Travis Perkins teams up with BauWatch to prevent construction theft

Travis Perkins teams up with BauWatch to prevent construction theft

Travis Perkins has partnered with leading site security firm BauWatch to “make it easier for construction firms to protect their sites from theft as darker evenings approach.”

As part of what is billed as “a unique partnership” for the builders’ merchant, BauWatch’s range of deter and detect CCTV solutions will now be available to hire from Travis Perkins. This includes deployable, solar powered CCTV towers, which require no additional power to run, eliminating energy costs.

Furthermore, the CCTV software from BauWatch provides 24/7 monitoring to offer a real time response to safeguarding high value assets, giving contractors an effective means to protect sites from material and equipment theft – a major challenge for the industry, which reportedly costs the UK economy £800m annually.

The solutions are said to be suitable for commercial and residential building projects, as well as for firms managing vacant properties to help protect against vandalism and trespassing. The minimum hire period of one week means the equipment can be deployed as needed when materials are delivered.

The service also includes regular check in meetings to understand build stage and progress, and access to a local security expert to advise and understand project needs. Customers will be able to access a livestream of camera footage of their site through the online app, BauWatch online.

Alexis Potter, MD of BauWatch, said: “Any construction firm that’s dealt with theft will know that the price of leaving sites unprotected heavily outweighs investing in upfront measures. Theft tends to increase alongside longer darker evenings, so keeping materials and equipment under surveillance is vital. This partnership with Travis Perkins will help put our solutions into the hands of as many construction firms as possible ahead of Autumn.”

Annabel Hiatt, Hire Category Manager at Travis Perkins, added: “Stealing materials and equipment from construction sites is not just costly and frustrating – it’s damaging to taxpayers and communities. With the rising cost of living, materials inflation, and darker evenings accelerating criminal activity, there’s never been a better time for construction firms to consider easily deployable solutions like those offered by BauWatch.”

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