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Two Arrested After Caught on Remote Surveillance Trespassing in Unfinished Homes

Posted by Natalie Pettus on May 30, 2024

It’s common knowledge that construction sites attract trespassers, leading to various security and liability issues for construction companies. Trespassing can range from innocent entries by curious individuals to malicious entries by thieves or vandals. Regardless of the intent, trespassing on construction sites can pose serious risks to the trespasser and create substantial liability risks for the property owners and contractors. 

Just before 7:30 pm, Stealth’s team of monitoring operators observed two individuals on foot trespassing and entering several unfinished units on a Colorado construction site. Audible warnings were immediately activated, and local police dispatch contacted due to the nature of the activity being observed. Authorities quickly arrived onsite and located the individuals using information provided by Stealth security professionals and placed the trespassers under arrest. 

Security measures such as fencing, signage, and surveillance are essential to deter unauthorized access and minimize liability. Despite these precautions, incidents of trespassing can still occur, and the construction company’s liability largely depends on the foreseeability of the trespass and the adequacy of the measures taken to prevent it. 

For construction businesses, the legal implications of a trespasser getting injured on their site are complex. The Occupier’s Liability Act outlines that landowners have a duty of care to all visitors, including trespassers, under certain conditions. This duty includes taking reasonable steps to ensure the site is safe from foreseeable dangers that could cause serious injuries.  

In cases where trespassers injure themselves, whether the property owner or contractor is liable often hinges on whether the injury was foreseeable and whether adequate warnings or protective measures were in place. For instance, a construction site might be particularly liable if it’s easily accessible and located in a densely populated area, especially if there have been previous incidents of trespassing. 

Additionally, there have been recent legal cases that have highlighted the importance of maintaining proper security measures and providing warnings about potential hazards. These include ensuring that any dangerous areas are adequately secured or marked, and that surveillance and physical security measures are maintained to discourage unauthorized access. Most construction businesses and contractors are fully aware of these facts- but what if the perimeter fencing, signage, lighting, and even surveillance cameras alone are simply not enough? 

Ensuring Construction Site Security: The Vital Role of Remote Video Surveillance 

Safeguarding valuable equipment and materials, as well as minimizing liability risks, is paramount for construction professionals across the spectrum. While insurance may cover stolen assets, the repercussions of thefts or ither incidents can extend far beyond mere financial losses. Project delays, escalating expenses, and damage to a company’s hard-earned reputation are all potential consequences that can significantly impact success. 

Implementing a robust remote video surveillance system empowers construction companies to proactively deter theft, minimize project disruptions, and uphold their reputation for reliability and professionalism. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, companies can streamline processes, enhance project management effectiveness, and optimize timelines, ultimately reducing costs and improving overall productivity. 

While the initial investment in remote video surveillance may seem daunting, the long-term benefits often outweigh the costs. Not only does proactive monitored surveillance help reduce labor expenses and minimize material waste, but it also positions construction companies for success in an increasingly competitive market by delivering superior value to clients. 

The advantages of remote video surveillance in the construction industry are numerous and invaluable. From mitigating the risks of theft and vandalism to ensuring worker safety and compliance with regulations, this innovative technology offers a comprehensive solution tailored to the unique challenges faced by construction professionals. 

Interested in learning more about Stealth’s remote video monitoring and surveillance solutions for the construction industry? Contact us and chat with one of our construction security specialists today.  

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