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Selecting the Best Construction Site Security Camera

Security cameras are undoubtedly the most effective way of protecting construction sites from crimes such as theft, trespass, arson and vandalism.

Having a surveillance unit on-site helps construction companies prevent, catch and record any criminal activity, and mitigate any liability due to losses or accidents and injuries on-site. 

But every construction site has its own set of unique security challenges, so what should buyers be looking for when selecting the best security camera for their job sites? 

Below, WCCTV outlines the key features that are essential for any effective job site surveillance camera. WCCTV's experience comes from providing managed security cameras to construction job sites worldwide for over 20 years. 

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Selecting the Best Construction Site Security Camera - WCCTV USA

1. High Definition Quality

Construction sites can be dark, poorly lit, and on-site incidents may occur at a distance from the camera. 

A standard definition camera isn't going to deliver the detailed video evidence you need in these situations. 

WCCTV security cameras record and stream at 1080p HD, delivering a video quality unmatched by most other construction site security cameras.

Check out the images below to see the quality WCCTV's cameras deliver in all conditions.

WCCTV Construction Site Security Cameras - High Definition Video

2. Multiple powering options

When it comes to construction sites, it's always wise to select a security camera that has flexible powering options. 

Sites may not have permanent or continuous power availability, which is why autonomously powered security cameras are a popular option for construction sites. 

WCCTV provides security cameras that work regardless of on-site power availability.

If you have power, then our pole-mounted security cameras can run directly from a 110v power source. 

If you don't have power, we can supply the WCCTV Solar Surveillance Trailer. This completely autonomous mobile surveillance unit runs entirely on solar power.

3. Easy to Install and Portable

Job sites are constantly changing as building works progress, so having a security camera that is easy to install, and can be moved around the site to address new surveillance requirements is critical.  

WCCTV's Mobile Surveillance Units deliver plug-and-play convenience, and can be installed and fully operational in a matter of minutes.

Fix a WCCTV Pole Camera to an existing utility pole or building, add power, and the units are ready to go. 

Don't have anywhere to mount the cameras? We can supply you with an all-in-one solution pre-mounted to a pole, or supply the autonomous WCCTV Solar Trailer.

As your sites expand, assets move, and new security challenges emerge, they can easily be moved around the site to accommodate these changing requirements. 

4. Integrated 4G LTE Connectivity

4G LTE transmission is essential for all mobile video surveillance units as it allows remote access to the cameras without the need to run cabling. 

Construction sites are temporary locations; there is no sense in installing cables to transmit videos to then rip them up once the project is done. It's expensive, disruptive and unnecessary. 

At WCCTV, we manufacture our own 4G LTE modems for the specific application of delivering live and recorded video surveillance images. We integrate these modems into all of our security products, including our Pole Cameras and Surveillance Trailers.

5. Remote Access From Any Device

You should be able to remotely access your construction site security cameras 24/7/365 from a range of connected portable devices. 

Utilizing the integrated 4G LTE transmission, site managers should be able to access a camera using their authorized laptops, smartphones, or tablets - removing the requirement to be tied to a desk when reviewing videos. 

WCCTV provides its 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. 

WCCTV View - Mobile Application for Video Surveillance Camera Management

6. Remote Monitoring and Response

Mobile Video Surveillance cameras act as a visual deterrent and allow for the investigation of criminal activities.

But when professional video monitoring services back surveillance cameras, they become virtual security guards - always awake, always on guard and always protecting your sites.

The team of security professionals at WCCTV's partner ISOC will immediately verify alarms raised by the security cameras at your site, and then take appropriate action -  despatching mobile guards or contacting Law Enforcement to ensure your sites are protected.

The video below demonstrates the effectiveness of this process in action. If unwanted intruders attempt to access your sites, WCCTV will Deter - Capture - Record.

The Benefits of Monitored Security Cameras

7. Local Recording Capability

Your security cameras must provide more than just a live video stream; they should also feature local recording capability.

Accessing recorded footage allows law enforcement personnel greater opportunities to investigate any criminal activity on your sites.

The footage gathered on your sites can also be used to assist with insurance claims, remote project management and investigation of accidents and injuries. 

The video below, taken from a WCCTV job site camera, shows a freak occurrence of lightning hitting a power transformer. This video evidence helped our client avoid a long insurance and liability process.

8. Infrared - Night-Time Capability

Most construction sites will lack either a fixed or ambient lighting facility for night times, making infrared cameras an ideal choice for construction site security.

Infrared allows for video recording and intruder detection in normal light, low light, and zero light.

All WCCTV 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

9. Video Analytics

Video analytics is ideal for construction site security. It provides automated detection of intruders onto the site; meaning cameras don't have to be continually monitored for activity. 

WCCTV's security cameras contain edge video analytics that has been optimized for 24/7/365 outdoor usage. 

WCCTV's video analytics are straightforward to configure, and allows users to create a virtual fence around a remote construction or oil and gas site. 

When the video analytics platform detects an intrusion, an alarm is raised either directly to the site manager or our partner monitoring station ho can take swift action to protect your sites. 

We can even provide smart thermal analytics, which allows for advanced detection and classification at the most remote and complex sites.

10. Customizable Feature Sets

Every construction site will have its own unique set of security challenges. That's why WCCTV has designed its security cameras to be fully customizable to meet a range of applications. 

As well as boasting HD quality, 4G LTE transmission, multiple powering options, free viewing software, on-board storage, infrared capability and video analytics, our security cameras can also be provided with any of the following additional feature sets:

This range of market-leading features, experience, and customizable product set is the reason we firmly believe WCCTV has the highest quality security cameras, specifically designed to provide proactive, autonomous job site security.

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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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