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Crime Prevention Consulting for Multifamily Residential Properties

Our security consultants assist residential property management companies & multifamily housing authorities in resolving complex problems of crime and social disorder.

Over the past 28 years, our security consultants have earned a special reputation for success in reducing crime and premises liability in residential communities and multifamily housing.

Since 1992, CIS security consultants have assisted hundreds of residential communities, property management companies, and HOA Master Associations in reducing crime and premises liability and maximizing the value of property investment.

In many cases, our mission is accomplishing through expert application of crime prevention and liability management methods. Our consultants regularly assist clients with matters such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), residential property assessments and new acquisitions, crime-free housing certification, expert testimony in premises liability cases, and other services within the scope of well-established doctrine.

And although our consultants are well recognized for their expertise, knowledge is only one facet of our reputation.

Our security consultants have earned unique recognition for achieving success in environments where traditional approaches to residential crime prevention and public safety have failed. When addressing complex and difficult security challenges, knowledge alone is often insufficient. Effective solutions often require an artful combination of expertise, holistic vision, and innovative mindset.

Following is a list of our security consultant services related to crime prevention and liability management in residential communities.

Security Consultant Services for crime prevention in residential/multifamily housing

Crime Prevention & Property Risk Assessments

Over the past 30 years, our security consultants have assisted over 1,000 multifamily properties in reducing crime and premises liability. The first step in this process is conducting an assessment to investigate the various conditions contributing to potential risk and design solutions for remedy.

HB 837 CPTED Assessments

Our team of Florida Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Practitioners assist multifamily property owners in benefitting from HB 837’s powerful liability protections by conducting CPTED assessments as required by statute and guiding owners into compliance.

Expert Assistance during Due Diligence for Property Acquisitions

When engaged as security consultants prior to the purchase of new residential and multifamily properties, our experts can provide valuable insight into social and physical disorders often overlooked by acquisition teams and reduce improvement costs by identifying corrective actions prior to purchase.

New Property Design and Crime Prevention Consulting

When engaged as security consultants in the early phases of new site planning, our experts assist developers and architects in proactively reducing crime while simultaneously creating an environment that promotes community activity and positive branding.

Property Manager Training

To assist property management companies in establishing a baseline level of knowledge among managers, our experts present webinars focusing on important crime prevention and premises liability issues.

Proactive Risk Management Programs

Our security consultants assist property management companies in developing effective and sustainable programs for proactively reducing crime and safety conditions contributing to premises liability. And with the added benefits of increasing property values and profitability due to improved branding and reduced resident turnover rates.

Reclaiming & Rehabiliting High Crime Communities

In the early 1990’s, our security consultants pioneered a unique methodology for reclaiming and rehabilitating high crime communities. The success of our strategy in reducing crime and increasing quality of life in multifamily communities has been extensively documented by police, news media, and academic institutions and is the central theme of two criminal justice textbooks.

Expert Witness Services

Our security consultants assist attorneys around the nation with case analysis and expert testimony in support of premises liability and security negligence cases involving residential communities and multifamily housing.

Residential Multifamily Housing Crime Prevention & Security Consultant Team


Hector Rodriguez, FCP, cATO

AVP, Special Projects

Hector is the Assistant Vice President of Special Projects and a security consultant focusing on matters related to school security, crime prevention for multifamily properties, security department operations, workplace violence, and protection of houses of worship. Hector has over 24 years of experience in security management and previously led one of the most advanced private security operations in the United States.


Shannon Bryson, FCP

Crime Prevention Consultant

Shannon is an expert on premises liability, crime prevention in residential multi-family housing, community policing, and special event security. As one of the architects of the CIS Private-Sector Led Public Safety Program, he directed the PSLPS program in Orlando for several years. Shannon joins CIS with over 25 years of experience as a DEA agent and tactical instructor.


Matthew Little Sun

Security Consultant

Matt is a CIS staff security consultant specializing in crime prevention for multifamily properties and threat management. Matt joined CIS in 2016 after twenty-six years of service with the US Army’s JAG Corp and assignments as a Federal Tort Claims Investigator and Mediations Supervisor for a large personal injury law firm.

Residential Multi-Family Housing: Our experience & expertise as security consultants

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