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      RaiderVision is commonly used on building sites to protect valuable assets and help secure scaffolding. It is used on either new build jobs or renovation projects. If you've got a vacant property or a Grade 1 listed building that needs securing, RaiderVision can help. Likewise, if you need a extra capacity in your factory or yard, RaiderVision can provide a virtual lock up. Caravan and car dealerships can also secure their assets using RaiderVision, particularly on larger sites with limited access to power. RaiderVision works fantastically in fields which means it been used to protect festivals and events, farm equipment, and for estate management.

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        10 tips to improve your construction site's security

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        As many construction firms see material prices soar, there's never been a more important time to keep your site safe.  RaiderVision's security experts have pulled together ten top tips to help make your site more secure.

        Why is site security important?

        Site security is an increasingly important issue that needs to be addressed regardless of the size or complexity of your project.  There are a number of different types of people who may seek to access your site without your permission.  These could be trespassers such as squatters, which is a particularly an issue with vacant properties.  The criminal element may also seek to exploit poor site security.  In our experience, 9 times out of 10, thieves will take the path of least of resistance.  This means that small adjustments to you security arrangements can make a big impact on reducing opportunistic crime.  Then there are the kids! The last thing your project needs is for a child (or anyone else for that matter) being injured because they were climbing up something they shouldn't have been. 

        1. Know who is responsible for site security

        Have a clear understanding of who is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of your construction site.  The law states that members of the public should not be put at risk.  For more information on this review the guidance on the HSE website here.

        2. Secure the perimeter

        Make sure the perimeter of your site is secure.  Use 2m high fencing to protect the boundary making sure to account for uneven terrain.  Make sure you check the fencing on a regular basis to ensure it is secure. 

        3. Know who is on site

        Have a robust sign in/sign out process and be sure to ask questions if you are unsure if someone should be on site.  If in doubt, escort them out.

        4. Use signs to deter intruders

        Displaying signs warning that you are using a 24 hour rapid response security on your property can deter potential intruders.

        5. Keep your site well-lit

        If you can, keep your home well-lit during the construction process, particularly when nobody's on site

        6. Install a security system

        Installing a security system that's properly accredited means that you benefit from rapid response should an intruder enter your site.  Often, a professional security system will cost considerably less then a manned guard (up to 90% less in some cases).

        7. Ensure camera/alarm placement is correct

        It's not just enough to put some camera's up, they need to be in the right place.  Most thieves will take the easy way into your site (like the entrance) so make sure key access points are covered. Identify the key assets and materials to protect.  With clever detector placement, you can often achieve effective site protection without needed to spend a fortune on cameras.

        8. If you use an outsourced security company, make sure they are matched to your needs.

        Some security firms are run by one person from their bedroom.  This may be ok for some situations but perhaps not ideal if you have multiple sites and thousands of pounds of stock on site.  Ask to see a security firm's accreditations, and get a clear review of how intruder alerts will be handled. After all, if you are outsourcing security of your site, you don't want to be the one who has to get up at 3am!

        9. Mark your property

        Marking your property is one way to ensure that it's recoverable by law enforcement. You can mark your property in a multitude of ways, however make sure the forensic marking technology is compliant to the latest Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) codes of practice.  

        10. Lock your equipment away

        If you can, ensure construction equipment and materials are locked away in a cabin once the day's work is done.

         

        There you have it, ten top tips to help you think about keeping your construction site safe and secure. If you would like more tailored advice about securing your site, get in touch with us for a chat or a free site survey.