Seven Tips To Secure Your Job Site To Reduce Theft

Seven Tips To Secure Your Job Site To Reduce Theft

November 2, 2020
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Jobsite theft can be a hefty burden for contractors of any size. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, it can almost a billion dollars annually.

Here are a few tips and tricks that you can do to help secure your job site: 

Install A Fence

Merely installing a fence around the entire work area can help limit the lazy thief. Fencing such as a chain-link fence is easy to install. If the site you are working in allows you can also add barbed wire to the top to discourage the more ambitious thief from climbing over it. If you are looking for a good fence installer in the WNC area, be sure to reach out to Asheville Fence and tell them we sent you!

Hey, you can’t park in here

By having your employees park outside the main job site will help prevent smaller tools from growing legs and walking off to the trunk of a car or bed of a truck. 

Light it up

Having a bright light area can help deter both vandalism and theft. It allows police and neighbors to keep a watchful eye out for any unusual activity.

Alarm systems

By simpling putting up an alarm that detects motion and activates additional lighting may be all that’s required. If you want to go a step further, then adding security cameras might be another option. If you need a good alarm system or looking for a consultation, talk to Integrity Security, and be sure to tell them we sent you! 

Mark equipment with ID numbers. 

By marking equipment with an ID number will help not only deter theft but help you in inventory and depreciation management. Use something like a Google Sheet to help you keep track of everything. Be sure to have one that is visible and one that is hidden, such as an access panel that is rarely removed or hard to remove.

Getting a delivery, be sure to sign for it 

It is helpful to have one person you really trust in charge of materials coming to the job site. Have them keep a log of what is there and what isn’t. Expensive and critical materials should only here there just in time.

Inform the proper authorities

It’s always wise to inform the proper authorities such as fire and police before starting a project. Simply reaching out to them and showing them some goodwill will help in protecting your job site. Be sure to make sure you give them an estimated completion date and typical work hours, don’t forget to update them if it changes either! Also, try to provide a list of key personnel and their mobile phone numbers for emergencies.

Hopefully, with these tips, you can help ensure your job site is safe and secure. While we at Cube Creative Design can’t help you with securing your job site, we can help you with securing your website and making sure you have a full pipeline of leads. Contact us today to see how we can help your business grow!

Chad Treadway

Written by:  |  November 2, 2020

Chad is a Partner and our Chief Smarketing Officer. He will help you survey your small business needs, educating you on your options before suggesting any solution. Chad is passionate about rural marketing in the United States and North Carolina. He also has several certifications through HubSpot to better assist you with your internet and inbound marketing.

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