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Developing a Job Site Security Plan

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We'll take a look at how to create an effective Construction Job Site security plan, looking at each stage of a project and the different ways to protect your Job Site from theft, arson and vandalism

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.

What is a security plan for a Construction Site?

A construction site security plan should outline security measures that will be applied to each phase of the construction project. This means you should assess the security situation before your project commences as well as during the project.

Take into consideration the length of the project, the layout of the project and how many phases the project will go through. 

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. Below we provide our expert advice for creating a plan that meets the specific needs of your project.

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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.

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 we have discussed several other steps to help mitigate employee theft from your construction site.

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.

Surveillance systems and Pole Cameras should have 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.

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Remote monitoring involves a proactive system that combines surveillance cameras, video analytics, alarms, monitoring centers, and a proactive crime prevention response.

Security Cameras and Solar Surveillance Trailers 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.

Security Cameras and Solar Surveillance Trailer for Construction Job Sites

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.

Ready to learn more about how Remote Surveillance can help secure your construction site? Speak with us today on 877 805 9475 or get in touch.



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