Responsive.  Strategic.  Realistic.

Mission assurance is a core responsibility of every organization. In a world of ever evolving risk, security of your assets requires developing a security risk management plan that addresses all aspects of the threats and vulnerabilities your organization faces.  We understand the complexity of the threats and risks facing organizations and offer an inclusive process to security risk management consulting that incorporates the latest methodologies and technology for mitigation.    We will work with you to assess the risk of the critical aspects of your business and develop a strategy to prioritize, budget and implement measures to protect your organization, your assets, and achieve mission assurance.

Trained in tactical entry, physical security and anti-terrorism planning, AE Works security experts have made risk-based decisions. Our consulting services are therefore based in real world possibilities and probabilities of the threats your organizations face, and the vulnerabilities present.  

Michael Cherock, PE, RCDD – President and CEO
Herb Brychta, PSP, CISPP – Manager, Security Risk Management

Comprehensive Security Audits

Find the gaps.  Get your program evaluated by a fresh set of eyes.

Are the security services that you are paying for effective?  Are your procedures implemented carefully by employees?  Even if you have a well-documented security program, a weak link can compromise your security and make you vulnerable.  Whether a landlord, tenant, facility manager or concerned executive responsible for security of your building, staff and assets, our security audits can help you expose and mitigate risks before someone else does.

We have the experience and skill to reveal these gaps and a tested insight of what systematic issues create these cracks in otherwise strong security programs.  Our security audit will evaluate how effectively your organization’s security policies are put into action.

Team Qualifications:

  • Certified Physical Security Professional with anti-terrorism and emergency management background

Physical Security Surveys

Effective security starts with a clear understanding of your vulnerabilities.  We can help you be more aware and better understand your risks so you can make better decisions.

Our security professionals realize that security must have minimal impact on normal daily functions in order to be embraced. To support this need, we analyze day‐to‐day facility operations, protocols, design and aesthetic standards.   Our thorough facility inspections and plan review give us a 360‐degree comprehensive understanding of facility and organizational operations and the level of security needed for different areas.

We address all aspects of operational and physical security to assist you to prioritizing, budgeting and implementing risk mitigation measures to protect your purpose and enable your mission.


  • Physical security survey
    • Architectural and building systems elements
    • Operational policies and processes
  • Risk mitigation:
    • Access control plan review and development
    • Anti-terrorism plan review and development
  • Master planning and budgeting


Team Qualifications:

  • Certified Physical Security Professional with anti-terrorism and emergency management background

Construction Document Review

Build it safe. Incorporate security into your Reviews of master planning, new buildings, or retrofit projects will incorporate mitigation measures prior to construction

In an increasingly complex world, creating safe environments requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Physical security is most seamless when integrated into built environments long before they are constructed.

Involving a security professional from the onset of a building project can help deliver a more aesthetically pleasing, safer and more cost effective design.  From understanding the unique threat-risk picture to vulnerabilities current plans introduce, incorporating security from the onset of a building project has the potential to not only produce a safer building, but also benefit your project in many other ways.

Our team of security professionals has supported site selection and reviewed the building renovation and new construction upgrades of projects throughout the country.   We understand the security needs of all facility construction elements – including architectural, electrical, mechanical and structural systems –  and bring an ability to identify the requirements of each to support a holistic approach to risk reduction.   

We also understand no one security solution fits all.   Each building and each client requires a tailored review that considers the risks specific to location, building type and business offering and intended use of the space.  Our thorough review of construction drawings and master plans  looks at how security can be improved throughout the design.


  • Design Phase Team Support support
  • Independent Design Reviews
  • Site Selection Support


Team Qualifications:

  • Certified Physical Security Professional with anti-terrorism and emergency management background

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