Construction Site Armed Security
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Professional security services for construction sites
Construction site security is a big deal, and there are all sorts of ways things could go wrong for your company. One way in which you can help prevent theft or damage on your construction site is by investing in professional armed security.
Construction in the DC area is a large part of the economy. This area hosts millions of visitors annually, so having the best protection for your construction site and the public are factors to consider. With high-value equipment and materials, security is a necessity to protect the integrity of the site and maintain regulations. In order to get the best protection for your business, armed security professionals are vital to your company.
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There are several scenarios on a construction site that require the need for armed construction security:
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Maintaining the integrity of your construction site from vandals and thieves is critical for many construction sites. These two acts alone can cost a company thousands and postpone established deadlines. Also, with the presence of armed security, employees and contractors are less likely to take on unethical practices that could also result in damages.
The case of another claim for construction companies in the issue of trespassers who attempt to take advantage of equipment and unfinished sites after hours, resulting in serious harm or death. With an armed security presence, these trespassers are less likely to engage the property.
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Choose an armed professional or a team of them that has previous experience in security management to include heavy equipment and managing high value items. A construction site is a workplace that is designed around a deadline. Ensuring that the daily operations, as well as the security of the site after hours are critical to a professional security team.
Our armed professionals have decades of experience in law enforcement and the security industry, maintaining safety regulations and maintaining damage control.
Choose the Security You Need for you construction site
If you prefer armed security during the workday, after hours, or around the clock, the choice is yours. You can expect the following from our security team.
Our team will make sure that the property is secure and monitor the area for approved personnel and removing those that are not. The security detail can be customized to fit a certain window daily if you have a security team in place during work hours.
Invest in Reputation
All construction in the DC area comes with a large financial investment that needs to be protected in some capacity. Potential clients look to companies that are reputable and responsible for their projects.
Investing in armed security for the protection and integrity of a project is an investment in your company’s reputation and will streamline future bids for you.
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Are you interested in hiring private armed security detail for the protection of your construction site? If so, contact us today for a free quote and speak with an Armed Professional with any questions you may have. We have a variety of security options that will work with your current team and adjust to fit your security needs.
Smart Security Pros is proud to serve Maryland, Washington DC & Virginia, using advanced security solutions integrated with the finest state-of-the-art surveillance technology and equipment, and experienced security personnel. We have a complete solution for your construction site safety requirements.
Construction Site Security with Remote Guard Video Surveillance
Every year, construction sites and storage yards face the costly problems of vandalism and theft. Recent studies suggest that this kind of criminal activity can cost businesses more than $1 billion dollars annually affecting productivity and adding to an already busy and complex workload for site owners and employees. Every year, millions of dollars worth of equipment either goes missing or is damaged; ongoing construction work is damaged and delayed, and vandals take many items of value from sites. While multiple on-site guards at a site can be beneficial, this can also be cost-prohibitive, without providing the thoroughness and consistency of surveillance that a truly secure construction site or storage yard needs. Remote Guard Video Surveillance offers an effective, technology-based solution that can supplement or replace on-site security guards, providing a cost-saving and highly efficient form of security that allows larger areas to be “patrolled” using cameras and other surveillance equipment.
What are the benefits of implementing remote surveillance at a construction site or storage yard?
The size and scope of many construction sites and storage yards present a variety of challenges when it comes to security, as well as a number of opportunities any thief or vandal can exploit. A typical construction site or storage yard is often difficult to patrol with only uniformed officers. All the storage facilities, walls, fences, and containers, as well as parked machinery, hinder visibility, and the use of guards on patrol loses much of its effectiveness.
The wide range and amount of equipment on a site or storage yard is difficult to consistently monitor and secure, particularly larger items, or items that are easily moved. Remote Guard Video Surveillance can meet these challenges by providing camera analytics guided by a remote monitoring team. Specific areas or pieces of equipment can be focused on with mobile or portable technology. Buildings, sheds, containers, and other items that create hiding places for criminals can now be watched not only by on-site guarding but technology that will provide unobtrusive views of suspicious activity, as well as identifying evidence of wrongdoing for site managers and law enforcement officers.
Thermal Imaging and Night Vision Technologies
Thermal imaging and night vision technologies in the hands of professional security companies can provide around the clock, enhanced security for construction sites and storage yards.
Thermal imagery has become a weapon against theft and vandalism. It has become highly sophisticated, while still being relatively easy to utilize. One such powerful and relatively easy-to-use thermal imaging solution is Thermal Radar.
Thermal Radar provides 360-degree surveillance, it’s like operating up to 20 thermal cameras dotted around any area being secured. This low-power, low bandwidth surveillance system can help construction sites or storage yards overcome power and limited internet connectivity issues by utilizing solar power and cell phone technology to transmit the recorded “images” in real-time to the surveillance center. Portable power units can also provide enough power to even the most remote of sites for remote surveillance to be implemented.
A good remote surveillance solution should include conventional security cameras and well thermal imaging surveillance equipment. Some security companies will even utilize drones to fly over the area being secured. These “eyes in the sky” can be fitted with conventional cameras and recording equipment as well as thermal cameras, adding extra security for your construction site or storage yard. This remote surveillance can extend the security of the site after business hours, during holidays, or at any other time when on-site guarding becomes difficult, providing peace of mind via the remote monitoring team.
Lowering Costs and Helping Staff
The cost of construction site security can drop between 40% and 60% with the right security provider. Perimeter security is tightened, and access into and out of the site is improved, as the technology can capture vehicle license plates as they enter and exit the site. Site and yard managers have a better sense of who is coming and going.
Remote surveillance systems also bring with them some unexpected benefits that can help a construction site’s staff better manage their time. One of these is that the system can be used for weather forecasting. Knowing the weather conditions on-site, particularly on sites that require subcontractors to travel some distance, allows for early decision-making. This can avoid the costs of teams turning up and being unable to work.
Another benefit lies in staff management. If a site is falling behind schedule, staff movement and activity can be monitored. Extended breaks because no management is on-site can lead to delays, and delays cost money! Remote technology can help employers have a clearer sense of their employees’ day-to-day routines, and help them to better manage their time.
In the complex world of construction and storage, companies can no longer afford to rely only on an on-site security team, no matter how experienced. A remote security and surveillance solution that expands on and enhances the work of these trained professionals–via camera analytics, thermal imagery, and remote monitoring– is the most effective way to secure a construction site or storage yard. The cost savings are considerable, and using professional security will provide total peace of mind.
Be sure to ask about SMART Security Pros no upfront cost plans. Our plans allow you to get started today with installing monitored video surveillance with no large out-of-pocket expenses. SMART Security Pros is a provider of armed security services utilizing only active/retired/prior law enforcement officers as well as Remote Guard Video Surveillance services. Shawn Scarlata is the Founder/CEO and the author of this post.