Infrastructure & Highways

We pro­vide a pro­fes­sion­al secu­ri­ty solu­tion that is both more effec­tive and less expen­sive than on-site guards

Site Security Solutions For Highways

Secur­ing plant, equip­ment and mate­ri­als on large infra­struc­ture and high­ways projects can be a real headache. Whilst sites will make use of locked stor­age com­pounds for the most valu­able items, the nature of the work means that large, often remote areas will be unfenced with open access to intruders.

Secu­ri­ty issues are com­pound­ed by the reg­u­lar need to shift the focus of the project from one loca­tion to anoth­er. To date, the solu­tion has been to employ guards but the large dis­tances and eco­nom­ic con­sid­er­a­tions mean that seri­ous risks remain. To address these con­cerns, VPS Site Secu­ri­ty has devel­oped a tai­lored solu­tion for the infra­struc­ture sec­tor com­pris­ing the VPS Smart Tow­er®, a pow­er­ful, re-locat­able CCTV sys­tem that includes long-dis­tance ther­mal imag­ing, backed by a mobile, rapid response guard­ing ser­vice. The result is a pro­fes­sion­al secu­ri­ty solu­tion that is both more effec­tive and less expen­sive than on-site guards.

VPS were appoint­ed by Costain to mon­i­tor a 14km stretch of road in South Wales, the A465, more com­mon­ly known as the Heads of the Val­ley road as it joins togeth­er the north­ern ends (or heads’) of the South Wales Valleys.

To meet the chal­lenges, VPS Site Secu­ri­ty planned an inno­v­a­tive net­work of 18 VPS Smart Tow­ers® with 36 CCTV cam­eras installed along the 14km stretch of high­way. Because of the remote and dif­fi­cult ter­rains, they designed a wire­less flu­id mesh com­mu­ni­ca­tions* sys­tem that pro­vid­ed unique, advanced con­nec­tiv­i­ty for the tow­ers to allow trans­mis­sions to a pur­pose-built, mobile mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion. Addi­tion­al VPS mobile patrols sup­port­ed and com­pli­ment­ed the over­all pro­tec­tion and mon­i­tor­ing ser­vice. This net­work pro­vid­ed a dynam­ic, flex­i­ble solu­tion, enabling 247 mon­i­tor­ing, and gave the client mul­ti­ple ben­e­fits for their con­struc­tion project.

site security solutions for roads

If you’re unsure which solu­tion is best for you, con­tact one of our VPS experts.

Call us on 0330 005 5300.