What are Independent Security Risk Consultants?

Independent Security Consultants

Are experts in the security field who have gained extensive knowledge about security, risk, and crime over the years. They stay up-to-date with the latest security developments to consult, assess, explain, and give advice. These consultants are not affiliated with any security service providers, installers, or sales companies.

This means the consultant will not sell or install any security hardware or software. They also do not provide security-related services such as guarding or patrolling.

In short, this individual is independent and only consults and advises on security matters.

An Independent Consultant is not your golfing buddy on Sundays or your barbecue companion on Saturday evenings. They are not someone you know in the police force, nor are they the friendly guy from the security company.

To classify oneself as an Independent Security Risk Consultant, one should have a consultancy and at least 20 years of experience in the security field. Furthermore, the Independent Consultant will also have experience with actual crime scenes. They would have interviewed victims as well as criminals to understand them better.

An understanding of the law, experience in policing, and knowledge about security hardware form the foundation of such a consultant. The most important aspect is that this individual will have experience conducting Security Risk Assessments.

An Independent Consultant conducts an Independent Security Risk Assessment. When it comes to a Security Risk Assessment, this person will conduct a thorough investigation into your security status. They will advise and recommend solutions based on the identified risks.

Important: The consultant does not form part of the solution.

It is vital to distinguish between an Independent Consultant and a consultant affiliated with another company. Nowadays, every Tom, Dick, and Harry refers to themselves as a ‘consultant.’

An Independent Consultant is unbiased. They do not gain anything from selling or installing a specific product. Their advice is professional and honest. They do not have to fear losing a contract or being bullied for identifying something as a security risk, even if management does not like to hear it.

An Independent Consultant

will have written and published several articles voicing their independence, the importance of it, educating people about security, and sharing their opinions and beliefs regarding security.

It is easy to say something to a client who does not understand security. However, it is an entirely different ballgame when the same information is published in magazines where thousands of people, including security experts all over the world, have access to it.

Security is much more than just hardware, and an Independent Consultant will know that. They will also know when security needs to turn into safety.

Read more about: Andre Mundell, Independent Security Risk Consultant and Assessor.

Our services for security risk assessment cover major cities like Pellissier, Durban, Camps Bay, and Gauteng (which includes Arcadia, Johannesburg, Midrand, Sandown, and Centurion).

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