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 (self-defense or bodyguards). 

There are no Silver Bullets  when it comes to security. Overcoming threats requires an integrated platform of relevant, synergistic components that address the 6-elements of an effective protection system; Preparation, Detection, Deterrence, Isolation, Response and Extraction. 

For the past 47-years SAFE has pioneered the concept of holistic protective systems. SAFE systems overcome threats without the need for direct contact with the threat and the dangers that presents.

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 Cients.  

6-Elements of an Effective Protective System




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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.