Lighting Design & Security


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Need an Expert Witness?

OSS Expert Witness Consultants are certified and licensed expert witness consultants in both federal and state courts specializing in lighting design and lighting security issues. As a practical matter, when a criminal or critical event occurs at night, someone will allege that . . . lighting is a case issue.  Chances are they are right.  Model societies have come to understand and rely on the importance of lighting to protect our homes, businesses and institutions.  Our team of security illumination experts not only help frame and write the national security lighting guidelines, but regularly apply their skills in assessing properties and cases where lighting design or system maintenance is an issue.  Often the question before the court is ... could property security or safety lighting have reduced the likelihood of this loss from occurring.

In answering such questions, our experts carefully review the fact giving rise to the event, review and clarify existing standards, guidelines, and codes, and conduct on a site valuation.  When conditions at the site have changed, we know how to roll back-the-clock, through actual reconstruction of the incident scene, or through the use of published photometrics.

Our reports are documented with on-scene photographs, light meter readings, measurements, supporting references, and a report format that is easy for juries to understand and apply.  In those cases where there are no local codes or ordinances, we know how to apply and define in lay terms nationally recognized guidelines and standards.

Security & Safety Lighting & Illumination

  • Apartment residence & dormitories
  • Automated teller machines & night depositories
  • College dormitories
  • Convenience stores & gas stations
  • Critical infrastructure & homeland security sites
  • Elderly resident care
  • Hotels & motels
  • Law enforcement, fire, ambulance, & other emergency service locations
  • Malls
  • Offices and commercial buildings
  • Parking garages
  • Parking lots
  • Pedestrian only areas
  • Public & natural parks
  • Residential parking areas
  • Restaurants & fast food
  • Retail outlets & supermarkets
  • Schools, colleges & universities
  • Shopping centers
  • Single-family residence
  • Unoccupied spaces
  • Vehicle display & sales lots

Read more on the Lighting Security services offered by OSS

Click the link to read an article "Security Lighting Guidelines for People, Property & Critical Infrastructure"

Lighting Design Security Consulting Options:

From very straightforward initial analysis to standing for you in court as a testifying expert we have the expertise to put behind your case.  Here are some common formats for our expert witness services:

Preliminary Analysis >

Early Case Assessment >

Consulting & Forensic Experts >

Consulting & Testifying Experts >

Service Area

OSS Law Enforcement Advisors® is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with Expert Witness and Law Enforcement Consultant Services provided throughout the United States.

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