Facility Security Design

A cost-effective, fully functional facility security system design is the foundation of your organization’s protection and loss control program.

Integrating multiple security systems in a layered effect contributes to the protection of assets as well as the control and reduction of losses. The integrated systems might include CPTED and architectural security, critical infrastructure protection, building designs, interior/exterior layout, intrusion detection systems, structural barriers, access controls, communications, and CCTV assessment.

Newcastle Consulting, LLC guides clients through a detailed, systematic, professional approach to the design of a fully integrated physical security program. We provide concrete recommendations for improving protection against terrorism, workplace violence, street crime, and other threats. Our security design process follows six distinct steps:

  1. Analyzing the situation
  2. Plan the final solution & outcome
  3. Design to ensure proper development and implementation
  4. Integration of all pieces to the solution
  5. Implementation of the solution
  6. Operation of the solution

Integrated Security Systems Design

The word "process" is used intentionally to emphasize that design, with subsequent procurement and implementation, can be achieved through a logical progression of phases and tasks.  If any step is not focused upon or omitted, the final design will inevitably be flawed and cause issues with a properly functioning security operation.

Newcastle Consulting, LLC expertise on emerging technologies produces security system designs that are fully scalable and integrated to compliment any technological circumstance.  As a trusted advisor, our clients rely on maintaining defined objectives during the integration process.  Key attributes in this process are ensuring protection of life, balancing asset utilization with risk of loss, providing comprehensive, proactive risk management and perpetuating an effective project implementation.

Our security design process is a means not an end.  The systems and equipment are considered subordinate to our clients' policies and procedures.  Thereby, we focus our security planning and designs to result in a positive return on investment for our clients.

Project Management

For corporation, organizations and even Federal entities, project success is a critical factor in cost savings.  Because of the necessity to control costs and the complexities involved with demands of the global business environment, project management is a necessity.  

Newcastle Consulting, LLC professionals have extensive backgrounds and experience to assist clients in not only choosing the right projects to deliver, but also deliver projects correctly.   By focusing on this aspect of project management, we assist clients in bridging that gap between high-level strategic vision and frontline implementation.  

Success starts with the process and activity of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals - the very definition of project management. Our concentration includes:

      Main Project Management Areas                          

  • Project Conception and Initiation                    
  • Project Definition and Planning
  • Project Launch and Execution
  • Project Performance and Control
  • Project Close

     Planning Areas

  • Requirements Management Plan
  • Scope Management Plan
  • Cost Management Plan
  • Quality Management Plan
  • Process Improvement Plan
  • Human Resources Management Plan
  • Communications Management Plan
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Procurement Management Plan
  • Change Management Plan
  • Configuration Management Plan

    Specific Security Project Types

  • Designed & Specified
  • Design/Build
  • Supply & Install
  • Retrofit & Upgrade
  • Move-Add-Change
  • Maintenance or Repair

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

"CPTED is the design or redesign of a venue to reduce crime opportunity and fear of crime through natural, mechanical, and procedural means. CPTED is a crime prevention theory grounded in environmental criminology — namely, the proposition that carefully designed places such as buildings, parks, parking lots, and other structures in the surrounding environments can improve the quality of life by deterring opportunities for crime and reducing the fear of crime. As such, it also supports an improved security/asset protection posture and security awareness for the organization and/or facility where it is implemented."

It is possible to reduce opportunities for crime and disorderly behavior by changing the physical environment.  An improvement in the quality of life, by reducing crime and the fear of crime, is then essential and a basic right for everyone.  Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (“CPTED”) is one important strategy for achieving this.  The ultimate goal is to employ defensive measures to reduce the vulnerability of individuals and property to terrorists acts.  

Newcastle Consulting, LLC focuses on a multi-pronged strategy/solution approach when using CPTED.  Our approach is that CPTED can be utilized in an type of security design process from the less complex situation to the most complex situation when dealing with Antiterrorism.