Every construction site has unique needs. Depending on the scope and location of the project, your construction site may be at greater risk of experiencing theft, vandalism, or arson.
Theft is an especially severe threat to your operations. Only about 23% of stolen construction equipment and machinery is recovered after theft. If someone steals essential items from your site, you may need to stop working until replacements arrive.
How do you protect your construction site? Partner with a security firm that offers tailored solutions that work for you. We are a leading security guarding and fire safety company that specialises in serving the construction industry.
We provide a wide range of services to improve the safety and security of your job site. We can assess the security of your construction site and provide the most effective solutions for preventing theft and other crimes.
What Is Construction Site Security?
Construction site security includes the measures that you take to protect your workers and construction activities. This may include access control management to deny entry to unauthorised visitors or CCTV systems to continually monitor the site.
At FCS, we offer a variety of security solutions, including 24/7 security guards and mobile patrols. You can choose the type of security that fits your requirements as every construction site has distinct needs and potential security risks.
Some of the most popular forms of security for construction sites include:
Along with these security measures, you should also review the vulnerabilities of your construction site. This may include installing fencing around the site, securing the fencing with access control systems, and adding adequate lighting around the premises.
At FCS, we can audit your site and help determine which security solutions are most appropriate for your location. Examine some of the features of our most used security services:
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems are designed to offer 24/7 monitoring of locations. You likely see CCTV systems in use almost everywhere that you go as over four million cameras are installed in businesses and private properties throughout the UK.
A CCTV system records footage, giving you a video record of all activity on your construction site. If a crime or accident occurs, you have video documentation of the incident that you can use as evidence for criminal or civil proceedings.
Rapid Response Alarm Monitoring
Rapid response alarm monitoring includes the use of CCTV systems to actively monitor your construction site. We monitor the CCTV footage 24/7 from a central facility. When we detect a potential issue, we instantly deploy our rapid response security patrol to your construction site.
Access Control Systems
Access control systems provide an additional level of protection for preventing unauthorised access to your construction site. Examples of access control systems include keys, fobs, ID cards, passcode, PINs, and biometric readers.
Along with preventing entry to your site, adding an access control system can also provide a log of who enters your construction site and at what times. You may use this to keep better track of workplace activities or monitor employee time logs.
We offer reliable security guarding services to construction sites throughout the UK. You can choose the level of security that you require.
For example, you may decide to hire a mobile security patrol for nightly patrolling of your construction site. Instead of nightly patrols, you may choose to have security guards on site 24/7.
Top Reasons to Use Construction Site Security
Construction sites are vulnerable to a variety of potential issues that may result in work stoppages and financial loss. Some of the biggest threats include:
- Natural disasters
These issues can lead to a variety of problems for a construction project. When you become a victim of theft, you may need to temporarily stop construction activities until you can replace the stolen items. You also need to deal with the cost and logistics of replacing stolen equipment or machinery.
Construction site security allows you to address some of these issues. With CCTV systems and security guards, you can decrease the risk of criminal activity. Security guards and cameras may not protect against natural disasters but they offer several useful advantages when dealing with them.
If severe weather or workplace activities result in an accident, CCTV systems provide a record of the incident. You may use the footage to determine the cause of the incident, which may limit your liability for certain workers’ compensation claims or penalties.
Having security guards on site may also help secure the property and protect personnel in the event of a major natural disaster. They may save the property from damage and react quickly to address fires or other hazards.
Here is a closer look at how construction site security can help address your biggest safety and security concerns:
Deter Theft and Capture Evidence
Adding CCTV systems and security guards to your construction site deters criminals from attempting to steal machinery, equipment, or supplies. They are less likely to try entering your site when cameras or guards are visibly present.
You also have more protection in the event of a crime. If a criminal manages to gain entry and steal from your construction site, CCTV systems can record evidence that may be used to capture and prosecute the criminal. Having security guards on site may also increase the chance of recovering the stolen items.
Along with theft, vandalism is a common concern for construction sites. CCTV systems and security patrols decrease the risk of all types of criminal activity including vandalism, assault, and other forms of criminal mischief.
Monitor Work Activity or Employee Behaviour
CCTV systems can capture video of your work site, which may provide video documentation for reviewing workplace practices. For example, you may use video footage to analyse an incident that led to a worker injury. You can verify the safety measures used or determine fault. Having a video record of the incident may decrease your liability for workers’ compensation claims.
Placing cameras around the work site also encourages workers to comply with your standards, including safety standards and general operating procedures. You can increase adherence to improve efficiency and decrease the risk of accidents or injuries.
Why Choose Us for Your Construction Site Security?
The level of security that you receive depends on the security provider that you choose. We have a long track record of providing dependable security solutions for businesses throughout the United Kingdom.
Our clients continue to depend on our services, thanks to the following advantages:
- We have been in business for over 10 years
- You always receive affordable rates
- We offer 24/7 security guards for construction sites
- Our services are available throughout the UK
- You receive superior customer service
- We offer free quotes — contact us to request a free quote!
We aim to provide affordable, reliable security services to businesses in the UK. You always receive the best available prices for our services, which include a variety of solutions to address your security concerns.
You can rely on us for 24/7 security guarding, on-site security guards, mobile patrols, CCTV installation, rapid response monitoring, and more. We also focus on delivering the best customer service in the industry. We work with you to improve the security of your work site. To start improving the security of your construction site, contact the experts at FCS.
Call today to request a free quote for construction site security!