planning


In Emergency Preparedness, Timing is Everything

Closing and locking the barn door does not make very much sense if the horses have already bolted.  That bit of farm-life wisdom illustrates our point for today – the importance of timing when developing emergency safety and security plans. The operative word when it comes to emergency preparations is…“emergency.”  Whether one calls it a crisis, a contingency, or just Plan B – the point is this:  time becomes a precious commodity in the midst […]


Don’t Make Security Crash the Party

A colleague posed an interesting question to me the other day.  “Why isn’t security included earlier in design projects?” When a client starts a design-build project, they invite many specialty consultants to collaborate, but security is often left off the invitation list.   Instead of coming in at the beginning of the project cycle with the architects and designers to design and integrate security concepts seamlessly into the design, security consultants often only get invited to […]


Security Video: The Payoff is in the Planning

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  So how much is a video worth?  Well, if it doesn’t show what you need, with sufficient clarity to answer key questions, then our answer is worthless. At Butchko, we are often asked to help companies sort through the capabilities and hype surrounding security technologies, and video is a frequent topic in those discussions. Video systems and the data they generate can be extremely […]