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Op Hurricane 2 - Building sites

In the final week of the five week Neighbourhood Watch partnership with SAPOL’s Operation Hurricane 2 campaign, we are educating the public on building site security with a series of crime prevention posts, and a video clip on our Facebook page.

Neighbourhood Watch volunteers have an important role to play in keeping building sites secure and free from crime. Many such volunteers and other members of the public either live or do business near building sites and are therefore well-placed to report to police any suspicious activity they see occurring at building sites.

For those involved in building sites, some simple things to consider include:

  • Aim to have goods delivered and installed the same day.
  • Arrange for materials to be stored securely, out of general view.
  • Mark building materials with microdot technology or spray paint, so they’re less attractive to thieves.
  • Install strategically placed CCTV cameras.
  • Consider using private security.
  • Contact neighbouring properties (including businesses) and encourage occupants to report suspicious behaviour.

Check out our Building Site Security video clip: Keeping your site secure.

For more information take a look at our range of building site security booklets and fact sheets:

Read more about Operation Hurricane 2.

Each week the campaign on Facebook and our website will provide helpful videos and short tips you can follow for protecting:

  • businesses
  • your vehicle
  • your home
  • your bike
  • building sites.

As Neighbourhood Watch volunteers or people interested in keeping your community safe, you can do your part – you don’t have to go to extremes to protect your property. All you need to do is take some simple crime prevention measures to protect your homes, businesses, property, vehicles and building sites. You can also report suspicious behaviour immediately by calling the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.

As you may have already seen, SA Police have produced six Neighbourhood Watch SA Weekly Bulletins which are available in the Member Resources section of this site.