There is nothing more important to the longevity of your company than ensuring its safety. No matter the place of work, you need to make sure that it is protected around the clock from burglars and vandals, and that means having high-quality, 24/7 monitored construction site security cameras at your disposal.
CCTV cameras are essential. They are your eye in the sky (and anywhere else you may need) and help ensure that your property remains safe at all times. This is especially important when it comes to construction sites, which are by their very nature exposed and thus need added surveillance and protection.
So what should you look for in construction site security cameras, and how can the best security camera company in the UK help look after your business?
Why Construction Site Security Cameras Matter
We take it for granted that security cameras make sites more secure, but is there any actual evidence to back that up?
Yes, quite a substantial amount in fact. A 2015 survey by the College of Policing found that CCTV cameras cut crime by 51% in UK car parks in which they were installed, compared to areas in which they were absent. In addition, crime fell by 10% in city and town centres where data could be collected and analysed from CCTV cameras.
This points to one of the biggest upsides to installing CCTV cameras – data collection, facial recognition, and the resulting deterrent to crime they present. CCTV cameras posted at crucial areas of your construction site can allow you to gather a multitude of data from various camera angles, drastically increasing your chances of getting “the break” you need to identify a culprit. What’s more, as CCTV cameras get better, so too are they better able to identify faces, thus helping you and the police identify any wrongdoers and bring them to justice.
Those wrongdoers know that, which is part of what’s behind that precipitous drop in crime in areas in which CCTV cameras have been installed. Criminals know that one good look from a CCTV camera could be enough to end their criminal career and land them in prison. As such, not only are the cameras themselves increasingly effective, but their mere presence is a huge deterrence for criminals who don’t want to even think about trying to rob or conduct shady business at a site monitored by CCTV cameras.
Finally, the data gathered by security cameras can provide you with essential evidence in a criminal case.
Types of Construction Site Security Cameras
Before we discuss types, it’s also important to note the vital importance of CCTV camera arrangement. That same 2015 survey noted as much, stating that enclosed areas such as car parks and underground stations where 100% of the area can be monitored naturally have the best results with these cameras. How close you can get to 100% coverage will depend on your construction site’s setup, but with the right cameras in the right places you can get as close to that figure as possible.
To do that, you’ll first want to make sure that you have construction site security cameras at all critical entry and exit points. You’ll also want to pay attention to the area in which your construction site is located. If one or more sides is exposed to a major walkway, for example, you’ll likely need several cameras to cover the entire area to ensure that nobody is able to “get lost in a crowd” and slip by your eye in the sky.
Then there are the cameras themselves. Different cameras are good at different things, with some of the most popular CCTV security camera options being:
- Box-Style Cameras: These larger cameras can be used indoors and outdoors. Their larger frame means they’re more noticeable, and while you don’t want that in areas where aesthetics are a concern, it can help deter criminals from outdoor areas such as car parks and construction sites in particular.
- Domed Cameras: Far less noticeable, these are a great option for indoor and outdoor installations where you want cameras to be less obtrusive. Not only can this help preserve the integrity of a site’s aesthetics, it can also be a great way to surveil criminals without their knowledge.
- Night Cameras: As you might guess, these are designed with night-vision technology to help track people’s movements at night, making them an essential part of any outdoor construction site security setup.
- Thermal Cameras: These special cameras are able to track people’s heat signatures, allowing for better night vision.
With the help of FCS, you’ll be able to determine which among these and other types of security cameras are best for your construction site’s layout as well as the optimal points for placement.
Construction Site Security Guards
Of course, as great as your cameras may be, they’re not enough to fully secure your site. You also need security guards on hand to deal with any intrusions. That said, there’s a lot more to being a well-trained security guard than simply “stopping criminals.” Exposed construction sites that intrude into roadways, for example, may naturally leave some pedestrians confused. They’re not trying to trespass, they’re just law-abiding citizens looking to find their way through.
FCS is proud to boast some of the best-trained security guard staff in Britain. Our guards are fully licensed and trained in everything from apprehending criminals to directing pedestrians and everything in between. What’s more, we offer a 24/7 security guard service, adding one more essential layer of protection to your construction site.
No one should ever find themselves priced out of the protection they need to keep their construction site secure. That’s why FCS is proud to be able to offer some of the most affordable rates for security cameras and security guard services in the UK.
When you call to make an appointment or request a quote, our customer service staff will help design a bespoke security package that meets all of your needs. They understand that, just as a good security system is tailored to a site’s specific needs, quality customer service should likewise suit the customer’s particular requests.
In terms of quotes, you’ll be able to meet with an agent, who will in turn be able to review your site’s layout, recommend models, determine how many guards – if any – you require, and what hours you wish them to be on call.
No matter your security needs, FCS will help resolve them faster and more affordably than any other service in the UK.
Experience You Can Trust
When it comes to something as critical as the security of your construction site, you need to know that you are working with a team you can trust. That’s why FCS is proud to be able to point to more than a decade of service and a track record of excellence to match. We are ready to put our experience to work to help ensure you get the best security service possible.
Call today on 03301 139 707 to request a quote and keep your construction site safe and secure with the help of the best security camera supplier and security guard service in the UK.