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Valuable Tips for Securing Your Construction Site During the Holidays

Posted by Steve Mansell on Nov 30, 2018

The holidays
are here and that means many construction sites will shut down for a day or
two, possibly even longer. There’s no question that construction sites are
dangerous environments for workers and visitors. Unattended ones can also pose
tremendous risks, from theft and vandalism to damage from frozen pipes and fire.
Do you have the right security measures in place to keep unwanted visitors out
and help prevent costly damage that could potentially delay your project? If
not, read on.

Remove or Hide Valuable Equipment
To help keep
thieves from taking any valuable items, remove them from your site or at least
from view. Be sure to lock all vehicles and store tools in a secure area.

Prepare for Bad Weather
Snow, rain,
ice and high winds can have damaging effects on your construction site. Make
sure all temporary structures like fences and scaffolding are tied down.

Check, Clear and Cover

Before shutting
down your site, check to be sure all gates are locked, fences are secure, and
all areas are cleared from any tripping hazards. If there are any scaffolding
or ladders on the property, be sure to block access to them. Cover areas that
could fill with water, store hazardous chemicals and make sure the power is
turned off and the site is free of flammable objects.

Put the Right Security Solution in Place

In addition
to the above measures, it is crucial to have an effective security solution in
place. A proactive system works in real time, to catch events as they happen.
At Stealth Monitoring, we use a combination of video analytics and human
intelligence to watch when there is activity, not just motion. Our trained
operators can activate on-site speakers to ward off trespassers and call local
police if the situation warrants. For up to 60% less than a traditional
security guard, we can help protect properties from theft, damage, crane
climbing, floods and fire, all while providing greater coverage and liability

Of course, you can never predict what will happen on a
construction site when no one is there. However, being prepared for the
unexpected can help reduce risks, costly damage and keep projects running
smoothly, long after the holidays are over.

If you would like more information about our proactive
security solutions and how they can help protect your construction site, click