Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:17 pm Post subject: MoCo Touch Proves Security Guard Attendance on Vulnerable Co
MoCo Touch Proves Security Guard Attendance on Vulnerable Construction Sites
Released on: October 25, 2011, 10:35 am
Author: MoCo Touch
Industry: Small Business
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.
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