Jobsite security is a crucial aspect of any construction project, whether it’s a small renovation or a large-scale commercial development. Construction sites are inherently vulnerable to security breaches due to their open and accessible nature. Construction sites are vulnerable to theft, vandalism, and accidents, which can result in substantial financial losses and reputational harm for the project and those involved. Equipment theft remains a significant problem for builders and contractors, with losses estimated by the National Equipment Register to be between $300 million and $1 billion annually.
Fortunately, new technologies are also on the rise to solve and mitigate security risks. These solutions don’t need to be complicated or resource-intensive — simple and inexpensive security measures can effectively protect construction sites, assets, and teams.
To assist you in maintaining security within your organization and safeguarding both your assets and personnel, here are the top security trends to monitor and watch for in 2023: