Construction sites are a tempting target for thieves, especially once your crew has clocked off for the day. At Marpol Security, we can put together bespoke building site security packages, hand-tailored to meet the unique needs of the construction industry.
As one of the UK’s leading security specialists, we have much to offer our customers regarding construction site security solutions. Here are some of our most popular services:
No two construction sites are the same. For this reason, we look to perform a full site analysis and risk assessment for every building site security package we put together. This involves one of our experienced security professionals visiting the site to get a ground-level view of your project. From there, we can create the perfect security solution for your site, ensuring all potential risks are covered.
We can provide static security guards to be a physical presence at your construction site. These highly-trained professionals can operate throughout the night while your team is off-site, or during the day, if you feel it necessary. They will perform regular patrols of the site, paying particular attention to any likely access points. They are supported by our mobile patrols and our remote monitoring team, in the event of a security incident.
An alternative (or an addition) to manned security patrols is one of our highly-trained canine units. Consisting of a guard dog and a handler, these units are popular on larger building sites. These units work as a cohesive team whilst patrolling the site. In the event of a break in, our dogs are much faster over a wider distance than any intruder, making them an effective security presence.
Traffic marshals work alongside your site foremen to direct vehicles and pedestrians around the building site. They control access to the site itself, checking work passes and identification. They are in direct communication with your drivers on-site, advising them on the safety routes across larger projects, whilst also directing visitors and other pedestrians away from dangerous areas.
We can erect temporary CCTV towers at your building site to provide round-the-clock visual surveillance for your project. This footage is monitored by one of our remote teams on a 24/7 basis. Should they spot any unexpected activity, they will take the appropriate action, including sending one of our mobile patrols to investigate, or calling the police. These towers are mobile and can be easily moved to a more effective position as your construction project grows.
Video verified alarms are an effective way to detect trespassers on your site. They are triggered by movement, at which point they start recording. This feed is sent immediately to your security team or our monitoring centre. From there, either of them can decide on the most effective way to proceed.
We have mobile patrols set up around the country, performing several tasks for our clients during the course of their shifts. One of these services that proves useful for building site security is performing random checks throughout the night. These trained security professionals will check the perimeter of the site for signs of attempted entry.
While most of our construction site security solutions are intended to prevent or deter access to the building site itself, this option helps to locate expensive goods in the event that they are stolen. Small tracking devices can be attached to vehicles, equipment, white goods, and more. Should these items be removed from a pre-programmed safe zone, you receive an alert on a mobile app. This same app can then be used to trace and recover the stolen items.
A simple yet effective addition to any construction site security package is security lighting. These can be attached to your mobile CCTV towers or other convenient points on the site. They are energy efficient, only switching on if triggered by movement caught on their sensors. The sudden appearance of a bright light as they enter the proximity of your site is enough to deter all but the most determined trespassers.
At Marpol Security, we understand that construction projects crop up all over the country. Almost by definition, sometimes these building sites are a little way off the beaten path. It doesn’t matter where your site is located, we have a team of security professionals in your area, ready to assist you. We employ fully-trained and licensed security experts in every corner of the UK, so we can guarantee a local crew that knows the area and knows the people. This personal, local touch ensures a high standard of service on every job we take on.