Construction sites are always changing, with inventory being moved around, heavy machinery in motion, workers coordinating tasks, and tools being shuffled from one spot to another. It’s a complex dance that demands constant, unwavering attention—a 24/7 watchful eye over every inch of the construction site.
Protect Your Construction Site With Proactive Video Monitoring (PVM)
Proactive video monitoring (PVM) is a powerful security tool for any construction site. It is accomplished by linking security hardware, including motion detectors and cameras, to a remote security operations centre.
Trained professionals in the security operations center promptly react to alarms triggered by connected sites, providing real-time responses to potential threats or incidents. This swift response, usually during non-operational hours, ensures that the site remains secure and free from criminal activities and thefts.
Deterrence of Theft and Vandalism
Thieves are drawn to construction sites and it’s astonishingly easy for unauthorized individuals to access valuable materials. Even with deterrents such as adequate fencing, intruders can sneak in, and get away with power tools, fuel, or building materials.
The good news is that high-tech surveillance systems, including security cameras with AI capabilities, can identify intruders and spot loiterers. These cameras and warning signage are a solid deterrent to thieves and vandals.
However, mere detection isn’t sufficient – what’s needed is an active response to handle these situations effectively. So, when an alarm is triggered, remote operators swing into action, assess the situation, and follow the standard operating procedures (SOP) to address it.
Quick Response to Construction Site Security Breaches
When the camera AI detects suspicious activity, and an alarm goes off, the remote operators will have a crystal-clear view of the area and evaluate the situation swiftly in real-time.
Depending on each client’s SOP, they may perform voice interventions to deter the individual or call the authorities to the premises. It’s all about rapid detection and immediate action. This proactive strategy not only discourages potential wrongdoers but guarantees a quick response to security breaches, reducing potential harm or loss.
Alarms immediately signal the remote monitoring center, where vigilant and well-trained remote officers are poised to take charge of the situation. These experts can comprehensively understand and assess the situation thanks to strategically placed cameras throughout the construction site and robust lighting.
Then, they intervene through voice talk-downs, which effectively deters the criminals. This means that whether you require immediate physical assistance for an injured worker or the apprehension of an intruder, you can rest assured that these trained professionals will proactively handle it.
Cost-Effective Solution for Construction Sites
Conventional security methods, such as employing security guards or installing alarm systems, might appear initially cost-effective. However, they come with inherent limitations.
Security guards, for instance, have human constraints, including the inability to maintain constant vigilance. Additionally, they entail ongoing expenses like monthly salaries, training outlays, and equipment upgrades.
Alarm systems have long been popular, but they fall short in one critical aspect: intruders often have ample time to escape once they sound. Their lack of swift response can compromise security significantly.
Here’s where remote video monitoring shines. Firstly, with the help of cloud video analytics, your existing security equipment can be repurposed for remote video monitoring, eliminating upfront expenses and the need for costly upgrades. Only a monthly fee remains to be paid based on several factors, such as the number of devices connected to the security operations centre.
Moreover, remote video monitoring safeguards against potential costs from various sources, such as employee injuries, property theft recovery, legal penalties, insurance premiums, project delays, and even project shutdowns. It’s a comprehensive security solution to save money and protect your assets.
24/7 Remote Monitoring
Engaging in remote video monitoring offers construction site managers and authorized stakeholders a convenient way to stay updated. Thanks to the remote video monitoring center’s portal, accessible on desktop and mobile devices, site managers can enjoy 24/7 access to real-time and recorded footage of their site.
They can review incidents and learn how they were handled by the security operators. Moreover, stakeholders can review real-time footage to monitor project progression or ensure security during off-hours. It translates to enhanced control over the site, eliminating frequent travel and offering reassurance from any location.
Dual Benefits of Recorded Video
The recorded videos serve two primary purposes: time-lapse documentation and potential video evidence. These video recordings are stored in the client’s account for an extended duration, making them valuable for assisting authorities in identifying and prosecuting criminals involved in illegal activities. They can also be instrumental in safeguarding against false liability claims.
These videos visually document the project’s progress, allowing stakeholders and clients to monitor developments remotely. Furthermore, they can be utilized for compelling marketing and promotional content.
Remote video surveillance stands as a superior alternative to traditional security approaches. It is not just a heightened security measure but a comprehensive investment that guarantees the integrity of your construction site.
Our PVM services are backed by a remote monitoring center with 15 years of expertise in providing robust security solutions for construction sites. If you’re looking for more details on how remote video monitoring can protect your construction projects, contact one of our security consultants.