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PDG’s subject matter experts collaborate across multiple disciplines, drawing on industry best practices to build creative solutions for our clients' unique objectives. Through a set and proven process, PDG’s consulting professionals analyze threats, risks and vulnerabilities in order to design superior security solutions. Our process involves:


  • Identification of security risks and threats
  • Determination of security requirements
  • Development of preliminary security concepts for buildings and site
  • Identification of areas within the buildings that require varying degrees of protection
  • Development of concepts for security control and separation
  • Identification of conflicts between security and egress requirements
  • Preparation of Building Security Plan that identifies requirements for:
    • Doors and lock hardware
    • Fencing and gates
    • Landscaping
    • Vehicular barriers
    • Parking lot and site lighting
    • Electronic security systems: access control, video surveillance, security intercom, intrusion alarms, panic alarms, etc.
    • Security screening equipment: package x-ray, metal detection systems, etc.
    • Safes, vaults, and file storage systems
    • Bullet and blast resistant barriers
    • Security signage
    • Emergency communications systems
    • Security control room
    • Security equipment rooms
    • Security of telephone and data rooms
    • Security of critical utilities
    • Protection of HVAC air intakes
  • Provide consultation to architect and design team on effective implementation of CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principals
  • Provide assistance in developing technical specification sections for security related systems and services
  • Provide other assistance as requested by architect or owner