We know the best thing you can do to improve construction site security is properly place job site security cameras. Cameras are a part of your security plan, but there are many other aspects to a complete construction site security plan. By incorporating all these tips into your plan, your construction site will be very secure!
That’s right. To succeed in keeping your site secure, you must first create a construction site security plan. This plan should clearly lay out security policies and expectations. It will define security roles in the crew. Supervisors should clearly communicate the plan to all employees, subcontractors, and any other staff on site. Communicate and encourage security and safety for employees, facilities, tools, and equipment with your construction site security plan.
Before considering cameras and the technology necessary to fully protect your job site, you need some basic protection measures in place. First, whenever possible, fence the perimeter of your site. This helps keep intruders out, and it protects you from someone wandering onto your site and being hurt.
Post signs warning intruders of penalties for breaking and entering, theft, and vandalism. Some intruders would disregard, but having the signs may make some other reconsider before damaging and stealing property.
Also, light your construction site well at night to discourage intruders. When you don’t provide spots for intruders to hide, they will often move to an easier target.
Secure tools and equipment at closing time for the site. Construction site security is often compromised due to lack of diligence in using security measures in place. By using locks that are not generically keyed, you can make it much more difficult for a would-be thief to get to your equipment.
Part of your construction site security plan should include a way to inventory and account for tools and equipment. Have pictures of the equipment and tools, particularly the more expensive ones. Additionally, clearly mark tools and equipment with easily recognizable identification. Record ID numbers assigned to and labeled on heavy equipment and account for them at the close of each work day.
In addition to inventory, develop a tool and equipment check-out system. Require employees and subcontractors to sign out tools and equipment. This serves a dual purpose to keeping account of equipment and encouraging a culture of responsibility for materials.
During non-working hours, lock the cabs to all heavy and motorized equipment. Don’t store any of your tools or equipment near the perimeter fence, which would allow easier access for intruders.
The right mobile surveillance units don’t need the infrastructure already in place like many systems. Our operations team can easily move the MSUs to make adjustments as your project progresses. They can include video analytics and employ all the latest technology to keep your construction site, employees, tools, and equipment safe.
In conclusion, construction site security depends on a good and well-communicated plan. The best plans include the best technology available to keep intruders out or quickly apprehended if they do threaten your site and equipment.