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Security Design Standards

For companies that have ongoing design and construction projects in multiple locations, Silva Consultants develops Security Design Standards that can be used to assure consistency between facilities.


Security Design Standards are given to architects, engineers, and contractors and provide guidance on how security features are to be incorporated into the design of the building.


Security Design Standards typically include:

General security concepts for building and site

  • Standards for security related building elements, including:

  • Doors and lock hardware

  • Fencing and gates

  • Landscaping

  • Vehicular barriers

  • Parking lot and site lighting

  • Safes, vaults, and file storage systems

  • Bullet or blast resistant barriers

  • Signage

  • Security of critical utilities

  • Protection of HVAC air intakes


Standards for special security areas, including:

  • Security control room

  • Security equipment rooms

  • Telephone and data rooms

  • Reception areas

  • Executive offices

  • Security screening areas

  • Other high-security areas


Standards for electronic security systems, including:

  • Access control systems

  • Intrusion detection systems

  • Closed-circuit television systems

  • Security communications systems

  • Other security systems

  • Preferred brands and types of equipment

  • Standard specifications for equipment and security systems

  • Installation details

  • Documentation requirements


Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quotation on what it would cost for us to prepare Security Design Standards for your organization.

Did You Know?

Having security design standards can assure consistency between facilities and reduce design fees and construction costs

Silva Consultants is located near Seattle, Washington.

Our primary service area is Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California, but we serve clients in all parts of the United States.

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