Security Design Consulting: The Business of Security System Design

Other | May 1, 2007

byGouin, Brian, Brian Gouin

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A crucial reference for the practicing or aspiring design consultant, Security Design Consulting brings you step by step through the process of becoming a security consultant, describing how to start the business, market services, write proposals, determine fees, and write a report. Specific elements of assessment, design and project management services as well as acquiring product and industry knowledge are all covered in detail. Concentrating on client-focused marketing and sales strategies as well as the crucial elements of preparing, running, and succeeding at the security consulting business, Security Design Consulting gives the reader a working knowledge of all the steps necessary to be a successful security design consultant and a smarter business owner. Security directors, architects and security management consultants will also find this reference invaluable in understanding the security design consultant's important and growing role in an overall security program.

* Focuses on consulting in security design, not security management
* Provides sample service agreements, specifications, and reports to use as models
* Emphasizes the highest technical and ethical standards for this increasingly crucial profession

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A crucial reference for the practicing or aspiring design consultant, Security Design Consulting brings you step by step through the process of becoming a security consultant, describing how to start the business, market services, write proposals, determine fees, and write a report. Specific elements of assessment, design and project m...

Brian Gouin, PSP, CSC has been an independent security design consultant since 2001. He owns Strategic Design Services, LLC, based in Portland, CT, a firm specializing in assessment, design and project management services for electronic and physical security. Prior to becoming a consultant, Brian owned a successful security installatio...

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Hardcover|May 2 2007

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Format:OtherDimensions:352 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2007Publisher:Butterworth-HeinemannLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:008049305X

ISBN - 13:9780080493053

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 THE PROFESSION OF SECURITY DESIGN CONSULTING
Chapter 2 HOW TO GET STARTED
Chapter 3 MARKETING
Chapter 4 THE PROPOSAL
Chapter 5 FEES AND BILLING
Chapter 6 ASSESSMENT
Chapter 7 SYSTEM DESIGN
Chapter 8 DETERMINING WHAT PRODUCTS TO SPECIFY
Chapter 9 DETERMINING TOTAL SYSTEM COST
Chapter 10 THE REPORT
Chapter 11 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Chapter 12 FORENSIC CONSULTING
Chapter 13 CONTINUING EDUCATION
Appendix A SAMPLE PROPOSALS
Appendix B SAMPLE SERVICE AGREEMENT
Appendix C SAMPLE ASSESSMENT REPORTS
Appendix D SAMPLE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
Appendix E SAMPLE DESIGN DRAWINGS
Appendix F SAMPLE AS-BUILT DRAWINGS