Construction sites are challenged with a variety of security challenges, including theft, vandalism and accidents. Twenty20 offers multiple solutions to secure your job sites and assets.
Construction Site Security
With losses estimated at $1 billion annually* in the US alone*, theft from construction sites is a major concern for general contractors, operations managers, site supervisors, as well as property owners and investors. Theft of equipment and supplies creates costly delays, and unauthorized access increases injury and liability risks.
High-value tools, equipment, and even wiring are often left visible to thieves and therefore vulnerable. This is why construction sites are frequently targets for crime. In fact, 50% of all equipment losses on construction sites are attributed directly to theft.
How to Secure Construction Job Sites
Securing construction job sites can be challenging, especially if your site is in the early stage of construction. Even if your site does not have access to electricity, wi-fi, or any place to store tools and equipment, Twenty20 Solutions leverages leading-edge technology to provide a variety of innovative security options that do not require power or connectivity while giving unprecedented visibility to your sites.
On-site security guards are costly, provide limited effectiveness and cannot secure all areas of a site at one time. Construction site security cameras and surveillance is the best option to keep your property safe even when no one is on site. A construction security system will help safeguard your site against costly losses and incidents while keeping you apprised of all activity while workers are on site and during off hours.
In many cases, video surveillance and using audio and visual deterrents is enough to scare away a would-be criminal from your site. However, combining site surveillance with remote monitoring gives you an added level of security. Twenty20’s Manned Monitoring Center (MMC) is staffed with experienced virtual security experts that keep constant watch over your site. With virtual construction site security monitoring, our MMC staff can notify the proper authorities to dispatch law enforcement within seconds when other on-site deterrents have not worked.
Benefits of Video Surveillance & Monitoring on Construction Sites
View Sites Remotely
Twenty20 Solutions provides real-time access and visibility to what is happening on your site via our web-based platform. Available from any location and device, you can see your sites in real time or access events to keep track of activity, even when you are not on site. You can monitor your workers, site progress and after-hour activity online any time.
Many construction sites are only secured with temporary fencing, which makes them prime targets for criminals. With security solutions from Twenty20, you can stop crime before it happens with real-time visibility to your sites from any location.
Secure Tools, Materials and Equipment
You can’t pack up your site every night, so any exposed equipment or tools become prime targets for thieves once you end your day. With video surveillance security from Twenty20, you can keep your assets in sight any time you are away via our web-based platform. For added protection, our Manned Monitoring Center (MMC) can monitor your sites 24/7 or during off-hours to provide added bandwidth to your security efforts.
Injuries can be commonplace on construction sites due to worker negligence and accidents. Twenty20 Solutions can provide Time-Lapse Surveillance for your sites that not only show historical progress, but allow you to pinpoint specific on-site activity that can help with worker’s comp and liability claims.
Crime and vandalism can cause work delays for your crew. Only 10-15% of stolen construction equipment is recovered by authorities. Damaged or stolen equipment and materials will push your timelines back and increase your expenses. Your best option to avoid these costly delays is to stop criminals before they strike with proactive security and site surveillance.
Solutions for Construction Sites
Featured Case Study
Construction companies rarely have extra time to plan before starting a project. Once they win a job, their work typically starts within a few weeks. That was case time and time again for one engineering and construction company. They needed mobile security systems that could be delivered at a moment’s notice, and their previous security provider was not able to provide skid-mounted security solutions quickly enough to meet project timelines.