Keeping Intruders Clear of Dangerous Construction Sites
It is always important to keep unauthorised people off private property, but when a site is dangerous this becomes even more important, because it can be easy for an intruder to suffer an injury or worse. It is important that any would-be intruder knows exactly what they are getting themselves into, and that even if they choose to take the risk and attempt to enter the site, that it is virtually impossible for them to do so. The following is a brief guide to keeping intruders clear of dangerous construction sites.
Make sure anyone intruding on your site knows exactly how dangerous it is by having signs clearly displayed detailing the risks. Make sure they know this site is protected and isn’t worth the risk, and they should at least move on to somewhere a little less dangerous. Make sure your warning signs are graphic and bold so that there is no doubt about the seriousness of the consequences an intruder may be about to risk.
Dangerous sites need to be protected by any means necessary, both for the sake of your business and possible intruders, so make sure that you are making use of some decent barriers. Whatever type of barrier fencing you choose, make sure it is solid and effective, as if it is easy to cut, jump or move, any intruder will find this out, as they will likely have a trial run before they actually make a serious attempt to get on site.
Light can provide a fantastic way to keep intruders clear of a dangerous construction site, as an intruder will be far less likely to sneak into a well-lit area. Being able to clearly see the dangers posed by the illuminated site may also be enough to help an intruder decide against making that extra effort to get inside.
Intruders are far more likely to try to get into a construction site they feel is unprotected, so having security guards and perhaps even a guard dog or two can be a significant deterrent for most would-be intruders. Make sure you have enough security guards patrolling that they can effectively keep intruders out, because if there aren’t many guards patrolling a large area, it won’t be terribly difficult for a savvy youth to get through the huge holes in your defences.
Establish a wide perimeter and monitor it
Establishing a perimeter of video-verified motion sensors and having it monitored by way of back-to-base monitoring will mean any intruder will be detected as soon as they enter the property, making it far more likely they will be intercepted before they can do any damage to themselves or the construction site. Combining motion-sensing capabilities with lighting, a voice warning or even a smoke cloak will further enhance the deterrent, effectively keeping all but the most determined intruders out of the site.