SeTec Associates

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Federal Reserve Bank

To: Office of the Director
RE: Building Security
Date: 06/05/13

The SeTec Associates analysis of the security of your building was aborted because our operative discovered a robbery in progress at the scene. He was only able to complete a partial test of the security systems and our analysis of those areas tested is included.

Our operative was able to gain entrance into the building via an underground access portal used, apparently, as an electronics junction. The only security the portal had was a large and somewhat simplistic padlock. We would recommend replacing that with a magnetic deadbolt built onto the interior side of the portal and controlled vis remote operation, or by concealed RF ID sensor.

Once inside our operative then noticed the cabling junction for your Westron Security system. It was readily visible both in normal light and using IR goggles. It is recommended that the junction be concealed and shielded. It was observed that this junction stopped operation as the operative examined it. At this point the operative began to be suspicious.

At the end of the access tunnel there is a small vertical conduit leading up to the basement machine room. While this conduit is quite small it was fairly easy to climb upwards. The conduit either needs to be replaced with a smaller diameter or sealed over. On a highly positive note, the existence of a concealed camera at the end of tunnel/conduit junction was quite a surprise and nicely placed. This camera, too, was inoperative, and the decision was made to continue onwards to investigate the apparent security fault.

After scaling the conduit, our operative was able to kick through an access panel in the wall into the building's machine room. Upon entering the machine room, it was observed that the entire security panel for the building was out. Our operative immediately made his way to ground floor and then to the security office. At the security office he confronted a guard who had apparently disabled the system to allow a thief (a mutant by the name of "Toad") to enter the building and thence the vault. Two other guards were see to be knocked out on the floor of the security office.

Completely on his own, our security analyst succeeded in incapacitating the malefactor "Toad" and restraining the guard who apparently was in collusion with Toad. Upon rebooting the security computers, the building alarms sounded and the authorities arrived, taking charge of all in the building. Our operative described his assignment as a security analyst to the police, his activities in detail, and the capture of the two desperadoes.

We highly recommend that the Federal Reserve Bank take a serious look at those companies contracted to provide security to the building. While it is not known exactly how Toad was able to completely shut down the security system it stands to reason that all personnel security related policies be reviewed and tightened. It would appear from our brief test that your physical security, while vulnerable from the inside, would present considerable challenges to an intrusion from the outside.

We thank you for contacting SeTec Associates and for your business. Should you decide to further analyze or test your security systems please don't hesitate to call on us.

Jurgen von Dietz
Security Technologies Associates

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Commerce Bank of Beverly Hills

To: Mr. Drysedale
Re: Bank Security
Date: 4/14/13

We at SeTec associates have completed our survey of your current security needs and are pleased to present our findings.

Your bank is at a high risk of security breach. Let us begin with your security plans: they may be acquired through security flaws in the computer system of the contractor who installed the system. Complete schematics, locations of sensors and cameras, diagrams of wiring junctions, floor plans and actual security codes can be acquired by a competent hacker. While this is not a fault of your own security system it does have a direct impact on how secure your own system is. We strongly advise you to contact your security installation contractor to resolve this matter.

As for the physical security of your building - there is much left to be desired. Your roof access is not adequately monitored; there are areas of the roof with no camera monitoring. Your HVAC vents and ductwork have no internal monitors, either passive or active. One of the access points for your security system is actually within the vents. (Also enclosed find one wire, red, 6".) Your cameras may be locally disabled by cutting of power cables within the vent system. We found that your stairwell doors do not have secondary, independent monitors and that cameras on all floors were controlled by a single system. Door locks were simply key locks, offices are not monitored, and your security guards are somewhat lax in their duties, not to mention unobservant. (The bank vault was not inspected as we have found that the best way to protect the vault is to simply make getting to it highly difficult.) The operative assigned your case asked that we pass along a message to you:
"Dear Mr. Drysdale. You have a lovely bank. Thanks for letting us visit. -Setec Associates"
Presumably you know what this means.

We recommend the following upgrades to your security system:
  • increased number of roof cameras
  • a variety of passive and active sensors on all vent grates
  • monitoring (laser, IR, motion, etc...) within the vent system
  • camera power monitoring
  • relocation of system access points to a secured room
  • independent floor based camera systems
  • redundant independent alarms on stairwell doors
  • numeric keypad or RFID locks on all office doors
  • increased presence of security guards in the hallways
  • increased security guard training
If you would like to set up an appointment with one of our select contractors and vendors, please do not hesitate to call. We are ready to help you build a more secure facility for both you and the clients of your bank.

Jurgen von Dietz
Security Technologies associates

Saturday, March 25, 2006


Welcome to SeTec Associates, a security consulting firm.

We at SeTec are glad to have you stop by and express an interst in our services. We are a fully bonded security firm specializing in aiding corportations and individuals in determining and fulfilling their security needs.

We offer many services including:
  • Physical security analysis and testing
  • Computer security analysis and testing
  • Individual security needs analysis
  • Security planning
  • Security policy making
One of our operatives testing physical security

We have extensive experience in our field however because of the changing nature of security we are constantly training and expanding our skills. We accept nothing but our best and offer nothing but our best. Your security is our top priority.

For information on us, or to set up an initial consultation, please contact us!