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A construction site in Texas with an open gate seemed like an easy target for a would-be thief. However, UCIT Online live video monitoring was watching and alerted the police for a prompt arrest.
At 11:08 p.m. a truck stops at a construction site in Fort Worth, Texas next to the open gate. The driver gets out of the truck. A video control center operator activates a speaker alarm. The suspect remains on the property. The live monitor calls the Fort Worth police.
Construction sites are popular targets for theft and vandalism. Traditional on-site security guards can only watch one section of a property at a time and are expensive. Trained operators with live video surveillance can watch many areas at the same time during non-construction hours.
The driver walks to a dumpster and empties a can. A police car drives up and the officer turns the lights on the suspect. A second individual exits the building to join the first suspect. The second man is taken into custody while the police release the first man.
Vandalism, theft and liability from accidents are common issues on construction sites. High-value equipment is a draw for burglars wanting to make a quick profit. Often there is little or no physical security protecting the valuable assets. Theft and losses can drain construction budgets and wreak havoc on production schedules.
Highly trained security guards can be a business asset. The best guards are highly trained and able to handle emergency situations. However, guards can also have significant disadvantages. Security guard services are typically very expensive. A security guard cannot be at multiple places at once. Many security guards are not adequately trained. Guards that intercept trespassers can pose a significant liability risk for businesses. Areas such as alleyways and rooftops may be inaccessible to security guards.
For some companies the best solution combines on-site guards with live video monitoring, which can complement and fill in their weaknesses. Live video monitoring can help combat the disadvantages of even the best security guards and cost much less.
UCIT Online and Stealth Monitoring are the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 9 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. UCIT proactive video monitoring watches over 16,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing building security guard and other expenses. UCIT’s remote video monitoring can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.
Please call toll-free (866) 756-7847 or contact UCIT today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the UCIT web site to see real videos of criminals being arrested at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.
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