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Top Strategies for Ensuring Job Site Safety

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To help reduce the high costs of job site theft, our surveillance specialists have put together the following top tips.

What steps can you take to ensure a safe and secure Job Site?

Enhancing job site security has become a pressing issue, affecting construction companies, clients, stakeholders such as investors, property owners, insurance providers, and anyone involved in a building project.

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

Theft can substantially impact 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.

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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 visitor log

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

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.

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Implementing Clear Job Site Security Procedures

Don’t just discuss the 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 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 allows 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 our security cameras have built-in "Smart IR" that automatically adjusts the illumination intensity of the infrared LEDs based on the proximity of objects (such as people) approaching the camera.

The images below highlight the performance quality of our security cameras in various lighting conditions. 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 Solar Surveillance Trailer.

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.

Our mobile surveillance units offer a cost-effective alternative to multiple security guards or other expensive surveillance options. Our 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. WCCTV provides free consultancy services, where our security experts will assess what measures will be required to protect your site. 

Managed Security Cameras and Surveillance Trailers for Construction Job Sites

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. Our units contain the latest LTE transmission technology, allowing them to operate entirely autonomously.

Ready to find out how Mobile Surveillance Cameras and Trailers can assist with site security? Speak to our team at 877 805 9475 or get in touch



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