CONTROL OF YOUR PHYSICAL SECURITY THROUGH THE INDEPENDENT RISK ASSESSMENT
ALWINCO is derived from ALways IN COntrol. As specialists in Independent Physical Security Risk Assessment in South Africa, our aim is provide individuals and organizations alike with the necessary knowledge for them to be in control of their physical security. Our services are offered nationwide from Gauteng to KwaZulu-Natal to Polokwane and the Cape.
Although many do not agree with us and use an inaccurate method to determine risk, which is a direct overflow from Health & Safety, we continue to share and educate homeowners, business owners, property managers and others in terms of the Independent Security Risk & Threat Analysis. Our approach is defined by the OPPORTUNITY created for a crime to take place. By eliminating this factor, one can successfully prevent a crime from occurring. This is the new age approach to security.
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FOUNDER
André Mundell, the founder of Alwinco, started this independent consultancy over a dozen years ago when he realised the unfilled niche in regards to crime, the prevention thereof and physical security.
Experience and involvement for over 30 years in the SAPS and the security industry allowed André an unmatched and exclusive opportunity granted to few. He was able to personally examine and investigate thousands of crime scenes. Additionally, he interviewed both the perpetrators and the victims of the crimes.
André formulated the art of reverse crime engineering when he realised that he could predict, through the study and extensive comparison of his notes from all the crime scenes he investigated, how a crime could occur. This knowledge and concept further enabled him how to advise property owners and managers to actually proactively prevent the crime from occurring.
DON’T WAIT UNTIL ITS TOO LATE!
Many people do not give crime or subsequently their physical security any thought – that is until IT IS TOO LATE and an incident has occurred. Your security does not only involve the physical security hardware that you may have onsite or even the Security Official at the gate. There are a myriad of other intangible elements that directly affect your overall security status.
Several other similarities were present at the majority of the various crime scenes that André investigated and analysed:
- Victims lacked knowledge in the best ways in which to secure their properties and to make them more resistant to the flow of crime
- None of the victims were in control of their security – either before or after the crime
- No Security Risk Assessments were conducted in regards to security and consequently, these property owners did not have a Security Plan in place