All-new Security Design Division unveiled by integrated fire and security specialist Evolution

Richard Lambert: managing director of Evolution Security

Richard Lambert: managing director of Evolution Security

Evolution, the integrated fire and security business, has launched a new Security Design Division to provide security and fire system design and specification services to third party integrators, installers and clients. Richard Lambert, managing director of Evolution, informed Risk UK that the new venture has been introduced to meet a growing demand for the company’s security design expertise.

“A solution is only as good as the original design and specification,” said Lambert. “Our team has an established reputation for excellence across a host of high-profile projects in some of the most demanding environments. We’re now making this skilled resource available to third parties, whether they be installers, clients or even other consultants. We want to work in partnership with them to design security and fire solutions that are technology agnostic and genuinely Best in Class.”

Lambert added: “The importance of traceability and the demonstration of planned process is further strengthened by our partnerships with professional independent risk assessors to ensure that all threats and weaknesses have been considered prior to committing to design.”

Not being tied to a single manufacturer or technology is, according to Lambert, a major advantage. “It means that we can select the most appropriate products without fear of compromise and in the knowledge we’re always imparting best advice,” stated Lambert.

The Security Design Division will provide ‘traditional’ security consultancy services from original design through to commissioning, as well as providing all necessary documentation to support the tender process. It will make maximum use of the latest 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques used in modern construction projects.

Evolution’s team of consultants is qualified to the very highest level, working with clients who harbour different experiences of risk. The business collaborates with high-end Government and critical infrastructure professionals through to those individuals responsible for large commercial or industrial complexes.

“We understand i-LIDS, CPNI, ATEX and a host of other guidelines, benchmarks and directives needed to work in the highest of high-security environments,” continued Lambert, “but we also understand the challenges faced by lower risk sites at which there’s a Duty of Care to ensure that property and staff are protected at all times.”

Operating from Evolution’s headquarters in Buckinghamshire, the new team will be led by Russell Loneragan. Loneragan has been a key member of the Evolution set-up for the past 20 years and boasts almost 30 years’ security industry experience.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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