor.] • Conference Centre in Saudi Arabia; System Philosophy and Systems Design.
1990 to 1994   Europe   • West European Central Bank; Security consultancy for all aspects of security of a new central bank building from start to completion. Advice on security staff job descriptions. Client's Engineer for Implementations. Included strategy, risk assessment and risk management, architectural advice, job descriptions of security personnel, full integration of procedures and systems into two operational control rooms, access control, CCTV, vaults, security management system, IT security, high security door and gate control, radio, intercoms, fire, bullion vehicle, doors, windows and much more. Full documentation was produced by GHA; tender instructions, contract conditions based on FIDIC, specifications, trunking and conduit drawings, security and fire drawings. (Contract period over 4 years; security items value approximately £1.5m GBP) Note: The design and integration of systems was acknowledged as very complex. This was essential to ensure simple, accurate and effective performance by guards, especially in high stress situations. It is GHA's policy to design systems primarily for effective and efficient operation by an agreed quality of guard or operator at critical times, not just to address the threat and technical requirements.
2005 to 2005   Caribbean   • Central Bank, West Indies; Appraisal of control room workstations.

Market Research:
Member of British Standards committee: GW/1/8 ‘Access Control' and committee IEC TC79 Member of IEC Work Group TC 79 PT 60839-11 for the development of an ISO standard for access control systems. Council member (since 1998) and now Board member of the Association of Security Consultants. Trustee of the International Association for Human Values (UK); a UN affiliated NGO and registered UK charity. Expert regularly networks with leading UK experts in other security and technical fields.

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Seminar; to government representatives from 2 countries on Security and Security Standards in the UK. The delegates have/had responsibilities for setting up standards in their respective countries.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Extensive

Other Skills and Services

Trustee of the International Association for Human Values (UK); a UN affiliated NGO and registered UK charity. Expert regularly networks with leading UK experts in other security and technical fields.


 

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