What is construction security?

Physical security involves embedding robust security which supports the infrastructure of the site. This means installing measures such as: CCTV, alarm systems and signage.

We at IPS Security offer the complete construction and development security solutions for construction sites nationwide. We provide on-site security officers to protect properties, assets, staff, and residents in private or public environments. They are trained to detect, deter, and respond to risks and incidents. They help make your world a safer place. Our security officers can perform security services with a dog, or screening services and loss prevention.
Why is construction site security important?

Theft of expensive equipment. Risk of serious injury can result in compensation claims. Protecting against vandalism and arson. Preventing trespassers from entering the building site and climbing on equipment which puts not only the valuables but also the trespasses in danger.

Our construction security solutions include manned guards based at your premises, monitoring of CCTV cameras and alarm systems and the implementation of our guard patrol monitoring system.

From groundworks to completion, IPS Security can offer you peace of mind for the duration of your build.

What does a construction security guard do?

The site security guard controls all vehicles and visitors to the construction site; logs the listing of all vehicles, deliveries, and visitors on the construction site; as well as escorts visitors to the construction office, and secure entrance during non-operating hours.

Construction sites are a high target for criminals who may look to steal machinery or tools, or to vandalise sites that are close to completion or hand over. We advise our clients to securely lock up all machinery and tools at night and to highlight to us the problem areas on site.

A lot of our clients have praised us on our ability to deal with Traveller and Homeless issues and the problems which can be associated with empty construction sites. Our guards maintain rigorous access control and ensure no unauthorised visitors or workers enter the site.

Children are also a major issue for construction sites. Their unauthorised access is extremely dangerous and an occurrence that all site managers will attempt to avoid. Our guards are aware of the ways in which children attempt to enter construction sites (to retrieve a ball, or for somewhere to hide) and have been advised to tackle these issues in a sensitive but forceful manner.
IPS Security can offer your site:

Manned guards
Fire Marshals
Traffic Marshals
Mobile patrols
Dog unit and handlers
Access control (monitor and control)
Guard patrol and monitoring system
Electronic tag touch point (monitor and control)
Secure Key holding

IPS Security are an ISO 9001:2015 approved contractor for the provision of security guarding and we implement this quality management tool on all our sites.

Our guards will be provided with full site training and will be armed with the tools to deliver quality assurance whilst on site. Please be assured that your site is in the right hands.

Our clients appreciate the way we keep their sites safe and the professional way our team operate. We like to keep the client informed about any security issues that occur whilst the guard is on site through our daily occurrence log sheet. Our guards are trained to escalate serious issues to the control room who can call emergency services or the site manager if required. We appreciate two-way communication and will visit the site regularly to check the guard is performing their duties.

We like to implement precise handover procedures to ensure no information is missing and any unresolved issues are passed on to the next guard or the site manager. We are available 24/7 to answer all your queries.

Our guards can also be trusted with the keys for your site for successful open and lock up. We maintain a rigorous register for who has position of the key and when and ensure an effective sign in and out procedure is in place for access control.

They conduct their work in an experienced way and use their observation and problem management skills to ensure your site is secure and safe.

At IPS Security we use a guard patrol monitoring software to easily track our guards’ movements.

Our 24-hour control room require the guard to send the office a text message when they begin and end their shift, and on an hourly basis throughout their shift. The guard patrol software then accurately and effectively solves the issue of queries regarding the attendance of remote staff and lone worker issues through NFC technology.

Our 24-hour control room is on hand to respond to all your quotation requests and issues. From concept to completion, we are available for all your security needs.