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Layne Consultants International (LCI) is the leading independent, non-product affiliated security consulting firm specializing in the protection of museums, cultural facilities, and public institutions. LCI consultants are respected leaders in the fields of security management, public safety, loss prevention, threat assessment, system design, and emergency preparedness, offering comprehensive security & safety consulting services to include:

Business continuity planning
Risk analysis & vulnerability assessment
Disaster planning & crisis management
Emergency exercise coordination
Security awareness training
Protection of collections on exhibit, in storage, and in transit
Theft prevention
Fire protection
Crime prevention through environmental design
Practical policy/procedural planning
Security system design, engineering and specification
Construction project management, peer review & oversight
Employee search and placement services
Workplace violence prevention
Special events planning
Guard force management
Security officer training & certification (live or video training)

LCI has been in continuous operation since 1973. Our security, facilities, HR, and fire protection consultants serve as expert witnesses for cases involving "standard of care" in security & safety, and regularly present special seminars and workshops for AAM, individual institutions, and several regional/state museum organizations. Our articles and research papers appear in many national publications and association journals. LCI textbook publications, The Cultural Property Protection Manual, and Business Survival Guide are widely distributed throughout the country. LCI founded and manages the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection (, the world's only non-profit trade association that provides education, professional development, certification, resource-sharing and a host of other benefits to professionals responsible for the protection of museums and other institutions.

LCI experts are carefully selected for their ability to provide the high quality of service on which our reputation is based. With a vast network of experienced professionals, we strive to provide our clientele with the finest consulting and training services available, in an efficient, cost-effective manner. LCI clientele join our growing family of institutions and organizations who appreciate our worldwide availability, and instant service response. We are never unavailable, and on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to assist. LCIs clients provide our best references, and we are happy to put prospective clientele directly in touch with anyone for whom we have provided service. Call now for additional information on risk assessment and security planning, training, and design. We look forward to assisting in the protection of your staff, visitors, collections, assets, and facilities.