Less than 25% of stolen construction materials are returned to the company. To prevent losses for your construction business, you need intimate knowledge of the latest security trends.
Are you ready to equip your construction site with top-tier security solutions?
Keep reading as we delve into the top 2023 security trends for construction site security and how these trends can fortify your security against the modern threat environment.
Integrated Security Camera Systems
Traditional on-premise security camera systems are quickly becoming outdated, and more and more security professionals are adopting cloud-based camera systems. Cloud-based surveillance systems offer the crucial benefit of allowing for integration and remote operation.
With a typical on-premise camera system, your security staff must be inside a security operations room to view the security camera feed on monitors via servers. This means that should your security staff be running errands on-site or off-site, they will likely miss any security events detected on your security camera systems, making them less likely to spot and resolve a security threat in time.
With cloud-based TVL security cameras, your security staff can access cloud-based control centers and mobile applications that can view security data from anywhere. If you opt for a TVL system, the feed will be much more high-definition, allowing for more accurate monitoring. Increased visibility regarding your security strategy will enable more agile, accurate, and robust security.
In addition to allowing for remote operation, cloud-based surveillance has open API integrations that allow you to integrate video analytics software. Video analytics software automates video feed monitoring so that you don’t need to monitor your surveillance feed to spot a potential incident manually.
Suppose the software spots anomalous data or a potential security threat. In that case, it will send a mobile alert to your security staff, allowing them to quickly and efficiently resolve the issue. Eliminating time-consuming manual tasks can help to free up your security staff’s time, allowing for more security presence on your construction site.
RFID Tracking For Tools
Regarding your tools and equipment, you must be vigilant about who checks each item. It is known for construction site staff to steal equipment while on the job, which is why keeping detailed logs of who has each item can help you to spot and protect yourself against potential theft, which you might need to make an insurance claim for down the line.
You can implement RFID tracking to make the equipment logging process more accurate and efficient. When an individual uses an item, you can track it more effectively and use RFID barcodes to log equipment in and out of your storage rooms. Individuals must sign out the equipment using their name and company details to ensure that if the equipment is missing, you know who to hold accountable.
Cloud-based access control is quickly becoming a popular solution on construction sites as it allows construction companies to cut costs on keycards and fob replacement. Instead of using a keycard or fob entry system, you can digitize access credentials.
Site personnel can download access credentials to their mobile devices, eliminating the need for a keycard or fob. When they need to enter the building, their mobile devices can stay in their pockets, and they can enter by waving their hand over the access control reader. The motion of their hand will signal the access reader to communicate with their devices remotely using BlueTooth, WiFi, and cellular communication.
By implementing mobile access credentials on-site, you can ensure that all site members can access the site contactless, reducing their chance of contracting coronavirus from touching commonly used buttons and pin pads.
In addition to providing more convenient entry, a mobile access control system allows system administrators and security staff to remotely view access log data and operate door locks on their mobile phones. This means busy site managers and leaders will not need to travel to the site’s entrance to allow visitors and contractors to enter – they need only use their mobile devices.
Strong Security Doors And Gates
Security doors are an essential part of your security strategy. No matter how many technologies you employ, your security strategy is only as strong as your building’s doors and gates. So, when planning your security strategy, do not neglect to think about your entry points. Invest in robust security doors and gates that resist attempts to break in.
As a construction site leader, you must be vigilant regarding your security planning. Your site is home to many valuable items, and an intruder on site could risk your workers’ safety. By keeping up with the latest trends in the security sphere, you can easily fortify your security strategy against theft and make daily construction operations more convenient for security staff and site workers.