Construction sites are like living, breathing organisms, evolving and literally changing the landscape over the course of a project. During construction, multiple contractors are constantly entering and exiting the site, various raw materials and supplies are delivered, generators, large tools, and earth-moving machines are left outside overnight, and visibility to key areas becomes obstructed as walls rise. When it comes to security, these things and more combine to present unique challenges to construction firms.
Mobile surveillance systems are becoming very popular and have a number of perks over fixed cameras. Titan’s Virtual Guard is a mobile surveillance system that is ideal for parking lots and other outdoor environments. In our previous blog, we spoke about the many benefits of a Virtual Guard including providing proactive, “always-on” surveillance of challenging properties and its flexibility to be moved around the property as needed.
Whether you’re managing a construction site or a parking lot, a corporate office or a multi-family residential, live security monitoring has become an increasingly popular solution to prevent theft, property damage, and ensure the safety of anyone or anything occupying the space. Less expensive than having security guards on premise, a permanent surveillance system provides 24-hour monitoring, with strategically placed cameras, all watched over by a trained team on hand to catch—and act upon—suspicious activity as it happens.
Parking area security has become a growing concern for business owners nationwide. Most indoor car lots and garages are poorly lit, making them a prime setting for criminal activity, from car break-ins and vandalism to motor vehicle theft and even acts of violence.
Parking lots across the United States are hotbeds for crime, from car break-ins and vandalism to motor vehicle theft and even acts of violence. In fact, 80% of all crimes in malls and apartments occur in their parking lots or garages.
Theft and vandalism are major causes for concern in the construction industry. Heavy equipment, fleets, and building materials are very valuable targets for criminals and needed to be guarded in one form or another 24/7...especially during off hours. A large majority of burglary cases occur when no one is present on the premises, and each burglary costs on average roughly $5,200. This doesn’t take into account costs associated with work downtime or the increase of insurance premiums, which can be even more substantial!
Construction sites are often unsupervised overnight, and with an abundance of valuable materials, they make ripe targets to thieves and other criminals.
You may not be aware of this, but there’s a gold mine under your company’s cars and trucks…and using the term “gold mine” is actually an understatement. We’re talking about catalytic converters, which house metallic elements that are currently valued as much as 15% times the price of gold.
According to The National Equipment Register (NER), construction site theft costs the industry up to $1 billion each year. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB/CEG) reports, nearly one thousand pieces of commercial equipment are reported stolen each month. According to the NER/NICB report, only 21% of the stolen equipment was recovered in 2016.