As specialists in temporary security solutions throughout Northern Ireland, we have the expertise and experience to advise, supply and monitor our range of temporary CCTV and mobile CCTV security towers.
If you’re in the construction industry, you’ll know the conflicting feeling of leaving your equipment on-site after a long day. Moving everything on and off-site is costly and time-consuming but storing it securely with no employees after you leave for the day is almost impossible.
Construction sites attract a range of security and safety challenges, including the threat of trespass, vandalism, arson, accidents and theft of plant and materials.
Construction Site Theft Cost
Construction site theft costs the UK £800 million a year according to the latest surveys, with approximately 6000 break-ins per year, a vast majority being metal thieves who target cabling, expensive material that can be scrapped and also expensive equipment that not only is a loss in terms of the asset price but the delay island inconvenience having being stolen can cause to a job.
Click here to view PSNI Guidance on Construction Site security.
How to secure a building site in Northern Ireland
There are some measures you can take to secure equipment and materials on-site. Below is our advice for construction site security:
Installation of temporary lighting
There’s nothing more off-putting to thieves than being caught in the act. If your site is lit up like a stadium, it means CCTV is clearer and local residents can see intruders, so they’re far more likely to be caught.
Have one entrance
If there’s only one way in and out, it’s far easier to manage your building site security. Place your entry/exit in the most public corner of the construction site and up the security on the gates. For example: security alarms, chain locks and camera equipment.
Always make sure you plan deliveries to avoid them being dropped off before you arrive at, or after you leave, your site. So there’s no time for thieves to pick up the materials before you manage to secure them.
Secure your materials
Make sure you have insurance, especially for expensive equipment that might go missing. You may also want to invest in some UV pens to mark materials, then if another site has them delivered, they’ll be able to prove they’re stolen goods.
Temporary CCTV & CCTV Towers
Have eyes on your site 24/7 with our range of temporary CCTV solutions and mobile CCTV security towers. We supply, install and monitor the very latest systems designed to withstand harsh site environments with built in flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of your project.
Consider temporary CCTV monitoring
We offer temporary or long term monitoring of construction sites. Having a real person, who is highly trained monitoring your building site after you leave means that someone is always watching when you can’t be. At the touch of a button, our operators can identify a threat and notify you as the owner, and in turn local police or emergency services.
Our customers can also access cameras and set up scenarios to alert you when an intruder is detected directly to your mobile app. We help to ensure with our CCTV monitoring we catch the intruder in the act.
Advanced Overwatch HD CCTV Systems
Using simple configurations our temporary Secure Site HD CCTV systems can be up and running fast to quickly secure your construction site from potential threat and increase the safety and security of your site.
High performance, low cost building site security
With a 60m detection range, IP67 rated – water and dust proof, and excellent low light night vision performance, you are guaranteed clear and precise HD CCTV video 24/7.
You can access live camera feeds from your PC, phone, tablet or TV to check any incident and retain footage for any prosecution. For peace of mind around the clock we can provide out of hours remote monitoring from the Advanced Overwatch Central Control Room.
Construction Site CCTV Towers
Our rapid deployment towers can be set up in minutes, providing an all in one, stand-alone 24/7/365 monitoring system. These flexible and efficient CCTV solutions are ideal for securing a temporary construction site.
Construction Site Time Lapse Video
Alongside your site temporary security needs, we can record your project from site clearance to the completion, using our time lapse video service. Using the latest camera technology and editing software we can produce HD videos to document and demonstrate the progress of your project.
This powerful tool captures live full site images to share with clients and key stakeholders in real time. Customers also often use this footage for professional marketing, to showcase your most prestigious completed projects to clients and embed on your website.
Live Construction Site CCTV
We install live streaming CCTV Systems, which can be embedded on your own website or YouTube, or privately shared to your client to see progress on any build.
Complete Managed Security Services
Whether you’re looking for site security for temporary construction or demolition projects, time lapse video production, onsite communications, remote access to project manage a site or review health and safety, body worn cameras for lone workers, or the complete package, Advanced Overwatch can supply you with a bespoke solution on a sale or rental basis.
Advanced Overwatch cost-effective site security systems are up to 86%* cheaper than manned guarding, and provides one of the most comprehensive service in the market.
Our site security services’ quality, reliability, and competitive pricing are why we have more active systems across Northern Ireland with leading construction and demolition companies than other suppliers.