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CPTED Considerations and Security Consultation

Security Consultant

A security consultant can be beneficial for:

• Victims
o Reducing fear and adopting changes

• The public
o Providing or maintaining a safer environment

• Companies
o Maintaining a safe environment for staff, guests, and production

• Security teams
o Serving as a bay area resource for your mission, task, or assignment

• Security professionals
o Supplementing your service to customers

• Security companies
o Improving your service to customers

A security consultant can assist you with:
• your need for assistance,
• your need for improvement,
• or gauge the effectiveness of an existing plan or system.

A security consultant should be knowledgeable in security management, physical security, personal protection, investigations, employee screening, emergency response, and interfacing with local law enforcement.

A security consultant, which goes beyond the physical environment and combines safer practices to the overall protective planning for a client, can be referred to as a safety/security consultant.

A safety/security consultant conducts physical security surveys and provides recommendations to an existing or proposed environment: residential, commercial, or visiting venue. The recommendations can address potential physical security deficiencies, can be a guide for security augmentations or additions, and can address safer practices that should be implemented.

A safety/security consultant can assist with the following environments:

• Residential:
o Combating criminal activity
o Recovering from a criminal act and protection to future unforeseen acts
o Creating a security plan or safer environment
o Identifying safer practices
o Selecting a security device (alarm, camera, other device)
o Building better relationships with your neighborhood

• Commercial:
o Combating criminal activity
o Recovering from a criminal act and protection to future unforeseen acts
o Creating a security plan or safer environment
o Selecting a security device (alarm, camera, other device)
o Adopting safer practices or policies
o Selecting a protection force
o Building better relationships with your community or law enforcement agency

• Venue:
o Dignitary advance work
o Supplemental security planning
o Identifying a trusted venue and host
o Selecting a protection detail to assist with arrival, motorcade protection, or departure

• Vehicle:
o Recommendations for vehicle protection augmentations
Safety suggestions:

** Are there any shots/immunizations needed?

** Photo copy passports and carry copy with you when away from hotel. Photo copy passports and leave with your family/friends for phone reference, if ​stolen/missing.

** Register your trip with the US government: for hospital, police, and other (visiting country) related contacts that will trigger US notification. Example:

** Email Consulate in (visiting country) and advise them of your trip. Sign up for email safety alerts (crime, food, travel spots to avoid, etc). Example:

** Keep the consulate number (write on your passport copy sheet) handy.

** Contact your health provider to obtain procedures for medical services outside the US [additional insurance, fax numbers needed by (visiting country) hospitals, etc]

** Contact your creditcard company and advise them of your (visiting ​country) vacation so they will authorize transactions and not delay them pending your notification.

** Obtain (visiting country) currency from our bank.

** Arrange airport-to-hotel shuttle travel through your hotel. Con-men at the airport ​will demand your travel voucher (there is not such thing, but they will sound legit). ​If they are not in government attire with ID badges, do not stop for them. Lots of ​con-men trick you into using their taxi or signing up for their time-shares. So hold ​your luggage tight and head to the exit to meet your shuttle at the curb. It can be ​scary, Good luck....

** Use safe in hotel room or at front desk for money/identification

** No not wear American style clothing with English script... if asked, say you are ​Canadian or Australian (beware kidnappers)

** Obtain a money belt to hide money/documents in clothing (or use bra)

** Obtain a decoy wallet to give to attackers/robbers so they will run away with it (and hopefully not inspect it until you are away/safe)

** Obtain a travel phone or obtain International coverage for your cell

** Obtain a GPS device in case you rent a car or travel by foot and get lost

** Buy a (visiting country) power converter for your US appliances

** If renting a car, check to see if CDL will work or if you need an International ​license. Check with your car insurance too.

** Stock up on medications, repellants, feminine needs, and others that might not be ​available/desirable in another country.

** If traveling with a laptop, download pictures daily so that a lost/stolen/damaged camera at the end of trip will not lose weeks of taken photos.