Risks when obtaining developmental land with vacant buildings include:
• Squatters -
The most common problem with empty buildings was an opportunity
for squatters to move in, which could cause delays for the customer’s
• Theft -
The customer also recognised these properties were at risk of theft due to
the lack of security presence.
• Vandalism -
In addition to the lack of security providing ample opportunity for theft,
the empty buildings presented an easy target for vandals.
Keeping a construction on track and within timescales is a critical factor. Eliminating the issues of squatters, thieves & vandals before they arise can save valuable time and money for the project. Rather than having site wide security coverage, it would be highly effective to deposit security in high-risk areas. Money, time & reputation can be saved with the correct security operation in place.
Essential risk assessments are carried out to identify the weak points at the customer’s sites. This analysis would reveal the areas of greatest risk, enabling security to be better positioned in these areas.
Effectively, the integrated security solution involved an effective mixing of manned security professionals with high-tech solutions.