Construction sites, especially residential construction sites, are a prime target for theft and vandalism. In a recent study, it was estimated that $46 million in equipment gets stolen each year in Canada. Even worse, our neighbours to the South lose an estimated $500 million to $1 billion in construction site theft.
Further, less than 25% of stolen equipment is ever recovered.
These numbers make a strong case for taking construction site security serious. There are several things you can do to secure your site, including the basics like fencing, strict schedules, and good lighting.
Above the basics, it’s highly recommended to either hire live security guards or get a residential construction Video Monitoring Solution installed. There is positives and negatives to each, and some customers use a combination of both.
If you decide to go with a residential construction video monitoring system, one of the most important things to remember is this: If a you cannot see the lens of the camera, it cannot see you.
The easiest way for a live video monitoring provider to save money is to install less cameras.