With Christmas just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about how you are going to keep your business secure over the festive period. The construction industry, in particular, is one which is forever falling prey to crime.
Construction sites are open and vulnerable areas which are presenting thieves and other criminals with tempting targets. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can make sure your construction site is secure for Christmas.
Assess The Risks You Could Face
The first thing you need to do is to carry out a risk assessment so you know exactly what risks you could potentially face. This means, thoroughly examining your construction site to find the potential weaknesses, depending on the severity, you can then work out exactly what needs to be done.
Some quick changes may include finding somewhere to lock up your valuables when they are not in use. Setting up procedures and relaying this to your staff could make a world of difference to your security efforts.
Of course, there may be more expensive and time-consuming solutions that you need to put in place, these can include investing in a form of CCTV or hiring security staff over the Christmas period.
Security Systems To Consider
There are many forms of security systems that can help give you peace of mind. Alarmed fencing can help prevent intruders from gaining access to your premises. It has been proven that having prominent signs with messages to potential intruders is highly effective, as it shows intruders that there will be consequences if they carry out an illegal act.
A lot of businesses have security cameras to increase safety. Having security cameras looking over your construction site can be highly beneficial because intruders tend to notice there is a camera and then they do not carry out the crime. If this is not the case, and they proceed with their crime, then you will capture it all on your camera allowing you to then take action and prosecute.
Having a simple lock is hugely underrated when it comes to keeping the premises secure. If you find that a key is likely to get lost on the construction site, then you should consider switching to a system of electronic locks. Most modern electronic lock systems have unique identity codes which can be presented through a specific card or through biometrics. By using this type of system, you can keep track of who is coming and going over the Christmas period.
Christmas is a very exciting time for many, being able to spend time with family and have a break from work, but it is important to note that having an empty construction site can leave your premises vulnerable. Get in touch with the team at Tag Systems to see how our security systems can help you this Christmas.
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