Jobsite security is a crucial aspect of any construction project, whether it’s a small renovation or a large-scale commercial development. Construction sites are inherently vulnerable to security breaches due to their open and accessible nature. Construction sites are vulnerable to theft, vandalism, and accidents, which can result in substantial financial losses and reputational harm for the project and those involved. Equipment theft remains a significant problem for builders and contractors, with losses estimated by the National Equipment Register to be between $300 million and $1 billion annually.
Fortunately, new technologies are also on the rise to solve and mitigate security risks. These solutions don’t need to be complicated or resource-intensive — simple and inexpensive security measures can effectively protect construction sites, assets, and teams.
Builders need to be proactive in keeping sites secure and teams safe.
To assist you in maintaining security within your organization and safeguarding both your assets and personnel, here are the top security trends to monitor and watch for in 2023:
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tracking for Tools
In the construction industry, tools, and equipment hold significant value for companies, yet they often become enticing targets for theft. However, there is a solution that can enhance both the accuracy and efficiency of equipment logging: RFID tracking. By employing RFID technology, construction companies can effectively track equipment usage and maintain a comprehensive log of how their equipment moves. To ensure accountability and traceability, individuals are required to sign out equipment using their name and company details. This advanced tracking system not only streamlines the equipment management process but also establishes a robust framework for holding individuals responsible in case of missing equipment incidents.
Mobile access control is becoming a popular solution on construction sites, eliminating the need for keycards and fobs. Instead, site personnel can download access credentials to their mobile devices and enter the site by waving their hand over the access control reader. Mobile access control systems provide more convenient entry and allow administrators and security staff to remotely view access log data and operate door locks from their mobile phones.
Strong Security Doors and Gates
Security doors and gates are fundamental components of your jobsite security strategy. These barriers play a vital role in preventing unauthorized access to the site, thereby ensuring the safety of workers and protecting valuable equipment.
Turn-Key Security Solutions with Construction Cameras
Construction cameras are an easy-to-install and cost-effective solution for monitoring jobsites. With construction cameras, project managers can not only document but also share data and files with security, making it easier to respond to any active security threats. Cloud-based camera systems are becoming increasingly popular, as they offer the benefit of allowing for integration and remote operation.
At TrueLook, our construction cameras come with a robust set of features that can be customized to fit your project needs. An excellent illustration of our Intelligent Security feature is the ability for users to establish perimeter alerts around their construction sites, even when situated near bustling city streets. With Intelligent Motion Alerts, only motion detected within the designated perimeter will trigger an SMS and/or email alert, ensuring that only relevant notifications are generated while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
Jobsite Monitoring Deters Jobsite Crime
Jobsite cameras are vital in deterring theft, vandalism, and other security threats. TrueLook’s Intelligent Security is a comprehensive solution with an array of functionalities like 24/7 security recording, customizable Intelligent Motion Alerts, and even optional Jobsite Surveillance including threat verification and dispatch of emergency services. Our cameras also offer the option of built-in IR (infrared) technology, allowing builders to customize their security based on specific site requirements.
TrueLook’s Intelligent Security uses advanced video analytics to detect issues and alert builders. This means that no matter where you are, you can always access your jobsite through TrueLook’s Platform. While we can’t always have full control of the different threats to jobsite security, using construction cameras helps to deter any potential criminal activity while also providing effective documentation should any incidents occur. In the event of a security breach or other incident that results in loss or damage, builders can easily access video or time-lapse footage from the TrueLook Platform.
As the construction industry continues to evolve, new security challenges seem to be arising every day. It’s more important than ever for builders to stay proactive in jobsite security and worker safety. With simple but effective security solutions such as construction cameras, RFID tracking, keyless entry, and perimeter protection, they can stay ahead of these challenges and ensure the safety of their workers and assets.
At TrueLook, We Prioritize Security and Safety
Staying updated with the latest security advancements is imperative for construction companies to safeguard their workers and assets against ever-evolving threats. At TrueLook, we provide state-of-the-art construction camera technology, linked to our comprehensive platform to support all documentation and management needs. Our cameras and cloud-based system allow you to monitor your jobsite remotely, while simultaneously identifying potential security threats. Contact our team today to schedule a free demo and visit our blog for valuable tips and insights on enhancing and elevating your construction practices to new heights.