For 50-years, SAFE has provided the most effective security solutions for residences, businesses, yachts, and collections. There is no better measure of the effectiveness of SAFE’s protective systems than its flawless 50-year record of never once having a client, their family or property harmed.
SAFE systems are transparent in response to security requirements and the expectations of our discerning clients. SAFE has mastered the art of embedding highly developed systems into the most sophisticated interiors with little or no sign of their existence. Using its own proprietary products, best-of-breed suppliers and materials from around the world, SAFE provides the finest and most elegantly designed solutions. In addition to their aesthetic advantages, discreet solutions provide a heightened level of security because you cannot defeat what cannot be seen, and there is nothing more intimidating to an aggressor than the unknown.
The need for security dates back to the caveman. But as society developed, so too has crime and the need for advanced protective systems. Fortunately, technology and creative thinking have outpaced most criminal enterprises with integrated security solutions providing effective defense against both man-made and natural threats.
What is an Integrated Security Solution?Think of the layers of an onion. An effective integrated security solution detects, documents and deters threats the moment it enters a property with ever increasing levels of protection as the criminals advance, notifying the designated authorities while tracking the progress of the threat.
To better understand the significance and role of integrated security systems, let’s take a look at their essential components.
The components of an effective integrated security system will vary depending upon client needs and expectation. To better understand the significance and role of integrated security systems, consider the four key zones:
OUTER PERIMETER The outer perimeter typically consists of access control, perimeter detection, surveillance, notification and deterrence. All 5-functions require separate systems working in unison to provide a predetermined result.
MID PERIMETER Should a threat advance beyond the OUTER PERIMETR, the mid perimeter typically consists of further detection, surveillance, notification and a heightened level of deterrence. All 4-functions can be extensions of the outer perimeter system, working in unison to provide a predetermined result.
STRUCTURAL HARDENINGShould a threat advance beyond the MID PERIMETR, structural hardening typically consists of further access control, detection, surveillance, notification and a heightened level of deterrence that indicates the potential of body injury. All 5-functions can be extensions of the outer perimeter system along with structural enhancements, working in unison to provide a predetermined result.
INTERIOR HARDENINGShould a threat advance beyond STRUCTURAL HARDENING, interior hardening typically consists of further access control, detection, surveillance, notification and a heightened level of deterrence that indicates the likelihood of body injury. All 5-functions can be extensions of structural hardening along with tactical systems, working in unison to provide a predetermined result.
The detection, notification, control and response that an effective integrated security solution provides cannot be overstated. Criminals typically arrive with 3-advantages; the element of surprise, they are prepared, and with It typically taking 10-minutes or less to commit a crime and authorities typically taking 15 to 30-minutes to arrive, time is on the criminals’ side. An effective integrated security solution neutralizes the criminals’ element of surprise and preparation while either turning the criminals away, slowing them down and/or trapping them until authorities arrive.
Being safe covers a very wide range of possible threats from a porch package thief, to an armed home invasion, to a direct nuclear strike- and everything in between. The first step in developing an effective security solution is understanding the level of threat. The second step is understanding the many options that can neutralize the threat. The third step is bringing the best options in line with the with expectations and budget. The fourth and final step is the design, implementation and handover of a security solution that meets those expectations and budget to an exacting degree.
Fortunately, we are living at a time in which no threat, short of the Earth falling off its axis, cannot be protected against. SAFE provided a security solution that will protect 28-people from all known natural and manmade threats, living lavishly in the equivalent of a 5-star hotel for as long as it takes for the threat to subside or be neutralized. This $100M+ system is the quintessential security solution which required engineering and components from around the world. Another project was a commission to protect a Chicago family from a home invasion. This $1,300 system works brilliantly and only required components from a local home improvement store.
SAFE provides the specialized experience and skill-sets that help our Clients understand their level of threat, the many options that can neutralize their threat, working through the many options to identifying their best options, then implementing a security solution that meets their expectations and budget to an exacting degree.
Security is scalable. There is a perfect solution to meet every requirement. But with hundreds-of-thousands of options, the challenge is bringing together the best options then integrating them into the best possible solution. SAFE excels at this process.