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Why Outdated Security will put your Site at Risk

29/11/2018 in Security

The security sector is ever-evolving in its battle to prevent robbers, thieves and hackers from making it away with your equipment and/or sensitive information. This means that security techniques and systems are becoming quickly outdated as criminals come up with clever new ways to take something that isn’t theirs. If your security systems are more than a few years old, they are probably sorely in need of updating and putting your construction site at risk. Here are the biggest issues with not keep up to date with your security techniques.

Outdated security does not meet present needs

Some construction sites may have advanced beyond what some security techniques can offer. Older surveillance systems sometimes do not allow for security monitoring which means that tapes have to be reviewed after the fact. Also, many systems can be equipped with surveillance but do not offer any kind of limited building access that is a necessary feature for many construction sites that need to prevent unwanted visitors from entering their site. Make sure you always have the most up to date access control systems to keep your construction site as secure as possible.

Increased costs

Outdated security techniques can be costly, and although investing in newer security technologies come at a cost, your construction site will be less at risk, and will likely save you money in the long term. All the risks carried with outdated systems are expensive to amend if they occur, such as loss of equipment and materials. Not only this, old technology doesn’t integrate well with new, modern technology. That means the opportunity to leverage this new functionality is missed and construction site processes are not as efficient as they could be.

Older CCTV systems do no perform as well

The longer a security system has been in place, the more likely it is not to perform when it is needed the most. For example, while modern digitally backed up footage has a high success rate, there’s no way to know if a magnetic tape is even still good until someone sticks the tape in a player to watch back a surveillance video. New and advanced CCTV technology and wireless video detection allow you to keep on top of all that is happening on your construction site and keep up to date with the latest security trends.

Keeping all of your construction site security systems and processes as up to date as possible is always the best way to make sure you are preventing the new and improved methods of theft from affecting you and your team. Leaving technology to grow old and useless will open your site up to many risks and can prevent you from doing your job and losing materials which will cost you more money and time than if you invest in new systems. Implementing brand new CCTV systems and access control systems is a great start to making sure you are up to date with the ever-evolving world of construction site security.