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Top Strategies for Ensuring Job Site Safety

Enhancing job site security has become a pressing issue, affecting not only construction companies but also clients and stakeholders such as investors, property owners, insurance providers, and anyone involved in a building project.

What measures can be taken to improve job site safety and reduce costs?

Given the significant rise in material costs, ensuring job site security has become imperative, but this doesn’t simply resolve itself with surveillance cameras.

Theft can have a substantial financial impact on companies, as it entails the cost of stolen equipment or materials and the expenses associated with replacing them. This can lead to decreased productivity and even project delays.

To help mitigate the high costs of job site theft, WCCTV's surveillance specialists have put together the following top tips

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Start With A Job Site Security Checklist

Developing a comprehensive building site security plan is the initial step toward avoiding losses. This plan should include the following key elements:

  1. Job site map and location with all boundaries marked out

  2. Estimated dates of milestones and completion

  3. Contact details for project managers and instructions on who to reach out to for 24/7 access

  4. A list of proposed security elements, including mobile surveillance, fencing, lighting, and more

  5. Contact details for staff and a visitors log

  6. An inventory list of tools, materials, and machinery.

WCCTV has created the Ultimate Construction Job Site Security Checklist, a free download that helps close the gaps in your security process.

Download The Ultimate Site Security Checklist

Careful and Thorough Hiring Process

75% of employees have stolen at least once from their employer, according to JW Surety Bonds.  

Minimizing the risk of employee theft by conducting due diligence on employees, sub-contractors, and suppliers is crucial.

You should know everyone who steps on your job site, conduct background checks, and check references to ensure you hire an honest, hard worker.

WCCTV delves into the causes of staff theft and offers strategies for prevention. Learn more by clicking the link below.

Reducing Construction Theft by Employees and Subcontractors

Implementing Clear Job Site Security Procedures

Don’t just discuss job site’s security procedures during staff inductions; ensure your workforce is briefed daily and can keep an eye out for theft.

Being open with your staff will create a culture where they can report any site security incidents as part of their everyday job.

For example, reporting broken fences on the perimeter caused by misuse provides training for all individuals, including sub-contractors, on reporting procedures for job site security incidents.

Keeping records and logs of these incidents and occurrences allow you to have some evidence if law enforcement is to get involved and can also help you spot any areas of suspicious activities.

Enhancing Lighting Throughout The Job Site

Adequate lighting deters intruders, aids security patrols, and creates a safer environment during nighttime hours.

Installing lighting at entry and exit points, perimeter, and near (or on) valuable machinery and supplies eliminates hiding spots for criminals and increases visibility for security personnel and cameras.

All WCCTV security cameras have built-in "Smart IR" that automatically adjusts the illumination intensity of the camera's infrared LEDs based on the proximity of objects (such as people) approaching the camera.

A WCCTV security camera captured each image below between 2 am - 4 am on job sites with zero ambient lighting. In each case, the intruder was arrested or deterred from the site.   

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Securing The Job Site Perimeter

An unsecured job site is an open invitation to thieves and vandals. Installing fences or hoarding around your jobs makes it harder to breach, ensuring your equipment and plant machinery are secured.

This fencing should be regularly monitored to be sure it remains intact, as discussed in implementing security procedures.

Don’t forget about the entrances to your job site. Protect them with a remotely monitored mobile surveillance unit.

Implementing mobile surveillance units monitored by a remote security team gives your job site round-the-clock surveillance and cost-effective building site security.

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Increase Your Job Site Video Surveillance

Effective job site security relies on continuous monitoring. As security personnel cannot be present everywhere at all times, incorporating video surveillance cameras into job site security is crucial.

An on-site surveillance unit helps construction companies prevent, catch and record any criminal activity and mitigate any liability due to losses, accidents, and injuries on-site.

WCCTV mobile surveillance units offer a cost-effective alternative to multiple security guards or other expensive surveillance options

WCCTV Mobile Video Surveillance systems carry the following features:

  • Wireless cameras with solar power capabilities for installation in remote locations

  • Thermal imaging (Infrared night vision comes as standard)

  • Mobile applications that provide real-time job site viewing from a smartphone

  • Visual and audible deterrents, including alarm systems, pre-recorded messages, and light activation for intruders

  • Video analytics software

  • Remote alarm monitoring services

 The specific needs of each job site can vary, and not all features may be required, so we can create a customized solution for your job site. site.

WCCTV Mobile Surveillance Units For Job Site Security

WCCTV - Managed Surveillance Cameras for Construction Job Sites

WCCTV is the USA's leading expert in managed surveillance cameras for construction job site security.

We supply the highest quality security cameras backed by a service that ensures your sites are protected 24/7, with minimal impact on your time or resources.

Our rapid-deployment cameras can be utilized for multiple applications, including security, time lapse video capture, and remote project management.

We can provide cameras that function whether you have power or are dependent on solar energy. All of our units contain 4G LTE transmission technology allowing them to operate entirely autonomously.

No matter your site, we have a security solution for you.

Ready to find out how WCCTV's Mobile Surveillance Cameras can assist with site security? Fill out a quick contact form or speak to our team at 877 805-9475 or email

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