Typical risks faced by construction sites include vandalism, accidents and theft of equipment and materials, all of which can cause serious disruption to projects.
Theft has become such a widespread and persistent issue that the National Equipment Register (NER) and National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) estimate losses to construction companies are somewhere between $300m and $1b annually, a truly shocking statistic!
WCCTV, the USA's leading supplier of mobile video surveillance cameras, below outline the reasons why all construction sites should utilize security cameras, and how WCCTV's customizable job site security solutions can meet your requirements no matter what kind of site you operate.
The presence of security cameras deployed around your job sites is often enough of a deterrent to prevent trespass and vandalism.
This can be enhanced further by installing signs around your sites indicating that you have security cameras in place, and by utilizing cameras that are specifically designed to provide a visual deterrent.
WCCTV's security cameras can be customized with integrated blue flashing lights, sirens and audio-voice down features, and these unmistakable warning signs often provide more than enough of a deterrent to stop criminals in their tracks.
Check out how this works for yourself in the video below:
WCCTV’s mobile video surveillance systems provide real-time automated alerts of any unauthorized activity on your job sites.
These alerts can be sent directly to our video monitoring partners who will verify the threat, and despatch Law Enforcement or mobile security guards to protect your sites.
The video below from a recent project perfectly demonstrates how this works.
An unauthorized vehicle enters the site and ignores the blue light siren from WCCTV’s security camera. Our monitoring partners immediately contact the police who arrive on-site in minutes and seize the intruders' vehicle.
On occasion, the presence of security cameras will fail to deter criminal activity and/or law enforcement may not be able to respond quickly enough to apprehend a trespasser.
In those cases, the high-definition video footage captured by WCCTV’s security cameras can be used to provide vital evidence for law enforcement to follow up on.
The images below illustrate this scenario perfectly.
WCCTV’s Solar Surveillance Trailer detects an unauthorized vehicle entering a construction job site, and records an intruder attempting to force entry into a site cabin.
He quickly gives up the attempt and leaves site empty-handed, with the vehicle passing directly underneath the WCCTV Surveillance Trailer.
The vehicle's licence plate details were captured in high-definition (redacted here) and forwarded on to Law Enforcement to investigate.
A remotely monitored security camera acts as a virtual security guard. They deliver all the benefits of having a physical security guard on site, but at anything up to 87% cheaper.
The lower price-point doesn't mean any reduction in quality, though. Security cameras can spot incidents over a much larger area even in low-lighting, they capture video evidence, and, most importantly, they're always awake and always on guard!
WCCTV has previously outlined the key benefits of utilizing remote monitoring services for your security cameras, click the link below to read more.
Enhancing your job site security with a mobile surveillance camera will naturally reduce the risk of theft and vandalism. This in turn can help reduce your liability claims.
Most insurance providers consider this favourably when calculating insurance rates, and will offer significantly reduced prices to construction companies utilizing security cameras in addition to other best practice security measures.
Accidents and injuries are a major concern for construction sites, with one in ten workers injured annually.
Accidents can happen at any time, and can still occur even if you have undertaken a thorough risk assessment at the outset of your project.
Job Site security cameras can be utilized to provide project overview footage, allowing site managers and foremen to:
Conduct remote site audits 24/7/365
Review working procedures remotely and/or retrospectively
Manage site access (vehicles/pedestrians)
Manage access across site boundaries
Issue audio alerts
A 24/7/365 video feed from your job sites will help you identify risks and hazards in real-time without the need to visit in-person.
Click the link below for more information on how surveillance cameras help improve worker safety.
All of WCCTV's security cameras are construction
Our creative team will then professionally edit these images into an engaging promotional video clip that will drive engagement for your construction company.
WCCTV has previously detailed why every construction site should have time lapse video cameras installed given the range of marketing and business development benefits they provide.
Check out a recent video WCCTV's security cameras filmed in 4K ultra-HD below:
Having security cameras deployed across job sites can help protect organizations from bogus insurance claims by collecting video evidence of how incidents played out.
They present the full and true picture of how any onsite event occurred, and can help resolve any claims quickly.
The video footage captured by WCCTV's job site security cameras is stored locally to an integrated 4TB HDD which can be accessed remotely at any time during the project.
The footage can be used to review onsite processes, efficiencies and help improve on-site practices for future projects.
Deploying a WCCTV security camera, backed by remote alarm monitoring, means someone is always watching your sites when you're not there.
Rather than worry about late-night call outs, having to check on your sites over the weekend or holidays - why not leave it to the experts and have complete peace of mind that your sites and properties are in the best hands?
Get in touch with WCCTV today for a no-obligation quote.
WCCTV's customizable job site security solutions can accommodate any kind of 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.