Foolproof Ways To Secure Your Construction Site

29 August 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Homeowners and business professionals are all too aware of the fact that criminals will use any opportunity to commit theft if adequate security measures are not put in place. While high priced electronics and expensive office equipment can be tempting to thieves, particularly enterprising crooks will literally steal anything that isn't nailed down. Unfinished construction sites, including homes under renovation and partially constructed commercial buildings can be very attractive to robbers looking to steal quietly into the night. By taking a few simple steps, you can lock-down virtually any structure under construction and make it less prone to theft.

Utilizing A Security System Most people are familiar with security systems that are hardwired, hook-up to a keypad monitor and connect to the local police force. It can take time to have these advanced systems installed and setup, so if this is not a realistic option you can try a few security system alternatives instead. Individual motion sensor alarms and IP cameras take only minutes to put into place, and be used to thwart thieves' attempts to enter your construction sites.

Setup cameras along any fences, doors, windows, garages or any other point of entry to further dissuade unauthorized entry. Make it obvious that you have secured the outside of your construction site so that burglars have less of a reason to target your property.

Installing Secure Fencing Construction sites can be attractive to crooks, especially after your construction crew has left for the day. Since thieves know that construction sites are generally unoccupied after dark, they are more likely to invest time trying to pry open windows and gain entry through doors when they believe that the coast is clear.

You can make it much more unlikely that someone will try to get inside if you put up temporary fencing around the perimeter of any structures that you are in the process of building or renovating. Erecting a temporary chain link fence with a secure gate will allow construction equipment and personnel to get inside during work hours, but it will also effectively keep everyone else out. Guard dogs, security personnel, rolling gates and padlocks and chains also work well to keep intruders out of construction sites, but your results may vary. Thieves tend to look for construction sites with minimal security, which is what makes temporary fencing and security monitoring a great deterrent. If thieves aren't easily able to scope out your construction site from the outside, chances are that they won't try very hard to get in. For more information, contact companies like A & R Rent-A-Fence.