SafeGuard Security Consultants - Team

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Safeguard has developed and built its reputation on the high calibre qualifications and experience of each team member. These complementary skills provide real strength and depth of capability and provide the building blocks essential to fulfil a wide range of expert services tailored to individual needs.


Terence A. Hack MASC. FAE. FSyI. QDR

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Terry Hack is the Senior Partner and founder of Safeguard Security Consultants specialising in security for property, assets and people and litigation services

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

Mr Hack, is a qualified electronic engineer (RAF 1964), a Fellow of the Institute of Security and of the Academy of Experts and a qualified Mediator. He has acted as Vice Chairman and Special Adviser to the Joint Security Industry Council, which liaises with Government on security issues. For many years he served on the Council of the Association of Security Consultants. The Consultancy is listed by the NSI, the independent Inspectorate for security systems and by the Law Society. He was a member of the team responsible for formulating the security industry NVQ's, has written training programmes in conjunction with the Security Training Organisation, and has sat on BSI committees. He is an influential speaker at security conferences and other leading functions and has lectured, trained and written articles for leading journals on security related matters. The Consultancy has undertaken assignments for the PSA, Ministry of Defence and the Police Authority.

Background and Experience

Initially trained as an Electronic Engineer with the Royal Air Force, serving in the UK and Far East on radar and missile guidance systems. Ten years later he gained his commercial management experience with STC working in the UK and the Middle East on large-scale communications projects.

Invited to join a private alarm company, becoming a Director, he subsequently formed a group of security companies specialising in the installation and maintenance of security systems, including specialist undertakings for hospitals, the police and military, local authorities and original design work for banks and the protestion of people. In 1983 the service companies were sold providing the freedom to concentrate full-time on independent consultancy.

Over the years, assignments have varied enormously in content from work with major security organisations to acting as adviser to leading international companies, the police, government departments, universities, hospitals, psychiatric units, retailers, fine art auctioneers, schools, car importers, overseas ambassadorial residences and others including advice on consumer affairs and to trading standards. Safeguard Consultants has undertaken large-scale, fully integrated multi-disciplined projects for complex sites and uniquely played a leading role in the development and marketing of innovative new products for specialist applications.

His in-depth knowledge of products, costs, contractual matters, documentation and quality systems and standards provides the key to negotiating cost effective solutions and protecting commercial and contractual interests. This capability is also used extensively in the provision of accomplished expert services.


Jon Laws

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Qualifications and Professional Membership

Jon Laws has a BSc Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, is a registered European Engineer (Eur.Ing), a Fellow of the Association of Consulting Engineers and a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council. A Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, a Council member of the Association of Security Consultants, a member of ASIS.

Background and Experience

Following the completion of a B.Sc degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kingston University he worked on the design of electrical services for new government buildings progressing to the automated industry and signalling installation and commissioning of complete systems.

He is thoroughly experienced in providing rigorous technical specifications for both military and commercial applications and the design of in-house special-to-type test equipment for production testing of completed power supplies.

His experience in the design of CCTV systems for motorway surveillance, and project management for security in retail and industrial environments, including covert security, with associated video transmission and data communications systems extends to include site surveys, technical supervision of complex installations, systems commissioning, training and handover requirements. His work on auditing CCTV systems is used extensively in the preparation of expert witness reports.

As CCTV consultant to the Traffic Control Systems Unit for London traffic surveillance he managed four project managers and one commissioning engineer. Duties included the preparation of Cost to Complete Information, preparation, upkeep and application of engineering standards and quality procedures.

He is now a leading authority on CCTV matters and is a sought after and respected consultant, lecturer and trainer within the security industry.


Graeme Dow

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Background and Experience

Initial involvement in security was concentrated on high end security equipment. This entailed marked research, product development, sales, marketing, commercial direction and policy matters. He was responsible for liaising with security installers. Insurers, police and inspectorates and conducting training courses for alarm installers.

He has a thorough knowledge of alarm controls and systems with hands on experience and technical knowhow. He has undertaken specific projects for Centrica (British Gas) on the preparation of a hardware specification for entry into UK security market, General Accident, Association of British Insurers (ABI) Loss Prevention Council (LPC), Logica, Hitachi and many alarm hardware manufacturers.

His technical knowledge is highly regarded and he has provided strategic advice to the National Security Inspectorate and acted as a freelance journalist for most of the specialist security journals. His capability is frequently utilised in risk analysis, surveys and loss reduction advice to commerce and industry. He has considerable knowledge of alarm receiving centres systems and procedures and associated standards and has been responsible for the drafting Codes of Conduct and advice to alarm inspectorates.

He has acted as Expert Witness for loss adjusters and insurers. Installer responsibilities and actions, reconstructions, court evidence, control and ARC alarm log analysis. He is an influential speaker at security seminars and is a fully qualified training instructor, training engineers and sales staff.

Graeme is an experienced consultant of many years standing, who is meticulous and dedicated and enjoys his work.


SafeGuard - Unequalled expertise from one source

Our team is unique in the security industry, we offer professionalism, experience and knowledge from a highly qualified team of consultants. This unequalled expertise and experience in security matters is accessible from one convenient source. SafeGuard's Consultancy Services - because you expect the best.


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