Lack of construction site security leads to losses of £400 million a year

Tensor Rapid Deployment Asset Protection System helps enforce construction site security

The lack of proper security measures on construction sites is causing losses of up to £400 million a year for the construction industry, a report from the Chartered Institute of Building has been able to reveal.

The paper, ”Crime in the Construction Industry”, points out that the construction industry is very susceptible to crime. Factors such as the constant turnover of staff, the mobility of the workforce and the temporary nature of project work make the industry an easy target for both opportunistic petty criminals and serious organised crime.

Stealing vehicles and machinery is common on construction sites, which are also a popular target for the theft of metals, with over 100 acts of metal theft reported daily.

Data from the CIOB report suggests that, in terms of site security, the majority of respondents (93%) have implemented popular security measures such as enhanced lighting and secure storage. These methods are also identified as the most effective, with 85% stating secure storage is effective and 69% stating enhanced lighting is effective (although the comments highlight the need to ensure lights are connected to CCTV).

Using locking points to immobilise plant is also considered effective by 68% of respondents and heavy-duty barriers/gates by 67%.

Tensor RDAPS – the UK’s first and only Secured by Design accredited self-sustained security surveillance system for enhanced construction site security

The Tensor Rapid Deployment Asset Protection System (RDAPS) is the UK’s first and only Secured by Design accredited self-sustained security surveillance system designed to prevent crime and gather evidence in remote sites and trouble hotspots.

The RDAPS includes a high-definition camera system of evidential quality and a self-contained high-definition NVR platform with full video analytics capabilities, fully integrated 2-way audio and alarms, capable of delivering extensive remote location, building site and major events security.

Featuring a rugged, weather and vandal-proof design, RDAPS has been designed to protect assets located in vulnerable or remote locations, where current constraints exist due to a lack of power and/or communications. The system is equipped with a Solar/Wind Turbine charged battery system, as well as multiple wireless communication platforms (Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, etc.).

The Tensor Rapid Deployment Asset Protection System is totally transportable and can be re-deployed as frequently as required on multiple sites – in under 40 minutes. Our unique purpose built tower provides a platform which transports the system from site to site and when in ‘deployed-mode’ forms a self-contained secure working platform, functioning as a fully integrated remote video system.

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