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An independent evaluation of your present security program. Identification of key assets and security risks, analysis of your existing security procedures and systems, and development of recommendations for cost-effective ways in which security at your facility can be improved.

Development of comprehensive written security policies and procedures for your company or organization. Whether you are starting completely from scratch, or already have security policies and procedures that just need fine-tuning or updating, we can help.

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Silva Consultants can provide as much or as little help as you need - from a single day consultation - to an on-going support relationship that lasts for years

Planning of physical and electronic security systems for your facility. Working closely with your facilities staff and/or architect, we help you to design buildings that are safe and can be cost-effectively managed from a security perspective.

For companies that have ongoing design and construction projects in multiple locations, we develop security design standards that can be used to assure consistency between facilities.

Design standards are typically given to architects and engineers and provide guidance on how security features are to be incorporated into the design of the building.

Develop training programs and conduct security awareness training for employees and managers.

Provide specialized training to facility managers, security systems administrators, HR professionals, and in-house maintenance technicians.

Preparation of RFP (request-for-proposal) documents to enable the competitive procurement of security systems, guard services, and other security-related products and services.

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Assistance with the review of bid proposals from security system equipment manufacturers, systems integrators, and guard companies.

Provide help with the analysis of pricing and technical capabilities and offer independent recommendations for vendor selection.

Review of architectural, engineering and construction documents prior to construction to see that all security requirements have been properly included in the design. Doors, lock hardware, lighting, fencing, landscaping, and security systems are all examined as a part of this review process.

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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A complete review of physical security at the homes of corporate executives, celebrities, and other high net-worth individuals.

Security assessments of apartment buildings, condominiums, and gated and planned communities. Design of security programs that help to protect property and improve safety for residents and guests.

General consulting or informal security advice provided on an hourly or daily basis.

Other services to assist you with the successful planning and operation of your security program.

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