Construction sites can be very dangerous; every day people are getting hurt at some construction site. On top of that, they can be a tempting target for thieves. All that construction material and the tools can be very expensive, and people can make good money selling scrap metal. There is one simple way to help avoid both of these problems. That is to have a good security plan.
What Should a Plan Include?
There are several things that you should make sure to include in any security plan. Some of those things are equipment and others are particular practices.
1. A visitor protocol: People are going to end up coming to your construction site. That can include people like building inspectors, investors, and even the press. In order to make sure that everyone is safe, you should already have a protocol in place. That can include making sure that everyone signs in and out. That way you have a physical record of who is all on your site. It should also include assigning an experienced guide to the visitor. That way the visitor won't be taken to any place that may be too dangerous.
2. Security cameras: Guards are a good way to keep your site safe at night. The problem is that unless you want to hire a whole lot of guards, it can be hard to get enough coverage in the area. An alternative to that is to use cameras. There are cameras that are unobtrusive and that can access WiFi. Those cameras can be monitored from anywhere, since they can broadcast what they are seeing to any place. The best solution would be to use both guards and cameras. Having someone onsite monitoring what the cameras are seeing will mean that you will get action as soon as possible.
3. A good alarm system: You should make sure that all your gates and buildings have an alarm. It can be difficult to alarm the whole fence, but all the weak points can be. A good alarm system can include more than just a way to notify anyone that there is an intruder; it can also be used for other things. For example, you may be able to arrange for your alarm to have safety alarms. If someone gets hurt, they can push a button to call for help.
Your insurance is already going to be high when you have a working construction site. A good security plan can help keep your site secure and even lower your insurance. Contact Arapahoe County Security Center Inc for more information.