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Construction Security Trailers for Construction Companies

Written by Lee Waters

Commercial construction sites are always a target for theft and vandalism. Therefore, the safety of your equipment is nothing you can gamble with. This is why you need to invest in a construction security trailer. They’re designed to protect assets in the construction zone effectively. In this article, we will look at the features and benefits of this system.

Common Features: Construction Security Trailer

 

Infrared Lighting

Quality lighting is not always guaranteed on a construction site. There are some sites with poor lighting depending on the location and other factors. As a result, it becomes hard for typical cameras to monitor the environment throughout the time. Fortunately, a surveillance trailer features infrared lighting, enabling one to keep watch of the vicinity with uneven lighting.

Real-Time Alerts

The trailer comes with a system configuration that sends an instant alert when, for example, something like motion is detected at the premises. It sends an instant alert about the situation. These alerts help you to respond immediately.

Scheduled Recording

The system allows you to record footage for a specific time or interval. For this reason, it saves a lot of space on the trailer’s memory device integrated into the system. 

Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) Cameras

Dynamism is a key factor to look out for with cameras at a construction site. Some models feature multidirectional cameras. This means that they can pan – left to right movement – they also tilt – can move vertically/up or down. These movements are cardinal for monitoring the surroundings effectively. Infrared lighting makes the motion concise regardless of the time. 

Cellular Communication

Cellular technology enables communication on a wireless channel. With the technology-enabled, a mobile phone is used to monitor operations remotely and access the trailer. You can access real-time footage remotely via phone.

Solar-power Backup

Solar power back up helps this surveillance system to operate 24/7 even when the battery runs out. Most of them feature powerful deep-cycle batteries and solar arrays that guarantee reliable power storage. 

Customization Options

People may have different needs, which a standard security trailer may not offer. Therefore, you can order a custom-built trailer that will meet your requirements. The parts are tailored according to your specifications. 

Benefits: Construction Security Trailer

 

Loss Prevention

Construction project delays can cost the general contractor tens of thousands of dollars. Theft and vandalism can be prevented with construction security trailers, saving companies money and damage to their reputation. A security trailer helps protect high value assets like heavy equipment that would delay projects if damaged or stolen.

An additional form of loss prevention comes in the form of insurance premiums because filing a claim due to loss will typically result in increased premiums.

Convenient

It is fitted with cellular technology. This allows you to use your mobile phone to monitor the site remotely. All you need is a reliable internet connection.

Affordable

A trailer is cost-effective compared to hiring a security guard to man the site. A trailer’s sensors are always on and can record everything within range. Guard services have things like minimum wages that drive the equivalent hourly rates higher than remote guarding services used with construction security trailers.

Flexible

The trailer is mobile. You can position it within site for efficient monitoring and still use it for another site in the future.

Reliable

Large solar panels ensure all functions of the security system run even without direct electrical power. Sometimes, a fuel-based generator is used as a redundant power source.

Conclusion

 

Construction security trailers are much more effective, practical, and affordable for jobsite security than traditional options like live guard services. The ability to leverage technology to remotely watch over assets in the field without power and internet dependencies is a game changer for commercial and residential construction companies.

About the author

Lee Waters

I've built a business around off-grid surveillance and want to help you do the same.