Margolis Healy will evaluate your residential, academic and administrative facilities; security and safety related policies; and existing or envisioned security technology infrastructure (security cameras; access control; and mass notification and warning systems) in order to provide recommendations in alignment with promising or best practices. For security technology needs, we can provide system cost projections that can be included in overall fiscal projections as well as specifications that can be included in installation bids.
We serve our clients through the development of a Risk Tolerance Profile(tm) that assists the institution with identifying the range of realistic threats and vulnerabilities it faces, and then implementing a decision making process to determine which require prevention, mitigation and/or response plans. Without such a process, universities and colleges face the daunting task of giving equal attention to all perceived and real threats. Our process recognizes the range between high impact/low probability and low impact/high probability events. The Active Shooter tragedy (high impact/low probability) and the iPod theft from the library (low impact/high probability) each require different strategies. Impact is defined through the institution and the individual.
(Note: the term “Safety & Security Vulnerability Assessment”, “SSVA”, “Safety & Security Program Assessment” and “SSPA” are trademarks of Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC)