To ensure the safety and security of workers or equipment, WCCTV provides expert advice for creating a job site security plan to meet the needs of your project.
When it comes to construction and industrial projects, ensuring the safety and security of workers, equipment, and materials is paramount. One way to achieve this is by creating a job site security plan.
A job site without effective security practices is a financial disaster waiting to happen.
A comprehensive security plan outlines the measures to protect the job site from theft, vandalism, and other security threats. It should also provide a clear framework for responding to emergencies.
By implementing a well-designed security plan, construction managers can minimize the risk of security incidents, protect their investments, and provide a safe working environment for their teams.
At WCCTV, we have decades of experience helping construction firms increase safety and security. Below we provide our expert advice for WCCTV for creating a plan that meets the specific needs of your project.
Assess and Analyze Site Security Risks and Threats
The initial and most crucial step towards safeguarding your job site against potential theft is assessing it for potential risks or threats.
This requires conducting frequent asset and inventory checks and keeping them up to date to maintain a clear understanding of the value of your assets.
A more precise understanding of the value of your onsite assets should be a motivating factor in improving security across the site, mainly if there are several high-ticket items.
It is essential to prioritize the security of your job site, and the first step to achieving it is by identifying the likely risks you may face, leading to an overall enhancement in the security profile.
For your convenience, WCCTV has created a free Security Risk Assessment template you can download here:
Learn as Much as You Can About Your People
It's easy to assume that once you've taken measures to protect your construction site from external theft, your site is entirely secure.
However, this is not always the case, statistics show that companies lose 20 cents on the dollar to employee theft, but the actual costs for construction companies go much deeper.
Understanding that internal theft can be just as harmful as external theft, and can significantly impact the project's timeline and budget, is critical to improving overall site security.
Implementing measures that safeguard against external and internal theft is crucial, so WCCTV has discussed several other steps to help mitigate employee theft.
Install Proactive Surveillance Systems
Installing security cameras at your sites was once considered a luxury or something only the largest companies needed.
These days, that is no longer the case, for the simple reason that a property crime occurs every 4.1 seconds.
Couple these high crime rates with the increased effectiveness and budget-friendliness of modern electronic security systems, and they are now one of the most widely demanded items for construction projects.
WCCTV's units integrate video analytics to provide instant verification and alerts for intrusion, loitering, and suspicious item detection.
They work when a crime prevention response is initiated if one of the above activities is detected. This involves triggering a live or pre-recorded audio warning, blue light alarm, and/or siren.
Remote monitoring involves a proactive system that combines surveillance cameras, video analytics, alarms, monitoring centers, and a proactive crime prevention response.
These surveillance systems are more effective and provide considerable cost savings versus a full-time security guard.
Having a foolproof security plan for your construction site can take some time, but the time you spend now securing your site can save you from costly incidents in the future.
To learn more ways to help secure your job sites, download our free eBook, A Comprehensive Guide to Construction Site Security, below.
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WCCTV is the USA's most established supplier of rapid deployment cameras, with more active systems globally than any other supplier.
Our experience, world-class customer support, and leading-edge surveillance technology make us the ideal partner for installing temporary surveillance cameras.
We manufacture our equipment and do not rehire, resell, or rebadge third-party equipment, allowing us to provide direct support and competitive pricing.
Our service is the most comprehensive available in the marketplace and ensures your sites remain safe.