The construction industry has spawned a new “black market” industry called “construction theft.” According to the Federal Crime Insurance Bureau, more than $1 billion in construction equipment, tools and materials are stolen each year, and more than 90% of this theft happens directly from jobsites. Whether you are planning to build a home, retail store, medical office or become involved in a large scale commercial or industrial construction project, installing an expertly planned construction security system throughout the site is a critical step for ensuring security.
Chain link fencing will keep out the honest people, but thieves can easily climb over or simply cut the fence for entry to the job site. Security guard services are only as reliable as the guard on duty. Our systems protect any or all areas 24/7/365 at a fraction of the price for hiring a security guard. As for reviewing a video a day after a theft has occurred well, that’s all you have, and since most thieves wear masks there is no way to identify them.
The only way to stop these criminals from stealing from construction job sites is to capture them “in the act.” Our Videofied construction job site security system does just that.
Videofied can be installed anywhere there is a cell signal — no need for power cords, phone lines or internet services that construction sites often lack, especially in the early stages. If an intrusion occurs on a job site, night or day, a Motion Viewer camera (up to 22 per system) captures a 10 second video that is immediately sent to our Central Station Monitoring center for video verification. If a human or vehicle has been confirmed, Central Station Monitoring will call the police. A verified video alarm is a PRIORITY ONE RESPONSE from the police, it is a verified “crime in progress”. Videofied delivers faster police response to an actual crime because the human operators filter out false alarms.
We design each video verified intrusion detection system for a specific location. The system will be programmed, bench tested and documented prior to shipping. Simply install the battery powered wireless cameras, control panel and arming device (keypad or badge reader). Other warning devices such as high intensity strobe lights and sirens may be installed to further escalate the response. We train an individual on system operation and provide technical support. If any programming changes are required, we remote into the system to make any changes.
Videofied’s portability means it can be moved around as the project evolves — even if that means being installed months later at a brand new site! As a standalone burglar alarm system, Videofied can be added to existing alarm installations as an “upgrade kit” providing wireless video verification as an enhancement to the current system. Plus, have peace of mind, even when on the go. An interactive smartphone app makes it easy to arm and disarm the Videofied system or request a Look-in from any Motion Viewer at any time.
Whether you are investing thousands or millions in a construction project, protecting and monitoring the goings-on there is vital. All it takes is one lapse in security to turn a great construction project into a major problem that can cost you time, money and even your company’s reputation.
Don’t leave the security of your construction site to chance. Email or call us toll free at (800) 448-6140.