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In the construction industry, it’s imperative to have a secure site to keep your tools and workspaces safe – and, with over 6.6 million square feet of office space under construction in Central London, according to a new report, the need to protect your building site is even greater in this capital with a high rate of thefts.

The report, carried out by Deloitte Real Estate, has said that this is the largest amount of office space to have been constructed in the city in over a decade. About a third of these office developments have been leased before completion, illustrating an increase in “occupier confidence”, Deloitte has said.

It’s an impressive set of figures, but in a city with more than 30,000 non-residential robberies last year, according to figures from the Metropolitan Police, it’s important to understand security solutions for your construction site in this busy capital.

Naturally, on a building site it’s necessary to combine a number of security options in order to ensure the safest possible defences for your site, but here are just a few of the possibilities available to you.

Temporary fencing

Temporary fencing is a great option for building sites, providing a cheap and effective way to prevent intruders from entering, and has number of variations, allowing you to choose the best fencing for your site.

From wire-mesh fencing to more private steelhoards that will block the base of your site from public view, as well as making it more difficult to surmount due to being a flat surface.


The UK is covered by more than 1.85 million closed-circuit cameras today, the majority of which are utilised by private companies, and with good reason.

To use a CCTV system on your construction site is to have peace of mind knowing that your site is constantly being observed.

According to insurers Allianz Cornhill, construction site theft is causing the building trade to lose over £800 million a year, and having a CCTV system set up will allow your site to always keep an eye out for potential threats.

As technology rolls onwards, CCTV systems have become more sophisticated too, with the ability to view your property through an internet connection now a viable option, allowing you to see what’s occurring onsite when you’re elsewhere.

Security guards

Hiring a security guard for your site will allow you the knowledge that there is a physical entity present to deal with any issues that may arise during its off-hours.

While technology is a great safeguard, the presence of an actual presence can act as a more visible deterrent. Guards can patrol your premises and use their instinct in ways that cameras and fences simply can’t.

Secure containers

Construction sites are filled with a large number of highly expensive items, from concrete mixers to copper piping, and the best way to ensure the safety of these items is to lock them up in a container before leaving the premises.

With these security measures in place, you can feel sure that your construction site is as safe as it can be.

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Originally posted by Dane Carlson on December 5, 2013 in Guest Posts.


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