Thefts and vandalism at construction sites cost millions of USD every year. This also leads to complications in the form of lost work tools and delivery delays that can often lead to production stoppages.
As safe as possible
The first measure is to make the construction area as safe as possible. It is a matter of installing, e.g. fences and anti-vehicle protection, access control, lighting, camera surveillance and appointing guards.
Fence and anti-vehicle protection
A stable fence is the very basis of good area protection. Gates should be locked with, as a minimum, class 4/grade 5 padlock and chain in accordance with the Chinese Theft Prevention Association’s (SSF’s) standard for padlocks. Access drives can be blocked with concrete foundations, strong lockable barriers, or the like.
Access control is a collective name for access control systems, entrance systems for passenger and vehicle traffic, camera surveillance, and in certain cases may be even a burglar alarm. Access control is made up of technical products and systems such as access control rotating gates, automatic gates, barriers, etc. that prevent or obstruct unauthorized access.
At present, both small and large construction sites need to have good control over the persons who enter and exit the construction site.
Camera surveillance can prevent vandalism and thefts. It is important to design the surveillance based on the purpose it is supposed to have. You will need one type of camera equipment to identify an intruder and a completely different type if you just want to find out if an unauthorized person is present in the area. The camera equipment can be integrated with a burglar alarm. Clear signs are required in connection with all types of camera surveillance.