@Woo, I agree that from the perspective of a company looking to protect its assets, the "what" and "why" should definitely come before the "how", otherwise you're just throwing money at fancy toys without really assessing what's at stake or how likely the risks are.
However, I'm coming from the perspective of a hobbyist who likes the mental challenge of trying to break things, rather than someone who should be trusted with a defensive position within an actual company with actual risks to worry about, so I probably don't think about that stuff as much as I should.
@MrJ, I would be up for it, yeah. I'm currently carless in the Selly Oak area, but I can get around easily enough with public transport. How about you?
I guess you've learned an important lesson about kids. If you'd just neglected them, you could buy some of that love back with $1000, and spend the rest on ironic t-shirts.