The OnGarde Rapid Deployment CCTV tower has floodlights to deter would-be trespassers and vandals before any crime is committed
Security equipment firm, OnGarde is giving a timely reminder to estates and security managers about the heightened risks of trespass and vandalism over the school holidays. Hiring a Rapid Deployment CCTV tower brings down insurance premiums and protects even remote sites.
Last year, Scottish councils alone spent more than £1 million repairing the damage caused by vandals in schools. From broken windows and graffiti to more serious crimes including arson and burglary, the summer holidays are fraught with risk for estates managers.
1-2-3 Checklist for designing out crime
1. Check site and boundary fencing – make sure all units are securely locked, and without holes, gaps or foot holes.
2. Check building security – lock all windows, skylights and doors, and make sure security shutters are working and locked.
3. Deter potential trespassers with highly visible CCTV cameras and bright site lighting.
Reduce insurance premiums with bold deterrence
The most cost-effective way for sites to remain secure is to have a highly visible deterrent.
The OnGarde Rapid Deployment CCTV tower, sometimes called “The Beast”, has highly visible markings and floodlights to deter would-be trespassers and vandals before any crime is committed.
Hiring a unit for the holiday period can reduce insurance premiums and protect even remote sites.
Richard Smith, Head of Infrastructure at Heathrow Airport said: “I believe that OnGarde’s highly visible towers were a real deterrent to theft and allowed us time to put in place long term solutions.”
Designed around the two principles of Prevention and Detection, the unit sends an actual video of the alarm event to a monitoring centre, who can then view the sight remotely and decide whether any action is needed. A built-in live audio PA system also means they can warn the intruder directly that the police will be called unless the property is vacated.
Used by many companies including Heathrow Airport, Dyer & Butler and Bellway Homes to resolve theft and vandalism problems, OnGarde combines deterrence, detection and man guarding in a single unit.