Mobile Video Surveillance Units are now offering benefits beyond the typical deployment scenarios we commonly associate with them. WCCTV explores some of the latest trends here.
Mobile video surveillance cameras are typically associated with applications on sites with limited infrastructure, including sites without power availability, poles for mounting cameras, or internet connectivity.
The profile of mobile surveillance cameras makes them ideal for enhancing security at construction job sites and oil and gas facilities and providing law enforcement with a rapid-deployment solution for tackling crimes such as illegal dumping.
But the applications for mobile surveillance cameras don't end there. WCCTV, the USA's leading manufacturer and supplier of mobile surveillance cameras, outlines below a range of emerging opportunities for the deployment of mobile surveillance units.
Emerging Uses for Mobile Surveillance Cameras
Understanding the key benefits of mobile surveillance cameras is key to identifying the emerging opportunities for their deployment.
A mobile surveillance camera can complement any existing fixed/static security camera network that may have a blind spot, as they can quickly and easily be dropped in and relocated as needed.
They can also meet temporary security needs where businesses don’t want to (or can't) run electrical cables, provide internet facilities, and set up infrastructure for permanent surveillance cameras.
Key use cases include:
Parking Lot Security
Parking lots present many security risks and naturally attract criminal activity such as theft, vandalism, property damage, and violent crime.
WCCTV's LotGuard, a mobile surveillance unit that protects parking lots and properties against these types of crimes, is regularly being deployed at multiple retail and commercial parking lots to protect employees, guests and property.
Why is the system so popular? Because with a LotGuard, you don’t need to provide mounting poles for the surveillance cameras, and there’s no need for onsite power or internet connectivity at your lots. LotGuard is a completely self-sufficient surveillance system.
What's more, a LotGuard is anything up to 87% cheaper than using security guards.
Vacant Property Management
Vacant commercial properties attract various criminal activities, including vandalism and theft, reducing a property's value and making it less attractive to potential tenants or buyers.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of 'dark sites' has increased exponentially, increasing the demand for security at these premises.
WCCTV's rapid deployment, solar-powered surveillance trailers provide a cost-effective and proactive solution to vacant property security. With short-term hire options available, they make more sense than a fixed security camera network.
Car Dealership Security
The need for surveillance cameras at car dealerships is greater than ever, and at WCCTV, we're seeing increasing demand for cameras backed by proactive alarm monitoring services.
Self-Storage Unit Security
Self-storage units are at a heightened risk of theft, arson, and vandalism.
Units contain high-value goods, which attracts opportunist thieves looking to make a quick profit from the contents.
Arson is a significant problem for self-storage management companies, with close to a million incidents per year costing owners multiple million dollars of damages. One arsonist alone in Oregon caused over a million dollars worth of damage.
Mobile surveillance units offer a low cost and convenient way of securing these units against theft and arson that can significantly damage your reputation.
The Benefits of Mobile Surveillance Cameras
Implementing a mobile video surveillance camera program to supplement or replace wired security cameras can deliver significant benefits.
These benefits include a huge reduction in installation costs, faster installation times, and a more flexible and responsive approach to your crime prevention and investigation efforts.
Key benefits include:
Rapid deployment and ease of installation
Flexibility and portability
Temporary security benefits
Ease of remote access
Quality of video footage
Revenue generation opportunities