When it comes to perimeter security on a construction site two common sense elements are always needed; a sturdy fence, and an effective gate for authorized individuals to enter. A gate that not only allows authorized workers, visitors, and vendors to access the grounds with some relative ease, but also acts as both a physical and visual deterrent for vandals or thieves. It’s no big secret that construction sites are a major target for those who may be looking to steal tools and construction materials. According to the National Crime Information Bureau (NCIB), as much as $1 billion a year is lost nationwide due to theft of construction equipment and tools-and the recovery rate is less than 20 percent.
Now, maybe more than ever, as we are in peak construction season the security of your construction site should be top-of-mind. In this week’s edition of the Turnstile Blog we’re going to take a deeper look at the cost of construction site turnstile security and some of the factors to consider when pricing turnstiles for your next project.
Full-height construction site turnstiles give project management an improved sense of security and can be integrated with access control technologies that not only count people, but also provide any number of reporting options for payroll, timekeeping, safety certifications, and security credentials. When estimating the cost of construction site security on any jobsite, it’s important to understand that the price of the solution can vary based on a wide range of options.
The first thing to consider is how many turnstile lanes will be needed to efficiently manage the flow of foot traffic onto your site during peak times of the day like shift changes. To help in estimating the number of turnstile lanes you will need Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) has developed a Turnstile Flow Calculator. The calculator considers variables such as how many people will be entering the jobsite during a shift change and how much time will be allotted for shift changes. If you’d like to use our Turnstile Flow Calculator it is found HERE on our patented MAC Portal page.
Once you determine how many construction site turnstiles you will need for your project, you will also want to consider the type of access control technology and what level of functionality and reporting you will need.
In 2020 there are more access control options available than ever before. MSSI partners with some of the biggest names in access control. Trimble and their CrewSight system with an automated labor tracking technology, Intelligent Biometric Controls, Inc. (IBC) and their cloud-based user management solutions, and Triax Technologies with their innovative safety Spot-R worksite management system, to name a few. MSSI has worked hard to provide customers with the widest range of options possible when it comes to access control options.
Purchasing construction site turnstiles with access control technology is much like buying a car. The size of the car and which bells and whistles you want to include in your purchase will either add or subtract from the overall price. Based on your needs – whether it be for a single turnstile lane with no access control technology, or as many as ten turnstiles and a complete access control solution, pricing can vary from as little as $20,000 and allows our customers to modify their requests to fit each individual jobsite they are managing.
When MSSI customers request a quote for our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals with construction site turnstiles and their preferred access control, we work with them to take their site-specific security and access control needs into consideration. Our flexibility in working with customers and their site-specific needs leads to less stress and more savings for their construction site turnstile security solution.
Modular Security Systems Inc. is providing modular turnkey perimeter security solutions for a sustainable, safe, and more secure world. For a firm quote on the Patented MAC Portal with your specific, customized access control and guard office needs taken into consideration, please CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.