How To Prevent Vandalism At Your Construction Site

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How To Prevent Vandalism At Your Construction Site

How To Prevent Vandalism At Your Construction Site

21 December 2018
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The equipment and materials on your construction site are worth a small fortune and you want to protect them from damage. Vandalism on construction sites is a serious problem and to ensure your equipment and materials are safe, this matter must be taken seriously as well. Luckily, there are several ways you can prevent vandals from destroying your property.

Here are a few options to help you prevent vandalism on your construction site.

Identify Vulnerabilities

Take a walk through the site and look for any areas that are vulnerable or provide easy access. For example, check for any damage to your chain link fence or areas that are completely left unprotected. If you do not already have a fence surrounding the site, have some installed. Increase security and the entrance and exit gates by securing them with heavy duty locks.

Inform the local police that you are completing a construction project and inquire if a squad car can periodically pass by the site.

Install Security Cameras and Motion Lights

In addition to allowing you to monitor your construction site from your cellular phone or the comfort of your home, the presence of security cameras is often enough to deter vandals. Install security cameras at the entrance and exit. If you are storing expensive tools, equipment, or materials at the site, install a camera near this area.

Place warning signs at the entrance and exit of the site to warn potential vandals that you are keeping a watchful eye on your site.

Motion detecting lights at the entrance, exit, and around the perimeter of your site will alert local law enforcement and startle potential vandals.

Hire a Guard

Finally, if you've had issues with vandals in your construction sites in the past, are storing expensive equipment on site, or simply want to add another layer of protection, hiring a construction security officer to patrol the site is the best option. Having a trained guard on the property to watch for vandals and report any suspicious activity to the police is the most effective way to ensure that your property remains safe.

If you site is large or there are several entrances and exits, posting guards throughout the site and at each entrance and exit will help ensure that your site isn't vandalized, and your investment is protected.

Vandalism is an unfortunate issue that professionals in the construction industry must face. Luckily, there are several ways that you can deter vandals and protect your equipment.

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A few years ago, a dear friend of mine decided to open a family restaurant in my hometown. Opening an eatery had been a lifelong dream of hers. Fortunately, she enjoyed early success at her business establishment. The comfort food and welcoming atmosphere at the restaurant helped her secure several, repeat customers quickly. Sadly, a few of the people who ate at her restaurant didn’t pay for their meals. Due to this issue, she installed state-of-the-art security cameras at her place of business. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of security cameras to install in restaurants. Enjoy!