Improving construction site security and safety should be a priority for site managers

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Construction site security should be a top priority for all site managers, especially since the number of thefts in this sector remains at an all-time high – over £1m of equipment is stolen from construction sites every week in the UK, with less than 10% being actually recovered by the police.

Security experts suggest that one of the easiest ways to protect one’s site is to make sure that expensive machinery and vehicles are not left lying around unattended. In fact, it is highly recommended that they are locked away out of sight so passers-by can’t see them.

Other measures include installing access restriction systems, CCTV security cameras, metal fencing and putting better lighting systems in place.

Tensor Construction Site Security Systems – enabling the fast and easy management of access control rights on construction sites for CSCS and non-CSCS card owners

Creating a mix-and-match type of access control system would be the ideal solution for the site access issues mentioned above (although it would arguably require policy changes implemented by the construction contractors) – and Tensor has the perfect system to achieve it.

As part of our partnership with the CSCS, Tensor has developed the .NET suite of products to allow a seamless integration between the CSCS smartcard and our Access Control, Time Management, Visitor/Contractor Management and Fire/Evacuation roll-call systems, including Turnstiles and Biometric verification devices (facial recognition, hand scanning & fingerprint recognition).

Within the WinAC.NET software there is a CSCS card wizard that allows system users to quickly grant contractors access to their access control system. The wizard supports multiple scenarios and will quickly guide the user through the enrolment procedure.

After the enrolment procedure has been successfully completed, professionals who hold a CSCS card can use their existing card to gain access to a construction site or similar, including through turnstiles or car park barriers.

On the other hand, non-CSCS smart card owners can still access the site (provided they hold a valid card), enabling non-construction staff to easily go on the sites.

For more information on the Tensor Construction Site Security Systems, please visit our website or Book a Demo.

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