Crime Deterrence: Why Strobes and Sirens Are Essential on Jobsites

Safeguarding your jobsite is an absolute imperative, shielding your valuable equipment and materials and preventing costly headaches. In 2016, the National Equipment Register estimated that the cost of equipment theft can vary anywhere from $300 million to $1 billion per year, with less than a quarter of stolen equipment and materials ever being recovered. A 2021 increase in construction jobsite thefts in Pikes Peake, Colorado totaled more than 1 million dollars of lost equipment in that region alone. 

These losses can be detrimental to contractors and construction firms, and their patterns can also lead to increases in building and construction prices – meaning that ultimately, everyone from builders to consumers pay. 

In the current landscape of escalating material and supply expenses and persistent labor shortages, the figures, which were already alarming back then, can now have severe consequences. It’s no question that theft and vandalism can be critical blows not just to builders’ bottom lines, but to the entire ecosystem of the construction industry. 

Fortunately, there are several solutions builders can employ to mitigate risks and ensure their jobsites are safe and secure – and they don’t always have to be complex! Strobes and sirens play a crucial role in deterring crime by providing visible and audible alerts that discourage potential criminals from targeting a jobsite. 

3 Reasons to Use Strobes and Sirens on Your Jobsite:

Camera Visibility

In today’s world, surveillance cameras are ubiquitous, but they often blend seamlessly into their surroundings. When it comes to securing your jobsite, camera visibility is crucial. By ensuring that your cameras are prominently displayed, you send a clear message to potential wrongdoers that their actions are being monitored. 

TrueLook’s strobes and sirens are specifically designed to draw attention to your security cameras, featuring a blinking blue light that activates every 15 seconds around the clock. This visual deterrent can make intruders think twice before tampering with your project.

Crime Deterrence 

Despite the presence of visible cameras, some determined criminals may still attempt to enter your jobsite. In the event of a security breach, our strobes and sirens cameras use infrared (IR) for increased nighttime visibility. If motion is detected on the camera, an investigation process begins. 

Here’s how it works: 

  • Potential Threat: When TrueLook’s monitoring center receives a motion alert, the monitoring professional triggers the red and white strobes.
  • Confirmed Threat: If the monitoring center confirms a threat, the strobes turn to a faster blue and white, and the siren turns on. Local law enforcement will also be dispatched.

Our AI-powered motion detection feature ensures that professional monitors are only alerted when there’s a genuine issue, guaranteeing that you won’t bother neighbors with unnecessary noise or police with false alarms. 

Insurance Requirements

Securing adequate insurance coverage is essential for any construction project, and some insurance carriers require specific security measures to be in place to provide coverage. TrueLook’s strobes and sirens can fulfill some of these requirements, serving as an audio-visual deterrent on your jobsite. 

By implementing this solution, you not only meet insurance criteria, but also gain access to a wide range of standard features, including live viewing, Intelligent Security, unlimited custom time-lapses, weather data, and more. It’s a comprehensive security solution that not only protects your jobsite but also enhances your project management capabilities.

Be proactive in securing your assets, sites, and peace of mind.

Jobsite theft, vandalism, and unauthorized access can lead to frustration, financial losses, and project delays. To defend your jobsite effectively, it’s crucial to invest in reliable security measures. TrueLook’s strobes and sirens offer a powerful solution that proactively protects your jobsite. By ensuring camera visibility, deterring potential criminals, and meeting insurance requirements, these devices provide peace of mind and help safeguard your project from unwanted incidents. 

By incorporating these security measures, you can protect your investments and maintain a secure environment for your construction projects. With TrueLook’s strobes and sirens, you can confidently defend your jobsite and focus on what matters most: delivering successful projects on time, within budget, and of the highest quality. Learn more about protecting your jobsite and contact the TrueLook team today for a free demo. For more reading on valuable construction news and tips, check out our blog

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Roger Yarrow

Roger is Truelook’s Chief Technical Officer. In his role he is responsible for establishing our technical vision, developing the product roadmap, and overseeing our technical infrastructure. With more than 25 years of experience in programming, computer hardware, systems administration, and web technologies – he has developed a passion for designing creative solutions to technical problems. Outside of business hours, he enjoys traveling with his family and mountain biking.

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