If you do not believe that jobsite security should be a primary concern for construction administrators, consider how jobsite theft costs construction firms upwards of $1 billion annually and you might change your mind. Add to that statistic the fact that less than 25% of all items stolen from jobsites and construction security technology becomes an incredible value proposition. So how can you address construction site security more successfully? Here are three rules you can consider when developing your jobsite security plan.
Rule One: Monitor Your Jobsite
This should not be a secret, but video surveillance is a key consideration when developing your jobsite security plan. Do not take it from us… this is what Construction Executive had to say on the topic:
“Closed Circuit Television positioned around the job sites will assist in identifying and prosecuting trespassers and theft suspects. CCTV will also assist the general contractor in monitoring employee activities. DVR devices should be maintained, with off-site video storage backup.”
Of course, not all construction cameras are created equally. If you are interested in beefing up your jobsite security, you would be better served by investigating systems that are more than just pretty pictures on a screen. SiteKick is a pioneer in leveraging technology to address real world problems for construction administrators and we are proud of our robust monitoring solutions. Our advanced cameras not only offer incredible recorded video and still shots, but they feature sensors that easily monitor a variety of important data points including temperature, humidity, CO, CO2, and VOC general jobsite visibility, safety, and much more.
When looking for security technology for your construction site security needs, a solution that fills many needs offers a much better value proposition than a few off the shelf construction cameras.
Rule Two: Register Your Assets
There are few valuable assets that do not have a number associated with them. Whether it is a serial number, or a license plate, a VIN, or an upc code, we live in a society that tags everything we own with a unique identifier. That includes vehicles, tools, and even supplies.
If you really want to keep track of what you have on site, make sure to register every item that crosses the threshold of your jobsite. Not only will this help with inventory management, but also in the case where a tool or asset wanders off the jobsite. There are many security technology solutions that can track and pinpoint exactly where to find every valuable item used in your construction project from any mobile device.
Finally, give a trustworthy staff member the responsibility of equipment monitor as the point person to manage and oversee the equipment on your construction site security.
Rule Three: Limit Access Points
Construction sites can be a chaotic environment with visitors, staff, contractors, and inspectors flowing in and out of your jobsite. The more access points you must monitor, the more likely you are to have valuable assets stolen or misplaced. In an ideal world, there is only one point of access to ensure an elevated level of jobsite security. Of course, the location or the scope of a project makes this idea impossible. The next best option is to limit the number of access points on the construction sites and make sure each of those is highly monitored with a combination of both remote as well as in-person monitoring tools.
Obviously relying on construction cameras alone is never going to be enough, but with the right security technology partner, there are very few problems that cannot be overcome. To find out how SiteKick is revolutionizing jobsite security and monitoring solutions, be sure to contact us for a free demonstration of how we are helping our partners build a better future.