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Can Live Video Monitoring Benefit My Construction Site?

Posted by Steve Mansell on Feb 27, 2018

Live video monitoring is a proactive security system that can help protect construction sites from vandals, thieves, and other types of criminals. Traditional security camera systems are reactive, requiring an alarm or sensor to be triggered before police are notified. This could prove to be costly for many sites. Irrelevant movement, small animals and human error can set off an alarm, sending police to the site unnecessarily. Many municipalities charge a fee for false alarms, and multiple occurrences can result in no police response at all.

How Can Proactive Surveillance Help?

Our live video monitoring solution is proactive, meaning trained construction site security operators are watching multiple areas of a property in real time. If they see suspicious activity, the trained operators can activate an on-site speaker warning, contact a security guard and call local authorities. The security video verifies the activity as a crime in progress, which elevates the priority level and typically leads to a faster response time.

What else can a live video monitoring system can do for you?

Suspicious Activity Detection

As previously mentioned, proactive construction site security cameras are watched in real time by real people. Human intelligence is enhanced with video analytics, a software designed to automatically analyze video and alert trained operators of suspicious activity. It can be programmed to disregard irrelevant movement like blowing debris, tree branches, or small animals.

When the software does detect something out of the ordinary, the algorithms notify the construction site security operator who will confirm the activity and take appropriate action.

Consistent Surveillance

Unlike traditional, on-site security guards, our live video monitoring solution can watch construction sites 24/7, without needing a break or time off. Our remote video service uses a team of operators who can monitor your cameras at any time. When an operator needs a break, their post is taken over by a trained reliever.

There are also times when extreme weather makes it too dangerous for a security guard to be on duty or to effectively watch a property. If nobody is monitoring a construction site, thieves can steal equipment and materials without being confronted. During Hurricane Irma, Miami area police arrested more than 500 suspected looters. Twenty-six of those arrested were accused of breaking into a single store.

Construction site security operators watch weatherproof cameras remotely from one of our three control centers. This allows for continuous watch during extreme weather conditions. Once the storm has passed, operators can analyze the property and notify someone as to the status of the property and any potential safety hazards.

Please call toll-free (866) 756-7847 or contact us today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit our 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.