An important yet often overlooked element of site security, scaffolding alarms play a vital role in keeping construction sites safe and secure.

As the UK’s leading supplier and installer of scaffold alarms, at Panthera we are experts in ensuring scaffolding security. We’ve developed a scaffold alarm system that comes with a NACOSS Gold accreditation, and we remain committed to complying with the industry’s highest standards.

So how do scaffolding alarms work? And why is it so important to have them?

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Why do construction sites need scaffolding alarms?

Construction sites are often targeted by opportunistic thieves and vandals. Scaffolding, in particular, can be a tempting access point for those looking to steal tools, machinery or gain entry to the premises itself. Scaffolding alarms act as a powerful deterrent against potential intruders and offer 24/7 protection for your valuable equipment and unfinished structures.

A scaffolding alarm enables a quick response to any security threat, and offers complete peace of mind knowing that your site is protected day and night.

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How do scaffolding alarms work?

This type of alarm system typically works by incorporating motion sensors that detect movement and trigger a loud alarm. Panthera’s scaffolding alarm systems feature advanced intrusion detection technology, and an ARC (alarm receiving centre) monitors your scaffolding 24/7, 365 days a year. We even offer a manned response if the alarm is triggered.

What should you consider when choosing the right scaffold alarm for your project?

When choosing a scaffolding alarm system for your construction project, make sure that you choose a system with relevant accreditations and certifications to ensure quality.

One of the most important things to look for is the NCP 115. This is an industry code of practice established by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) . The NSI closely monitors companies that provide security services to ensure they are achieving the highest industry standards. The NSI was founded by NACOSS (National Approval Council for Security Systems), and companies that provide outstanding security systems can be awarded NACOSS Gold accreditation – indicating the highest standards of excellence.

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Panthera: NACOSS NSI Gold accredited scaffold alarm system

Panthera Group was the first UK company to be awarded the NACOSS Gold accreditation by the NSI, and our scaffold alarm systems also meet the stringent requirements of the National Code of Practice (NCP115).

Installed by DBS-checked installers, our scaffold alarm systems offer customisable sound options to fit your needs. You can adjust the alarm duration between 2 seconds and 2 minutes, and for sites that require silent activation, we can disable the audible alarm and send the alert directly to the monitoring station for a swift response.

Our state-of-the-art scaffold alarms are available to be installed nationally at just 24 hours’ notice, and can be either mains powered or mains-free!

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Choose Panthera for industry-leading scaffold security solutions

At Panthera Group, we can not only provide advanced, tailored scaffold alarms systems to keep your site safe, but we can also provide any other construction site security services (like accompanying CCTV cameras) you might need. By choosing Panthera, you get the construction site set-up services you need, all under one roof.

Streamline your operations, reduce costs and keep your project protected with Panthera. For more information about our scaffold alarm systems, please get in touch with a member of our friendly team. You can contact us online, or call us on 0845 165 1234. You can also email us at