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Video Monitoring Helps Stop Construction Trespasser

Posted by Paul Gross on Jun 22, 2020

In this month’s video, a trespasser wanders around a Seattle site and right into the arms of the police.

An individual was spotted inside a Seattle construction site around 10:15 p.m. A Stealth security operator activated the on-site speaker warning, but it garnered no response from the suspect. After trying to access the office in the trailer, the individual headed up the scaffolding. Our monitoring operator contacted police as well as the site’s guard company, who informed us they would not be able to respond on site.

The suspect was seen walking around the site carrying something in his hands. Police officers arrived and intercepted the suspect. They were then seen escorting the individual from the site.

Construction Sites Tempt Trespassers

Like any vacant structure, an idle construction site is a target for trespassing, vandalism, fire and theft. What’s more, there can also be liability if someone is injured on the property. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many construction sites in the Western U.S., especially those with a large homeless population like Seattle, are seeing a rise in construction site trespassing.

Deter Trespassers with Remote Video Monitoring

As you saw in the video, remote video monitoring is an effective and safe way to help deter unwanted visitors. Surveillance cameras equipped with video analytics alert trained security operators of suspicious activity. The human element of the equation can then respond immediately and appropriately to help prevent damage and injury. Additionally, we have a team of video review analysts who can provide footage of any incidents that occur on your site.

If you would like more information about a proactive security solution for your construction site, contact us.