Security cameras, deterrence and surveillance for construction sites nationwide | Spectur
Construction projects often have highly valued equipment and materials visibly located on site, which are attractive to criminals. In Australia, statistics suggest that nearly 40% of all construction and building companies are affected by theft or vandalism every year. These costs are not just limited to the costs of replacing equipment and materials, they also extend to the costs of repairs, delay, labour costs, insurance excess or premium increases and the need for extended management time to mitigate. Considering this likelihood and frequency, building site crime is a cost construction companies simply cannot afford to ignore.
The physical nature of building work also means there is a higher inherent risk of OH&S hazards. Anything from poor site housekeeping and loose materials to a fuel leak can make a construction site dangerous. Without constant surveillance it can be difficult to assess whether a site is safe at all times, especially on remote construction sites where there is no permanent site or management presence.
Reducing the risks of unexpected equipment misuse by intruders is simple – it starts with prevention. Security guards are an effective security measure for both deterring potential crime and addressing onsite offenders after an incident has taken place. However, manned patrols are expensive and usually not present at all times. Electronic surveillance and deterrence systems, connected via wireless cloud platforms, can provide an overview of your site every hour of every day for a fraction of the cost.
Construction site surveillance systems provide site managers with the insight needed to better protect their building project, without having to be on site. With instant access to video feed of an incident or live CCTV, remote operators can respond quickly and effectively to issues as they arise. This improves project productivity, reduces costs required to respond to negative events and strengthens compliance with building site safety regulations.
An advanced building site camera system will accommodate a range of security features and devices to achieve total site protection:
Warning and deterrence
Even if criminals are caught post an event, the costs and disruption are rarely recovered. Preventing theft or equipment damage from happening is more cost-effective than reacting to incidents. Deterrence system solutions include:
Monitoring your whole building site can have an effect on safety, productivity and claims management. .
Building site surveillance shouldn’t be left to chance. A sophisticated network of security cameras and other devices gives operators the best chance of reducing the risks of construction crime, improve productivity and safety performance. Spectur’s surveillance and deterrence solutions are tailored to suit the unique nature of the construction industry. At Spectur, all we do is provide reliable solutions and platforms with cameras and IoT devices using solar powered platforms.
Spectur is an Australian company, with our products designed, manufactured and installed by us across the country and increasingly sold internationally. Our software and hardware is internally developed, ensuring that we are able to tailor and modify solutions to your needs, in accordance with Australian Standards. As a proudly Australian company, our solutions are also fully secure without the data and security risks associated with using foreign manufactured systems.
Our focused internal research, design and engineering team has uniquely designed our systems to work reliably in our sometimes harsh environments. Features including an armoured housing, protecting cameras and other componentry, internal non-IP camera systems which remove the hacking risk inherent with such technology, optimised power management systems (which reduce the overall size and cost of our systems and industry leading uptime and false alarm performance mean there is no better system suited for the construction environment.
No matter where you are based nationwide, every one of our security cameras is connected to Spectur’s central management system, ensuring we handle any technical issues efficiently. Your Spectur equipment can also be upgraded with our latest software patches remotely as needed. For those who need in-person maintenance, or just want to chat with the team, we have four major offices Australia-wide servicing each state and territory.
Think that Spectur’s security cameras are ideal for improving site safety and safeguarding your valuable assets? Contact the team to discuss purchasing our security systems or hiring camera equipment. It can cost as little as 60 cents per hour (all inclusive) for 24/7 protection!