There are certain situations where a single security system like CCTV is enough to effectively guard a building against criminals, specifically for smaller sites or those with guards in place.
However, for bigger, more busy construction sites or where guards aren’t on duty during the day, a multi-faceted security plan is typically required, including the installation of various security methods. When utilized in conjunction with each other, they can effectively protect assets and people.
We discuss which security measures work hand-in-hand and should be utilized together to increase the effectiveness on the construction site security.
CCTV And Access Control
There is no better security solution than access control and CCTV systems for larger sites or ones with a large number of visitors coming to and leaving at any moment.
The combination of these systems for your website does not just mean that only those with the proper access method (for instance, the smart CSCS cards) have access to the site; however, it also deters people who attempt to gain entry.
Installing both of them will reduce criminality and trespassing through constant monitoring of the entry and exit points. It also ensures safety and health standards by ensuring that only those with the appropriate accreditations can access the building site.
Security Cameras And Fire Alarms
Fires are always a threat on construction sites as they’re often cause risks and dangers. There are a variety of steps that site managers can take to stop fires from happening but investing in modern technology is the most efficient method.
CCTV could prove useful in allowing those watching the footage to detect the first signs of a fire before it gets out of control.
If a fire has started, the fire alarms on construction sites can detect smoke and heat and help warn people working on the site to follow the appropriate fire safety evacuation protocols.
Remote Monitoring And CCTV
Remote monitoring integrated into the CCTV system offers many advantages, including the deterrent to crimes. They work in tandem, offering 24/7 monitoring even when no one is at the construction site.
Suppose any suspicious activity appears observed in the real-time CCTV footage. In that case, this remote monitor will transmit an alert automatically to those responsible, typically to a smartphone, which can then take the necessary actions.
This way, when combined, swift responses can stop crimes like arson, theft or vandalism. In addition, their presence could deter squatters or trespassers from trying to access the premises.
Security Cameras, Wireless Video, And Security Guards
Wireless video detection can respond quickly to crime and alert the police swiftly to arrest the intruders. This is very helpful particularly when intruders are trying to commit crimes at your construction site.
Licensed Security Guards with a guard station that is certified to prevent intruders can be used along with the technology. However, you can activate them when an alarm you need.
Many construction sites employ CCTV systems, which are used with wireless cameras, delivering the highest construction security level and complete assurance.