If you own or operate a construction site or jobsite in the Houston metro area, the security of your construction or jobsite should be a top priority.
Why is theft and damage on construction and jobsites so common?
Construction sites and jobsites are often considered easy targets for thieves compared to conventional robbery targets. Several factors offer a high return on investment for thieves like:
- Remote, dark locations
- Poorly secured open-air worksites/locations
- High-value items at jobsites such as heavy machinery, tools, copper piping
If you are not taking jobsite camera solutions seriously then you are helping to support the problem of construction site theft. However, there are several measures that can be taken to help decrease the likelihood that you will be a victim of theft and/or damage.
Security Basics: Signage, Fences and Locks, and Lighting
At the most basic level, the first step you should take toward protecting your assets is to ensure that your site is equipped with adequate signage indicating the site is private property and that trespassing is forbidden.
In addition, fences that surround a construction site are relatively inexpensive and can offer a clear indication to any outsiders that the area is strictly off limits. Unfortunately, fences offer little protection in the way of actual security. They can be easily cut, climbed over, and breached through other ways. However, they do create an obstacle between your assets and a potential thief.
The final basic security measure you should be implementing is adequate lighting. Some people may be afraid of the dark, but not thieves. They prefer to work in the dark because it offers protection for their thievery. Lighting has a preventative effect of thinking that the site is occupied, as well as increases the risk that an intruder will be seen. If you cannot afford to light the entire worksite, motion sensor lights can also have a secure effect and require less overhead.
Advanced Security: Audible Alarms and Jobsite Security Guards
The items above mainly serve as deterrents to theft and will do very little to actually protect your property. In addition, to secure your assets and attempt to actively prevent theft, advanced security items such as alarms, physical guards, jobsite security cameras, and video monitoring services, are essential.
The very real threat of exposure generally compels intruders to drop what they’re doing and flee as quickly as possible. Strike fear into the hearts of the intruders with our audible, ear-piercing alarms and sirens and flashing lights for everyone to see.
Jobsite security guard services are often thought of as the most effective solution for business owners looking to secure assets in remote locations, as many believe that a human presence on-site provides an unbeatable layer of protection.
However, security guards offer many disadvantages such as:
The Ultimate Security Solution: Monitored Video Surveillance
The legacy of video surveillance conjures up ideas of grainy videos from a fixed position that do little more than document a theft as it occurs. Modern video surveillance has developed far from this idea into an effective security solution.
With our construction site security monitoring solutions, you can secure a property in even the most remote location. Flexibility in deployment ensures that your entire property is covered with minimal to no blind spots. Jobsite security camera systems and jobsite security camera rentals can live-stream your security feed for remote monitoring then be returned upon project completion.
Protect Your Jobsite with Danner’s Security
If you are ready to take the necessary steps to secure your construction sites or jobsites, call Danner’s Security today at (713) 597-7495. We will walk you through our selection of on-site security solutions in order to find the system or systems that are correct for your business.
With 80 years of security experience in the Greater Houston area, you can trust the team at Danner’s to provide you with the ultimate security solution. Call Danner’s today to get started.