CONSTRUCTION SITE SECURITY
Theft and vandalism cost the UK construction industry an estimated £800 million a year. Improve your construction site security with 24/7 CCTV Monitoring.
Construction sites are integral to infrastructure; they are a fundamental component of industry, and they contribute to economic growth. In order to sustain itself, a modern society requires houses, schools, hospitals, youth and sports centres, private and public facilities, services and commodities of all kinds, none of which could be built and produced without construction sites. Their importance is without question, and it follows that they should be well protected with efficient construction site security.
Construction sites utilise expensive industrial machinery and high-value equipment, and the requisite materials for structural development are often costly and stockpiled. The potential for large-scale theft is an unfortunate by-product of such sites and their operational requirements.
Theft and vandalism cost the UK construction industry an estimated £800 million a year. Another concern is the recovery rate of stolen construction plant vehicles: a meagre 10%. Additional expenses are also incurred by work delays and damage repairs.
The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has reported a 50% increase in construction site crime rates since the national lockdown was enforced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statistics suggest that opportunists and thieves are profiting from unstaffed sites across the country.
Aside from criminal activity, construction sites are vulnerable to environmental disruptions such as floods and storms, the former of which pose a particular threat to human health and wellbeing (flood water can contain harmful contaminants, chemicals and sewage). As a matter of course, any contaminated materials must be cleaned and disinfected or otherwise disposed of, resulting in further expenditures.
Construction sites typically experience high amounts of traffic caused by ingoing and outgoing staff and vehicles, which poses certain security challenges, and while construction site perimeters are usually equipped with a basic line of defence in the form of temporary fences built to prevent accidents, these are usually not enough to deter intruders. Security personnel may be assigned to guard the various entrances and exits from unauthorised individuals, though at an added cost.
As well as being the perfect supplement to existing on site security measures, PSM’s CCTV monitoring service offers a resolute and cost-effective alternative. Our dedicated operators respond immediately to any activity, investigating and preventing any compromises to security in real-time and reacting before potential threats have the chance to develop.
- 24/7 support from a team of highly trained security professionals monitoring your construction site facility
- Audio warnings that deter intruders from entering the site
- Secure external site areas against potential intruders and break ins
- Control staff and visitor access to the site
- Protect buildings and staff from the risk of fire
- Protect against potential environmental threats before they occur
- Receive potential reduction on insurance premium costs
- Ensure health and safety legislation compliance
Are you looking to improve your construction site security in order to prevent criminal activity and financial losses?
If so, please contact Kerry Jones; she will be happy to discuss your site’s security requirements and advise you on how to keep your business safe and secure.
Call 01942 366 291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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