New initiative aims to bolster construction site security in Ireland
The police force in the Republic of Ireland, the An Garda Síochána, has launched an initiative aimed at raising awareness of security shortcomings in the construction sector and bolstering construction site security, a news report can reveal.
An Garda Síochána and The Construction Industry Federation are taking a proactive role to crime prevention in the construction industry, which has historically has been targeted by criminals, with the launch of the Secure It, Keep It campaign.
The force pointed out that approximately €7.8 million worth of items were stolen from construction sites nationally in 2017, €6.3 million of which were tools. There’s also been a rise of 35% in construction crime throughout the country, reaching a total of 4,562 incidents.
Building sites are by nature easy targets for criminals due to the types of materials, tools and machinery on site. Construction crime can involve thefts from vehicles, burglary, unauthorised taking of vehicles, criminal damage and trespassing.
The An Garda Síochána and the Construction Industry Federation have a few suggestions regarding the measures companies can implement in order to improve construction site security, such as setting up CCTV, deploying good security lighting, fences or hoardings and also keeping the number of gates to site entrance to a minimum.
Further measures to be deployed include controlling access to the site, adding security locks and ground fixings for extra security, storing tools in a secure area and marking tools with a unique identification number.
TENSOR PLC – SUPPLYING AN EXTENSIVE RANGE OF CONSTRUCTION SITE SECURITY SYSTEMS TO MEET ALL YOUR REQUIREMENTS
The range of Construction Site Security Systems supplied by Tensor Plc are easy to deploy, secure, user friendly and install within a matter of hours. Our advanced solutions help you protect and monitor your entire site on a 24/7 basis.
CSCS SMARTCARD TIME AND ATTENDANCE AND ACCESS CONTROL
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).
RAPID DEPLOYMENT ASSET PROTECTION SYSTEM (RDAPS)
The Tensor Rapid Deployment Asset Protection System (RDAPS) is an innovative, fully-integrated, self-contained, compact, turnkey and rapidly deployable mobile surveillance solution proven to both prevent crime and facilitate prosecution whenever a crime occurs.
IEVO BIOMETRIC READERS
ievo biometric fingerprint readers use advanced imaging technologies to capture a highly accurate reading of a fingerprint data. Providing a quick, simple and cost effective solution, the recognition devices can be integrated into existing Tensor customer systems, but can also become significant draw factors for new customers interested in deploying a highly secure and reliable Biometric Access Control or Biometric Time and Attendance system.
The ievo ultimate™ is certified for Government use in the UK by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), is a robust reader for both internal and external use that’s ideal for high-footfall sites that can be subjected to extreme weather conditions, such as construction sites, airports, hospitals, etc.
GATES, BARRIERS AND TURNSTILES
Tensor has over 25 years of experience in providing high quality, cost effective and reliable physical access control to customers across the globe. Our extensive range of full/waist height turnstiles and speed gates provide flexibility and ease of use without compromising security or safety on construction sites of any size and scope.
If you would like to find out more about the range of construction site security systems and solutions supplied by Tensor, please visit our dedicated page or contact us, we’d be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.