Security Sectors

Construction Site Security

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Construction Site Security

Construction sites have a constant need to deter intruders, prevent theft, and detect vandalism or wilful damage. Increasingly, our construction site security systems are being used by companies concerned about the health and safety implications of unauthorised entry into buildings or construction sites.

Our wireless security systems are ideally suited to construction sites, where conventional (wired) alarms and CCTV cannot be used for reasons of practicality or cost. They also deliver significant cost savings compared to manned guarding.

Complete construction site security

  • More flexible – and less expensive – than manned guarding.
  • Security protection for scaffolding, cranes, plant, materials and high value machinery or equipment.
  • Protects site compounds, buildings and outlying areas.
  • Can protect areas up to 1 km apart.
  • Wireless security tags installed and easily repositioned.
  • Alarms and cameras integrate together to target activity “hotspots”.
  • Monitored 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • System support can incorporate guard response to alarms.

All systems are designed to be completely standalone, and can operate without the need for mains power or fixed line telecommunications.

Where appropriate, all systems conform to the necessary British Standards and Codes of Practice and are supported by the Company’s own ISO 9001 accreditation.

Why are construction sites such natural targets for thieves?

Most site owners or managers will know the obvious answer to this – they are usually full of high value plant, materials and equipment. The access to construction sites can quickly become lax as well because workers become complacent or seasonal climate changes make conditions unmanageable. A downpour on a Friday afternoon can make securing the site over the weekend an ordeal as can hot, stuffy weather make people less inclined to go that extra mile to lock down a site from opportunistic thieves. The human element can never be overlooked but at the same time thieves can be highly organised and systematic in their targeting of a construction site.

Providing the right construction site security can also be challenging. They constantly evolve as different phases of the project come and go. The site changes physically as buildings develop and some see a high turnover of staff as different disciplines are needed at each stage of development. Tag understands the industry and the developments and changes that can affect a project. Though they are instant targets for thieves that doesn’t mean a flexible and adaptive security strategy isn’t possible. In fact it is something we have specialised in for years. Beat the thief and keep your site secure against the odds!


Building Site Security

Significantly less costly than traditional static guards or mobile patrols, our monitored wireless building site security systems are especially suited to building sites and construction sites where hard-wired systems would be inappropriate, impractical or too costly to install. All of our building site security and construction site security solutions are designed to be completely standalone and can operate without the need for mains power or fixed line communications telecommunications.

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Wireless installation

Proven reliability, rugged build quality, the flexibility of a wireless installation, together with 24-hour remote monitoring at our own secure operating centre, combine to deliver an incomparable package of benefits.

Nowadays developers have ‘duty of care’ obligations should the site be entered by juveniles.  The intruder may also have more sinister motives with intent to steal or cause damage. Our systems help site owners and developers comply with the health and safety implications of unauthorised entry onto building sites.

We cater for all sites from large developments for companies such as Barratt, Wilmott Dixon and Bovis  right through to small developments including single house builds. Whatever the budget, we have the solution.

Where appropriate, all systems conform to the necessary British Standards and Codes of Practice and are supported by the Company’s own ISO 9001 accreditation.

What are the biggest obstacles Building Site Security faces?

While a completed building can be locked and secured against unwanted visitors in order to prevent crime, a building site containing an incomplete build is harder to secure. This is why a wireless security system is so important for ensuring that a building site stays closed off to the public.

It is very important to deter intruders, as failing to do so could result in theft, vandalism or damage. They are also dangerous places and there are a number of health and safety concerns with unauthorised entry into construction sites and buildings. Children play on equipment, teenagers escape to quiet spaces, and adults both intoxicated and not can treat them like playgrounds!

Security Solutions for Building Sites

The theft of machinery from building sites has been a serious problem in recent years and has continued to rise. There is a strong demand for stolen machinery and this criminal activity has started to become a serious problem for construction companies, from the large businesses to the smaller firms.

There are a number of solutions when it comes to building site security. In this type of setting, conventional wired alarms or CCTV are difficult to implement because of the practicality and cost of setting up these systems. This is why wireless alarms and cameras are a better solution for sites and they will offer significant cost savings compared to having a security guard working on the site.

Also, building site security is important in terms of fire detection and alarm products. A fire can be very dangerous and cause a lot of damage, so these systems can send an alarm signal to fire emergency services immediately.

Advantages of a Wireless Security System

There are many benefits to installing a wireless building security system. With this type of system, the site compounds, buildings and outlying areas are all protected, as well as the cranes, scaffolding and other high value equipment and machinery. A bespoke system even includes a GPS tagging device that is able to track vehicles so that they can be quickly recovered in the event of theft.

A complete wireless site security system can protect site compounds, outlying areas and buildings that are up to 1km apart and the wireless security tags can be installed and then easily re-positioned later. It is also possible to integrate the system with a camera to target certain hotspots of activity.

The system is able to be monitored at all hours of the day, 365 days per year. The system is enabled to incorporate a guard response to the alarms, so that you can ensure that any unauthorised activity on the site will be dealt with as quickly as possible. However, the wireless system is much less expensive than manned guarding of the site.



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