MoCo Touch Proves Security Guard Attendance on Vulnerable Construction Sites
Released on: October 25, 2011, 10:35 am
The only thing standing between thieves and expensive plant
and raw materials on a construction site is a fence. As the price of
plant machinery and raw materials continues to spiral, thieves are
increasingly targeting building sites, considering them to be easy
targets, especially those in more remote or rural areas.
Recent research by security CCTV providers Netwatch estimated that the cost of crime
to the UK construction industry could be as high as £1.6 billion a year once costs
such as replacement plant hire, business interruption and increased insurance costs
are taken into account.
Commenting on the study, Founder and Technical Director of Netwatch, Niall Kelly said: “This is a major problem for the construction business. It is an astounding amount
of money for the industry to be losing each year”.
He went on to say that the value of construction raw metals like copper, aluminium
and lead has seen a huge rise over the past twelve months thanks to the fluctuating
economy, warning that security is an issue for all firms, and pointing out that: “… even the best security guards can only be in one place at a time, making it very
difficult to deter thieves and vandals.”
As a sector which is still being hit hard by the worsening economic climate,
construction companies cannot afford to risk incurring any extra costs, let alone at
these levels. They, and their insurance companies, will have no choice but to demand
increasing performance and value for money from all of their contractors, but
especially their security guards.
The onus is firmly on security guarding companies to ensure that patrols are
effective, and perhaps even more importantly, that guard attendance can be monitored
and proven to clients.
The MoCo Touch security guard tracking solution enables security companies to prove that every guard checkpoint has been
visited, on time, and agreed actions have been taken. This data can then be
instantly updated centrally without the guard having to be back at base.
This affordable technology allows guarding companies to prove beyond reasonable
doubt to clients and insurance companies that their patrols have been on-site and
that all required location checks have been made.
About MoCo Touch: MoCo Touch uses Nearfield Communications Technology, providing
real time proof of staff attendance for guard touring systems and many other audit
records in a streamlined, cost effective and easy to use workforce management
solution. Developed by MoCo Software Solutions Ltd, Touch is part of a growing range
of services delivered via mobile connectivity. For more information visit http://www.MoCotouch.co.uk/.
Press release distributed by Brighton digital agency Bozboz.
Contact: Denise Cousin
Position: Marketing Manager
Phone: 01634 227754
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