How To Protect Your Construction Site from Theft and Vandalism
Construction sites are typically open areas in remote locations. This makes them particularly vulnerable to both theft and vandalism. With nothing to stop them, construction vehicles and equipment are easy targets for thieves. Unfortunately, the loss of valuable equipment can significantly increase costs as well as the time it takes to complete construction projects. Construction security can not only save money on a project but headaches as well.
Construction security can significantly reduce or eliminate the incidence of theft and vandalism at construction sites. Security cameras and fences can deter criminals and alert management of a potential problem. No matter how big or small your site is, the following construction site security systems should be considered.
Fences and Locks
Fences and locks are the easiest and least expensive way to keep intruders out of your property. However, many construction sites fail to implement these preventative measures. Although fences can be cut or climbed, they serve as an obstacle for thieves. This in itself can be enough to deter them. Locks on building and storage can help protect sensitive data and equipment.
Criminals prefer to work in the dark. Thieves are less likely to target construction sites with lighting that effectively eliminates all shadows. Implementing lighting with motion sensors further eliminates the risk of theft by startling intruders that enter the property.
Criminals often target construction sites when they are empty. Having a live security guard watching over your site can deter intruders and protect your property from theft and vandalism. SMART Security Pros offers highly experienced security professionals for a variety of security assignments. Many of our security guards are prior, retired or off-duty police officers.
The best way to monitor your construction site is with mobile security cameras. Mobile cameras add an extra level of protection. Mobile cameras are able to monitor all areas of your property, even areas that a live security guard cannot. Mobile Video Guard systems can be equipped with thermal cameras for fire detection and long range perimeter intrusion detection. The data collected by mobile cameras is sent to an off-site monitoring team where it is evaluated for potential risks. A mobile video guard from SMART Security Pros costs less than half the cost of hiring a live security guard.
SMART Security Pros offers intelligent security solutions for construction sites, car dealerships, festivals, events, churches, schools and more. Please contact us for more information.