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Featuring Informative Security Insights by CEO, Stuart J. Visnov

How To Protect Against Fire Hazards on Construction Sites

Raw lumber, buckets of paint, electrical equipment and scattered debris. These are some of the things you’ll find at a construction site. It’s not unusual for basic materials to be out in the open when structures are being built. But, their presence significantly increases the chances of fires breaking out. Fires are devastating to any […]
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5 Useful Tips for Hiring Professional Construction Site Security

No matter the location, construction sites are vulnerable to various risks and threats. When everyone is done working for the day, expensive equipment, tools, and materials are often left unsecured. Bad actors may steal, vandalize, or intentionally destroy your valuable assets for no reason at all. We’ve seen everything from neighbors sabotaging million-dollar gear just […]
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Construction Site Theft Is on the Rise: What to Do About It

Homebuilders are facing a big threat: construction site theft. Cases continue to soar, which is highly attributed to the skyrocketing prices of construction materials. If you have an ongoing construction project, it’s important to take safety precautions to keep the thieves at bay. The problem with most construction sites is their poor security. Since construction […]
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Why You Need a 24-Hour Fire Watch Guard

No one would want to wake up to the news that their construction site has turned to ashes. Whatever you’re building, a 24-hour fire watch guard should be your first line of defense against fire hazards. These professionals will patrol and secure your property before a fire breaks out. The truth is that only a […]
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Philly Introduces Mandatory Fire Watches for Construction and Demolition Sites

The threat of fire on building and construction sites presents a huge risk to people and property, including the surrounding community. To that end, the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections issued new code requirements in September of 2020 for fire watches regarding construction and demolition sites. The new code states that all active building […]
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When Planning Your Construction Site Security — Think S.M.A.R.T.E.R.

Building & construction firms have a long list of responsibilities, worries and challenges. Many times, security planning falls low on the priority list. However, a simple calculation of prospective losses, liability and reputation-crushing costly delays shows that partnering with the right security company is a wise return on investment. Indeed, in many states, a security […]
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Construction Site Security: 10 Tips on Protecting Your Tools and Other Materials

In every construction site, tools and equipment are one of the necessary assets. These construction items are important to adhere to the schedule. Of course, no one wants to encounter delays especially when you are under a tight budget. Safeguard Your Tools and Other Construction Materials Allocate an area for equipment storage, or perhaps, build […]
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Construction Site Security: Consider Having a Visitor Access Policy

Whatever the nature of your business, whether you are from the retail industry to the airline industry, you need a specific policy for handling visitors at the jobsite. The policies are there not just to consider the welfare of the visitors, but also the employees and the business in general. Visitors, at an unfamiliar workplace, can […]
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How to Establish a Construction Fire Watch (Part 3 of 3)

Keeping Records and Documentation As a volunteer fire fighter for over 45 years, I wanted to share my fire watch experience to benefit other business owners like me. So, when I founded Echelon Protection & Surveillance in 2001, I personally developed all of our fire watch procedures. Although the law varies by state, a fire […]
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Establishing Smart Construction Site Security Policies

No matter the size or experience of your company, security policies are a necessary part of any smart construction plan. A good rule of thumb is to have security protocols in place as soon as equipment and materials are delivered. So, even in the very early stages of the building process, the construction site should […]
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How to Establish a Construction Fire Watch (Part 2 of 3)

Fire Watch Duties As a Volunteer Fire Fighter and later Fire Police Captain of Worcester Township, I’ve been first on the scene more times than I can count, have fought hundreds of deadly fires, been injured on the job by falling through the floor during an active fire– and sadly have seen too many people […]
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How to Establish Construction Fire Watch Security (Part 1 of 3)

Property Owner Obligations As a volunteer fire fighter for over 45 years, I’ve seen a lot of tragedies that could’ve been avoided with a little planning, common sense or basic maintenance. When I founded Echelon Protection & Surveillance in 2001, I was confident I could utilize my firefighting training by offering fire watch services to […]
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