Secure a Construction Site: Building Site Security Systems

Securing Your Site with a Construction Site Security System

Construction sites typically attract attention from a wide variety of different people. Passersby are often interested in seeing what’s being built and getting a peek at the work in progress. Other businesses in the area want to know how their neighborhood is going to change and if it will affect their operations. Residents are concerned about views, neighbors, traffic, and other localized factors.

The Need for a Robust Construction Site Security System

Criminals are perhaps the most interested of everyone in construction jobs in progress. For them, the site represents an opportunity. The equipment, tools, and building materials are prime targets for theft, as many of them are high in value. Vandals also enter job sites simply to make trouble by running equipment, breaking things, and generally causing mayhem. Even without the intent to commit other crimes, trespassers can damage building materials and gear, or injure themselves and initiate a civil lawsuit.


Liability, vandalism, and theft on job sites are just some of the risks faced by construction professionals. These risks can cost you millions of euros in losses every year, even with insurance. And if your claims or damages get too high, your insurance premiums will rise accordingly.

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Addressing Challenges with Building Site Security Cameras

Job sites are difficult to secure. Traditional security options like perimeter fencing, Building Site Security Cameras, and motion alarms are not effective for construction for a number of reasons:

  • Even when properly placed and maintained, video cameras document activity but do not prevent crime
  • Fencing and other obstacles can be easily bypassed
  • On-site security guards are expensive and can become fatigued with a loss in attentiveness
  • When there is an incident, filling out a report is labour-intensive and there can be gaps in evidence

Netwatch Proactive Video Monitoring: The Ultimate Construction Site CCTV

Construction Site CCTV, such as Netwatch’s Proactive Video Monitoring, is the best way to ensure construction sites are safe and secure. With our purpose-built platform, Netwatch PVM leverages smart technology along with dedicated, Ireland-based specialists to protect your site against crime.

Our verification specialists monitor your site for any unauthorised behaviour. When suspicious activity is detected, it is verified by our team of specialists who immediately deliver a live, personalised audio warning while also notifying the Gardaí/Police. This has demonstrated a 98% success rate of deterring unwanted behaviour and preventing crimes from occurring.

After the incident is resolved, a complete incident report is automatically issued with a detailed account, timestamp, and the actions taken by our team of specialists. Netwatch Proactive Video Monitoring helps construction companies and developers ensure their sites, equipment, building materials are secure and protected 24/7.

Construction sites can be both vulnerable and dangerous. Proactive video monitoring is the best way to prevent adverse events from happening, and the best way for site operators to protect themselves, their organisations, and the public.

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Netwatch Commander Unit installed on a construction site

Netwatch Commander Unit: Your Construction Site Security Solution

Get all the benefits of the Netwatch Platform, including the fastest industry response times, at short notice. The Netwatch Commander can be rapidly installed, commissioned and fully operational, ensuring your site is quickly protected by cutting-edge Netwatch technology. If any perimeter breach or unwanted loitering is detected, we issue a live audio warning and notify the Gardaí and/or the key holders.


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Eco Commander Unit: A Self-sustained Construction Site Security Solution

For environments where there is no power or connectivity, the Eco-Commander provides a complete mobile security solution fueled by a Netwatch FuelCell of CO2 produced methanol, a carbon-neutral energy source, Eco-Commander is the solution to protect people and assets where power and connectivity is an issue.


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The Netwatch Eco Commander self-sustaining unit

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