String of Criminal Activity Ends in Arrest- Kansas Construction Site Security

Posted by Steve Mansell on March 22, 2018

What can happen if a project site does not have a Kansas construction site security solution? The property may face an ongoing issue with vandalism, theft and liability issues. If a criminal gets away with it one time, the reputation of the property may spread. More vandals and thieves may target the construction site. As a result, it can lead to increased operational expenses and a decrease in safety for construction workers, project managers and equipment.

Student Accused of Various Crimes in Multiple Construction Sites

Lawrence, Kansas police arrested a University of Kansas student for burglary, theft, unauthorized computer access, criminal damage to property and drug charges. There were six incidents reported within a three-month span.

According to reports, someone repeatedly broke into two trailers at a construction site, as well as several buildings and vehicles in the nearby area. In one incident, the suspect stole items valued at nearly $270 USD from a trailer. In another, the suspect shattered a window of a trailer and stole prescription drugs. A third incident stated there were $15,000 USD in spray paint damages to buildings and vehicles. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in one of the cars.

The construction site thefts and vandalism continued. Someone broke the glass door and tagged a wall with paint, causing $2,000 in damage. Soon after, another Kansas construction site was hit. In this incident, the suspect broke a glass window of a trailer and tagged the inside walls, a desk and toilet with spray paint. Estimated damage was $2,000 USD.

The sixth incident happened overnight. Someone entered a secured construction site and spray-painted graffiti on the walls of two apartments. Damage was estimated at $1,500 USD.

What Can a Kansas Construction Site Security Solution Do?

There are a variety of Kansas construction site security solutions, including an on-site guard. Human presence on a site may seem like a valid solution, but one security guard cannot be in more than one place at a time, leaving other areas vulnerable to criminal activity. Additionally, there may be areas of a site, like scaffolding and cranes, that are inaccessible to a guard.

Live video monitoring is a more effective alternative. A security specialist will visit your property to assess the site and discuss your needs. A customized plan is then put in place, complete with surveillance cameras that are watched in real time by remote operators. Using a special software that can detect unwanted motion, these operators can watch multiple cameras simultaneously and from vantage points that aren’t accessible to guards. If they see unauthorized activity, they can activate an on-site speaker and call local police. This often results in a higher chance of an arrest and lowers the probability of damage or theft.


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