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Millions of dollars’ worth of equipment is stolen from construction sites every single day. Not only does this mean that the businesses who have lost this equipment have to spend money to replace it (or claim on their insurance which isn’t always easy), but it also means that construction has to halt, which is also costly.
As well as this, there is also a safety issue. If people are coming onto your site to steal equipment, they could get hurt while they are there, or they might hurt others. Either way, the site would be closed and the damage could be serious.
Therefore it is important to make sure your construction site is safe and secure so that there is less chance of anyone breaking in and stealing assets and equipment.
Here are some tips on how to do it.
Use Asset Tracking
Construction asset tracking is a great way to keep everything safe and secure on your construction site. When you use this tool, you can immediately see where your equipment is in real-time. If you spot that something is where it shouldn’t be, you can contact the site and launch an investigation sooner rather than later in order to find it and return it to where it is meant to be.
As well as this, if something is stolen, then you and the police will be able to track it much more easily, and hopefully retrieve it as well as finding the thief.
If you can install large floodlights around your construction site, then criminals and mischief makers should be deterred from entering. They won’t want to be spotted by passers-by, and they will certainly think twice about doing anything they know they shouldn’t.
You might even fool trespassers into thinking that there are still workers on the site, which makes it even less likely they will want to attempt to get inside and do any damage or steal any equipment.
Install Cameras and Alarms
Even if criminals are still determined to enter your site despite the tracking equipment and the lighting, if you have cameras and alarms all around, they will have even more barriers to contend with. Use CCTV on your site 24 hours a day, even when there are workers there, and ensure there are signs up to alert anyone who might want to break in.
Alarms to choose from:
- You can have a loud alarm which will shock the trespasser and hopefully make them leave your site before they can take anything or do any damage. This kind of alarm will also alert anyone nearby who can then call the police.
- You can have a silent alarm. This kind of alarm will alert the police automatically, keeping the criminal on site until they arrive and he or she can be arrested.
Hire A Security Guard
Having a security guard, or perhaps more than one if your site is large, patrolling the site when there is no one working there (and even being there when workers are on site to keep things safe) can be a huge deterrent to would-be thieves. Combined with the cameras on site, a security guard should be able to spot anything untoward and apprehend the thief before they get away with your tools and equipment.