The Best Nova Scotia Security Solutions

Posted by Steve Mansell on March 8, 2018

What is the best Nova Scotia security solution for your construction site?

Construction sites house a collection of expensive equipment and materials. Protecting these valuable assets can be challenging. Some common solutions include perimeter fences, traditional alarm systems, security cameras, on-site guards and remote video surveillance.

What can happen to a construction site if it doesn't have an adequate security solution?

Vandals Cause $500,000 Worth of Damage at Construction Site

Three teens snuck onto a Nova Scotia construction site and caused $500,000 in damage. Local police received a criminal mischief complaint around 11:30 p.m. on a Sunday night. When they arrived at the site, they discovered a weigh scale, scale house and portable toilet had been destroyed. The vandals also ruined a rock crusher and front-end loader, as well as broke the windows on an excavator and damaged the cab of a loader.

Officers used a K9 unit and located the suspects nearby.

This construction site is not a UCIT client.

What Could a Nova Scotia Security Solution Have Done for This Construction Site?

The outcome of this incident could have ended very differently had the construction site utilized an adequate Nova Scotia Security solution. Installing motion detectors and other electronic alarm devices are one option. However, these are reactionary measures, meaning they must wait for something to trigger them before police are notified.

Surveillance camera systems are another possible solution. They are often enough to deter suspects from entering a site, but can do little to help prevent a crime before it happens if no one is watching them.

An on-site security guard is a proactive way to deter criminal activity at a construction site. Human presence goes a long way in keeping crime away. But security guards cannot be everywhere at the same time. Suspects can sneak around and strike when the guard is away or not paying attention. There are also areas of a construction site that may be inaccessible for guards, like cranes and scaffolding.

UCIT's Nova Scotia security solution integrates all the benefits of alarms, cameras and guards with more effective results. Trained operators watch multiple surveillance cameras simultaneously, in real-time. They can even monitor those hard-to-reach areas that guards may not be able to access. If they see anything suspicious, they can activate a speaker warning and call police. Because the activity has been verified as a crime in progress, it is elevated to a higher priority call, resulting in faster police response.

UCIT Online and Stealth Monitoring are the leaders in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 11 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. UCIT 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. UCIT’s 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 (866) 756-7847 or contact UCIT today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the UCIT web site to see real videos of criminals being arrested at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.

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