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Graeme Dow

Graeme Dow



A Director of SafeGuard, Graeme is a registered independent security consultant, a member of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, The Academy of Experts, the Society of Expert Witnesses and the Expert Witness Institute. He is a former Director and Board Member of the Association of Security Consultants and sits on relevant British Standards Committees.

Background and Experience

Entering the security industry in 1978, Graeme’s initial involvement was as a high end equipment manufacturer. This entailed market research, product development, sales, marketing, commercial direction and policy matters. He was responsible for liaising with security installers, insurers, police and inspectorates and conducting training courses for alarm installers. He has a thorough knowledge of alarm controls and systems with hands on experience and technical know-how. He has undertaken specific projects for Centrica (British Gas) on the preparation of a hardware specification for entry into UK security market, General Accident, Association of British Insurers (ABI) Loss Prevention Council (LPC), Logica, Hitachi and many alarm hardware manufacturers.

Graeme is highly respected for his technical understanding of security issues and has provided strategic advice to the National Security Inspectorate and acted as a freelance journalist for most of the specialist security journals. His capability is frequently utilised in risk analysis, surveys and loss reduction advice to commerce and industry. He has considerable knowledge of alarm receiving centres systems and procedures and associated standards and has been responsible for the drafting of Codes of Conduct and advice to alarm inspectorates.

He has acted as an Expert Witness for loss adjusters and insurers, covering installer responsibilities and actions, reconstructions, court evidence, control and ARC alarm log analysis. He is an influential speaker at security seminars and is a fully qualified training instructor, training engineers and sales staff.

Graeme is an experienced consultant of many years standing with a deep knowledge of the products and companies in the industry who enjoys the challenges of detailed investigations and projects.

He has written articles for most of the security industry trade journals and has appeared on TV as the BBC Consumer Affairs Department security expert.

In 2012 Graeme was the expert witness for Weston-Super-Mare Pier in their £32m successful case against a UK alarm company, believed to be the UK’s largest win against a security installer.  More recently Graeme assisted the Metropolitan Police as an expert in the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit burglary.

A former Director and Board member of The Association of Security Consultants, a member of The Academy of Experts and The Society of Expert Witnesses,  Graeme Dow MCSFS has also been selected for membership of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, recognising his skill and expertise as an alarm systems expert.

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