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Benefits of Mobile Surveillance for Construction Job Site Security

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

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

Construction companies across the US are already benefitting 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 of the 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.

WCCTV Construction Job Site Security

Cost Savings Without Compromising Results

Security guards can be an incredibly expensive solution for securing construction job sites. 

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

These hourly rates do not take into account the likely scenario that most sites will require multiple guards due to their size. Guards will need to be fully trained, vetted, be provided with rest facilities and vehicles - all of which push costs even higher - and that's 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 WCCTV’s Mini Dome Solar Trailers are often anywhere up to 87% cheaper than the cost of security guards without compromising on quality or results.

WCCTV provides its rapid deployment solar trailers on a sale or rental basis, meaning clients are able to choose a package that is most financially beneficial 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, and with the use of multiple passive infrared (PIR) detectors, they can proactively identify any intrusion across a whole site and all points of ingress.

Surveillance cameras are always awake, they are 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 the alertness, motivation and ability of security personnel.   

WCCTV Surveillance Trailers for Job Sites

From a technology perspective, WCCTV 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 WCCTV's 4G Mini Dome pole cameras that have been specifically designed to deliver live and recorded video securely and efficiently via 4G LTE networks.

The units are extremely power efficient, meaning that 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 wireless networks including 4G LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing users to remotely view and download the video 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 they are fitted with Audio Voice-Down accessories, sirens and blue light alarms. If a criminal is detected by the inbuilt video analytics, these can be automatically triggered or activated by a remote operator 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, should they discover an intruder onsite, they can intervene and prevent a robbery from occurring.   

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

Usually, in such instances security guards ensure their own safety before calling out Law Enforcement - the same as any normal member of the public.

Using a mobile surveillance camera system such as the WCCTV Mini Dome Solar Trailer could not only 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, gathering evidential footage all without putting someone in harms way.

Benefits of Remotely Monitored Surveillance Cameras

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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 constructions sites without any fixed infrastructure for power or video transmission.

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

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

See for yourself 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, WCCTV has a solution for you - check out the WCCTV 4G Solar Mini Dome.

Got somewhere to mount a cameras AND onsite electricity in place? Then check out WCCTV's 4G IR Mini Dome +.

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

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Additional Benefit: Worker Safety

Using a WCCTV mobile video surveillance system provides a number of other benefits for construction job sites.

One major benefit is the cameras can be used to 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, being able to remotely monitor a site give senior management the ability to improve onsite health and safety by identifying risks and hazards without the need for site visits.

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Additional Benefit: Construction Time Lapse Videos

Another added benefit to using WCCTV's security cameras at you 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 team team of 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 the successes of your teams 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 provided by using mobile surveillance cameras for construction site security.

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

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

WCCTV - 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 with multi-application benefits including security, Time Lapse Video filming and remote project management.

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

No matter what kind of site you're on, we've got you.

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