Construction sites paying the price with lack of security

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Since lockdown construction sites have seen crime on the rise due to opportunistic thieves. Construction companies are therefore being advised to step up security in a bid to stop their business from being easy targets. Criminals may see plant equipment, tools and site vehicles as ‘there for the taking’ if a site doesn’t have sufficient security.

Construction sites have been targeted by thieves for a long time, way before the Covid-19 pandemic, with an estimated cost of £800m every year. With lockdown put in place, many construction sites decided to close down due to government guidelines with little or no security measures. It’s been reported that 92% of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) respondents have been a victim of site theft at one time or another, while 21% confirming site theft on a weekly basis.

Since the lockdown began it’s been evident that theft on construction sites has risen. Empty construction sites are easy pickings for criminals and even mindless vandalism can cause financial strain on a business. With one call to a reputable, professional and trustworthy security company these problems can be eased and even prevented. They provide much needed added security to a construction site during closure, with mobile patrols, CCTV and manned security points. Having a good level of security at any construction site will ensure that a construction company is not a victim of crime and can carry on working at all times.

Call A Matter of Patrols on 0800 292 2667 for more information