Have you had your tools stolen from your van?
Have you had scaffolding taken from your yard or work site?
Have you had your vehicle damaged by a thief to ransack the tools of your trade?
Unfortunately, such thievery is almost a daily occurrence. This seems especially true on my LinkedIn news feed. At least two or three times a week, I see pictures of a van’s smashed window, or a lock-up door damaged by a crowbar. Even though transporting scaffolding equipment is difficult and cumbersome, it seems to be a prime target for thieves.
We are never going to stop thieves from targeting the construction industry. Be it an opportunist looking to make some quick cash or a scaffolder aiming to add more kit to his stock, it is always going to be a thorn in the industry’s side. How can we slow them down? What can we do to deter them?
I’ve heard stories within the industry of scaffolding companies sharing 24 hour manned premises. Almost every scaffolding business uses their own distinguishable colour to make their tubes easily recognisable. Using state of the art locks on trucks, vans and secure yards all help deter thieves. However, the majority of thefts occur in broad daylight!
Cheaper in the Long Run
Most CCTV systems are expensive to buy and maintain, especially a state of the art system that provides 24/7 recording and monitoring that can’t be corrupted. We all know that scaffolding companies have large outlays every month – wages, insurance, buying or hiring kit, new wagons and maintenance costs are just the beginning. Another capital outlay simply isn’t realistic, but a state of the art CCTV system could save you more in the long run. I don’t need to list the benefits of having a CCTV system keeping your yard safe – there are plenty of websites out there that can do that for you.
I prefer instead to discuss how WestWon can make an expensive state of the art CCTV system an affordable asset to your business, which in turn will help to keep the rest of your property safe. A CCTV system can range from £1,000 and up. WestWon have considerable experience of working within the CCTV sector. We are currently working with a blue chip company to provide them with CCTV systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) software, Access Control and Intruder Alarms across 15 sites.
Leasing is a great way to purchase expensive assets which are imperative for the upkeep of your business. It allows you to spread the cost over the useful life of the CCTV system, allowing you to continually upgrade to the latest system and software to keep your site and assets safe. Meaning you can focus on the job at hand and not worry about the security of your property and equipment. Visit https://westwon.co.uk/it/cctv-security to find out more.
For more further information or to discuss your needs, call and speak to our leasing specialists on 01494 611 456.
Written by Carl Redding.