At Prime Secure, we provide security guards and other security personnel, CCTV, access control systems and more. All these security solutions are somewhat undermined if you do not have an effective security perimeter in place, to begin with.
This doesn’t just include the loss of valuable materials (a common target for opportunistic thieves). Losses result from the loss of expensive equipment, and the disruption of work and necessity for maintenance, and in the worst cases even loss of life due to the disruption of hazardous materials. The resulting loss of time and progress damages morale and makes work much harder.
The best way to protect a construction site is using a comprehensive programme of security designed to protect against intrusion from vandals and thieves alike, ensuring work progresses smoothly. By going with the team at Prime Secure, you can create a comprehensive programme suited for your property using measures such as CCTV Cameras, Security Guard services, and access point control.
In this article we’ll discuss some of the specific threats that face construction sites, and the best means to rectify them.
Threats to Construction Sites
Essentials for Security
Construction Sites are varied environments with different needs for safety and security. How you will protect your site will often come down to the specific needs of the site itself.
At the same time there’s still measures which are universal.
Limiting access is another vital programme which is necessary for any construction site. Many accidents and incidents result from people wandering onto sites purely by accident, while theft and vandalism often result from a construction site being easy to access. Limiting access will ensure intruders and unmarked vehicles cannot easily slip in.
A comprehensive security solution will often involve a mix of different security measures to guarantee protection against a range of different problems.
Physical Security Measures
CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) is by far one of the most effective security systems on the market. CCTV a fantastic deterrent to criminal behaviour, as many criminals will know the danger for prosecution if caught by CCTV. If a crime does occur, CCTV is guaranteed to ensure those responsible are caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law by providing evidence.
Prime Secure offers modern CCTV systems which come with a slew of innovative features that make them incredibly effective, including security lights to illuminate intruders, night, and low-light vision. They are also equipped with Remote Monitoring and Remote Access. With Prime Secure remote monitoring services, your Cameras feeds are watched 24/7 by a team of security professionals, who’ll alert you (and the authorities) to any suspicious activity or behaviour on site. Live CCTV imaging guarantees a quick police response, or our own manned guarding service. Remote Access means you’re always access the video feed of your CCTV systems to see what’s happening on your construction site.
CCTV isn’t just fantastic for security; it is also fantastic for improving site efficiency, with you able to constantly check in on the progress of a project. The extensive recordings are fantastic for helping with Construction Site Risk Assessment and helping to prevent future accidents.
As security solutions, Prime Secures CCTV systems – including innovative CCTV Towers, are the best choice on the market for keeping your property safe.
Alarms are another common measure for construction site security. The visible presence of Alarms alone is often an effective deterrent, as many criminals have no wish to attract attention to themselves.
Even if alarms do not prevent criminals from attempting illegal behaviour, they are effective in that they will ensure a quick response. Alarms can be used to send out an alert to the police, or to any manned security services or mobile patrols you have on site.
Prime Secure offer Alarms which are a versatile, cost effective, and modern approach to security. They can easily be integrated with services like CCTV. Using video verified alarms means any alarm which goes off to be cross referenced with video footage. Prime Secure also offers Alarm receiving services, a popular option for many security sites. A triggered alarm alerts a professional team at an Alarm Receiving Centre, who can then follow the instructions set by the site manager to alert either the police or local security services.
Access Control involves several different measures which prevent the unauthorised access of persons onto a site. This allows for the easy movement of people, vehicles, and equipment requiring access to a site, while still ensuring the property is kept safe against potential intruders.
Prime Secure provides several effective access control options; include physical gates (which are sturdy and resistant to any sabotage attempts), placed at specific access points to ensure site security. Also included are advanced interfaces, card readers, and other sabotage and tamper proof innovative equipment – suitable for a wide range of different sites.
Anyone requiring access will need to provide identification to trained staff to be able to enter. These mean both during and after work hours, people cannot just simply wander on, and potential thieves cannot easily just slip into the site.