Traffic cones are blooming and the streets are lined in a fluorescent orange glow. Construction season is here! American Fence Rental is ready to meet your immediate job site security needs. They have over 5,000 temporary fence panels in stock, equating to over thirteen miles of temporary site security fence. Standing ready at American Fence Rental are over 40 installation crews ready to load-up and start securing your site. To get your own quote, please click the “Free 24-Hour Quote” button on the American Fence Rental website and complete their quick and easy form. If you need immediate service, you can also contact one of their 8 service centers.
American Fence Rental has their finger on the pulse of the site security industry. Because of their large 14-state service area, they have a large collective knowledge of what is going on in the Midwest construction market. Listed below are 3 trends that they have been picking up on:
- There has been a sizeable increase in motion detection devices and security cameras across the construction industry. In large part, this is due to the cost of equipment, ease of installation and easy maintenance. There are many multi-camera systems that can connect to site Wi-Fi. These systems run on an easy-to-download and use handheld device apps. Most of these systems can be purchased for a few hundred dollars and can be installed in mere minutes. Many of these systems also come with motion detection and will send an alert to your mobile phone and activate the camera. Best of all, many of these systems offer cloud storage for recording time lapse footage of the past week’s, days’ and hours’ events.
- Architects are no longer requiring “site security fencing,” but are stating within the general conditions that “The contractor adequately secure the site against vandalism and theft and ensure public safety.” This has a lot of contractors confused about whether to provide temporary fencing for security or not. It is not until there is an unfortunate theft or incident that owners and architects start blaming the contractor for failing to meet the general conditions for site security. Contractors are being held responsible for any costs and delays to meet project deadlines as a result. It would be a mistake to interpret this new construction language to mean that temporary site security fencing is no longer required. This new language is a broader and more strict statement to contractors to provide more general security measures including on-site personnel, site security fencing, monitored services and cameras.
- Make sure you don’t forget your “This area is under video surveillance” sign. Motion detectors and cameras are great, but the basic intent is to prevent trespassing and theft. Installing proper signage along your security fencing every 100 ft will let others know your site is not an easy target. Most of the construction site break-ins don’t occur at the main entrance, but instead at the rear of the property. These signs are reasonably priced and send a clear, strong message.
American Fence Rental is much more than just a rental fence company. They are a professional security contractor that provides real solutions for construction rental fencing, gates, access control, screening and barricades. For immediate site security, don’t hesitate to contact them today.