It is an unfortunate fact today that your construction site is at constant risk of unauthorised entry. Even if you’re constructing in a low risk area you cannot be complacent when it comes to protecting the equipment, materials and resources you have on site.

Here are some top tips on protecting your site with intruder alarms.

If you are looking to install a security system from scratch or are simply looking to upgrade your kit to include the most modern advances in technology, it’s still important to find the right supplier. Therefore, it is always recommended to check previous customer reviews and ask for word of mouth recommendations within the industry. Do not just rely simply on cheaper prices found via basic internet searches.

By choosing the right supplier from the offset, you will have a chance to build up a client and supplier relationship which will enable your future needs to be better understood. You will find that most manufacturers – whether a large national company or smaller local supplier, will offer a site survey and provide installation advice as part of your consultation. Remember that as every location is different, it is imperative you receive this consultation before-hand, so any offered solution best matches your individual security requirements.

You may have a diverse portfolio of sites to manage i.e. size, location and number of premises, which may include a mix of remote rural sites and city centre constructions.  With this in mind it is important to check whether your chosen supplier can cover the geographical spread and service all locations for you, especially in the case of an emergency. It is also advisable to check the local crime rates in the vicinity of your construction site and for your chosen security firm to take this into consideration before designing a fit for service security site plan. This way, you can have peace of mind that the construction site alarms and CCTV cameras installed are providing optimum visual coverage to all areas of your site.

There are of course a number of options for you to consider when it comes to protecting your site with intruder alarms.

You could opt for:

A mix of an alarm system, CCTV and security lighting.

A smart system that connects to an app on a mobile device.

A monitored system which is connected to a central service centre.

A system including a service contract, ensuring maintenance and repairs are carried out regularly by your supplier.

You may also find additional benefits of protecting your site with an intruder alarm system. Once installed this will assist the site manager by acting as a second pair of eyes. Not only being a deterrent to criminals and vandals but also providing some peace of mind and coverage to areas of the site that he is unable to physically manage. Also, by investing early in a construction site alarm system you may find a potential reduction in budget expenditure through decreased costs related to thefts and damage, and lower insurance premiums.