For a security system to provide protection it must be capable of overcoming threats- not merely seeing them (cameras), announcing them (burglar alarms) documenting them (recording devices) or hoping you are better equipped and luckier than the criminals (self-defense or bodyguards). As consumers we have been lulled into a false sense of security by the notion that the police (who cannot be everywhere, all the time) and burglar alarms (that can only make noise) will somehow provide protection in our time of need.
There are no Silver Bullets when it comes to security. Overcoming threats requires much more than the police who will be arriving after the damage has been done or a burglar alarms that lets the criminals know they have approximately 30 minutes before the police arrive. It requires each of us taking responsibility for our own safety and that of our loved ones and possessions.
There are solutions available for every level of need and budget. Finding the best solution requires years or experience and a thorough understanding of available options. This is how SAFE can help. For the past 47-years SAFE has pioneered the science of holistic protective systems. SAFE systems overcome threats, both natural and manmade, without the need for direct contact with the threat and the dangers that presents.
Since we don't know ahead of time how a threat will present itself, the more we can be prepared for, the better our chances are for a successful outcome. For example, when considering natural threats, living in Florida makes the weather, especially hurricanes a major consideration- while Californians need to factor in earthquakes, wild-fires and mudslides. Manmade threats put individuals with celebrity and/or wealth at greater risk, as does the elderly and those living in remote locations. The notion that consumer-based notification systems such as burglar alarms are going to provide protection in any, let alone all situations is absurd. Fortunately, there are technologies and a science that, when property integrated, provide the 6-elements of an effective protection system; Preparation, Detection, Deterrence, Isolation, Response and Extraction.
SAFE's flawless record of never having had a Client harmed or their possessions compromised stands as a profound testament to the effectiveness as well as the high level of protection and peace of mind this brings to SAFE's Clients.
PREPARATION vs IMPROVISATION
Your preparation will most likely be the only thing you can count on when disaster strikes. It is important to understand that you will probably be on your own with only the protection you have put in place to overcome the threat, be it natural or man-made.
SAFE has a deep understanding of and experience in threat mitigation. This provides the knowledge upon which appropriate levels of preparation and protocols are established to overcome designated threats.
Reliable protection can only be achieved through intelligent integration and protocols. Simply put, your safety and that of your loved ones is dependent upon proper preparation. Winging-it seldom produces acceptable results.
“Consequence outweighs Probability” – Blaise Pascal
EARLY WARNING vs SURPRISE
On average, it takes between 7 to 10-seconds for an intruder to get from a break-in point to the master bedroom in most homes. There simply is not enough time to gather your thoughts, let alone your loved ones to whisk them away to a safe area (panic room). The solution has 2-parts:
First, lengthen the 7 to 10-second period through early warning measures. Perimeter detection typically provides the first and longest notification.
Second, you and your family should already be in a safe area (SAFE Core) protected from the threat. SAFE Cores are the heart of effective protective systems.
SAFE is accomplished at creating and imbedding early warning components seamlessly with little to no effect on aesthetics.
DETERRENCE vs CONFRONTATION
Most would-be criminals arrive at their victim's properties with two important assets; they believe they are prepared and have the element of surprise. Imagine how the dynamic of a potential assault on your property would change if the moment the intruders set foot on your property a 1M+ candle power light hit them causing complete disorientation while letting them know they have been detected and documented.
The criminals were not prepared for the blinding light or other disruptive components, taking away their first advantage- being equipped. Also, the element of surprise is now working in your favor. And all of this could have taken place even if you were out of the country. Chances are, the criminals would have moved away from your property that evening without any human intervention.
ISOLATION vs CONFRONTATION
No one wins in a fight. There are only varying degrees of loss. Time, not power, is the critical element to ensuring a safe outcome.
SAFE systems are built around the HALF HOUR PRINCIPLE™. This principle underscores the evidence that during an attack, anything that is going to happen – kidnapping, rape, murder, theft, etc. – usually happens immediately with the damage completed in the first 30 minutes. SAFE systems are designed to provide a reasonable and reliable solution to this problem by isolating and protecting those being attacked until help arrives, no matter how long that may be. SAFE solutions are equally effective whether a client is on the property or anywhere in the world.
REMOTE vs DIRECT
Your safety and that of your loved ones should never be left to chance. Regardless of how well trained you or your detail might be, the other side could get lucky. And they did come equipped with the element of surprise. To assure your protection you must be able to deliver tactical responses from a remote location at which you are safe. And form or degree of direct confrontation should be out of the question.
EXTRACTION vs CONFLICT
There are times and circumstances which make leaving a threat behind a better alternative than confronting it- earthquakes being an excellent example. Regardless of the security solution there should always be a minimum of one auxiliary exit away from the protected environment. SAFE is accomplished at providing discrete evacuation systems.
Note the heliport atop the SAFE House in Los Angeles which provides a vital auxiliary means of escape.