Building Site Security Systems Protecting Your Business
Building sites often see acts of vandalism and increasing attempts to steal property from the site. Homeless people looking for a place to stay would be thieves and even drug addicts might break into such unattended construction sites, increasing the potential risk for workers as well as the building materials and property stored on site. The Home Office Statistics has recorded a prediction of losses worth over 44 million pounds per year in the UK, just from theft and vandalism of property to unsecured building sites around the country.
The numbers are now too high to be overlooked and the risk to your new construction projects too great. Securing a building site from risk is also a wise step that can help decrease your overall project insurance rates while simultaneously bringing down the risk factor for accidents on the site as well. Site security should always be of prime consideration when planning your construction management strategy for your new projects. Regardless of the size of the project, keeping the following few tips in mind can increase your building site security exponentially.
Security management onsite
Hiring a specialist security firm just like us at Bison can ensure that your site is always supervised 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The building site security consultant team will be present during off-hours to protect the premises from break-ins and any unwanted intruders. The team can also manage access to the project site during working hours to keep a recorded detail of all the personnel and guests entering the site when construction is in progress. More site access control on this page
Perimeter Fence Installation
Installing a secure perimeter fence can often be a major first step in ensuring security for your building projects and premises. The existence of a strong boundary is an active deterrent for intruders. You can reinforce the message with strict No Trespassing signs on the fences, barbed wire extensions or even electrifying the fence during vulnerable hours (mostly weekends or off-days) for the site.
CCTV Camera Installation
Although, many building managers are tempted by the less expensive gimmick of using imitation cameras, it can be a costly alternative should the intruders realise that the cameras are non-operational. Instead the best and most effective option is to install working CCTV cameras to keep an active vigilance on your construction sites and premises. Also, post signs all along the site for intruders to clearly note that the site is under recorded supervision 24×7, because prevention can be a better solution than cure.
Advanced security installations
Use technology wisely for advanced security management on your construction sites. Installation of motion sensors to activate security lighting or an effective alarm system can be your best defence against any intrusion during off schedule hours on the site. Similarly, you can layer your security with perimeter alarms to avoid a break in or scaffolding alarms to avoid tampering with any of the equipment or tools stored on site.
Professional Site Security Specialists
It is important to depend on reliable security specialists for the protection of your construction sites. For assistance with a comprehensive defence strategy or some advanced security installations for your building site, please or click here or call us on 0207 112 8767 we would welcome hearing from you and advise you on the best course of action.