DO YOU NEED ADDITIONAL BUILDING SECURITY DURING YOUR ROOFING PROJECT?
In many cases, a roofing contractor needs access to a building 24 hours a day for the duration of a construction project. For whatever reasons, weather, time constraints, or scheduling conflicts, a contractor may need to be on the roof at night. If this is the case, it can be very worrisome for the building owner, the project manager, and the employees of the company as there are now 10+ people with access to their building that they don’t know. If you don’t have a trusting relationship with your roofing contractor, it may be prudent for you as the building owner to invest in additional security throughout the roofing project.
Security: Passive to Active Systems
You can set up security systems that range from passive to active. Passive systems are typically a smaller investment, while active systems require more investment upfront and to maintain it from month to month.
One of the most passive, basic security systems is a sign-in sheet. Requiring all visitors to sign in at the front desk is an easy way to provide a little bit of assurance that not-just-anyone is coming onto your premises. This system is very rudimentary and doesn’t do a lot to protect the building, but it can provide minor security.
Requiring all visitors to wear badges also lets employees know who is a visitor after they have signed in. This is a little bit more effective than a sign-in sheet as the badge stays with the visitor after the sign-in.
Key Card Restriction
Requiring employees and non-employees to scan a key card when they access the building can be a passive or active security measure once implemented, and it can require some significant upfront investment.
If you have an “airlock” in the entry of the building, you can put a magnet lock on the door that requires a key card. If your campus is more open, a secure entrance to the parking lot that requires a key card may be your best bet. This system has to be tailored to your specific location to provide maximum security.
An active system that should be monitored on a regular basis, security cameras serve as a deterrent to crime and also as a means of catching criminals after the fact. If you fear you cannot trust the contractor on your building, security cameras are a great option.
The most active security system on the list, security guards provide an actual physical presence on the premises of the building. This is obviously the most costly, but also the most effective and provides the most peace of mind to you and your employees.
If you don’t completely trust the contractors you are hiring to work on your building, you may want to implement some of the aforementioned security measures. If you want to hire a contractor you can trust, call IRC and talk to one of our salesmen.