Construction sites are extremely vulnerable to malicious attacks, especially out of hours. In fact, it is estimated that the cost of vandalism and theft in the UK is over £1 million per week. Which only goes to underline the importance of protecting your construction sites with 24/7 CCTV.
The presence of a high-visibility CCTV system and warning signage acts as a powerful deterrent to would-be thieves and vandals, and is proven to reduce attacks. Should CCTV not be enough to deter criminal activity, its ability to capture high-resolution footage of a crime is an effective fail-safe by providing valuable evidence to prosecute offenders.
More than just security
While CCTV is employed first and foremost as a security measure, it also provides a number of other benefits to the management of a construction site.
CCTV can be used to monitor workforce activity. Real-time monitoring allows the control room to gain vital information, such as the number of workers on site or the effect of the weather on productivity.
A construction site manager’s legal duty to monitor health and safety can be carried out through CCTV. It is their responsibility to know exactly who is working on their site at all times and they must be able to account for everyone in the event of an accident or emergency.
Even the most well-managed construction sites still present hazards to those working on them, visiting, or living and working nearby. Should an accident happen, then CCTV has the ability to record concrete evidence of its cause. This might be malpractice, human error or an act of God.
The use of analytical software can alert you automatically to changes to the environment while disregarding distractions, such as disruptions caused by weather.
Finally, as an added benefit, when workers know their every move is being recorded, they are less likely to take part in any opportunist behaviour such as petty theft.
Triton Security for the complete CCTV solution
Triton Security provides a fully-integrated, rapidly-deployable security solution proven to deter and prevent site crime, improve project management and provide health & safety monitoring.
Designed to provide all-in-one site security for temporary sites such as construction, demolition, civils and highway infrastructure projects, Triton Systems brings complete peace of mind to your operations.
Just some of the benefits
• Rapid deployment with professional installation by qualified engineers
• 24hr monitoring
• High visibility to act as a deterrent
• Up to 75% cheaper than manned guarding
• Built-in speakers for live audio direct from the control room
• Built-in deep learning video analytics to alert you to any irregularities