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 security, information technology and the construction industries uniquely qualifies us to offer services uncommon to traditional security and technology consultants. Your development can benefit from custom strategies, followed by engineered solutions that holistically consider risk, operational requirements, the business case for technology investment and the wider architectural vision.

Our consultants worked closely with the architecture team on the Haramain Railway Project in Saudi Arabia to deliver a robust security strategy and to intelligently design it into the fabric of the station. This ensured the security demands would be met, but kept the supporting technology invisible, creating a more friendly environment for travellers.

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 professional institutions, academics, and a wide variety of sector specific groups across the globe, 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 Buro Happold disciplines including; infrastructure and city systems, MEP and structural engineering, sustainability, risk and resilience and many more, we can develop strategies and designs that lift benefits to another level.

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