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Benefits of Mobile Surveillance for Construction Job Site Security

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Deploying mobile video surveillance systems for job site security and asset protection, as either an alternative to or compliment for security guarding, offers many benefits.

Deploying mobile video surveillance cameras for security and asset protection at construction job sites and compounds, either in place of or working alongside security patrols, offers several benefits.

These include significant cost-savings, installation speed, state-of-the-art quality, convenience, and the peace of mind that a mobile surveillance camera is always on guard protecting your sites.

How Mobile Surveillance Cameras Increase Construction Security

US construction companies benefit from WCCTV's ultra-reliable, autonomous, 24/7 security services, which help protect high‑incident areas, transportation routes, construction sites, and critical infrastructure.

Below, WCCTV outlines some headline benefits associated with its Rapid Deployment Pole Cameras and Mobile Solar Surveillance Trailers when used for real estate, commercial and residential construction job sites, freight yards, rail yards, and remote sites.

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Cost Savings Without Compromising Results

Security guards can be a costly solution for securing construction job sites. 

Typically, an unarmed guard will cost between $15 - $20 per hour (depending on the state), with an armed guard costing between $20 -$25 per hour (figures provided by Thumbtack). 

These hourly rates do not consider the likely scenario that most sites will require multiple guards due to their size. Guards will need to be fully trained, vetted, and provided with rest facilities and vehicles - all of which push costs even higher - before public holiday premium rates are added.

With this in mind, many construction companies are switching to mobile video surveillance cameras for site security. Systems such as mobile surveillance trailers are often up to 87% cheaper than security guards' costs without compromising quality or results.

WCCTV provides its rapid deployment solar trailers on a sale or rental basis, meaning clients can choose the most financially beneficial package for their projects, regardless of the duration.

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Always Awake. Always on Guard

Mobile Video Surveillance provides a more accurate and detailed overview of incidents on-site than a security guard presence could.

This includes being able to identify intrusions in the lowest lighting conditions. Technology such as infrared, thermal imaging, and video analytics allow cameras to see things a human eye would find impossible to detect.

A surveillance camera can also view a much wider area than a security guard. Utilizing AI-driven video analytics, they can proactively identify any intrusion across a whole site and all points of ingress.

Surveillance cameras are always awake, ready to stop and catch thieves, vandals, and other would-be criminals 24/7. They don’t suffer lapses in concentration or attention fatigue. Surveillance cameras remove the element of placing trust in security personnel's alertness, motivation, and ability.   

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From a technology perspective, Solar Surveillance Trailers, fitted with WCCTV’s 4G Mini Dome Cameras, represent the next generation of autonomous construction site security in terms of convenience, flexibility, and quality.

The WCCTV Mini Dome Solar Trailer is a solar-powered mobile video surveillance system that can be rapidly deployed at practically any location, providing security for remote sites, short-term events, or off-grid locations on a temporary or permanent basis.

The trailer is fitted with up to 4 of pole cameras designed to deliver live and recorded video securely and efficiently via 4G LTE networks.

The units are extremely power efficient, meaning they can do more with less power.  They don't rely on gas generators, removing the need to refuel or maintain in the field – this also offers a heavy cost reduction, which WCCTV passes on to its clients.

Live and recorded footage can be accessed via 4G LTE connectivity, allowing users to remotely view and download the video at any time from any device.

A Proactive and Visual Deterrent

The ideal result for anyone looking to secure a site and their valuable assets is to prevent intrusions or break-ins before they occur.

The WCCTV Mini Dome Solar Trailer stands 20ft high, providing an unmistakable visual deterrent for a would-be trespasser - they are proven to prevent criminal activity.

They become even more of a deterrent when fitted with Audio Voice-Down accessories, sirens, and blue light alarms. If the built-in video analytics detects a criminal, a remote operator can automatically trigger or activate these to warn the criminal they are being recorded.

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Protect What Matters Most - Without Harm

It’s often suggested that a benefit of using security guards is that they can intervene and prevent a robbery from occurring should they discover an intruder on-site.   

However, in most cases, security guards are trained not to approach a potential intruder for safety concerns. Options, therefore, become very limited. 

Usually, in such instances, security guards ensure their own safety before calling out Law Enforcement.

Using a mobile surveillance camera system such as the WCCTV Mini Dome Solar Trailer could ensure a quicker response as they can be streamed to a video monitoring center. It also prevents putting a human into a risky situation where their safety could be threatened.

A remotely monitored security camera is your virtual security guard. It performs all the same functions with the added benefit of being more cost-effective, covering a larger area, and gathering evidential footage without putting someone in harm's way.

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Rapid Deployment and Flexibility

It takes just minutes to install the WCCTV Mini Dome Solar Trailer at your job sites, and it can easily be moved to new locations as your sites develop or applications change. It is an ideal surveillance solution for construction sites without any fixed power or video transmission infrastructure.

They can also be moved around the site as they develop, meaning blind spots can be mitigated, and the most appropriate risk areas remain protected.

Its completely autonomous powering means it can be installed practically anywhere, providing immediate security without infrastructure requirements for power or video transmission.

See how quick and easy it is to install a WCCTV Surveillance Trailer. 

Do you already have somewhere to mount a camera but no onsite electricity? No problem; we can provide a solar-powered camera setup.

Got somewhere to mount a camera AND onsite electricity in place? Then check out WCCTV's Pole Cameras.

Whatever kind of site you're on, WCCTV has got you covered.

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Additional Benefit: Worker Safety

A WCCTV mobile video surveillance system provides many other benefits for construction job sites.

One major benefit is that the cameras can provide project overview footage and assist with health and safety applications. As the cameras provide a 24/7 video feed, it allows clients to:

  • Conduct remote site audits

  • Review working procedures remotely and/or retrospectively

  • Manage site access (vehicles/pedestrians)

  • Manage access across site boundaries

  • Issue audio alerts

Finally, remotely monitoring a site allows senior management to improve onsite health and safety by identifying risks and hazards without needing site visits.

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Additional Benefit: Construction Time Lapse Videos

Another benefit of using WCCTV's security cameras at your job sites is that all of our systems are construction time lapse video ready.

Our cameras capture high-definition images of your construction, demolition, or refit projects at timed intervals, which our video editing professionals will use to produce a fully edited promotional video clip that can drive engagement for your construction company.

Time Lapse Videos help you win new business, celebrate your teams' successes, and get key stakeholder engagement for your projects.

Check out a recent project we filmed in 4K ultra-HD below:

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The benefits outlined above are just a selection of the benefits of using mobile surveillance cameras for construction site security.

Key to all of the above is understanding systems' objectives, capabilities, and limitations, appropriate equipment selection, and using it as part of best practices for securing your sites.

WCCTV would always recommend a blended approach to security while promoting the power of mobile video surveillance. 

Managed Security Cameras for Construction Job Sites

WCCTV is the USA's leading supplier of mobile surveillance cameras for construction 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 multi-application benefits, including security, Time Lapse Video filming, and remote project management.

Whether you have on-site power or not, we can provide our security cameras, whether you have mounting poles for the cameras or not, and they all contain 4G LTE transmission. So, they are completely autonomous solutions.

We've got you, no matter what kind of site you're on.

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