What to Look for in Construction Site Security Systems
Construction sites are often the target of thieves due to the amount of valuable equipment, tools, and materials that are left unguarded throughout the day and night. In fact, even workers have been known to steal from construction sites as a result of lax security. Not only can it be expensive to replace stolen equipment, tools, or materials, but it can put you way behind schedule as a result as well. Because of this, you need to make sure that you invest in a high-quality security system that meets the unique needs of construction site security. The following are a few things that you will want to look for when choosing a construction site security system:
Because you’ll be moving from one construction site to another, you’ll want to invest in a security system that’s portable and flexible in terms of how you can install it. Our mobile alarm systems do not require a dedicated power source or phone line to install. In fact, the batteries are solar-powered, which means that you can install them anywhere and not have to worry about them shutting down due to a lack of power.
Difficult to Disarm
The last thing you want is an alarm system that a thief can easily disarm. Many alarm systems are manufactured out of plastic. Our alarms are housed in steel casings, making them almost impossible to break into in order to disarm. Even if a thief manages to break through, the alarm is tripped, and once that happens, a signal is sent within seconds to a central monitoring system.
Easy to Track
As beneficial as portable alarms are for construction site security, one of the challenges is trying to keep track of where those alarms are installed. Fortunately, this is not an issue when it comes to our portable alarms. This is because they come equipped with a GPS system, making it easy to track all of your portable alarms and ensuring that you always know where they are. Another benefit to tracking with GPS is once our alarm systems are tripped, local authorities are contacted automatically, no matter when your job site is-and since the system is geocached, they’ll know exactly where to go.
Easy to Use
The easier the alarm system is to use, the better. Our alarm system comes with an integrated display and keypad that makes it easy to turn the alarm on and off as well as to program it locally. You can also program an automatic arming and disarming schedule. If that wasn’t enough, a web portal management feature lets you control and program your alarms remotely by computer or your smartphone.
Multiple Security Features
An alarm system that boasts multiple security features will be more difficult to bypass and get around. Look for an alarm system that makes use of a siren, a strobing light, and a motion sensor — all of which our alarm systems include.
If nobody is on site and nobody is monitoring your alarms, then thieves will have plenty of time to steal from your site and get away despite tripping an alarm. Our Seagate alarm systems are monitored 24/7, 365 days a year.
These are the things you’ll want to make sure to look for when investing in a construction site security system. You’ll find that our portable alarms systems are a perfect option for your construction site and that they will meet all of these needs. For more information about our portable alarms systems, contact us at Seagate Mobile Security Solutions today.
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