No matter your industry, the potential for theft and criminal activity is ever present. This is particular true for construction sites, with around $650 million of construction machinery being stolen every year in Australia. With appropriate security and communications equipment in place, all site activity will be captured on video and you can quickly raise an alert to your staff members and the authorities. CCTV cameras are also useful as a deterrent, in addition to remotely overseeing daily activities. In this blog post, Checkpoint Group will be sharing some top reasons for investing in quality security and communications equipment for the workplace.
Reasons for Installing Site CCTV
Construction sites are busy places full of activity, and high value equipment often remains on site even after hours. Installing a construction security monitoring service can reduce your risk of being targeted by thieves, helping to keep your assets safe and reducing the risk of damage to your building site.
Some of the most commonly targeted items include power tools, machinery and copper wires. It is important that CCTV cameras are installed strategically around your site to get a wide field of view and adequately cover areas in which valuable equipment is stored.
According to the Construction and Mining Equipment Industry group, organised crime gangs are behind much of the construction site theft which occur within Australia. The vast majority of this equipment is resold within Australia, whilst some is shipped overseas. In the event of a theft on your worksite, you will have clear video footage which can assist in tracking down the perpetrators and increase your chances of recovering stolen equipment.
How CCTV Cameras Benefit your Business
- When placed strategically around your site, cameras serve as a visual deterrent for illegal activity
- With HD recording, all site activity is monitored in crystal clear clarity
- Any incidents of theft/trespass can be reviewed both live and after the event
- Help you to maintain a professional business image and remain accountable for all occurrences on site
- 24hr Remote monitoring
How Handheld UHF Can Improve Communications
In addition to CCTV cameras, it is also a good idea to provide your staff with UHF radios. These remote devices have a long battery life and are designed to be durable, waterproof and lightweight. Equipping your staff with UHF means they will be able to remain in constant communication and immediately raise an alert if they notice any suspicious activity on site. They are also useful from a safety perspective, as unlike mobile phones they operate on high frequencies to give you confidence that your staff will remain in range and able to communicate in the event of an emergency.
Maximise Workplace Security with Checkpoint Group
Upgrade your site security with the Checkpoint Group range of Security and Communications solutions. If you have any questions, please call today on 02 6284 3173 and a member of our team will be happy to take your call. We can also be reached by email on email@example.com.