Construction site security, especially for large-scale construction projects, presents very specific challenges. A number of issues can be proactively prevented or rapidly reported by on-site security guards. Our officers generate exceptional value for our clients not just by preventing theft, but also by finding and reporting things like tripping hazrds, broken sidewalks, broken lights, leaks, busted pipes and more.
Let’s talk a little bit more about theft since there’s more industry-wide reporting on the subject. In a recent report conducted by the National Equipment Register, annual estimates of the cost of equipment theft range as high as $1 billion. That estimate is for equipment only and doesn’t include tools and building materials which are often easy targets for thieves.
Unfortunately Florida ranked as the 3rd highest state for equipment theft in this report, and Tampa and Orlando as the #8 and #9 cities for theft respectively.
The theft of equipment and electrical components is of special concern to those who operate and own construction sites. When not properly secured, thieves tend to see construction sites as easy marks. when compared with more conventional robbery targets. After all, most building sites are in open areas, without the benefit of the natural security such as enclosed walls and a roof. Likewise, many construction sites are in remote locations, far from regular police patrol routes. These factors, coupled with the fact that building sites often contain valuable supplies that are difficult to track, make for a crime that appears to be low risk, high-reward.
Beyond theft, our construction site security guards in central Florida have have prevented numerous hazards and even caught a busted water main issue early that has prevented literally millions of dollars in damages.
Construction site theft and all the other reasons mentioned are why construction site security is so important. By investing in the right defenses, construction site managers can reduce the risk of theft and vandalism that has become common in the industry.
Construction site security, especially for large-scale construction projects, can be complex requiring a custom site security solution. Access must be controlled to construction sites. Security guards offer an added layer of protection by providing a human presence on-site. In addition to security guards, other complementary systems to consider are fences and locks, restricted area signs, construction equipment registration and record keeping, proper lighting, cameras and surveillance and alarms.
APEX Security can help develop a customized construction site security solution:
· Orlando security guards at access points
· 24-hour security officer patrol and surveillance
· Theft and unauthorized access deterrence
· Walking and lighting hazard reporting
· Leaks and pipe damage reporting
· Perimeter monitoring
· Communication with a diverse roster of contractors
Call us today at 407-846-1435 for more information or to request a proposal.