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Is Construction Security Worth It?

Your goal is to avoid project delays by protecting your assets around the clock. Construction equipment theft costs contactors nearly 46 million dollars annually (Source here) and the best way to avoid becoming another number in that statistic is to hire professional construction site security. Here are some of the benefits of hiring construction security:

Asset Protection

After a long workday at your construction site, the last thing you want to worry about is vandals and thieves. You most likely have hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of machinery and material idly sitting on your site which creates a suitable opportunity for thieves and vandals. Replacing damaged or stolen machinery and material is not only costly, but it will also delay your project and simply threaten the overall project investment. Without construction site security personnel, your entire project is at constant risk.

Prevention Project Delays

We understand the complexity behind construction project management; the coordination involved to get things done at the right time and at the right quality creates a constant dynamic environment that requires your full attention. However, if your machinery, equipment, or material start disappearing or you find yourself dealing with damaged and potentially unsafe site, it will bring your entire project to halt and cause major delays. This can be prevented by simply hiring construction site security.

Crime Prevention by Environmental Design

Sometimes the budget simply does not allow to hire security guards to watch over project, in that case there are some other things you can do to mitigate the threat such as:

  1. Install temporary or permanent CCTV cameras and post signs around the project informing people that they are being watched. At night, it will act as a potential deterrence and during the day it will prevent crime by watching over your workers.

  2. Barriers and coded entrances: this the most basic way to keep criminals out of your construction project. Although many companies are required to put a fence around the property, but there are some cool new technologies out there that will allow you to install a gated entrance that will require a code entry.

  3. Lights: a recent study found that 60% of convicted burglars stated they would avoid sites with lights installed, but they also said it depended on what else was on the site such as hand held tools or material would’ve encouraged them to enter anyway.

Security Guard Group offers competitive pricing and will work with you to make the best out of your security budget. Our expert team will work with you to create a risk management plan and provide you with the best available security in the industry at a reasonable price. Contact us today to find out more.



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