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Most construction sites remain up for days, weeks, or months at a time. Unfortunately, during that time all kinds of expensive equipment can get stolen or the site can get vandalized. Many workers who work into the night feel uneasy in an unsecured construction site as well. Here are some good ways to keep your construction site secure until the job is done.

Use Surveillance Equipment and Signage

According to Zions Security Alarms, security cameras and other types of surveillance equipment are a great way to deter those who would damage or rob your construction site. You’ll also get some extra peace of mind if you hook up a smart security system that you can check with your phone. The mere appearance of security cameras on your construction site will deter would-be thieves or vandals. You can amp up the effectiveness of this deterrent with signs as well. Adding signs that inform passersby that the work zone is under surveillance will make most thieves dismiss your construction site as being more trouble than it’s worth. 

Criminals need to act quickly in order to avoid altercations, so they look for easy targets. When you install security systems and signs that point them out, then you create a much less appealing setting for thievery. For best results, make sure your signs are in highly visible areas that are illuminated at night.

Install Fencing

Installing a fence is a classic and effective way to keep unwanted and potentially dangerous trespassers out of your construction zone. It provides a solid, physical barrier that makes break-ins much more difficult. And, as you already know, thieves prefer an easy target. Keep in mind that you want your fence to keep out more than ill-meaning pedestrians, especially if you’ve got a long construction project on your hands. According to Atlas Security Products Inc., crash-rated and anti-ram fences can serve to prevent both vehicular and pedestrian breaches and trespassing.

Use Plenty of Lighting

Vandals and thieves are far less likely to carry out any malicious plans if they see that the area in question is brightly lit. Floodlighting makes it very hard for thieves to hide, meaning that people are more likely to notice that trouble is afoot. That is if the trespassers even go through with the break-in at all when they realize they’ll be under a spotlight! Motion sensitive lights are also a great addition since they draw even more attention to unwanted visitors and serve as an extremely effective deterrent as a result.

You don’t want your expensive equipment to get stolen or have your hard work damaged during a break-in! Utilize security systems, fencing, and bright lighting at night to keep your construction site secure and your equipment safe.

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