The purpose of this guidance note is to provide chartered facilities management surveyors and other members of RICS who are involved in the property management process, with a resource that can be applied when considering the security needs of an organisation. The guidance note also describes current best practice in the planning and deployment of the measures necessary to deliver appropriate and effective security.
It is not designed to provide the absolute solution for every scenario but will give an understanding of the need for security and the processes that support its application as part of the decision making process. This will assist chartered surveyors in identifying security issues relevant to their organisation and enable them to follow the appropriate course of action. Ultimately, this may require consultation with local authorities, government officials and indeed security consultants with the appropriate level of experience, before a specific course of action is taken.
The 2nd edition came into force on 3 January 2015.