Bridge Technical Consultants are a UK based provider of independent technical security consultancy.
At Bridge, we provide technical consultancy services to companies who are looking for independent advice on how to upgrade, extend the life of or renew their existing security equipment. As well as provide consultancy for existing sites we also provide this service to new projects beginning at the concept stage, through design, to the final deployment and testing.
Along with design, Bridge offer an in depth audit of existing electronic security systems. Bridge have conducted many audits for clients to ensure their systems are at the required standards and to highlight any areas of concern or weakness.
Our senior consultant, Warren Collins, is a Director of the Association of Security Consultants (ASC), Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professional (WCOSP) & Winner of the 2017 Imbert award for security consultancy.
Warren has worked within the electronic security industry since 1990 for many of the leading manufacturers within the Access Control and Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) marketplace as well as systems integrators where we have delivered many solutions globally
At Bridge we provide consultancy services to corporations and companies who are looking to upgrade, extend the life of or renew their existing security equipment. As well as provide consultancy for existing sites we also provide this service to green field projects beginning at the concept stage through design, to the final deployment and commissioning.
At Bridge we strongly believe in education, both in our staff and in those within the electronic security industry.
When we began in Security in 1990 there was none of the training and support that is available today with qualifications that demonstrate that the holder has the required level of knowledge and skill to complete the task.
PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) arrived into the security market place a number of years ago.
Since this time many manufacturers have joined in the ongoing discussion about what defines a PSIM and how it should operate.
“Warren Collins at Bridge Technical Consultants was employed by Lyme Regis Town Council to investigate the feasibility of our town CCTV project. We found him to be professional and most importantly, impartial. He produced a comprehensive operational requirement and privacy impact assessment that has helped us decide not only, why we might consider CCTV as a solution but where it is most relevant for our town. This has meant we may actually remove some cameras, as well as upgrading and installing others. We would thoroughly recommend his consultancy service before you approach CCTV camera contractors and purchase the wrong camera for the wrong location”
“As the largest biomedical research institute under one roof in Europe, security is always a key concern and always high on the agenda throughout the organisation. Given the high and complex number of risks to the organisation and the requirement for sophisticated, integrated and proportionate security systems, we needed an industry expert to ensure that these requirements were fully met. Bridge Technical Consultants experience and expertise in this area has been invaluable in ensuring that we have solutions that meet all of our requirements”.
We selected Bridge Technical Consultants to survey the card access systems at 7 of our UK locations, and to identify possible options for moving to a “one card” system in the most practical and cost effective manner. Bridge have a thorough understanding of the technologies involved, and have the ability to present their findings in a comprehensive report that is easily understood by the non-technical reader. I can’t fault the service we received, and am extremely satisfied with the decision to appoint them
“I have had the pleasure to know and work with Warren for many years in his capacity as ‘Director’ of Bridge Technical Consultants Ltd. Throughout, I have always found him to be extremely knowledgeable in the field of Technical Security, understanding advancing security technologies and being able to communicate his ideas effectively to an audience places him above his peers, in addition he has always been very helpful and extremely professional when dealing with clients. If you are considering selecting a Technical security consultant I can fully recommend Bridge Technical Consultants.”
“Dorset County Hospital appointed Warren Collins of Bridge Technical Consultants to review the existing access control system and propose short and long term enhancements based on some of our key criteria. Warren attended site for a full day to assess the system and conducted significant research on the options available, including areas such as obsolescence dates and hardware compatibility. His report more than covered our expectations and Warren kindly attended site a second time to review the key elements of the report so we could have clarity when taking recommendations to the next level. Warren was professional throughout our interactions and demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of access control. We are confident that Warren’s input will allow Dorset County Hospital to achieve value for money when the system is upgraded and will enhance the security and reliability of access control throughout the hospital site.”