As the nation endures – what we hope will be – the final lockdown, operations within the construction industry continue in earnest.
Site Managers up and down the country are battling to ensure COVID-19 compliance, whilst mitigating the ever-present risks of theft, vandalism and unauthorised access.
In this post, we’ll explore the access control measures available to you, to ensure your site remains secure and COVID-19 compliant.
What Tech is Available for Construction Site Security?
With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, it can be difficult to keep on top of it all. However, you might be surprised to know that there are some excellent features to look out for when it comes to construction site security provision aiding COVID-19 compliance.
Biometric access control turnstiles are quickly becoming the preferred choice amongst construction Site Managers due to their benefits in this area.
What to Look out for with Biometric Turnstiles in 2021
Traditional access control turnstiles present several challenges, particularly when meeting COVID-19 compliance.
It’s a well-known fact that the coronavirus can live on surfaces for hours and even days. That’s why turnstiles with fingerprint scanning technology and key card access are becoming increasingly onerous, especially when used by hundreds of people during the course of a project.
So, what can next generation Biometric Turnstiles do for your construction site?
Possibly the most important feature to look out for when it comes to COVID-19 compliance is contactless access.
Biometric Turnstiles with Contactless Access
When a turnstile is fitted with face recognition technology such as FaceStation F2, you can access a range of COVID-19 compliance features. These include:
- Face mask detection
- Face recognition – even if users are wearing a mask!
- Thermal camera integration – this detects whether someone has a high temperature – a key symptom of the virus
Additionally, technology such as FaceStation F2 will greatly enhance the security measures on your construction site.
Key features include:
- Secure booting process
- Credentials and personal information encryption
- Only granting access once face recognition ID and CSCS accreditations have been checked and verified
Do I Need Advanced Technology for my Construction Site Security?
The more advanced technology gets, the more inefficient traditional methods become. It’s almost inconceivable to think that, only five years ago, fingerprint scanning technology was the latest enhancement in access control…
Yet, with the risk of COVID-19 transmission, fingerprint scanning technology is becoming obsolete – overtaken by contactless access technologies.
If ever there was a time to adopt a new technology for your construction site security, now would be it.
Theft and vandalism continue to be a problem on construction sites, with a recent report revealing that such issues cost the industry £800M a year. This is a stark reminder that construction site security needs to be tight, and one way to effectively achieve this is by investing in your technology.
Your initial costs will pay off no-end when you consider the long-term cost savings that you will be making through the reduced risk of theft, vandalism and COVID-19 transmission.
Further Reading on Construction Site Security
Want to find out more about how to improve your construction site security? Why not read our recent blog posts…
- HOW WILL FACE-SCANNING TECHNOLOGY BOOST CONSTRUCTION SITE SECURITY IN 2021?
- EFFECTIVE CONSTRUCTION SITE SECURITY: 3 TOP TIPS
- YOUR PROJECT IS LIVE: IS YOUR CONSTRUCTION SITE SECURITY READY?
- CONSTRUCTION SITE SECURITY: MEETING COVID-19 COMPLIANCE