Anyone interested in the housing market knows right now just how competitive it is. There are a number of reasons why house prices are rising and demand is so high –
• Stamp duty holidays reducing the cost of moving.
• An increased number of first-time buyers having accelerated their savings due to various lockdowns.
• People spending more time at home, so looking for more properties that offer more space.
• More people being able to work from home and therefore able to work outside of major cities.
This increased demand has prompted more and more new housing developments to pop up in and outside towns, with affordable housing as well as properties to suit any budget.
These construction sites are, by nature, home to valuable tools, machinery, and materials. This makes them a target for theft and vandalism, causing an expensive problem to resolve, as well as a huge inconvenience. Having so many contractors working to strict time scales means that an inconvenience quickly becomes a monetary issue as well.
All construction sites need:
1. Secure fencing
The first step in securing any construction site is to take note of the perimeter. Barrier fencing not only greatly reduces the chances of materials and equipment being removed from the premises, but it forces all traffic – vehicles and on foot – to one single (or more if needed) access point. This access point can then be monitored by security guards 24 hours a day.
2. Clear security signage
Security guards are an excellent crime deterrent, and one of the most effective ways of advertising is with clear signage that illustrates the investment you’ve made in a security presence. Our recent rebranding considered how our signs would look to potential criminals – we wanted to make it clear, corporate, and bold.
3. Manned guarding or mobile patrols
Finally, we have manned guarding and mobile patrols. Having highly-trained SIA licensed security guards, ready to react to any disturbances or suspicious behaviour is the best way to keep any construction site secure. With over 30 years in the security industry, we operate a professional and reliable security service, tailored to suit the needs of your business.
We look forward to hearing from you, discussing your security requirements, and building a contract that suits your budget and exceeds your expectations. Simply fill in the contact form below and a member of the team will be in touch as soon as we’re able.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to further your career within the security industry with Carter Security or explore other job options with Carter Staffing, please check the careers section on our website or email us an up to date copy of your C.V. We never subcontract, we invest in training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.