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How Security Guarding Can Protect Construction Sites?

Home and business owners across the country are concerned about security. Plant theft costs the UK construction industry an estimated £800 million a year, thus a professional security deterrent is essential. Shergroup can keep your building site safe while adhering to the most up-to-date SIA standards and practices.

It is critical to ensure that your construction site is secure at all times, especially if it is a large project. After all, you’re likely leaving equipment out that could be stolen or damaged, as well as valuable goods that can’t be kept in a warehouse day after day. There’s also the risk of property damage caused by uninformed people, as well as the harm caused by extreme weather or other natural disasters. Construction sites are susceptible no matter how you look at them. Efficient security measures need to be considered in any construction site risk assessment.

That is why it is critical to hire professional construction sites, security guards. Our on-site security services monitor your site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure no serious losses occur. A static guard can safeguard a building and has a number of advantages, ranging from improving health and safety to preventing vandalism.

On-site guarding measures 

#1 Construction Site Security Guards

Security guarding with highly visible security officers is still one of the most effective security solutions, serving as a visible deterrent to secure the safety of your construction site and employees.

Shergoup can provide highly qualified surveillance operators as well as highly experienced manned construction guards with specific abilities such as security mobile patrols, access, and gatehouse security. Due to the potentially dangerous nature of building sites, we may also provide first-aid and health-and-safety officers to assist with any difficulties that may develop.

Our committed guards will make it their priority to defend your location, property, and equipment, causing the least amount of inconvenience while providing the best possible protection.

Reasons for construction site security

There are more than a few reasons to invest in construction site security, with the top reasons found here –

1 Property and Materials Protection |

Are you creating a multimillion-dollar office complex or a single-family home? Regardless of the project, you’re working on, our security services can help you avoid having your property or materials destroyed, stolen, or otherwise lost.

2 Tools and Equipment Protection |

On a building site, there is a plethora of different tools and equipment. Some goods, however, cannot be locked away daily. You don’t have to be concerned about your costly equipment being harmed when you use our on-site security services.

3 Emergency Response Services |

Construction site emergencies can happen at any time of day or night. We monitor your site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure no problems emerge. If a problem arises, we will respond and resolve the situation. At your building site, our guards can manage any emergency response demands.

4 Trespass Prevention |

Unfortunately, some will trespass on risky building sites to steal or just look around. Our security team will ensure that guards and other protective measures are in place to prevent trespassing.

5 Limit Weather Damage |

We can’t control the weather, but we can help you protect your pricey machinery, equipment, and materials. We will take the required procedures to assist preserve your important worksite materials and equipment if inclement weather is forecast.

6 Limit or Prevent Damage from Accidents |

Accidents happen all the time on construction sites. Our experts will assist in identifying problems and preventing them from becoming serious. This might help your organisation save money on fees and liability while also protecting the personnel on the job.

#2 CCTV Towers and Other CCTV Solutions

Shergroup provides a complete CCTV package for your building site, from bespoke installation to round-the-clock monitoring services, all delivered by highly trained, qualified, and professional security personnel.

CCTV is low-maintenance, high-impact security equipment that provides you with protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can be used as a platform for a first response as well as a visual deterrent, based on your level of service, officers monitoring your site will promptly dispatch security staff or notify police of an intrusion.

We will do a comprehensive examination of your construction site before offering the best installation plan for optimal coverage and ultimate peace of mind, working with you to design the exact solution you require.

#3 Monitoring Stations

Our permanent or temporary CCTV systems are programmed to record 24 hours a day, seven days a week by default, and can be accessed from any place using a mobile device or computer.

In the event of an activation, many passive infrared sensors can be deployed to provide trigger locations, such as entries and exits to a facility, where a PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) camera can point and concentrate on. Our NSI Gold Cat ll Alarm Receiving Centre can monitor these events around the clock, enabling round-the-clock surveillance and the capture of video footage for evidence if necessary.

Our ARC can also monitor intruder and fire alarm activations, as well as video-verified alarm systems and other construction site security systems, to enable prompt reaction and response to security breaches.

#4 Verified Video Alarm

Regular alarm systems can monitor movement or changes in a specified area using a range of sensor types, but there is usually no indication as to what caused an alarm to be activated, simply that it was triggered.

Our video-verified alarm system takes the alarm activation procedure a step further by capturing a ten-second clip of the cause of the activation and sending it straight to the end-user or our monitoring station via a built-in camera. Depending on the perceived level of the threat, the necessary action can subsequently be taken.

Video-verified alarms are a particularly efficient way of monitoring a construction site because both false and genuine alarm activations can be identified immediately before any response team is dispatched, which is especially useful for vacant construction sites or areas where there is expected to be little movement.

#5 Concrete Barrier Blocks

Construction sites are often big, open pieces of land with various access points, making them difficult to defend from unwelcome intruders and fly-tippers.

Concrete barrier blocks are an ideal and adaptable solution for enhancing construction site security. They can be used to fully secure vast perimeters with a contiguous physical barrier or to just protect a minor entry point, such as between trees on the side of roadways.

The concrete barriers can be used to deter thieves from using automobiles to convey stolen goods by restricting vehicle access. On the open ground or unoccupied land, such as when a site is in the early stages of development, or if your building site is left unattended for longer periods, fly-tipping is a serious problem.

Advantages of On-site Guarding

Some people mistakenly believe that construction sites do not require the same level of protection as other types of commercial enterprises. This, however, is not the case. Your entire organisation and company are in danger of substantial losses if you do not have adequate security in place. A single act of vandalism can result in hundreds, if not millions, of dollars in damages and losses. This is a predicament you can avoid with the right security services in place.

Another advantage of construction site security is that projects will be able to stay on schedule. You and your team can focus on getting the job done when you don’t have to worry about damage, access control, theft, trespassing, and other typical difficulties.


Shergroup’s has been providing comprehensive security solutions to businesses of all sizes and requirements, across a wide range of industries in the UK and the USA for more than 15 years. Whether you require mobile patrols to monitor a warehouse site, security officers to protect your construction site, need a key holding and alarm response service for a corporate building, need K9 security for your vacant property or are looking for a CCTV security solution, we’ve got you covered. Each of our security officers are SIA licensed and trained to the highest standards, so you can trust us with our security team.

As the UK’s leading provider of bespoke security solutions, you can rest certain that your premise, employees, and assets will be safe and secure when you employ our security services.

Contact us if you need a private discussion for your security requirements, we’d be happy to attend you.

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Last updated | 19 July 2023

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