A scaffold alarm works by
sounding a loud alarm when an intruder breaks their way into a construction
site, helping to protect the property which has been left unattended.
Scaffolding alarms are made up of infrared burglar devices which are triggered by movement or body heat, and most security companies offer devices activated by solar power as well as more traditional battery operated scaffold alarms. Some companies supplying scaffolding alarms are also able to link the construction site to television monitoring systems to heighten the level of site security even further.
Scaffolding is often put up on residential, commercial and building construction sites which enable construction workers to access the floors on the upper levels of the building. To ensure health and safety standards are met certain precautions need to be carried out whilst assembling the planks, beams and guard rails. Once the scaffolding is completely assembled it is almost impossible to lock all of the equipment up at the end of the day when everyone on site goes home. Therefore, investing in scaffolding alarms for your site gives you added protection against the theft and vandalism of your expensive scaffolding equipment.
A scaffold alarm that works by using beams of light to detect body heat given out by a trespasser is known as an infrared alarm. Whereas motion based scaffold alarms work by detecting movement within a certain space. These motion based alarms are often pre-programmed though not to sound if an animal or certain weather conditions cause some movement to avoid causing any unnecessary disturbances.
Most types of scaffold alarms can be controlled using a keypad, which can be used to deactivate the alarm while workers are on the site. The alarm can then be set at the end of the day using the same controller device when the equipment will be left unattended overnight.
In most cases the scaffold alarms are attached to the scaffolding posts, which is then able to detect whether a thief is trying to dissemble the scaffolding in order to steal it. Most alarms when they are triggered activate noisy sirens and bright strobe lighting when someone interferes with the equipment- which acts as both a deterrent and safety measure.
The majority of scaffold alarms when they are activated directly contact the security company which has supplied them and who are responsible for overseeing the security of the construction site. Some types of scaffold alarm may stop sounding the alarm automatically, and then reset themselves after a certain amount of time. In this instance they also usually record the date, time and location of when and where the tampering occurred which activated the alarm. However, the exact type of scaffolding alarm that you choose to buy and use will depend on your own specific security needs. To discuss your security needs with an expert on site security please call Permanex Security on 0845 069 5555 who will be able to advise you on the right choice of security equipment to suit your exact specifications. To find out more information about Permanex Security and the range of products and services they are able to offer please visit http://www.permanex-security.co.uk.
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