Fast Response Cuts Back on Construction Site Losses and Liabilities
A construction security guard is responsive and adaptive in ways that no other security strategies can achieve.
One of the most common construction security issues is theft, whether committed by internal persons (employees, visitors, etc.) or outside individuals (intruders, burglars, loiterers). Construction theft is one of the most expensive crimes in America, totaling up to a potential billion dollars in losses each year.
An on-site construction security guard can respond immediately to any threat or hazard at the construction site. There is no waiting for an alarm monitoring station to pick up and report the issue, and no waiting for a response from emergency personnel like the police or fire department. In the case of fire, destruction of property, and theft, a security guard can be there faster. An on-site guard will likely prevent many of these losses in the first place, and will be able to offer an immediate response to such an event. An off-site guard monitoring an electronic detection system (like a mobile surveillance unit) will also be able to respond faster than emergency responders. This means less time for damage or theft to occur, and less cost to you.
This instant presence (in the case of on-site security guards) or fast response (in the case of off-site guards) also means a more effective and rapid response to incidents which may result in an insurance claim against your business or your construction company. Having a professional guard on site will help mitigate insurance claims, and lower your liability payouts and insurance premiums.
An Adaptive Response is Cost Effective
When a construction security guard is present to assess on-site security issues and hazards on a case-by-case basis, he can respond with the exact tactics that fit the problem at hand. With the numerous threats and hazards potentially present at a construction site, a “one size fits all” solution like video detection or access control can’t always get the job done. A construction security guard is trained to handle all manner of construction security threats and will be able to adapt to the threat at hand to achieve the best and safest outcome for everyone involved on the site.
If it is necessary to bring emergency teams like fire service or police to the scene, an on-site security guard can communicate with their personnel in order to clearly communicate the threat at hand. Police and fire responders won’t have to assess the situation themselves because they’ll be working with a professional construction guard who can give them a full and comprehensive understanding of what’s going on.