Independent Security Consultant Africa

What are the goals of the Independent Security Consultant?

Independent Security Consultant (ISCSA, a division of Alwinco) – we focus on the “what, how, when, and where” of your property’s physical security risks.

The above can only be accomplished with an independent security risk assessment, and the key is that we are independent.

Independence is where the success lies which means that the consultants and the company are not part of a security company and will not form part of the security solution; the risk assessment will be independent.

In-house cannot do an independent security risk assessment. You can believe me when I say that it is not a good idea for an in-house consultant to assess their management team. I assure you that it would not end well for any of the parties involved.

Secondly, security companies can also not do independent security assessments. Their business model is to sell security hardware, software, and services. They can only do a product assessment.

A product assessment is when a security company comes to the client under the banner of security risk assessment and wants to convince the client to buy their products. In a nutshell, they become part of the solution and are not independent. Note that we said that an independent security consultant is not part of the solution.

One of the goals of such a Risk Advisor is to provide you with the best and most flexible security solutions specifically tailored to your unique situation. Due consideration is given to the possible integration of all existing hardware by the Independent Security Consultant to ensure that you have an optimally functioning security system that complements all the system components while still working together to form a cohesive whole.

We will ensure that you are in control of your security.

Independent Security Consultant, Africa

Independence is the core of successful security, and the single most important entity that is of high importance is the client.

The Purpose Of Independent Consultant is to level the playing field when it comes to security information. Anyone can tell a lot of stories about security to someone who knows nothing about security, and you will make an impression.

The Independent Consultant is there to balance everything out, ensuring that the information shared is accurate.

This is achieved through:

An Independent Security Risk Assessment. With this document, the assessor guarantees that the client understands the security risk, and he will make sure that the identified security risks have risk-specific solutions.

Inner and Outer Crime

It is a deep and thorough investigation, and an independent consultant considers both types of crime. The Assessor focuses on inner crime as well as outer crime, as they are equally important.

When a security consultant conducts a security risk assessment, they never predetermine the solutions. After identifying the risk,

The most critical part It is vital that the assessment is done professionally, and it is important to be able to distinguish between the different types of to conduct the security risk assessment. Everything else can only fall into place when the assessment finalized.

There are three types of independent assessments:


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In the processes of the Independent Security Risk & Threat Assessment, one can only consider solutions. 
  1. CEOs or property managers typically request the first type of assessment as a preventative measure. This is where the business or property owner wants to fix everything to prevent a crime from occurring.

  2. The second type of assessment establishes accountability for negligence regarding the security of the property after a significant incident has occurred. Typically, families, friends, or lawyers of the victim request these assessments, which often lead to legal proceedings.
  3. The third type of assessment is termed a “personal assessment.

Pre-determined solutions transform the assessment from an independent security risk assessment into a product assessment.

The purpose of this assessment is

Is to obtain more information about the person in an employment capacity. Another example of such an assessment occurs when financial management personnel, senior partners, or the procurement department and management need additional personal information about individuals employed in these capacities. This assessment aligns with South African laws and regulations.

The independent security consultant

Ensures that the client receives the best possible advice when third parties are involved and ensures adherence to all vetting processes and other procedures. Read more on the security risk assessment methodology .

It is important to remember that an independent security consultant does not work alone. He has a plethora of specialists and experts available to guide and assist where necessary.

The pillars of an Independent Risk Assessment consist of:
  1. The identification of security risks,
  2. Risk-specific solutions,
  3. Processes and procedures,
  4. Management.

Written by André Mundell. Independent Security Consultant Africa

Our independent security consultants cover a wide footprint in South Africa, including Gauteng (Pretoria, Braamfontein, Carlswald, Sandton, and Menlo Park), Fichardt Park, Durban, and Hout Bay.

Independent Security Consultant does Security Risk Assessments all over South Africa. 

We have a very strong footprint in: Gauteng (Pretoria, Johannesburg, Midrand, Sandton, Centurion) Bloemfontein, Durban and Cape Town.

How is the Independent Security Consultant unique?
How is the Independent Security Consultant unique?

At this stage, ISCSA is currently the ONLY Independent Security Consultant company addressing physical security risk and threats in the country and in the continent, although recently of late there has been a considerable spike in copycat operatives. We share our expertise and knowledge to empower you to take control of your security.

As an Independent Security Risk Advisor, there is no affiliation with any product, brand or security service. We have no financial interest in the implementation phase or upgrade of your security – no commission, kickbacks or payment for sales or installation of various products or services is received by the Independent Security Consultant at all. This means you can expect a full Security Risk & Threat Analysis and not a Product Assessment.

The only partnership we have is with YOU – the client. We can, therefore, afford to be objective, accurate and 100% honest throughout the entire assessment process. ISCSA will also provide you with tailored solutions customized to suit your unique and individual security situation.

We all are aware of the adage: “Money comes and money goes but reputations last forever”. Due to this we take pride in what we do and retain our independence no matter what to guarantee you with the best possible solutions and true status of your security.

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