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    Security is increasingly becoming a concern in the workplace.  Fentress has performed physical security assessments for over 30 years and has the tools and experience to assess workplace security needs and recommend improvements. 

    We have partnered with Major Security Consulting and Design, LLC to work together on assessing physical security, electronic security, and policies and procedures.  Together, we have developed the SAFE tool (security assessment and facility evaluation), which scores security for individual buildings and facility portfolios.

    Security Assessment

    Fentress performs physical security assessments that evaluate external security, internal layout and circulation patterns, and the need for security technology.  We customize our unique security assessment tool for each organization. Using our assessment tool, we assess and rate the security at each facility on a scale from 0 to 100,  with 100 representing an ideal security arrangement that has the appropriate balance of policies, people, and technology.

    Security Gap Analysis

    Once we have performed a security assessment of an existing facility and have a baseline security score, Fentress will recommend a comprehensive strategy to improve security using appropriate security standards and best practices, to move the score closer to 100.  Our recommendations can include changes to existing policies, physical space, and technology improvements (such as cameras, duress alarms, command and control stations, and magnetometers and x-ray machines)

    Portfolio Security Analysis

    In addition to assessing individual locations, we can also provide our security assessment and gap analysis expertise across a portfolio of facilities. In doing so, our architects and security specialists assess all the buildings in a portfolio and produce a master list of projects to improve security.  The list of projects, along with estimated benchmark costs and risks, are used to generate a security funding business case. Through this method, the projects are prioritized to ensure that our clients receive the greatest amount of security improvements for their available funding.