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Construction Site Security Cameras: Common Questions Answered

Installing security cameras at construction job sites is the most effective way to protect your projects from the threat of theft, trespass, arson and vandalism.

A security camera on-site acts as a visible deterrent, which can prevent criminal activity before it occurs. They also capture video evidence that assists with any criminal investigations. 

The process of choosing the most appropriate cameras for a job site can be tricky. To assist, WCCTV has put together a helpful guide to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about construction site security cameras.

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1. I have no internet connection at my job site; how can I access my video surveillance cameras?

Lack of internet connectivity at construction job sites is one of the most common issues.

Most sites won't have fixed internet lines, and the cost and inconvenience of installing them just to run security cameras are highly-prohibitive.

To overcome this challenge, WCCTV supplies all of its security cameras with embedded 4G LTE connectivity. This allows our clients to access their cameras from anywhere at any time instantly. 

We provide our mobile viewing software to all clients free of charge and completely unlicensed. This includes smartphone and tablet apps and a range of solutions for laptops and PCs.  

2. What happens if the 4G LTE network drops out? Will I lose my footage? 

It is rare for a cell network to drop out or fail, but, on occasion, it can happen.

If the network at your job site does fail, you can be assured that you won't lose any footage captured by your WCCTV security camera or miss any incidents that occur during the outage.

Every surveillance product we supply contains integrated edge storage capacity - up to 4TB - so if the network drops, your cameras will keep recording until you can reconnect and review/download the footage. 

WCCTV View - Mobile Application for Video Surveillance Camera Management

3. I have no power at my job site; how can I install security cameras?

Lack of onsite power is another frequent challenge WCCTV has been able to assist its clients with. 

We have developed a range of solar-powered security cameras to meet the requirements of different job sites: 

  • WCCTV 4G Solar Mini Dome: an autonomously-powered security camera for sites with poles or buildings to mount the cameras

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4. I have nowhere to mount a camera; how can I secure my site?

Construction sites are constantly developing, and it's possible that when you're right at the start of the project, you won't have anywhere to mount a camera. 

WCCTV's security cameras typically mount to a utility pole or building using a standard bracket attachment. Still, if you have nothing like this on site, then WCCTV's solar surveillance trailer is the ideal solution. 

Our Solar Trailer is a self-contained all-in-one surveillance solution that can be installed and operational on your sites in a matter of minutes. 

The video below outlines how these systems work:

WCCTV Surveillance Trailers

5. How can I ensure the whole site is protected?

All of WCCTV's security cameras feature pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) capability, allowing you to focus the cameras in any particularly vulnerable areas of the site.

They also have a 'tour' function, where the camera will automatically pan between pre-set views of your site. 

One of the key benefits of utilizing WCCTV's security cameras is that they are designed for rapid deployment and portability. Our mobile Video Surveillance products are designed to plug-and-play, so you can easily move them around your job sites as they develop without any complicated installation process. 

6. Will the cameras work at night?

Most construction sites will lack either a fixed or ambient lighting facility for night times.

To overcome this challenge, WCCTV's cameras all contain 'infrared capability. Infrared allows for video recording and intruder detection in normal light, low light, and zero light.

WCCTV's security cameras have built-in “Smart IR” that automatically adjusts the illumination intensity that the cameras infrared LEDs provide based on the proximity of objects (such as people) approaching the camera. 

A WCCTV security camera captured each image below between 2 am - 4 am on job sites with zero ambient lighting. In each case, the intruder was arrested or deterred from the site.    

WCCTV IR Security Cameras for Construction Site Security

7. What if I don't have time to manage the cameras? How can I protect my site? 

This is a challenge we hear of a lot. You have your own job to do; having to manage security on-site on top of that can seem like more work than you can handle. 

At WCCTV, we have specifically developed our Managed Services to make using our surveillance cameras as easy as possible by providing a step-by-step process that reduces client workload and a service that ensures the cameras deliver the right results every time. 

Our state-of-the-art security technology is backed by a service that includes equipment installation, alarm monitoring, maintenance and ongoing technical support. Click the link below to determine how we help take the stress out of securing your job sites.

How WCCTV's Managed Service Works

8. We're only on-site for a few months at a time; can we rent the cameras rather than buy them?

Absolutely, we get that construction projects only need temporary security solutions and that you will have different security requirements for each job site you work on. 

While we believe all job sites need some security cameras, we want the process of utilizing WCCTV's security cameras to be as easy and flexible as possible. That's why you can rent them month-by-month and return them at the end of the project. 

Renting security cameras from WCCTV offers many benefits. Deploy only the cameras you need, manage your security spend, and be assured that you're always using the latest technology. 

Managed Surveillance Cameras for Construction Sites

WCCTV Rental Construction Site Security Cameras 

If you have any other questions specific to a site or project you're working on, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch today at 877 805-9475 or sales@wcctv.com to speak to one of our mobile video surveillance experts!

WCCTV - Managed Security Cameras for Construction Job Sites

WCCTV is the USA's leading supplier of mobile surveillance cameras for construction job sites.

We provide market-leading security cameras backed by a fully managed service that includes equipment installation, video monitoring, maintenance, and ongoing technical support.

Our rapid-deployment cameras provide construction sites with multi-application benefits, including security, time lapse video filming, and remote project management.

Our customizable solutions can accommodate any site and easily function whether you have power or are dependent on solar energy. All of our units contain 4G LTE transmission technology – allowing these solutions to operate autonomously.

No matter the site, we have a solution that we can create for you.

Ready to find out how WCCTV's Mobile Surveillance Cameras can assist with site security? Get in touch today on 877 805-9475 or email sales@wcctv.com

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