Based in Sydney, Harris Crime Prevention Services are independent specialist security consultants and risk assessment consultants for campus environments including the Health, Aged Care, and Education sectors.
We assist organisations Australia-wide to meet their duties and responsibilities relating to security aspects of duty of care. It is becoming increasingly important for management to ensure there is appropriate protection of:
- Infrastructure and assets
Our security consultants have the experience and capabilities to ensure these concerns are addressed.
Our security consulting areas include:
- Crime prevention strategies, including Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) eg design out crime – Safer By Design – Security By Design and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Management (CPTEM)
- Security reviews/or risk assessments
- Security and Safety Workshops for staff
- Design of security systems, including IP security surveillance technology, access control and intruder detection
Criminals know that security patrols, police response and security hardware by themselves, are not a substantial threat to them. Criminals target premises they have assessed as having inadequate security. Often criminals know which locations, patients/residents/students and staff are vulnerable. Frequently it is proven that poorly designed security technology, architecture and ineffective security patrols are no match for criminals.
It is also proven that ill conceived and ad hoc and reactive security is expensive and likely to fail. Only a well conceived, appropriately resourced security approach with integrated technology, human services and building design will provide the best possible results in the protection of people, assets, reputation and insurance increases.
A well developed crime prevention strategy will reduce criminal activity and the fear thereof and thus, improve quality of life and reduce costs. Our strategies treat your site as a living precinct and not a fortress. It will encourage legitimate users to be active in maintaining a safe environment. Read our articles on “designing out” crime.
Our Security Review will assist in meeting relevant Australian Standards for Health, Aged Care or School sectors. This will also significantly contribute to any accreditation and certification requirements.