Inactive construction sites are theft targets. Any loss of equipment, tools or materials could cause project delays and financial implications, including increased insurance premiums.
In this Arrest of the Month video, we saw an intruder scope out a site on foot, then return in his vehicle, seemingly to steal valuable materials.
We spotted a trespasser on a jobsite walking into a building under construction. He then returned to the perimeter gate, unlatched it and drove his vehicle up to the structure. After opening the back doors of the car, he re-entered the building.
Our security professional called to dispatch local police. Officers arrived onsite as the suspect was attempting to leave. Police intercepted the intruder and escorted him from the property.
Opportunistic and determined thieves see construction sites as easy marks. There are typically expensive materials, equipment and tools sitting around, seemingly unprotected and ripe for the picking. When you lack adequate security preparedness, you could be at risk for tremendous loss and expenses.
One of the best ways to help safeguard your jobsite is with a multi-layered approach. Perimeter fencing and lighting are relatively inexpensive first steps. However, on their own, these can do little to keep resolute criminals out.
An added layer of protection that includes monitored security cameras can increase the chances of stopping criminals before damage occurs. Remote video monitoring combines video analytics with trained security operators who watch for activity, not just motion. When suspicious behaviors are observed, such as someone trespassing on a site after hours, the monitoring professional can evaluate the situation and take action.
In this video, our monitoring operator quickly called police when it was determined that the person on the site was up to no good. When police receive a call from us, they know we are watching live activity, so they tend to elevate its priority level. This facilitates more arrests and less damage.
If you would like to learn more about how remote video monitoring can help reduce security costs (including guard spend), reduce crime, and meet stringent insurance requirements, contact us.