With the cost of building supplies at an all-time high, having an effective construction site security strategy is more important now than ever. Every year in Canada, approximately $50 million in equipment and materials is stolen from construction sites. Additionally, an independent survey found that 100 construction companies experienced an average of two thefts per year across their sites.
Acts of vandalism and theft can not only result in financial losses but also compromise the safety of workers and the integrity of the project. Hiring security professionals can help mitigate these risks. Here are five effective ways to deploy security services to prevent vandalism and ensure the smooth progress of construction projects.
Hire a Uniformed Security Guard for a Physical Security Presence
The presence of uniformed security guards can have a profound impact on deterring vandals and criminals. A physical presence creates a visible deterrent, dissuading potential vandals from attempting any malicious activities. Trained security guards not only monitor the site but also conduct regular patrols, ensuring every area is protected.
Additionally, a security guard will be able to respond promptly to any emerging threats, preventing minor incidents from escalating into major problems. Having a dedicated security professional on your site will also ensure you receive an overview of the security of your site through regularly delivered reports, as well as incident reporting.
Ensure 24/7 Construction Site Security with Mobile Patrols
It’s vital to ensure your construction site is protected during both on and off hours. Professional security services provide construction sites with the option of round-the-clock surveillance. Surveillance can be conducted either by a uniformed guard stationed on-site or through 24/7 mobile security patrols.
Mobile patrols are a cost-effective security solution that involves security guards conducting patrols in a highly visible security vehicle, allowing for complete coverage of large construction sites. At Blackbird Security, our teams patrol along pre-determined routes on a randomized schedule, a proven technique in keeping criminals and vandals at bay. Constant, visible vigilance acts as a deterrent to potential criminals, as they are aware that their actions are being closely watched.
Implement Access Point and Concierge Security
A security guard stationed at the entrance to your construction site ensures your site leadership is aware of each person who enters or leaves the premises. A security concierge will enforce your security policies while acting as the eyes and ears of the site at all times. By limiting entry access, your security team can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized individuals causing damage or committing theft, while enhancing your site’s overall safety.
At Blackbird, our guards are skilled in customer service and slip seamlessly into your site as part of your team. Not only will your site’s access point be secured, but authorized visitors will receive a warm welcome representative of your business.
Monitor Construction Site CCTV Cameras
CCTV cameras play a major role in ensuring the safety and security of large construction sites. In addition to providing a wide-range, real-time view of your site, CCTV allows for proactive security planning by catching breaches and security issues before they become a problem. In the unfortunate event of a criminal incident, CCTV cameras are essential in providing recorded evidence to law enforcement and property management.
Security professionals trained in CCTV surveillance allow for peace of mind on your job site. When combined with a stationed guard or mobile patrols, remote surveillance ensures that threats are addressed as they occur.
Gain Real-Time Reporting Insights with TrackTik Technology
The right security team will leverage cutting-edge reporting technology to enhance their protective measures. Blackbird Security uses TrackTik, the industry-leading security reporting software. TrackTik allows security guards to make reports in real time and provides a window into your construction site’s security through GPS-enabled tracking, allowing for more effective and efficient ground coverage.
By accessing our TrackTik portal, our clients and management team are able to see a guard’s precise location and access images and reporting details gained in the field. Reports and updates are additionally sent via text or email as frequently or infrequently as desired.
Construction site crime is a serious concern that can jeopardize the success of a project. Security is an essential investment that ensures the safety and security of your site’s valuables and team members against vandalism and theft.
In addition to providing security services for construction sites, Blackbird Security covers the following industries:
- Retail Security
- Construction Security
- Uniformed Security
- Elite Suit & Tie Security
- Executive Protection
- Office & Facilities Security
- Government Security
- Event Security
- Shopping Mall Security
- Front Gate Security
- Factory Security
- Shipyard Security
- Transportation Security
- Overnight Security
- Logistic Security
- Neighbourhood Patrol Security
Don’t wait for a criminal incident to happen on your construction site. Get in touch with us today and learn how we can proactively keep your site safe and secure.
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