Focus 4D Inc. was established in 1985 to provide Private Investigation services to Corporations and the legal community.

At the conclusion of investigations we were frequently requested to provide recommendations to mitigate further risk. The consequence was the evolution of our Security Consulting and Risk Assessment services. Focus has enjoyed
Corporate relationships that have spanned the thirty years since our founding - testimony to our effectiveness.

It is not policy to detail our technical assets, expertise and resources. Suffice to say that over the years we have gathered together an array of effective technologies and subject matter experts to supplement our in-house knowledge base. We have a passion for our tradecraft and huge respect for our subject matter experts upon whom we rely to directly deliver their services to our Clients with the utmost level of discretion.

Ultimately we also recognized the
necessity for maintainingour own unique
and highly trained Guard group:
4D Protection.

Investigation Services

As Investigators, we gather information for payment.  We simply seek information to meet our Client’s mandate in support of whatever their objective or problem, regardless of whether it is a criminal or civil matter.  What the industry offers as ‘Services’ we simply view as ‘information gathering techniques’.  As far as technology is concerned we love it(!) when it provides a legal and cost-effective information gathering solution.  
Information is gathered, documented and presented to satisfy the most stringent judicial examination and expectations. 

There are three factors that can limit our results – time, budget or lack of evidence:
On occasion the scope of a mandate may be impacted by time constraints and results limited by the lack of a viable budget. Also, there are occasions when the Client mandate or expectations cannot be met simply due to the absence of evidence.

Security Strategy

Deter, Detect, Delay, Detain

Professional Courtesy and Deportment. 


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“There is only one good, knowledge, and only one evil, ignorance” (Socrates)

About Us

We take pride in maintaining a low and unassuming profile while politely applying our tradecraft. We are proud of our skills and resources and very comfortable out of the limelight.

When we have answered the questions and offer acceptable solutions our job is done - unless of course our information is subject of judicial scrutiny at which time it will be presented with quiet confidence.

All too often Security is delegated to an individual who is a novice or the Security responsibility is added to a Manager’s existing portfolio. They are then left to their own devices but still held accountable and responsible for implementation and maintenance of all asset protection systems. In 2001 Company Founder Mike Pobjoy, developed and published a simple but effective Security Strategy in order to address this situation, ‘Deter, Detect, Delay, Detain ™’. This strategy became commonly referred to as ‘the 4Ds’ and is a set of guiding Security principles to assist the inexperienced Security Manager as well as the Security industry in general, to identify, prioritize and manage Security risks and solutions.

In essence, the 4Ds’ relate as follows:

Deter – Create an effective physical, electronic and visual environment, sufficient to imply to the criminal community that the risk of apprehension is not worth the reward.

Detect – Surveillance systems, Security policy and procedures and employee Security orientation, must be proactive and provide annunciation of potential risks.

Delay – Physical and electronic barriers must be structured to create sufficient delay to provide opportunity for an appropriate response to a threat.

Detain – Systems must generate sufficient evidence to identify perpetrators and effect support in criminal, civil or soft resolution.

International Recognition - The 4Ds have been adopted internationally by the Government of the United States, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and by the Government of the United Kingdom, Center for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).

Security professionals and Corporations around the world have adopted the 4Ds or customized the 4D principles to satisfy strategic goals.

Focus 4D Security Consulting services were a consequence of Client requests to assist them with establishing optimum levels of asset protection - usually in the aftermath of a loss. As our reputation grew, some Clients sought us for this specific purpose.

Consistently effective protection is about so much more than Intrusion Alarm, Access Control and CCTV Systems. It requires the integration of other physical and electronic considerations as well as the implementation of a broad range of administrative policies and procedures and employee education.



90 Burnhamthorpe Road West
14th Floor, Suite 1400
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C3



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