Construction Project Security – A Converged Solution


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Converged Security

Converged Security is the operational concept of understanding, operating, measuring, and maturing all areas of security of an organization. Including but not limited to Physical Security, Cyber Security, Investigations, Executive Protection, Law Enforcement Support, Information Security, Fraud, etc. We are able to solve stressors, issues, problems, and challenges in these areas and more, in a Small Medium Business (SMB), Non-Government Organization (NGO), Faith Based Organization, Enterprise, Carrier, Government and Classified environments. If we don’t feel 100% comfortable we can provide you amazing service we will professionally guide you to another resource, we trust, that can better serve you.
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Jim McConnell


Ask McConnell, LLC – Your Converged Security Services Provider


Security Pain Points, Stressors, Ideas We Solve

Don’t like your answers to the questions when you ask the person in the mirror about:

Construction Company / JV Internal Security

Construction Site Security

Construction Project Security

Insider Threat

CPTED Requirements

Protest / Site Security Threat

Customer Compliance

Our Solutions

Most consulting first want to assess, advise, help you build, or even fully manage the solution. That’s okay, we think our focus on the follow three ways are where we can bring tremendous value and ROI to your investment in our services. We will glad to help you build or augment your team in the field where we mutually feel that is the best solution.

The Inspector / Auditor

This is our unique Construction Industry service solution of recurring construction project security inspection / auditing that visits a site multiple times per month instead of just major milestones, to catch issues early and maintain compliance.

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The Teaching Consultant

Jim not only has the privilege of being an Adjunct instructor with Texas A&M – TEEX, but we has taught classes around the world. In addition to the classes we have ready, we are always developing new topics and have access to a set of instructors around the world on all things security. Imagine a “Teaching Menu” that you can select from for your team with extended times for Q&A and “Whiteboarding” and “Brainstorming”.

Project Security Designer (CPTED+) and/or Validator

We take the culture of the client/owner/tenure + our 30 years of experience is all domains of security and we design or validate a design. CPTED would be the baseline, then client’s security team requirements.

Threat Response Tabletops and Training

“Hey we don’t want any trouble” – famous last words. In today’s volatile social and political environment, construction companies and construction sites need to consider the physical threats from directed protest and nexus protests. Let us help you with Tabletop exercises and HQ and Site based response training.

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Converged Security Program Development

From church house to the White house, like safety, all of them need security and construction companies, large and small need them too. Let us help you baseline your current internal security program, even if “Jim we have nothing”. From governance to policies, to training, to technology, to testing.

Security Compliance Program Development

Is your site, operations, and implementation COMPLIANT to all the security requirements in your contract? Are all your subs compliant with your security requirements and your client’s requirements? What about your insurance providers’ security requirements? Like with OSHA Compliance, security compliance is becoming more and more important, We will come to your site and tabletop with you a compliance assessment if there are any security gaps or compliance management gaps we will help you close them.


Current Focus

Supporting All of DFW





SBA Enterprise

Texas School Safety Center Registered Consultant

Client Side Services or Sub under GC/Prime for Compliance and Differentiator

Our Core Definitions

We have collected over 100 crazy marketing claims from security and audit firms, so we committed to be transparent for you about how we will use these terms as consistently as we humanly can. These are OUR (and many others in the security world) perspective, you, your organization, your organizational culture may define / scope these words differently.


The prevention, detection, and response to a crime or a violation of an organization’s rules/policies. 


The prevention, detection, and response to an accident. (think spilled milk, broken glass, etc.)


The FEELING by an individual, in an environment, where they feel the security and safety controls are adequate for them to be at peace to enter/enjoy/use the environment.


“All in every language means All” – Pastor Robert Morris.  So always remember that your organization’s use of the word “All” needs to mean, every element under an organization’s ownership, control or that impacts an organization’s ability to carry out its mission in a safe manner.

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Chief Executive Officer / Chief Security Officer / Principal


Jim McConnell is beyond blessed to currently be CEO, CSO and Principal for Ask McConnell, a unique converged security services operations, consultancy, and advisor team.  He has over 28 years of Corporate Security operational experience including his most recent role as the first Fellow in Verizon’s Corporate Security Office with his last primary responsibility being program management for and protector on the EP/Special Events Security Team along with other critical activities including Supply Chain Security, Physical Security Kinetic Testing, and Government Liaison support. Jim has operated in country in 12 different countries and has 15 patents under his engineering “hat”. He mentors transitioning military/LEO and has done pro bono security support to over 350 churches for over 30 years and a local volunteer first responder. Jim is also the author new book called Converged Security Metrics.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), CDPSE, Certified Protection Officer (CPO)*, CPOI*, Security+, Associate Certified Chief Information Security Officer (AC|CISO), ARES Level 3, SARTECH 3, FAA Commercial Part 107 Drone Pilot (sUAS), Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR/WSAR/SAR/USAR) Technician and Team Leader, FEMA USAR/WAS Technician, Wilderness First Aid (WFA), NWCG Wildland Firefighter (FFT2), ARC First Aid/AED/CPR (“Certified” and Instructor), Stop The Bleed (“Certified” and Instructor), licensed in Texas as a Level IV Personal Protection Officer (PPO), Texas Private Security Licensed Business, Texas Private Investigator (PI), Texas School Safety Center Consultant, CPTED Professional*, Previous Texas Licensed Real Estate Agent(**)
* In process of renewal/finalizing

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Our Primary Why?

Our goal is the first engagement each month is a pro bono faith based organization in need of security support. We also mentor law enforcement and military in transition to Corporate/Private Security along with being a volunteer first responder and supporting the law enforcement family.

Organizations We Active Support and Volunteer With

Standard Disclaimers

Texas PSB Individual License: Active, Texas PSB Business License: C28455301, CAGE Code: 9LXZ3, TCOLE Registered, US Clearance Eligible, EIN: 93-1914843, DUNS: 119058091 SAM UEI: JGCKSB2MEYB5