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How to Secure Your Job Site at Every Phase of the Project

Construction job sites are constantly evolving environments. At every phase, your project is at risk from theft, vandalism, and trespass, but the security measures you need can differ depending on your stage.

Theft or vandalism on your construction job site can be costly for you and slow your building project down considerably.

Thieves and vandals have no business being on your construction job site. So how do you keep your sites protected?

WCCTV has supplied mobile surveillance cameras to construction job sites for over two decades; below, we share some essential methods for outsmarting thieves and vandals at each phase of your construction project.

Job Site Security Construction Phase

Phase 1: The Foundation Phase

Foundations are laid during the first phase of a  construction project. During this period, relatively few people are involved in the project, with hardly any expensive materials or equipment being kept on site. As a result, your focus may not be on security.

A simple security measure such as placing a safe barrier around the job site will give your employees enough space to do their work while keeping unauthorized persons off-site.

This enhances security and helps boost safety, as residents will not gain access to your construction job site by accident and find themselves at risk.

Construction Phase

Phase 2: The Structural Phase

During the structural phase, your construction job site is becoming busier, with more contractors and subcontractors entering the site.

This increased site traffic, and the presence of valuable building materials such as copper, steel, and lumber, means a more proactive approach to security is required.

The most effective way to ensure your construction job site is protected after working hours is to install mobile surveillance cameras.

Mobile surveillance cameras are ideal for construction job site security as they need little or no supporting infrastructure and can be installed in a matter of minutes, providing immediate protection.

Installing a fixed security camera network at a temporary worksite is cost-prohibitive, takes a considerable amount of time to install, and doesn't provide the flexibility required to respond to constantly changing environments and new surveillance requirements.

Construction Job Site Security

Phase 3: The Final Phase

Expensive equipment is often installed during the final phase of the construction project, so good security is essential. The security put in place during the first phase can now be moved to a more suitable protection area.

Due to their portability, WCCTV's mobile surveillance units can be moved around a construction job site as it develops, helping site managers respond to new surveillance requirements.

If someone comes to your construction site out of hours, WCCTV's surveillance cameras contain built-in intelligent video analytics that automatically detects them. Once a remote live audio challenge is issued, the intruder will promptly leave the site.

If the intruders fail to leave, the monitoring team will escalate to a dedicated security patrol and/or local PDs, depending on what has occurred.


So, how do you keep criminals away from the construction site?

Using the proper security measures is a step in the right direction. However, if you want to tackle construction job site security, there is much more you can do.

Not only do we understand that every construction site is organized differently, but we also realize that the surroundings also play a role in the number of risk factors.

Here at WCCTV, our mobile surveillance experts have created a range of best practice guides that help organizations boost security and worker safety on construction sites.

Click the link below to access The Ultimate Job Site Safety and Security Toolkit.

The Ultimate Job Site Safety and Security Toolkit

WCCTV - Managed Surveillance Cameras for Construction Job Sites

WCCTV is the USA's leading supplier of fully managed mobile surveillance cameras for construction job sites.

We can provide our market-leading surveillance technology with a comprehensive service, including equipment installation, video monitoring, maintenance, and ongoing technical support.

Our cameras provide multi-application benefits, including security, Time Lapse Video filming, and remote project management.

We can provide our security cameras whether you have on-site power or not, whether you have mounting poles for the cameras, and they all contain 4G LTE transmission. So they are entirely autonomous solutions.

We have a solution no matter what kind of site you're on.

Want to learn more? Contact us at or fill out a quick contact form.

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