Construction sites are often manned during the daytime hours when people are there hard at work, but late at night, when the sky is dark, it can be difficult to keep crime at bay. Criminals will sneak in and get away with heavy equipment, or simply destroy all the work that has been accomplished over the last few days.
Here are a few great ideas that may protect your construction site from theft:
You will want to use a lot of bright lights at your construction sites to deter even the most mischievous criminals. After all, many of them do not want to take the chance of being caught, and the chances of them being seen under bright lights are good.
Install Tracking Devices
We recommend installing tracking devices on all your equipment, so that it is easier to find if it does get stolen. You should never track it down yourself though. Instead, you should give the information to the police and have them retrieve it for you.
Install a Fence
A fence won’t deter everyone, but it will keep most people out of your construction site. Plus, it will keep people from driving off in any equipment. Or at least without making a lot of noise and causing a scene.
Surveillance is a great way to capture the thieves on camera, although it may not prevent them from doing damage. If nothing else, you can prove that the criminals were the ones that did cause the damage. However, you can also post signs stating that the site is under surveillance, so that may help deter them as well.
You will want to schedule all your deliveries, so that someone is there when they arrive. If not, they may be dropped off at a time after everyone has gone home for the day.
Theft Protection on the Jobsite in Central Florida
There is no easy way to keep a construction site safe and secure other than scheduling security every minute of the day and night. However, that can be expensive and would lead to every project going over budget. These tips should help enough to keep most people out, and hopefully the people that do get in will get scared away before they can do too much harm. Call us at 407-316-8544 if you’re in the planning process for your next big construction project. One of our construction project managers will help with the planning, budgeting, and of course, the safety and protection issues as well.