Security & Protective Design Consultancy
A Client would only want to invest in security and protective solutions when he is convinced of the physical security risks. Thus, the Security Master Plan needs to look at possible and credible threats, assess the physical security risks and develop a complete range of solutions to address these risks.
Concurrently, a Client would also expect that security and protective solutions do not contradict or compromise their operational imperatives or generate other problems. For example, many Clients expect security and protective solutions to be integrated with the building design and yet avoid a fortress outcome.
Meeting Local and International Standards
KCPT is familiar with various local and International Guidelines and Standards for security and protective design. This will help calibrate the appropriate security and protective solutions so that cost-effective and well-integrated outcome can be achieved. When measures are considered early in a project, and when accompanied by an informed process, KCPT believes security and protective solutions can be well-blended into a building design and operations, and without the cost becoming unjustifiable. Such security-by-design approach is increasingly embraced by Clients.
Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (TVRA)
The TVRA is an important part of the Security Master Planning process. It provides the very basis for subsequent implementation of solutions. The TVRA identifies credible Threats that affect the facility at that specific location and for the specific Client, Vulnerabilities, and the likely Impact on the facility due to occurrence of the threat.
These three components are assessed to arrive at a Risk Profile for the facility.
- Characteristics of the site and locale
- Perimeter protection
- Vehicle and pedestrian access design and control
- Vehicular and pedestrian ingress/ egress points
- Guard house
- Loading/ unloading bay
- General areas within facility (Public zone)
- Staff and accompanied-guest areas within facility (Restricted zone)
- Select-staff areas only (Private zone)
- Structural systems
- Critical assets/ facilities.
Blast Effects Analysis (BEA)
KCPT is a recognised industry leader in blast effects modelling and analysis. Through the use of highly-specialised analytical and modelling software validated by large-scale field tests and calculation analysis, KCPT works closely with building consultants and Clients to refine design aspects of a facility’s structure and layouts during a project’s conceptual and schematic design stages to achieve cost-effective protection objectives.
Blast Vulnerability Assessment (BVA)
KCPT’s unique methodology analyses the vulnerability of Perimeter, Structural, Architectural, and Façade elements of buildings against identified existing and potential threats, such as secondary fragmentation and progressive collapse risk from blasts. Early determination of structural weaknesses allows security and protective measures to be integrated into the facility design seamlessly and cost-effectively.
A Security Master Plan Based on Best Practices
The final Security Master Plan is developed based on best-practice concepts such as Security-by-Design (SBD) and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). It incorporates inputs from all relevant stakeholders including specialist consultants and authorities. The result is a well-protected facility that retains its aesthetic appeal. This means that any facility – from schools, commercial buildings and shopping malls to government facilities and industrial installations – can comprehensively and effectively benefit from a well-designed Security Master Plan.