Can Construction Site Security Deter Crimes and Property Damage?

October 10 2017
Construction Site Security

A construction site security solution can help deter criminal activity from your site. UCIT’s proactive video surveillance service is a more affordable alternative solution to a third-party security guard service.  UCIT’s construction security solutions use IP security cameras and trained security operators.  Two common types of criminal activity on a construction site include vandalism and theft.

Outdoor security cameras are placed strategically at a construction site. Construction site security specialists can recommend the best placement for the outdoor security cameras. Trained outdoor security operators watch your construction site after contractors and workers leave for the day.

Construction site security clients pay an all-inclusive fee. The construction site security solution includes monitoring, equipment, software, servicing, video review and access to all cameras on site.  UCIT records and archives activity at a construction site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The total price of the construction site security solution can cost 30-50% less than an on-site security guard.

Construction Site Security Concerns

Property Damage

Construction sites are vulnerable to break-ins and thefts after contractors and employees leave. Nobody will be there to stop thieves and vandals. Criminals know that most security cameras are not watched. To avoid identification, thieves disguise themselves.

One common type of criminal activity is copper theft. Copper thefts lead to materials and monetary losses, but it can cause production delays and decrease safety of a construction site. The effects of stolen copper may cost more than the actual value of the stolen metal.

Remote Location

A significant amount of construction sites are in rural or developing areas. As a result, it may be more expensive and difficult to properly secure a property. Security guards are unable to be at multiple locations at once. Another problem is the lack of visibilility. It may be difficult for security guards to see in the dark.

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 security guard and other expenses. UCIT’s virtual guard service 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.