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Cost-effectiveness of Video Surveillance vs. Security Guards

As a construction manager, you know protecting valuable assets such as building materials, tools and heavy machinery from theft or vandalism is important to keep your budget and project on track.

By using WCCTV mobile video surveillance cameras backed by remote alarm monitoring, you could save up to 85%* on your security costs when compared to a security guard.

Below, our security experts explain the difference between security guards and surveillance systems.


Security Guards

The presence of a security guard will likely deter some criminal activity, but not all. Security guards can patrol your job site in real-time and report any vulnerabilities or trespasses only in the area, but they can only protect the area that is in their immediate vicinity. This leaves other areas Completely unprotected and vulnerable.

Security guards need to be at the right place at the right time to detect intruders. They need to be constantly alert, and, unfortunately, there are many reports of guards falling asleep on the job, suffering lapses in concentration or otherwise failing in their responsibilities.

Large properties and construction job sites can take a significant time to patrol, and if they follow a regular patrol path, this leaves areas open to vulnerabilities if savvy criminals learn how to avoid being spotted and know that a security guard cannot be everywhere at once.


Mobile Video Surveillance

Installing mobile video surveillance on your construction job site can have a huge impact on deterring unwanted intrusions, theft and vandalism.

Utilizing live remote monitoring means that you have the ability to identify threats in real time and respond quickly and appropriately. By coupling mobile video surveillance with a video monitoring center, live audio challenges and siren alarms can be initiated to prevent crimes.

This solution also allows for the dispatching of local law enforcement to respond to intrusions on your site.

Finally, the cameras provide time-and-date stamped evidential footage with a full detailed report.

WCCTV’s state-of-the-art security cameras are backed by a managed service that includes equipment installation, alarm monitoring, maintenance, and ongoing technical support.

The cameras feature in-built video analytics to detect any intrusions onto your sites. We can customize the cameras with audio voice-down functionality, blue lights, and sirens to let an intruder know they're being watched!

Real-time video surveillance cameras can give you peace of mind about the safety of your construction job site. They can not only deter break-ins in progress but also do so without putting a guard’s life in danger.

Cost Effective Site Security - Mobile Surveillance Unit

Recently we published an article on Reducing Your Security Costs by 85% with WCCTV.

To sum that up our security technology can replace or work in tandem with security guards, helping to reduce total security spending without any compromise on quality, results or reliability.

Unlike security guards, WCCTV's mobile surveillance cameras:

  • Never get tired and never take a break
  • Can see in complete darkness, up to 650ft
  • Capture video evidence for law enforcement investigation
  • Provide additional benefits like project management and time-lapse video recording
  • Can proactively stop a criminal in real-time with no risk of harm
  • Improve your environmental impact

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WCCTV - Managed Surveillance Cameras for Construction Job Sites

WCCTV is the USA's leading supplier of mobile surveillance cameras. For over 20 years, we have led the way in technological capability, and the number of security units deployed globally.

Typical use cases for our proactive, cost-effective managed surveillance cameras include:

  • Construction Site Security
  • Oil, Gas, and Energy Facility Security
  • Parking Lot Security
  • Major Events Security

Ready to learn more? Contact us today on 877 805-9475 or complete a quick contact form.

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