About Us

Bringing collaboration and technology to a new era of protection.


With evolving threats and recent events, most organizations have sharpened their focus as concerns business management of physical security concerns.  Sound business management and successful operations now depend on an understanding of the principles behind physical security, security technology and convergence.  EMD assist clients in navigating this new innovative landscape and brings forth an interdisciplinary approach to a new era of security management.  

EMD is the linchpin among a cohort of security professionals, each with an expertise in a specific segment of protection management.  Our collaborative efforts provide holistic solutions to offer full coverage for any organization looking for the complete package.  We will assess your current environment, provide a strategy to enhance your current operations, and provide the products and services necessary to implement an improved security program. 

EMD prides itself on challenging the status quo.

Our Founder



Elisa Mula formed EM Designs, LLC in 2004 to achieve her vision of creating a consulting business and to pioneer efforts that would challenge existing paradigms in business management. Focused on an industry in which she had extensive education and years of experience – Ms. Mula was able to leverage her expertise for the benefit of EMD specifically and her overall professional goals. 

Physical Security is one to which Ms. Mula has dedicated more than a decade of her life, developed an unparalleled network of professional colleagues, and demonstrated an unrelenting work ethic.  During her immersion in the Physical Security industry, Ms. Mula worked on the manufacturing, integration, and consulting aspects of the industry, while simultaneously securing her Masters’ Degree in Protection Management from John Jay College.  During this time, Ms. Mula expanded her knowledge in the area of video surveillance, access control, biometrics and artificial intelligence; and more specifically, how these technologies play a larger role in developing best practices within a variety of security programs.

Her depth of experience allowed her to develop her practice with both public and private sector security professionals. These partnerships have imparted a distinctively fresh and inimitable perspective that allows Ms. Mula and EMD to offer a new means of recognizing, evaluating, and remediating threats and vulnerabilities.