Catch of the Month Newsletter: Building Security System at a Construction Site

September 11 2017
Building security

Catch of the Month Newsletter: Repeat Construction Site Burglar Arrested

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In our featured video, a construction site burglar learns that it doesn’t pay to return to the scene of a crime.

Watch the Video: Repeat Burglar Arrested on Seattle Construction Site

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, you get arrested by police.

At 3:46am, a trespasser walks on a Seattle, Washington industrial construction site. He wears a hooded jacket and keeps his head covered so he can’t be identified by a security camera. He ignores the Keep Out sign. The thief carries two spools of wire and kicks one under the fence. He jumps the fence.

Our building security monitors had previously seen the burglar on the property when he originally stole the cable. He was returning to the scene of the crime. A building security monitor calls the Seattle Police. Police calls for an actual crime in progress typically get higher priority. As a result, police can respond quicker when live video monitoring is used.

Responding officers arrive at the Seattle construction site. The thief immediately surrenders and places himself on the floor. Seattle Police handcuff the criminal and take him into custody.


What Makes the Best Security Guards?

Highly trained security guards can be a business asset. The best guards are highly trained and able to handle emergency situations. However, guards can also have significant disadvantages. Security guard services are typically very expensive. A security guard cannot be at multiple places at once. Many security guards are not adequately trained. Guards that intercept trespassers can pose a significant liability risk for businesses. Areas such as alleyways and rooftops may be inaccessible to security guards.

For some companies the best solution combines on-site guards with live video monitoring, which can complement and fill in their weaknesses. Live video monitoring can help combat the disadvantages of even the best security guards and cost much less.

UCIT Online and Stealth Monitoring are the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 9 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. UCIT proactive video monitoring watches over 16,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing building security guard and other expenses. UCIT’s remote video monitoring can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (866) 756-7847 or contact UCIT today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the UCIT web site to see real videos of criminals being arrested at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.