Construction site theft costs businesses millions of pounds each year. The loss of equipment and supplies may also cause delays and other issues that significantly hurt your business operations. If you want to avoid setbacks and protect your construction site, consider using a rapid response alarm monitoring service. Increase the security of your construction site with the most effective service available.
What Is Rapid Response Alarm Monitoring?
Rapid response alarm monitoring combines the use of CCTV systems and security guards to deliver a faster response to suspicious activity. We install CCTV systems throughout your premises to monitor all activity. The cameras are strategically positioned to cover the areas that are most vulnerable, such as access points and the areas where you store machinery or supplies.
The CCTV systems are then monitored from a central monitoring centre. We keep a close eye on your construction site 24/7, allowing us to respond to any issues as they arise. When we detect suspicious activity, we deploy rapid response mobile patrol security guards.
Security guards may arrive at your construction site within minutes, ensuring that you receive a faster response to potential crimes, accidents, or safety issues. We can even alert the police. You have the flexibility to determine how to implement our security services into your construction site security plan.
Benefits of Using Rapid Response Solutions
Rapid response monitoring provides superior protection compared to other security services due to the fast response times. With around-the-clock monitoring, you also receive a greater sense of security. You can worry less about crime and focus on completing your construction projects.
If you are concerned about the safety or security of your construction site, take a closer look at the benefits of rapid response alarm monitoring:
- Benefit from 24/7 monitoring
- Facilitate rapid response
- Alert the police
- Deter criminals
- Gather evidence
- Protect workers
- Protect equipment
These are just a few of the reasons to start improving the security of your construction site. Implementing CCTV systems and security guard patrols as part of a rapid response monitoring solution may also decrease your insurance costs and give workers a greater sense of security.
Receive 24/7 Monitoring
Our rapid response service includes 24/7 monitoring. After your workers leave the construction site for the day, it becomes a bigger target for potential thieves or vandals. Many criminals use the cover of darkness to remain hidden, waiting until the night to attempt trespassing onto a construction site. With your employees gone, fencing and secure gates may not stop criminal activity.
CCTV systems and rapid response security guards give you the protection needed to stop crimes at any time of the day or night. We monitor your site continually and initiate the proper response when we detect suspicious activities.
Rapid Response to Security and Safety Issues
The average response time from police officers responding to a distress call is 12.5 minutes. That gives thieves a large window to make off with stolen items before help arrives. When dealing with other emergencies, such as a fire or workplace accident, a delayed response may result in costly damage or more severe injuries.
You also need to consider the fact that your employees or supervisors may not immediately detect a security or safety issue. You may not notice that a crime has occurred until afterward. Rapid response alarm monitoring ensures that you receive a faster response and increases your chances of detecting crimes in progress. From our central monitoring centre, we continue to monitor your construction site for any signs of illegal or dangerous activity. We can instantly deploy our guards and alert the police.
Deter Theft and Other Crimes
The presence of CCTV systems is a great deterrent for criminal activity. People are less likely to trespass on your construction site or attempt to steal equipment or supplies if they see a camera watching them. Along with preventing theft, cameras may deter vandalism and other crimes.
Adding CCTV systems as part of a rapid response alarm monitoring solution also discourages criminals and vagrants from trespassing. Criminals often use construction sites when taking refuge as they know that many sites lack security at night. When they see the cameras pointed at them, they are more likely to avoid entering your construction site.
Gather Evidence of Crimes
If a crime occurs, you have video evidence. The CCTV systems gather evidence that can be used to prosecute criminals when crimes happen. The latest CCTV systems include high-resolution cameras that capture clear images and videos. Criminals are wary of cameras as they know that the footage may be used against them in the courts.
You also have video evidence of other workplace incidents. Along with crimes, you may need a video record of workplace accidents or activities. For example, you may review footage to determine whether employees followed safety protocols before an accident.
Protect Workers During Emergencies
Protecting against theft is one of the main reasons why businesses employ security services. However, there are many additional dangers at a construction site, including falls from heights and fires. Rapid response alarm monitoring enhances your ability to deal with these issues.
As mentioned, it can take 12.5 minutes for police and emergency personnel to respond to a distress call. Our rapid response security guards are likely to arrive much quicker, helping to provide support and emergency aid to injured workers or protect equipment against further damage.
Protect Expensive Equipment and Machinery
A fast response may keep equipment or machinery from being stolen or heavily damaged during a natural disaster or fire. Heavy machinery and construction equipment are often costly to replace. Replacing stolen or damaged items also takes time. You may need to wait weeks for the arrival of a new bulldozer or loader to resume your construction activities.
The cost of delaying your construction project goes beyond replacing equipment and machinery. You also need to deal with the potential loss of future business. We can help minimise these risks with our rapid response services. We monitor your site 24/7, decreasing the potential for severe losses.
Finding the Right Rapid Response Alarm Monitoring Team
The effectiveness of rapid response alarm monitoring depends on the company that you partner with to provide monitoring services. At FCS, we have years of experience providing reliable security services to construction companies and other businesses.
We specialise in serving the construction industry, providing a wide range of security solutions including security guards, mobile patrols, and rapid response alarm monitoring. Explore a few of the reasons why you should entrust the security of your construction site to us:
- We have provided dependable security services for over 10 years
- We are available throughout the whole of the United Kingdom
- We offer a variety of security solutions to suit your specific needs
- We offer affordable rates for rapid response alarm monitoring
- We offer free quotes — contact us today to request a quote!
We also believe in providing a superior level of customer service. You can rely on us to provide the security solutions that you need. If you are unsatisfied with our solutions, we will work with you to accommodate your specific requirements.
Our team is comprised of trained security experts, some of which have worked in the security industry for many years. We always offer professional, courteous service. If you want to improve the security of your construction site, do not hesitate to request more information about our rapid response monitoring and 24/7 security guards.
Call us today to request a free quote!