Security is Driving Your Costs Up: Here's Why

Security is Driving Your Costs Up: Here's Why

March 21, 2017, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Level 1, 1B04


There’s a reason your costs are going up, your security is failing and every time you talk to someone about it, they either don’t understand what you’re going through or they blow you off because they really didn’t understand the problem in the first place. By starting at the end and working our way backwards, we’ll take a root cause analysis approach to why security costs can get out of control.

First, they don’t understand you because architects, engineers, facility managers, occupants, planners and security professionals all see things differently.  Not that any of them have the wrong point of view; just that they have different needs and see things differently.

Second, your security system is failing and your costs are going up for the same reason.  Most often security systems are added as an afterthought to any new construction project and for major renovation projects.  In the case of renovations, often only after an event has occurred.  This in turn causes short- and long-term costs to escalate.

In this session we will discuss how to overcome many of the designing pitfalls associated with new construction and major renovation projects.  We will examine the different viewpoints of stakeholders, identify how to design space based on threat and still keep it aesthetically pleasing, and how to keep costs manageable by setting parameters for implementation.

Learning objectives:
1. Understand the importance of stakeholder buy-in from the on-set
2. Learn how to keep costs manageable
3. Identify 4 general rules for implementing comprehensive security design practices on which everyone can agree


  • Doug Haines



    Haines Security Solutions

    Doug is a career security professional.  He retired from active duty with the US Air Force in 1993. He spent the next 20 years working for the U.S....


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