Construction Site Security Companies: What's important when choosing one?
28/07/2021 in Security
It’s an unfortunate reality that security for a temporary construction site is essential, acting as a deterrent against potential theft or vandalism, as well as providing a fast and efficient solution should any criminal activity occur on site. There are many construction site security companies out there, some good- some not so good, and choosing the right one to deliver your construction site security needs can absolutely make the difference between an effective security plan, and one that turns out to be a waste of your time and money. There are plenty of factors to consider and to help you make your decision we’ve compiled a list of some of the most important.
Availability & Support
Because security sites can be dangerous to potential intruders, as well as common targets for thieves or vandals at night when employees are less likely to be on-site, it is vitally important that your construction site security company are available to respond quickly when you need them, and at any given hour. There is no use having advanced systems in place to deter or catch would-be criminals if your chosen security company is unable to react in a timely fashion. Additionally, make sure that maintenance and follow-ups are included as part of their security package, so you aren’t left with extra bills should any technical issues arise.
Millennium Security offers a comprehensive package that includes 24/7 surveillance and alarm response, and we can provide a monthly on-site maintenance check to ensure your security systems are fully functional and staff is fully supported.
The size of your construction site is likely going to have an impact on the level and type of security required to properly secure and monitor it. Although cameras are what most people will think of first when considering what security to have put in place, there are other options that may suit your needs alongside camera surveillance and manned security services. Adequate lighting to illuminate dark areas, dependable fencing that is difficult to scale, access control points that require a passkey or code to go through, and visible signage that states your security measures to would-be criminals, as well as raise awareness to potential hazards like danger of electrocution or falling from height. All these measures can make a would-be intruder think twice before gaining unlawful access to your construction site.
We at Millennium Security are able to provide a range of services as part of a bespoke single-point site security solution, including access control, fire detection systems, wireless video detection, and more.
Experience & Reputation
It goes without saying that experience is a key factor in almost all walks of life. Experience brings knowledge and levels of proficiency that simply cannot be replicated without years of accomplishment and understanding. This is no different when choosing the company to provide security for your construction site. An experienced company is one that has done this before and knows just what it takes to deliver an effective security plan. They are likely to provide more help and expertise when it comes to protecting your security site and can scope out potential security risks before they happen.
A reliable and trusted construction site security company should come with positive reviews and happy testimonials. Check the company you are looking at has not only positive feedback but what they have done to handle problems or negative incidents.
Working in our field since 1999, we have over 20 years of expertise at Millennium Security, providing security across 200 sites nationwide and monitoring over 1500 cameras at any one time.
A proper security plan is only as good as the people who carry it out. You should always look for a security company that can provide professionally trained, fully licensed, and diligently vetted guards for your construction site. Such guards will give you peace of mind while building positive rapports that you may want to go back to while completing future projects. It’s also important to know that the people carrying out security service installation across your site have been properly trained to know what they’re doing so that services like cameras, lighting, and fencing have been fitted to the highest possible standards. This will reduce the need for replacement or repair in the future and can save you money in the long run.
Millennium Security’s Sia Licensed Security Guards come with the highest levels of vigilance, professionalism, and training. They have provided 5 years of employment verification and undergone a 10-year background check, so you can fully trust in their honesty and integrity.
Licensing & Accreditation
Your chosen construction site security company should be properly licensed to operate within the UK as a security agency, and this information should be easily available through their website. An unlicensed company is likely to be uninsured and using one can lead to serious problems further down the line, including fines and a potential criminal record. It is illegal for a security guard to work without an SIA license, and you should seriously question the integrity of any company that attempts to use unlicensed personnel. Millennium Security are fully licensed by the Security Industry Authority, accredited by multiple organisations, as well as being members of the British Standards Institution.
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