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Pennsylvania Man Escapes Hospital, Found Loitering on Construction Site

Posted by Matt Wylly on Jun 30, 2023

Trespassing and loitering on construction sites are common security concerns. In urban areas, where there may be greater risk of vagrancy and those experiencing homelessness seeking shelter in unfinished buildings, these security risks can also become major liabilities for construction managers. 

Damage, theft, and liability risks can all create additional impacts for a project- from the costs of slowdowns and materials replacement to rescheduling subcontractors and more. See what happened when a Pennsylvania hospital patient wound up wandering a nearby construction site in the video below. 

At roughly 6:00 a.m., Stealth security professionals were alerted to activity on a Pennsylvania construction site. A closer inspection revealed an individual loitering on the property, wandering around several cargo containers and nearby dangerous equipment. Stealth monitoring operators immediately contacted local law enforcement due to the nature of the activity being observed. Responding officers arrived on site quickly, safely taking the individual, who was later revealed to be a patient at a nearby hospital, into custody and returning them to the medical facility.   

Improve Construction Site Security with Proactive Security Solutions 

While perimeter fencing and security guards can help keep a construction site secure, they’re often simply not enough to keep trespassers, thieves, and vagrants at bay. With the myriad of potential liability risks that construction sites present, along with spikes in construction materials and equipment theft, a more proactive security solution is needed. 

Construction sites in general face a variety of unusual security challenges, which means a responsive, customizable solution is key. Stealth’s live video monitoring is a proactive, customized solution that works in real time to catch suspicious or unwanted activity as it happens.  

Stealth watches when there’s activity- not just motion- using a combination of cutting-edge video analytics and the human intelligence of highly trained security professionals who can take action when needed. Our monitoring operators can activate onsite audible alarms to deter trespassers or contact local police to intervene when warranted. Thanks to our ability to provide police dispatch with live details of an event that is happening in real time, they typically elevate our call priority, leading to faster police response times and improved security outcomes. 

Interested in learning more about how Stealth can help protect your jobsite, materials, assets, and liabilities? Contact us today and get the details from a construction security specialist. Texas Private Security License Number: B14187