Guarded with foresight

19. July 2022

Efficient hazard prevention on construction sites

Construction projects are often in the public eye – which attracts onlookers and criminals alike. Extraordinary, exciting projects in particular therefore pose considerable challenges in terms of securing deposits and the construction site itself. This is because building owners have a duty to avoid hazards and thus protect the general public. At the same time, measures must be taken to ensure that sabotage, theft and vandalism do not disrupt the construction process. In this context, surveillance with Video Guard is an efficient and economical method of averting danger.

It is particularly important to secure the site professionally outside working hours. To prevent people who are not working on the construction site from entering, the client can initially fence off the area and put up a prohibition sign such as “No unauthorized persons are allowed to enter”. However, these signs are not sufficient if the construction site is not or only insufficiently pacified. Children in particular are often unable to assess whether and where there is a source of danger. It is therefore essential to take appropriate security measures to avert incidents – for example by using a security service. In addition to general hazard prevention, this should also help to reduce the risk of vandalism or theft. Its task is to assess the polarizing effect of particular construction projects on the basis of factors such as environmental protection and social factors – such as crime levels and lack of work.

Technical devices in particular offer a good supplement or alternative to purely personnel-based security. The use of Video Guard has been proven to reduce the risk of vandalism and theft. The camera-based security system works very efficiently and economically – thanks to self-learning video analytics and therefore based on artificial intelligence. The system detects unauthorized access and enables an immediate response from the staffed alarm center. The latter directly initiates countermeasures – for example by directly addressing the intruders and asking them to leave the premises.

Video Guard in Bremen's ├ťberseestadt district
Extraordinary, exciting projects in particular pose considerable challenges in terms of securing deposits and the construction site itself. The aim is to avoid hazards and thus protect the general public.