Consider security and technology early in your project to unlock commercial potential and reduce costs, whilst safeguaring people and assets, and improving the operational effectiveness of your building.
Digital technology continues to advance at pace. Pair this with the world’s constantly evolving security risks, and you want to be certain your built environment is safe.
Our security and technology services include:
- Technology brief and strategy development
- Security brief and strategy development
- Security and technology design and engineering
- Procurement and implementation support
- Handover and post-occupancy/operational assessments
- Security and technology auditing and migration strategy
- Security and technology building information modelling advice
Services with an uncommon edge
Our experience and position across defence and security, information technology and the construction industries uniquely qualifies us to offer services uncommon to traditional security and technology consultants. With our knowledge of the design, construction and operational cycle, we can help you leverage the benefits that early consideration offers, taking your project from brief development and outline business strategy, to system specification, and from implementation support to live operation.
Our consultants worked closely with the architecture team on the Haramain Railway Project in Saudi Arabia, and more recently the Jeddah Metro, to deliver a robust security strategy and to intelligently design security technology into the fabric of the station. This ensured the demands of the security strategy could be met, but kept the technology that supports it invisible, creating a more friendly environment for travellers.
Your development can benefit from bespoke strategies, followed by engineered solutions that holistically consider risk, operational requirements, the business case for technology investment and the wider architectural vision. Our communications infrastructure work on the Tan Ruzak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur has been instrumental in supporting the client’s business model as well as supporting them in the goal of achieving ‘cyber centre’ status.
Advice that’s ahead of the curve
By engaging in leading research and development, we navigate and influence industry and the regulatory and statutory landscape. So you can be confident that our input to your project is relevant, innovative and worthwhile. We work with institutions such as the British Computing Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Security Institute, Register of Security Engineers & Specialists, plus academics and many sector specific groups, to actively develop our industry and help define the guidelines and standards the security and technology world works to.
‘Real world’ risk mitigation
We consider your project’s key threats and critical dependencies from the outset, allowing us to design in ‘real world’ mitigation strategies that remain flexible to a changing threat landscape, whilst maintaining your project’s aesthetic and aspirations. By working with you to fully understand your threat profile, we can develop a strategy that provides you with the right mitigation but without placing obtrusive and unfriendly measures that could detract from the look of your building.
Integrating technology with your business and the built environment
We identify opportunities from technology investment and consider these with our clients’ business and operational requirements, to inform our integrated technology solutions for security, building management, audio visual and information technology. Through our work on the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the museum has benefited from a range of technologies such as museum guide systems and visitor counting, that improves experience and operational effectiveness, whilst being ready for supporting future technologies as they become viable.
Specialists working with specialists
By working hand in hand with other BuroHappold disciplines including; infrastructure and city systems, building services, sustainability, risk and resilience and many more, we can develop strategies and designs that lift benefits to another level.