Security for Construction Sites and

Housing Developments

Foremost Security at a Construction Site

Foremost’s role in securing construction sites

Foremost Security provides patrol and guarding services to construction sites and housing developments across the East Midlands region.

Foremost’s specialism is the human element of premises security – prevention and response by patrols and guards.

Foremost does not provide the full range of security tools and services that construction sites might need to consider. However, Foremost can provide details of fencing and lighting providers and has a long-standing business relationship with a company specialising in the installation and monitoring of CCTV systems used widely for construction sites.

To protect against such threats the security services most often used by Construction companies include: Keyholding & Alarm Response, Mobile Patrols and Lock & Unlock

Why site security is so important for construction sites and housing developments

As everyone in the construction industry knows the sites can be a magnet for problems. The range of problems stretches from youths who want to climb or hang out on the site, vandals, occasionally the homeless, and thieves who see a plethora of materials and equipment worth stealing.

Not only are the costs of damage done, or tools/materials stolen significant but the issue of risk and liability also raises its ugly head. Site managers are responsible for ensuring that it is made as difficult as possible for people to hurt themselves or others on each and every site. Even if the people should not be there in the first place ensuring their safety is still a requirement/responsibility. Get professional help from a specialist construction site security company such as Foremost Security Ltd

The essential benefits of an external security provider

Minimising business risk

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Your construction company faces all sorts of risks.

By using a professional construction site security service you can minimise a significant group of the risks including: Damage, Theft, Disruption, Out-of-hours personal injury to unwanted visitors.

Improving site safety - out-of-hours

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Keeping people off the site when there is no construction activity happening is key to ensuring the safety of the site. The deterence factor that patrols provide and the rapid response to reported problems minimises the presence of unwanted visitors.

Minismise delays and costs caused by trespassers

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Trespassers rarely come and go without causing damage or stealing something. Effective construction site security and rapid respoonse to alarms or CCTV monitoring triggers minimises both the damage and theft risks.

Reduce costs / increase flexibility

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In-house staffing of security services is one option for any construction business. However, historically it has proved to be more expensive in most cases. In addition, the management of security also becomes an overhead and headache which many businesses could do without.

When you factor in the flexibility available from your professional security provider – outsourcing is generally significantly less expensive and more flexible than providing the same services using in-house staff.

Security Patrols and CCTV response services for construction sites

An effective security patrol/guarding partner, such as Foremost, will help to:

  • deter and so reduce crime
  • deter unwanted out-of-hours visits by youths or people looking for shelter
  • minimise delays and additional re-work costs caused by crime or damage
  • avoid or minimise (depending on the services required) staff call-outs to deal with issues arising out-of-hours
  • maintain the reputation of the construction business by having trained professionals deal with the ‘unwanted/baddies’ and the emergency services when the need arises

Security options

The benefits listed can be achieved when Foremost’s role is either as:

Our services


Keyholding involves a company or trained personnel keeping hold of a spare key to your building.

Lock & Unlock

More than just a keyholder you completely trust to carry out daily locking or unlocking duties.

Mobile Patrols

Keep your premises safe and secure, even if you’re not there - a visual deterrence to thieves and vandals.


Trained uniformed Static Security Guard stationed at your business. 24 hours per day, 7 days a week for the whole year.

Vacant Property Inspections

Meeting your insurance / landlord needs and protecting your empty properties. Giving you peace of mind.

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Redfield Road, Lenton,
Nottingham, NG7 2TR

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