Connley Walker Security Consultant

An Overview of a Security Consultant

Security consultants are experts who focus on keeping people and businesses safe from various risks, including physical and online threats. They play a vital role in providing tailored advice on how to protect assets, individuals, and important information. Think of them as knowledgeable advisors, carefully recommending security measures that match the specific needs and risks of those they assist.

Their responsibilities cover a wide range of tasks, from identifying vulnerabilities and creating comprehensive security plans to implementing practical measures like access control and surveillance systems. Instead of just reacting when things go wrong, they act as forward-thinking designers of safety strategies. What makes them stand out is their commitment to independence, unlike others linked to specific security services. This means their suggestions remain unbiased and free from external influences or conflicts, building trust in their recommendations. In essence, security consultants are essential not only for identifying and addressing security issues but also for developing robust and adaptable safety plans for the people and organisations they support.

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What is a Security Consultant?

A security consultant is a professional tasked with assessing, analysing, and advising on security measures to safeguard individuals, assets, and information. Their role is that of a strategic advisor, customising solutions based on the unique needs of their clients.

What is a Physical Security Consultant?

Physical security consultants specialise in protecting tangible assets, premises, and people. Their expertise lies in evaluating and implementing measures such as access control, surveillance systems, and perimeter security to mitigate physical threats.

What Does a Security Consultant Do?

The primary responsibilities of a security consultant encompass conducting risk assessments, developing security strategies, and recommending specific security measures. They collaborate with clients to create tailored solutions aligned with their risk tolerance and operational requirements.

When is a Security Consultant Required?

Security consultants are essential when organisations or individuals face heightened security risks, experience significant changes, or need to enhance existing security measures. Whether dealing with physical or cyber threats, a security consultant provides valuable insights and strategies.

How Security Consultants Can Assist:

Security consultants play a pivotal role in designing and implementing security solutions. They assist in threat identification, vulnerability assessment, and the development of comprehensive security plans. Additionally, they can guide clients in responding to security incidents effectively.

The Importance of Independence:

Independence is a cornerstone of our approach. By not being affiliated with security service providers, we ensure that our recommendations are solely driven by the client’s needs, free from conflicts of interest. This independence enhances the credibility and objectivity of our assessments.

What Makes a Good Security Consultant?

A successful security consultant possesses a combination of skills, including risk assessment, problem-solving, and effective communication. Adaptability, staying informed about emerging threats, and maintaining professional integrity are also crucial attributes.

How Much Do Security Consultants Charge?

The cost of hiring a security consultant varies based on factors such as experience, expertise, and the scope of the project. It’s essential to discuss fees transparently and establish a clear understanding of the services provided.

How to Become a Security Consultant:

Becoming a security consultant typically involves acquiring relevant education, gaining practical experience, and obtaining certifications. Specialised training in physical and cyber security, along with a strong understanding of industry trends, is crucial for success in this field.

Why choose Connley Walker as your preferred security consultant?

✔ Independence You Can Trust:

Our independence is your assurance. As an independent security consulting group, we don’t offer any insurance, security personnel, equipment, installations, investigations, or employment services. This ensures our recommendations are solely driven by your needs, free from any external influences or conflicts of interest.

✔ Holistic and Client-Focused:

At Connley Walker, our commitment to excellence goes beyond traditional security consulting. Our security consulting group prides itself on adopting a holistic and client-focused approach that sets us apart in the industry.

✔ Holistic Approach:

Our holistic approach involves a comprehensive understanding of your organisation’s operations, assets, and unique challenges. We don’t just address isolated security concerns; we take a panoramic view to ensure that our solutions seamlessly integrate with your overall business strategy. By considering the broader context, we deliver security solutions that safeguard your assets and contribute to your organisation’s overall health and resilience.

✔ Client-Focused Excellence:

Client satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do. We recognise that each client is unique, with specific needs and objectives. Our client-focused approach involves active collaboration, transparent communication, and a commitment to tailoring our services to align with your distinct requirements. We prioritise your goals, working hand-in-hand to develop and implement security strategies that not only meet but exceed your expectations.

In embracing a holistic and client-focused philosophy, Connley Walker goes beyond the conventional, ensuring that our security solutions are not just effective but also seamlessly integrated into the fabric of your organisation’s success.

✔ Genuine Experts in Security consulting and Risk Management:

Unlike many other consultancies, we are authentic security consultants and specialists in security and risk. Security consulting is not an add-on for us; it’s our core business, and we approach it with the expertise it deserves.

✔ Comprehensive free security awareness training program:

In our dedication to fostering security awareness, Connley Walker proudly provides a complimentary online security training resource available at This valuable resource is designed to empower individuals by delivering essential information, practical tips, and comprehensive resources aimed at enhancing their expertise across diverse security topics. Explore our free training platform to elevate your knowledge and skills in the realm of security.

✔ SCEC Consultants

At Connley Walker, we offer specialised services as SCEC Consultants to assist clients in achieving compliance where a SCEC-endorsed security consultant is required. As endorsed consultants by the Australian Government Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC), we possess the necessary expertise to provide physical security advice on various aspects of security infrastructure and systems.

✔ We Comply With The Australian Government’s Information Privacy Principals

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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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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ACT – Security Master Licence No. 17502533.

NSW – Security Master Licence No. 409109204.

NT – No licence required.

QLD – Security Firm Licence No. 3255594.

QLD – Registered Professional Engineers No. 21615.

SA – Exempt from a licence as Engineers (Security and Investigation Industry Regulations Part 2, 5 (1) (b)).

VIC – Registered Building Practitioners No. EE21166.

VIC – Private Security Business Registration No. 720-062-90S.

TAS – Building Service Provider Licence No. 363589169.

WA – Security Agent Licence No. SA56167.


ISO 9001:2015 Quality Assured.

SCEC Endorsed Security Zone Consultants (Registration Number 0075).

Pre-qualified consultants to the Victorian Government.

Pre-qualified consultants to the NSW Government.

Pre-qualified consultants to the NT Government.

Pre-qualified consultants to the Tasmanian Government.

Represent Engineers Australia on Australian Standards for Security.

Members of Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL).

Members of Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Members of Engineers Australia.

Federal Government Endorsed Suppliers.

Interested in Free Security Awareness Training?

Ensuring the safety of your business and personal space is essential. Before you go, why not join our FREE Security Awareness Training Platform?

Our training program offers:

  • Fundamental Security Practices: Learn the basics of protecting your premises.
  • Threat Identification: Recognise potential risks before they become incidents.
  • Access Control Strategies: Understand how to manage and monitor entry points effectively.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Be ready for any situation with our expert guidelines.
  • Real-Life Case Studies: Gain insights from real-world security scenarios.