We have been using Tom Martin and his company for over 5 years now. They do all of our employee background checks. They have very quick turn-around time and the work is always professional and complete. If we ever need further assistance or clarification on something, his staff is always happy to help. I recommend Tom to others on a regular basis.
Corporate security is a serious matter, and one that requires ongoing diligence in review, to avoid security liabilities that result from stagnant security procedures, undesirable hiring practices and dated technology.
Some of the most common areas of risk for corporate security:
- Access control/intrusion/key and lock systems
- Closed-circuit television and remote surveillance systems
- Alarm and fire detection systems
- Employee/Visitor security procedures and records
- External communications procedures
- Proprietary and intellectual property asset
- Shipping and receiving/Transportation
- Record storage procedures
- Emergency & natural disaster plans
- Hostile presence/bomb threat plans
- Third party service provider policies & procedures – janitorial service, security guard service, vendor/contractor access, building maintenance, etc
- Human Resources policies and procedures – hiring/firing, background checks, drug testing, records management, timekeeping, etc
- Reporting structures and management oversight
- Information Technology policies and procedures including access to sensitive information, appropriate backup and record keeping, and safeguarding data from outside penetration
A security risk analysis from Martin Investigative Services
identifies corporate security concerns and provides specific solutions.
We recommend a comprehensive security risk analysis.
This assessment requires physical inspections of the premises, interviews with the appropriate management personnel and typically covers the areas listed above.
Analysis & solutions.
Our experts review your security access, alarms, camera systems, and security guards.
We analyze your security procedures & policies, including hiring & firing, incident reporting, visitor tracking, and emergency planning.
Why interview personnel?
We highly suggest that management identify key personnel to participate in interviews designed to help us understand current operations, identify potential risk areas, and assess competence and understanding of the role security plays in the organization.
A written report of findings and conclusions.
Upon completion, we will provide you with a written report with specific recommendations for risk management, policy & procedure improvement, and action items for follow up.
Free and confidential consultations.
It is always free to get a consultation at Martin Investigative Services.
What elements are typically included in a security risk analysis?
Security risk analysis requires physical inspections of the premises and interviews with the appropriate personnel. After analyzing the situation, we will provide you with recommendations for enhanced security at your business. Our recommended policies and procedures are tailored to the requirements of each individual site and situation.
The following are some basic areas that help define the direction of our analysis:
Physical Security Assessment:
- Access control/intrusion systems
- Key and lock systems
- Closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems
- Fire detection systems
- Janitorial service
- Guard service
- Employee/Visitor security
- Communications procedures
- Proprietary and intellectual property assets
- Shipping and Receiving
- Record Storage
- Emergency procedures
- Hostile presence plans
- Bomb threat plans
- Earthquake plans
- Fire evacuation plans
Employee interviews with the following personnel:
- Corporate and/or Facilities Security Director
- Administration Director/Manager
- Communications Director/Manager
- Telephone Systems manager
- Information Systems manager
- Receptionists’/Visitor Greeters’ Supervisor
- Public Relations Director/Manager
- Laboratory Director/Manager
- Operations Director/Manager
- Human Resources Director/Manager
- Other department managers/directors/supervisors as necessary
Why choose Martin Investigative Services for corporate security review:
Find the rats.
In many cases, we can find out who the bad employees are in under 20 minutes.
Evidence that stands up.
Our experienced investigators gather court-admissible evidence that can make all the difference in a trial.
Our friendly staff can help with your issue, or point you in the right direction. The consult is free and confidential.
Case Study: Security Consulting
Mission Viejo Corporate Espionage
A local Mission Viejo attorney representing a large pharmaceutical manufacturer called us. We then met with the attorney at his office.
The attorney’s client, with offices in both Japan and Mission Viejo, suspected an internal leak of corporate information but they did not know how to proceed.
Our private investigators traveled to Tokyo to conduct surveillance in cooperation with a local private investigator. We provided evidence that employees in Japan were working with double agents in the company’s Mission Viejo office to steal trade secrets.
Corporate espionage can be complicated and costly. We help level the playing field.
Martin in the news: Corporate Investigation
Here are some of the most common cases my private investigation firm sees every single year. While most of these problems can be avoided or circumvented altogether, management is usually unaware that these are actually happening within their company.Details
An alleged crime ring was busted this week in connection with what police say was the theft of $15,000 worth of toy loot, mostly Legos. “Legos are like gold,” Thomas Martin, who runs a private investigative service in southern California, told ABC News today. “Every child wants them; they last forever and are passed down through generations.”Details
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Testimonials for Martin Investigative Services:
My partner and I have utilized the services of Martin Investigative Services for in excess of 15 years. The services provided have ranged from simple background checks to covert surveillance and investigations into corporate malfeasance/conversion/theft of assets.
I have found Martin’s investigators conscientious, qualified, and most important of all, very credible to triers of fact when their testimony was necessary. Critical to any busy trial attorney is time. I have also found that upon turning an assignment over to Martin Investigative Services, I do not have to micromanage the assignment. It is done promptly and efficiently, with an eye toward the financial resources and capabilities of the client.
Attorney at Law Silverstein & Huston
I have known Tom Martin since 1984. I, as well as our company, have used Tom’s services over 30 years, personal as well as business. We have never been disappointed! Tom does what he says and I believe he is the BEST there is.
Vice-President Plastic Express
I have used Martin Investigative Services since returning to the practice of law. Their work is first rate! Their reports are reliable, and if called upon to testify, Martin’s investigators are well prepared and extremely professional.
Former Orange County Superior Court Judge
I am proud to state that I have exclusively used the professional services of Tom Martin and his firm for more than 20 years. Whenever the need arises for a private investigator, the only name that I consider for my clients is Tom. In my 40 year career as a family lawyer, I recognized the importance of professional investigators. Unfortunately, many of the investigators that I have encountered have not satisfied the professional standard that I expect. I have utilized the firm in some very delicate and discrete investigations and situations requiring a strong security presence. In every engagement, both my clients and myself have been completely satisfied. I have I have no reservations in endorsing Tom and his firm for any investigative assignments.
Attorney and Firm Principal Hughes & Hughes, LLP
I have used Martin Investigative Services for everything from marital indiscretions to finding hidden assets for more than 25 years. Working with Mr. Martin has been invaluable to my practice. Tom Martin is insightful, creative and never fails to deliver. I endorse his firm without hesitation or reservation.
Attorney at Law
We have used Martin Investigative Services for three decades. Their work is exemplary; reports are perfect and their testimony is very professional, with great judge and jury appeal. We will not use anyone else for our investigations.
Former Orange County Trial Lawyer Association Trial Lawyer of the Year
I have known Tom Martin and used Martin Investigative Services for over a decade. They have been our exclusive resource for all our corporate investigative work and have never let us down once in all those years. Their work has always been of the highest professional level.
I have no reservations whatsoever in endorsing Mr. Martin and his firm. Their service to us has always reflected the highest integrity and quality and we continue to rely on Tom with the utmost confidence.
President & CEO Co-Pak Packaging Corp. Ontario, Canada
Martin Investigative Services is truly one of the best run organizations we have worked with. Fair, efficient and professional. Tom Martin in particular exudes confidence and experience and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. That’s something we can rely on.
Kreative Webworks, Inc. Organizational Resources Specialist
Martin Investigative Services has performed background checks, private investigation, surveillance and bug sweeps for our clients. They have also served difficult process in lawsuits. They have performed unquestionably and unfailingly to perfection. We will always call Martin first – and hope he hasn’t been called yet by the other side!
Hughes and Hughes, LLP
I have known Tom Martin and used his services for many years. I trust him with the most challenging investigative tasks.
Professional and efficient, he and his staff leave no stone unturned to get the job done.
Trial Lawyer, Former President of California's Trial Bar
I have worked with Martin Investigative Services for our company investigations for close to 20 years. Tom and the team are always professional, skilled and get right to the heart of any assignment I have for them. I would highly recommend Martin Investigative Services for any workplace investigation.
Vice President Village Nurseries Wholesale, LLC
I’ve represented individuals and businesses (international and local) for close to fifty years, and I’ve called on Martin Investigative Services more times than I can count, often on a rush basis, for help throughout the world, on a number of different types of assignments. I’ve never been disappointed. I’ve always received swift, cost-effective and USEFUL information, which has wound up “saving the bacon” of our clients and making us shine in their eyes. I recommend them without any reservation.
Attorney at Law Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill, LLP