Product Assessment Vs Independent Risk Assessment

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Understanding the Difference Between a Product Assessment from a Security Company and an Independent Security Consultant.
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An offer to assess the physical security of a property has become a mere “money-making tool” and a simple sales booster for Security Companies, vendors and installers. This sort of assessment is not a full Security Risk Assessment but actually a Product Assessment.

The assessor determines solutions according to their inventory, aiming to persuade the end-user to purchase various security items from their checklist or sign up for specific security services.

In this scenario, the consultant acts as a salesman, justifying the need to purchase their products to address your security concerns. Consequently, the Product Assessment is either provided at a low cost or offered for free.

The salesman expects you to sign up or buy whatever he has outlined in the Product Assessment.

“But that’s not in my inventory . . .”

The downside is that a security weakness not covered by the salesman’s stock may go unnoticed and unaddressed, limiting the consultant’s ability to provide comprehensive advice and solutions.

The checklist he uses to audit is based upon his inventory as outlined in the Product Assessment.

Please note that there is no grading system that is accurate in determining security risk. Many have found themselves in the unfortunate position of spending thousands on their security and systems. Only to still fall victim of a crime. 

The full truth regarding your actual security status
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The Independent Security Consultant on the other hand, will ensure that you are provided with the truth concerning your security status. Consequent recommendations and the individually tailored Security Plan are based only on the outcome of an extensive Security Audit and on functionality of the hardware suggested.

During the investigative phase, we determine all vulnerabilities that create opportunities for a crime to occur. The role of the Independent Security Consultant is purely advisory and all fixes to your security problems are generic and unbiased. Meaning the final choice lies in your hands. You will be in full control of your security and be able to tell the Security Company exactly what you want instead of sitting back and allowing them to decide for you.

An integral part of the responsibilities of the independent security risk consultant is continuous and in-depth research covering the latest releases and technological advances. Crime trends and all other pertinent information regarding the trade of security.

If the assessor encounters a problem

Beyond his expertise during the initial property inspection, he will promptly seek assistance from a specialized expert in the relevant security field. Furthermore, the independent advisor covers any additional costs incurred in buying a specialist, with no extra charge to the client. The independent Security Risk Consultant goes to great lengths to ensure that you receive the best possible advice and an honest and professional perspective regarding your security. Additionally, suppliers and manufacturers of security products need to be candid with the independent security advisor. Especially in regards to the actual functionality of the various security components. Read more know the difference, independent security risk assessments. 

Written by Andre Mundell Independent Security Risk Advisor.

We specialize in security risk assessments for properties, buildings, companies, estates, farms, and homes in Gauteng (Annlin, Rosebank, Midrand, Sandton, and Lyttleton), Bloemfontein, Westville , and Cape Point.

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