The Benefits of Mobile Video Surveillance for Job Site Security

Deploying mobile video surveillance cameras for security and asset protection at job sites and compounds, as either an alternative to or compliment for security guarding services, offers multiple benefits.

From significant cost-savings and speed of installation through to quality and convenience, WCCTV's clients are already benefitting from reliable, unmanned, 24/7 protection of 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.

Cost Effectiveness

The cost of employing security guards can be incredibly expensive for clients seeking a site security solution.

A typical unarmed guard will cost between $12 - $20 per hour depending on state with an armed guard costing $18 -$25 per hour.*

This price does not include external factors such as the requirement for multiple guards to cover sites, the need for training, vetting, rest facilities and vehicles pushing hourly rates ever upwards - even before public holiday premium rates are taken into consideration.

As a cost-effective alternative, many 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.


Quality and Reliability

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 attentive, 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.   

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

The WCCTV Mini Dome Solar Trailer is an autonomously-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 we pass onto our end users.

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 via mobile devices (smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC) or via an existing video management system.

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.

Risk Mitigation

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.


Rapid deployment and flexibility

It takes just minutes to install the WCCTV Mini Dome Solar Trailer at your locations, and it can easily be moved to new locations as your sites develop or applications change. It is an ideal surveillance solution for locations 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.

Additional Benefits

Using a WCCTV mobile video surveillance system provides a number of other onsite benefits. 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

Another added benefit is all WCCTV’s video cameras are time lapse video ready. The system will capture high definition images of your construction, demolition or refit projects which our team will use to produce a fully edited promotional video clip.

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.


The benefits outlined above are just a selection of the benefits provided by using electronic 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's cost-effective job site security systems are up to 87% cheaper than security guards, and WCCTV provides the most comprehensive service in the market.

To find out if WCCTV can assist with your site security requirements, contact or call 877 805-9475.

Back to news
Get in touch