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Construction Site Security can Deter Criminal Activity and False Claims

Posted by Sean Murphy on May 22, 2017

Construction site security can help deter criminal activity such as vandalism and theft. Stealth’s proactive video monitoring is a more affordable alternative solution to on-site security guards. This construction security solution utilizes IP video surveillance cameras and live video monitors.

How does video construction site security work?

Outdoor surveillance cameras are strategically placed on construction sites. Professionally trained security operators watch your construction site during non-construction hours.

Construction security clients pay an all-inclusive fee. This includes monitoring, equipment, software, servicing, video review and access to all cameras on site. We also record and archive construction site activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The complete security solution costs 30-50% less than an on-site security guard.

What are common construction site security concerns?

Property damage and theft

Construction sites without a monitoring service are vulnerable to break-ins after hours. Nobody will be there to deter criminal activity. Criminals are getting smarter. They know that most surveillance cameras are not watched. Criminals disguise themselves to avoid identification.

A common type of criminal activity on construction sites is copper theft. Not only will this lead to a monetary material loss, but significant damage can cause delays on the construction site. These factors may cost more than the value of the stolen copper.

Remote Locations

A lot of constructions sites are in rural areas. It may be more difficult and more expensive to adequately secure the property. An on-site security guard cannot be everywhere at once. Also, it can be difficult to see activity in the dark. Would-be criminals take advantage of this.

Live video monitoring operators watch a construction remotely. Trained operators can watch multiple cameras at once. Infrared cameras can see in the dark better than the human eye.

Liability Protection

Construction sites often have heavy and expensive machinery and may be vulnerable to extreme weather conditions. This brings a lot of health and safety concerns.

In 2014, the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported almost 5,000 construction site related deaths. Worker compensation claims and insurance investigations can cost construction companies millions of dollars.

Stealth helps clients during police, insurance, and legal investigations. Archived video analysis of events can nullify false claims. In 2016, We provided almost 14,000 videos for clients, insurance companies and local police services.

Stealth Monitoring is the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 11 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth’s proactive video monitoring watches over 17,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. Our remote monitoring service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (855) STEALTH or contact us today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the Stealth website to see real arrest videos at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.