The last thing you need is for your site to be targeted by intruders and thieves. Unfortunately, this is likely to happen if you don’t have efficient and comprehensive site security measures in place.
You don’t need us to tell you that insufficient security can lead to tens of thousands of pounds worth of loss and damage, as well as time wastage due to projects being put on hold for weeks or months at a time.
If your site is live, you need to act fast. In this post, we’ll identify key actions for you to take in order to protect yourself, your reputation and your bank balance. We’ll be covering:
- Access points
- Intruder detection CCTV solutions
- Effective uniformed security
Construction Site Entry & Access Control
It’s not just about turnstiles. It’s about identifying unauthorised access risks and providing the type of turnstile solution required to mitigate them.
Turnstiles that contain face recognition scanners and thermal cameras are most certainly the features you’ll want to look out for. It’ll give you peace of mind that no unauthorised persons can get on site during the busy working day and during the night.
By detecting temperature, a turnstile with a thermal camera will also help you to remain COVID-19 compliant. What’s more, face recognition scanners are contactless, unlike fingerprint scanners which rely upon people touching them to work.
Construction Site CCTV
CCTV usually falls into one of three brackets:
- CCTV security
- Secure perimeter CCTV
- Vehicle access CCTV
The CCTV you select will depend on your individual site requirements. This will become clear upon a site assessment. However, here are some key things to look out for when making this investment.
- Does the CCTV provision company you choose have SSAIB accreditation?
- Can the CCTV video be accessed and viewed through your mobile device?
- Are the cameras HD quality?
- What kind of intruder detection technology is provided?
- Is there a hidden or added installation or removal cost?
- Do you get maintenance included?
- Can you get a solution that fits your budget?
- Are there guarantees? E.g. if you’re not happy, do you still have to pay?
The eight points above are essential if you want your CCTV solution to be as effective as possible.
Read more about Secure Site’s CCTV options here.
Security Guard Services for your Construction Site
If you’ve ever had a bad experience with a security guard, it can be difficult to find a team you can trust. However, high-calibre uniformed security is often crucial on live construction sites and will supplement the work that CCTV technology is doing.
This is particularly true during the night-time when your site is at its most vulnerable, and ‘boots on the ground’ can make the difference between catching an intruder in the act or not.
If you’re going to hire security guards, you need to know that they are well-managed, vetted, licensed and experienced. When you choose the right partner, you will understand that uniformed security is a necessity, not a ‘luxury’.
Here’s a link to our security guards page. There, you’ll find some useful information on how you can get the best security team for your site.
Construction Site Security Should Be Cost-Neutral
It’s not about spending money on construction site security; it’s about saving time, money, reputation and lives.
At Secure Site, we identify the project and site-specific cost and efficiency issues and specify the best solutions for you.
Your site is live, so don’t waste time. Get in touch with an expert today. Get your site assessed. Get your construction site security ready.
Call us on 0800 170 1312 or fill out the form below.