Video Surveillance Solutions for Construction Sites

Posted by Steve Mansell on December 29, 2017

UCIT's video surveillance solutions are customized to best fit their clients' needs. Some common security concerns at construction sites and renovation areas include theft, property damage, remote locations, liability protection, and fire.

Theft and Property Damage

What happens when a construction site is not monitored? It can be vulnerable to break-ins, theft, and property damage after workers leave for the night. Many criminals know that most outdoor surveillance cameras are not watched so they hide their faces to avoid identification.

The most common items that are stolen at a construction site are equipment and metal. In addition to monetary loss, the theft can cause production delays. Oftentimes, the value of the stolen goods is far less than the value of repairs and associated costs. Video surveillance solutions can proactively help protect your construction site from potential thieves and vandals.

Liability Protection

Video surveillance solutions can protect your construction company from liability issues. Heavy machinery and extreme weather conditions can cause an ongoing set of problems and issues. According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there have been almost 5,000 construction site-related deaths in one year. Insurance companies and workers' compensation claims can cost construction companies millions of dollars. UCIT's video surveillance solutions have helped clients end investigations and eliminate false injury claims. The construction site surveillance video can provide details about specific events. In 2016, UCIT created approximately 14,000 security videos for clients, insurance companies, and local police.

Another liability issue to take into consideration are fires. Fires due to arson or electrical problems can have huge consequences. Construction site security specialists can strategically place cameras around access points and areas of vulnerability. Surveillance operators are trained to look for fires or smoke, and to proactively react in a timely manner. Thermal imaging security cameras can also be used to detect heat.

UCIT video surveillance solutions can help prevent liability and thousands of dollars of property damage.

UCIT Online and Stealth Monitoring are the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 11 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. UCIT proactive video monitoring watches over 17,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. UCIT’s remote monitoring service 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.