Temporary alarm hire for scaffolding security by RaiderVision

First lift camera location

In the majority of cases, scaffolding security is installed to the first lift only, making it impossible for someone to access the first lift or climb past it on the outside. If there are adjoining buildings from which someone could access the scaffolding above the first lift, cameras are also placed in those locations.

On blocks of residential flats – especially where residents have balconies – cameras should generally be installed on all lifts, although this is optional and depends on individual circumstances.

"Using the RaiderVision service was one of the best decisions I’ve made. The service is like nothing I have experienced before and gives me total peace of mind; whilst the RaiderVision system itself is outstanding, it’s the service that really stands out as remarkable."

Twice a week, Compound staff request every camera on site send them a video. They check the video to make sure our staff on site haven’t blocked a camera with, for example, a stack of insulation, and, if they have, it’s stated in the twice-weekly report on the efficacy of our security. The report even contains a link to the video, enabling us to see what they mean, then they call us to discuss how to resolve the issue. I love getting these reports - they help me sleep at night!

We often have to move a camera quickly and unexpectedly. If I am on site, I call Compound and let them know; however, I’m not on site all the time and sometimes staff do move a camera then forget about it. RaiderVision’s tamper system sounds an alarm at Compound’s offices, and they are in contact on the phone in minutes. They then talk the person moving the camera through the process of re-siting it correctly, before checking the video remotely to ensure the camera is pointing in the right direction. And there’s no extra charge for this!

Possibly the best part of the service from Compound, however, is their response to alarm activations. Not only is the illumination and video on the RaiderVision system so good that the operator can always tell what triggered it, the report we receive after an alarm contains a link to the video, so we are never charged for unconfirmed alarm activation responses.

We have been working with Compound for five months and I can’t imagine working with a more professional and effective company. We have just purchased another property in south Wales, to be redeveloped into 26 houses, and the only phone call we made when arranging the security of the site was to Compound."

Increased legislation for scaffold alarms

Scaffolding alarms have been a legal requirement on projects within the M25 for some years and are becoming increasingly common across the rest of the UK, due not only to theft but also to health and safety issues relating to children and teens using scaffolds as climbing frames.

Wider monitoring range than existing security alarms

Most scaffolding alarms use cheap single optic detectors, which, to avoid constant false alarms, are pointed directly at the building. This creates very small detection areas which leave most of the scaffolding unprotected. RaiderVision units, with their dual optic detection systems, are installed to look along the scaffolding, ensuring that intruders cannot gain entry to the first lift without triggering the alarm and, in addition, cannot climb past the first lift on the outside of the scaffolding either.

RaiderVision alarm systems are 100% cable free, fully armoured and will not present trip hazards to staff working on the lifts.

No expensive false alarm call-outs

We appreciate that scaffolding is often in busy locations, where vehicle headlights can cause false alarms with many lesser systems. With RaiderVision, each activation sends a video directly to our control room and NSI Gold ARC. We examine the video and only send a response team if the activation is caused by a person accessing the scaffolding and not another movement such as a bird, cat or headlights. In turn, this means that clients never get charged for a response to false alarms.

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