M2H Protection (M2H) is a professional security and technology consulting and design firm. While we are a local firm in the mid-Atlantic area, we go where our customers need us, so many of our projects are nation-wide. We are committed to providing the highest standard of service in the industry by approaching every project with a strong focus on design, aesthetics, functionality, and cost while achieving the protection and technology needs of our customers. M2H Protection serves architects, engineers, and facility practitioners with federal, military, higher education, public safety, museums & cultural properties, commercial and financial institutions to solve their security challenges. M2H is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) operating in the mid-Atlantic area.
In 2010, Mark M. Hankewycz, an architectural engineering community professional, realized a niche in the industry was needed with professionals with specialized education and experience in security and technology. It was then he envisioned M2H Protection, a firm that, through its passion and expertise in security, would serve the A&E community.
In 2013 Mr. Hankewycz founded M2H Protection with three core principles:
We have enjoyed our journey over the years and look forward to the next.
We strive to help our customers develop solid security foundations and business technology strategies. We will work to provide exceptional Security, IT-Telecom, and Audio Visual solutions. That work starts with a special focus on understanding each organization, its culture, and needs. From that understanding, we establish prudent designs that function as they are intended each time. With the high level of service and technical offering, projects success is achieved time and time again.
M2H Protection is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and is registered with the Department of Veterans Affair's Veterans Information Portal. We are also a Maryland Small Business Reserve and Qualified for Disabled Veteran Preference Program; Certified Commonwealth of Virginia Small, Woman, and Minority Business (SWaM); and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (LDBE). We are gradually pursuing other business certifications. Please contact us for an up-to-date listing of our business certifications.
Mark M. Hankewycz, CPP, PSP, RCDD
Years of experience: 35
Expertise: Security Risk Management, Planning & Design
"Security is about protecting people, places, and things. Its implementation should not invade their privacy or change their character."
Mr. Hankewycz brings over 30 years of experience as a security professional. He has managed security and safety programs for the federal, public, and private sectors. He now consults the architectural engineering community on security for the built environment. His consulting focuses on a broad array of facility types requiring a multi-disciplinary and multi-hazard approach to security. These facilities include but are not limited to museums and cultural properties, higher education, public safety & courts, religious, industrial, banking and financial, and healthcare. These facilities are often considered high risk or high asset levels and have requirements for redundancy and resiliency, which require a higher level of expertise. From assessing risks and developing countermeasures and prudent security solutions, Mr. Hankewycz focuses his approach on each project by closely understanding the client's needs and customizing solutions that best fit them.
He has expertise with security risk management, state-of-the-art security technology, ballistic and forced entry resistance, security policy and procedure development, emergency preparedness, and disaster recovery planning. He has experience in systems integration and has worked in developing special projects, including working with the Army Corps of Engineers Center of Expertise for Electronic Security and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in support of these advanced security technologies.
Mr. Hankewycz is board certified in security management through ASIS International. He serves on the Board of Direction for the National Institute for Building Sciences, Multi-hazard Mitigation and a committee member for the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Premise Security Standards Committee (NFPA 730/731) and the Architectural & Engineering Institute's (AEI) Building Security Council (BSC).
Mr. Hankewycz has written several security articles and white papers and is a principal author to Department of Homeland Security's BIPS 06 (FEMA 426) Reference Manual to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings and served as an expert reviewer on several other DHS Risk Management Series publications. He is also a speaker on security matters at recognized conferences and seminars for AIA, APPA, ASIS International, ASLA, and FEMA.
His experience stems from his experience as a U.S. Army Inspector, subsequently systems integration contractor with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Most recently, the last 20 years as a security consultant and design professional in the architectural and engineering community.
A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
Maryland Small Business Reserve, Disabled Veteran Preference Program
Virginia Small, Woman, and Minority-Owned (SWaM) Business
MWAA Local Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (LDBE)