Commercial Office and Retail Space

Why does your project team need a Physical Security partner?

  • A written Emergency Management plan is a necessary - but insufficient - element of effective Emergency Response Administration. The most important aspect of properly responding to life/property threatening events is continual formal and informal communication among the principals, and on-site training by law enforcement, fire-rescue and emergency operations agencies/departments.  The "9/11 Commission Report" (Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States) issued in 2004, recommended the following for local emergency management and non-governmental (private) preparedness: 
    • Adoption and regular use of the Incident Command System;
    • Interagency radio spectrum for public safety purposes; and the admonition that
    • "Private-sector preparedness is not a luxury; it is a cost of doing business in the post-9/11 world. It is ignored at a tremendous potential cost in lives, money, and national security." (Page 398)
  • A written Physical Security Plan (aligned to Emergency Response plan) allows the Security Staff to provide immediate and proportional response to situations like:
    • Las Vegas Music Festival Shooting (2017)
    • Orlando Night Club Shooting (2016)
    • San Bernardino Holiday Party Shooting (2015)
    • Oklahoma Man Beheaded Coworker (2014)
    • Boston Marathon Pressure Cooker Bombing (2013)


Return on Investment:

  • Increase PWIN with physical security narrative documentation written by former Government Security Officers and author of current USG physical security standards.
  • Drafted successful letter to GSA Contracting Officer regarding the applicability of the ISC-RMP Security Standard that resulted in substantial project cost reduction for building owner. 
  • Served as the senior physical security advisor to GSA Public Building Commissioner, advised on security protocols for commercial retail space in Government owned/leased buildings.


Business Objectives:
Building Security Associates can help your project team win proposals by;

  • Leveraging his unique knowledge as one of the creators, authors and Master Instructors for the Government Security Standards.
  • Appling his extensive experience as a senior level security specialist for the General Services Administration (GSA), the Administrative Office of the US Courts (AOUSC), and Diplomatic Security Service, US Department of State.
  • Staffed with vetted retired/former USG Security Officers with at least 10 years’ experience as a working level Physical Security Specialist.


Commercial Retail Security Experience:

  • Advised GSA, PBS on security for commercial retail space in Government buildings
  • Project Manager for Hospital Physical Security Upgrade project
  • Project Manager for Finance Company Security install