We all know how vulnerable construction sites can be to unauthorised intruders, theft, damage and accidents.
You also don’t need us to tell you how detrimental such incidents can be for your time, budgets, and reputation.
Poor security provision can also delay projects by weeks, causing a snowball-effect of time wastage and money going down the drain.
If your site is live, you need to act fast to ensure you and your site is protected from these risks.
This blog will give you 3 crucial tips for effective and reliable construction site security.
Tip #1 Construction Site Entry and Access Control
A key issue surrounding construction site security is keeping track of who is meant to be on site and where they are. However, keeping tabs on where such a large group of people are is difficult. This is why access points and site entry should be controlled.
We suggest the use of turnstiles. This is because they can be integrated with face recognition scanners and thermal cameras, meaning you can have the access points covered without the need of a security guard. This technology scans facial features and checks your database of authorised persons, giving you peace of mind that the ‘right’ people are on site, and the ‘wrong’ people are not.
An important benefit of thermal cameras is that they help you to be COVID-19 compliant by checking people’s temperatures and limiting the risk of spreading infection within a construction site. This mitigates short and long-term risks, especially around the issue of project delays due to many people having to isolate.
Take a look at our webpage on security turnstiles.
Tip #2 Construction Site CCTV
Another important aspect of construction site security is the use of intruder detection CCTV systems. Whether you want perimeter CCTV, vehicle access CCTV, or CCTV security, they are all effective solutions for reliable and effective protection.
Following a site assessment, you will be recommended, and able to choose from, an appropriate selection of CCTV options. Book your site assessment here.
We also recommend you consider ease of use. Mobile app access, remote control, maintenance and HD cameras are all necessary for the most effective construction site CCTV security.
Read more about our CCTV options here.
Tip #3 Security Guard Services for Your Construction Site
The final issue you should decide on for your construction site security is the implementation of security guard services. You must consider that having ‘boots on the ground’ can be crucial, especially during the night.
Finding a security team you can trust will support other protection measures such as CCTV and give you a stronger chance of actually catching any perpetrators of crime that might occur on site. We recommend you choose a company that provides licensed, experienced, vetted and well-managed security guards.
Take a look at our security guard webpage for more information.
Conclusion: Reliable and Effective Construction Site Security
The risk mitigation of construction site security is essential for your business, not only for saving you stress and money, but also for your reputation and the security of the people on your site.
At Secure Site we have over 30 years’ experience protecting commercial, industrial and retail sites, including construction sites. We would be more than happy to assess your site and identify the needs and costs of reliable and effective security provision.
If your construction site is live, you should act fast to make sure you and your colleagues are protected. Get in touch today and we would be happy to assess your site and get your security up and running ASAP.
Call us on 0800 170 1312 or fill out the form below.