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How Construction Site Security Has Evolved

The threat of construction site theft is still a major problem, which is why securing any construction site should never be ignored.

Implementing effective prevention measures increases the chance of your valuables remaining safe and reduces the risk of money loss to your construction company.

Since the revolution of construction site security began, it is remarkable how much it has evolved. Including the drastically improved measures that technology now provides, alongside new industries such as ourselves, who provide years of knowledge and experience.

Before Technology Implementation

Can you remember how it was before technology advanced site security?

Before technology revolutionised construction site security, fences and gates were considered the main precautions. The other option was the high costs of hiring a security guard to patrol your site during working hours, who were unable to provide real time reporting on incidents and left your site unattended overnight.

Thankfully, that is no longer the case.

Vs. Construction Sites Today

As construction site security specialists, we have now adopted a variety of ways to tailor the best techniques for our clients with technology based wireless security systems.

Construction Site

As we progress we are still implementing improvements in our approaches that have led to us creating our own unique systems.

Construction sites now have the option to take modern measures that help ensure optimum safety and also help to secure the environment around us for the people around the area.

Here are just a few systems that help contribute to this – 


Existing fences and gates still contribute to your construction sites safety, but this is the first step in the process for full effective site protection.

CCTV cameras are fantastic as they help to monitor both the inside and outside of your construction site and are said to be one of the most effective ways of preventing crime.

As your technical eyes and ears, they help your existing security guards, or can work on their own to help monitor any potential thieves. Plus, the best part about wireless CCTV cameras is that they can be moved and placed at any location or time that you require, and they keep an eye on your site, even when no one is there.

Real Time Reactions

Whether it is your patrol guard or the alert triggering on your wireless system, incident reports are now observed and accounted for exactly as they happen.

At Tag Systems, our control room is patrolled 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, where our team rapidly responds to any incidents reported from our unique security systems.

This wasn’t the case just years ago, as your manned guards would have to monitor this and the devices. But with the revolution of current technology, we now have the capabilities of sharing incidents and communicating with experts as soon as any issues arise.

Access Control

Having access control in place is important, as it can deter any unwanted visitors and over the years, its new found capabilities of biometric and facial monitoring has contributed to efficient site security. 

As a result of Coronavirus, technology has allowed us to adapt our own unique system that helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 with thermal temperature screening and cameras that detect users with elevated skin temperature. Something we could not have done a decade ago.

Access control doesn’t stop at biometric and facial recognition.

Modern structures, such as turnstile access control systems help overcome thieves as they don’t include the traditional forms of security such as locks, which many are skilled at picking. Plus, these types of systems can monitor the entrances and exits from your site, so you can analyse any potential risks.

The Benefits Of Our Unique System

Through the continuous revolution of technology, it has enabled us to create our own Box Hybrid Tower system that is unique to the industry and tailored specifically by the team of experts at Tag Systems.

This system alone contributes to improving your overall construction site security, take a look at our example video below –


Staying on top of your construction site security has never been more important. If you would like to find out more about how we can help, please feel free to call one of our team on 01427 666111.