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 protection.
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.
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