Construction site theft is on the rise and can prove very costly for residential and commercial contractors. Unfortunately, construction sites are often targeted for theft of tools, equipment, machinery and building supplies. There are many different types of security measures for theft prevention at construction sites, which include locks, gates, alarms, security lighting and warning signs. Another effective technique to secure job site property, is by the use of dummy cams or fake cameras. Dummy cameras are usually made from the housing of real cameras and include real cable and flashing LED lights. Although these imitation cameras will not record, they have a good chance of making the "small time criminal" think twice about their criminal intentions.
The most effective form of surveillance to watch over an unattended construction site, is by installing hidden cameras. The Hidden Cameras available today are very easy to install and are virtually undetectable. A great example of a hidden camera that would be a perfect application for any building site is a junction box or utility box hidden camera, these cameras appear to be a standard junction box and can be easily mounted on the outside of a building or on a pole. There are also many other models that can record activity on the inside of a structure, such as an emergency light or an exit sign hidden camera. This type of surveillance is also effective in catching suspected employees or outside contractors of receiving a "five finger discount" on expensive tools and property.