Safety, Security and Analysis
It is estimated theft and vandalism within the UK construction industry costs the sector over £800 million per year. This is probably a conservative figure when many crimes go unreported. Theft of vehicles and machinery is common, whilst construction sites are also a popular target for the theft of metals – with over 7,000 metal-related thefts recorded per month. There’s no doubt that theft is an on-going issue within the industry which will continue to grow.
As well as the replacement cost there are of course costs that also need to be considered such as hiring new equipment until the equipment in question has been replaced, time delays due to having to halt or delay work and higher insurance costs. Despite this growing crime rate construction site owners, managers and contractors often find that building a network of fixed wire CCTV surveillance cameras or employing security staff can be prohibitively expensive as these require a significant financial outlay, time to install and need for power or generators that need refuelling. Vandalism is also a growing problem for construction sites.
Whilst many sites may have some CCTV protection in place there will be areas of the site that are not protected and a solution is needed to be able to rapidly “infill” these weak spots. Building sites also grow and change as the building work progresses which means expensive changes when it comes to wired cameras.
The alternative is to use remote wire free remote surveillance that enables you to observe the security of your site in real-time. This of course also enables you to monitor your employees and contractors from a health and safety point of view.
The iDefigo solution
iDefigo, a UK-based specialist in hardware and software solutions for remote surveillance, has a wireless Smart Camera solution for remote surveillance of your construction site and all of your valuable equipment. The Smart Cameras can be easily installed anywhere across your site, thus enabling you to constantly monitor the assets and areas of most value to you. The cameras capture events and can be viewed in real-time on any web-enabled device you own, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You do not have to connect to on-site power or internet and the cameras can be installed easily without any intervention from specialists. Crucially, the cameras have an alert feature which notifies you if a trigger event has occurred, such as someone trespassing on the site.
The iDefigo Cloud based Hosted Platform stores and gives you access to all recorded footage, from anywhere in the world, with any device. In the case of a theft, the archived footage will be of great value in identifying culprits and in retrieving lost property. By having this feature available to you from any device, you can rest assured in the knowledge that surveillance of your site is only a click away.
Relieve yourself of the stress of worrying about your construction site and equipment with our bespoke solution for remote surveillance. To learn more about how the solution can be deployed on your property, contact us now for an informal conversation and advice.