In a lot of places – especially in developing countries – construction sites are typically left unsupervised and the larger equipment and materials are just left there during the night, without anyone or anything to ensure that they won’t be stolen. Of course, a simple fence will typically be enough to prevent thieves from stealing some items without being spotted, but the problem is this isn’t always possible, and in some cases employees might even steal certain items in broad daylight, when no one else is present to see them.
Fortunately, technology allows construction site managers to employ advanced security measures that will prevent any such action. One is the use of storage areas especially designed to keep materials and equipment safe and secure. Once they’re locked away inside, no one will be able to get to them without triggering an alarm and making their presence known immediately.
The theft of smaller items and electronic equipment such as computers and tablets can be prevented through means similar as what they’d use in stores. One viable means is to avoid leaving any electronics outside, where workers or just about any passerby who wonders into the construction site might be able to steal it. Another is the use of advanced construction site security cameras, alarms, motion sensors or even pressure sensors to detect if anyone enters the site manager’s office.