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Previous Projects - Connley Walker Security Consulting Services: Cairns Regional Council

In collaboration with Cairns Regional Council, Connley Walker undertook a comprehensive review and enhancement initiative aimed at fortifying the security infrastructure of various facilities. The multifaceted project encompassed an in-depth evaluation of intruder detection systems, electronic access control, surveillance coverage, lighting, and overall physical security design. Employing rigorous standards and protocols, Connley Walker navigated through various aspects, ensuring compliance and proposing improvements where necessary.

Connley Walker provided the following security consulting services:

Review of Intruder Detection and Electronic Access Control Systems:

The initial focus involved a meticulous review of intruder detection and electronic access control systems. Connley Walker ensured these systems effectively mitigated identified risks, complied with relevant standards, and underwent scrutiny for maintenance, off-site monitoring, and potential vulnerabilities. Recommendations were crafted to address any shortcomings, aligning these critical security components with industry best practices.

Surveillance Coverage Evaluation:

A thorough assessment of surveillance coverage was conducted, examining its management of identified risks and adherence to pertinent standards. Connley Walker scrutinised equipment maintenance, appropriateness of camera types, and potential vulnerabilities. The outcome was a set of recommendations aimed at optimising surveillance effectiveness and ensuring alignment with industry standards.

Lighting Coverage Compliance:

The lighting coverage was reviewed for compliance with AS/NZS 1158.3.1 2020 standards, considering the assessed risk levels. Connley Walker’s consultants measured lighting levels at night, ensuring alignment with prescribed standards and providing a robust foundation for risk mitigation strategies.

Scrutiny of Physical Security Design:

Connley Walker delved into the physical security design, assessing the suitability of fencing, doors, windows, and security keying. The evaluation included an examination of hostile vehicle mitigation measures and identification of potential vulnerabilities like roof access. The outcomes informed recommendations to fortify the physical security framework.

Risk Assessment Utilising AS/NZS ISO 31000:

Leveraging the Australian Standard for Risk Management AS/NZS ISO 31000, Connley Walker conducted a comprehensive security risk assessment. Drawing from a wealth of experience, including over 2000 security risk assessments, the consultancy ensured a thorough understanding of risks and proposed effective mitigation measures.

Emergency Procedures Review:

The emergency procedures at Cairns Regional Council were meticulously reviewed for compliance with Worksafe Queensland and best practices. Connley Walker’s expertise in developing emergency procedures for various entities, including major financial institutions, informed the assessment. Specific security-related emergency procedures were derived from the security risk assessment.

Workflow Analysis on Alarms:

Connley Walker executed a detailed review of alarm workflows, encompassing duress, intruder, and fire alarms. This involved scrutinising procedures followed by off-site monitoring centres and staff responses. The consultancy’s extensive experience, including developing workflows for major financial institutions, ensured a thorough analysis.

Documentation Review and Enhancement:

Every piece of existing documentation related to site risk and security underwent a meticulous review. Connley Walker assessed its suitability, practicality, and compliance with AS/NZS ISO 31000 and the Queensland Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Recommendations for improvements were provided, ensuring documentation aligned with the highest standards.

CPTED Review and Advice:

Connley Walker performed a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) review, focusing on the three major principles: Passive Surveillance, Natural Access Control, and Property Ownership. The methodology considered natural surveillance, access control, territorial reinforcement, and maintenance, providing valuable insights and recommendations to enhance the overall security environment.

This comprehensive engagement with Cairns Regional Council showcases Connley Walker’s commitment to elevating security standards, and ensuring the safety and resilience of critical infrastructure. The consultancy’s depth of experience, adherence to industry standards, and focus on continuous improvement contribute to a robust security framework aligned with the evolving needs of the Cairns Regional Council.

Connley Walker is an independent security consulting group specialising in both physical and cyber security, along with expertise in risk management. Connley Walker fully complies with the Australian Government’s Information Privacy Principles (IPP) and is able to provide IPP consulting services related to securing your information.

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