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Creating a Safer Workspace: How Construction Video Surveillance Systems Enhance Safety

Construction sites present a unique set of security and operational challenges. Site managers must consider theft prevention, incident response, compliance, and more. As such, a construction video surveillance system is an essential tool for addressing these challenges. These video surveillance systems can provide valuable insights into construction site activity that help improve safety, security, and efficiency.

Verkada offers a range of construction video surveillance systems that are designed to meet the specific needs of construction sites. These systems are built to withstand harsh environments and are engineered to provide clear, high-resolution footage with AI-based analytics. Verkada construction video surveillance systems can be integrated with other Verkada solutions such as access control and environmental sensors to provide a comprehensive security solution.

Wondering how a Verkada construction video surveillance system may work for your team? Talk to an expert today.

Construction video surveillance systems provide a range of benefits:

  1. Site Security: Construction video surveillance systems can help deter theft and vandalism by providing real-time monitoring and remote access to the site. This can also help to improve incident response times in the event of an emergency.
  2. Site Safety: Construction sites are inherently dangerous, and video surveillance can help to improve safety by providing early warning of potential hazards such as slips, trips and falls. Additionally, construction video surveillance systems can also be used to monitor compliance with safety regulations, and to identify and address safety hazards.
  3. Progress monitoring: Construction video surveillance systems can be used to monitor progress, identify bottlenecks, and make more accurate project estimates.
  4. Compliance and liability reduction: Construction sites are subject to a wide range of regulations, and video surveillance can be used to demonstrate compliance with these regulations, which can help to reduce the risk of liability.
  5. Improved communication and decision-making: With the ability to access footage remotely, construction managers and other stakeholders can monitor the site from anywhere, any time, which can improve communication and decision-making.
  6. Integration: Construction video surveillance systems can be integrated with other systems such as access control, intrusion alarms, and environmental sensors to provide a comprehensive security solution.

Overall, construction video surveillance systems can provide a wide range of benefits that can help to improve security, safety, and efficiency on construction sites, while also reducing the risk of liability and helping to demonstrate compliance with regulations.

Worker on material is monitored for compliance to safety regulations with a construction video surveillance system

Why You Need a Construction Video Surveillance System: Site Challenges

Construction sites are faced with a variety of security threats, including theft, vandalism, and trespassing. Additionally, construction sites are dangerous places that can lead to workplace injuries if safety compliances are not followed. These threats and challenges can put workers at risk and can result in significant financial losses, as well as delays and disruptions to the construction process.

Workers leaving worksite at the end of the day - monitoring 24/7 with construction video surveillance systems
Theft and Vandalism

One of the most significant security concerns for construction sites is theft of tools and equipment.

This can result in expensive replacements, delays in the construction schedule, and increased costs for the project.

Additionally, construction sites are often left unoccupied after hours and on weekends, making them vulnerable to vandalism, graffiti, and other forms of damage.

Empty worksite that is monitored by construction video surveillance system
Trespassing

Another concern is trespassing, where unauthorized individuals enter the construction site. This can cause safety hazards and increase the risk of theft or damage.

Furthermore, construction sites often store hazardous materials and heavy machinery, which can be dangerous if not handled properly.

Large equipment on worksite - monitored by construction video surveillance system
Work Safety Concerns

Construction sites are inherently hazardous environments. Some of the most common safety concerns on construction sites include falls, struck-by hazards, caught-in or -between hazards, and more.

Falls are a leading cause of injury and death on construction sites. Moreover, workers are at risk of being struck by vehicles or heavy equipment on a construction site. Additionally, workers can become caught in or between equipment and other hazards on a construction site.

Why Choose Verkada?

Verkada solutions stand out from traditional security systems because they are designed to be user-friendly, scalable, and flexible all while providing enterprise-grade security. After all, Verkada cameras and access control devices are made with cutting-edge AI technology and have the best machine learning capabilities on the market. Essentially, Verkada helps administrators stay ahead of the curve with their innovative construction video surveillance systems.

User-Friendly
  • Solid-state Storage (SSD): No NVR, DVR, or server is required.
  • Simple Plug-and-Play Install: Just a standard Ethernet cable is required for the cameras to be brought online and fully operational within minutes.
  • Time lapse: Watch a day of footage in under 30 seconds with timelapses.
  • Floor Plan: Quickly respond to incidents with real-time motion plotting.
  • Regular, Automatic Software Updates: No work needed from you!
  • Remote Access 24/7
Limitlessly Smart
  • AI-Based Video Analytics: Face detection and license plate detection
  • Smart Filters: Search for specific people, vehicles, and objects
  • Live Alerts: Receive instant alerts in any meaningful event
  • Shareable Live Feeds: Share your live feed via SMS to first responders or others
  • 10-Year Warranty: Rest assured that your money is well protected

The Dome Series

The Dome Series from Verkada provides enterprise-grade security in a variety of models suitable for any environment – indoors or outdoors. These IP cameras have a long-lasting, vandal-resistant design and sensor resolutions of up to 4K, making it ideal for construction video surveillance systems.

Design
  • Durable, vandal-proof housing with outdoor models having a weather-resistant design
    • Indoor models: IK08 impact rating
    • Outdoor models: IK10 impact and IP67 weather ratings
Functionality and Camera Storage
  • High resolution cameras – up to 4K
  • Max of 365 days of footage storage in standard quality
  • 128GB – 2TB of onboard storage
  • Low–bandwidth impact
Features
  • Video analytics platform: edge processing for motion, People, and Vehicle Analytics
  • Occupancy Trends available only on Dome Series cameras

The Bullet Series

The Bullet Series from Verkada is built to withstand extreme conditions, and its conspicuous appearance is meant to deter would-be assailants. Essentially, it is the ideal camera for harsher areas. Due to its durable design, it is the perfect camera to add to your construction video surveillance system.

Design
  • Durable and weather-proof
    • IP67 weather rating and IK10 impact rating
  • Lens – Choose between wide-angle or telephoto
Functionality and Camera Storage
  • High resolution cameras – up to 4k
  • Max of 365 days of footage retention in standard quality
  • 128GB–2TB of onboard storage
  • Low–bandwidth impact
Features
  • License Plate Recognition available only for telephoto cameras
  • Video analytics platform: edge-based processing for motion, people and vehicle analytics
  • NDAA compliant

The Mini Series

Verkada’s mini cameras offer a compact and discreet construction security solution for businesses. These cameras are designed to be small and unobtrusive, making them well-suited for installation in tight spaces or in areas where a larger camera may be noticeable.

Design
  • Small and discreet camera
Functionality and Camera Storage
  • Max of 365 days of footage retention in standard quality
  • 128GB – 2TB of onboard storage
  • Low band-width impact
Features
  • Video analytics platform: edge–based processing for motion and tamper detection along with People Analytics

The CF81-E Fisheye

Verkada’s fisheye camera offers dynamic viewing experiences with sophisticated onboard processing and a wide–angle 12MP image sensor. In fact, there are five different viewing options available to users: panoramic, digital pan-tilt-zoom, 2-way split, 3-way split, and 4-way split. Thus, this camera allows for total coverage for your construction video surveillance system.

Design
  • Durable and weatherproof
    • IP67 weather rating and IK10 impact rating
  • 12MP image sensor for wide–angle coverage
Functionality and  Camera Storage
  • Max of 90 days of footage retention in standard quality
  • 512GB–2TB of onboard storage
  • Low–bandwidth impact
Features
  • Five viewing modes
  • Nighttime visibility with IR illuminators (20m/66ft)
  • NDAA compliant
  • Video analytics platform
Worksite with equipment that is monitored by construction video surveillance system

Learn more about construction video surveillance systems:

 

What is a construction video surveillance system?

A construction video surveillance system is a set of cameras and other equipment that is used to monitor and record activity on a construction site.

These systems can include a variety of different types of cameras, such as fixed cameras and pan-tilt-zoom cameras, cameras.

What are the benefits of using a construction video surveillance system?

Construction video surveillance systems can provide a wide range of benefits, including improved security, safety, and efficiency on construction sites.

These systems can also be used to demonstrate compliance with regulations, to investigate incidents, and to monitor progress on projects.

Can construction video surveillance systems be used to monitor compliance with safety regulations?

Yes, construction video surveillance systems can be used to monitor compliance with safety regulations, such as OSHA regulations.

These systems can be used to identify potential hazards and monitor compliance with safety protocols, which can help to improve safety on the construction site.

Construction Video Surveillance Systems

In conclusion, construction video surveillance systems are a vital tool for construction site managers, owners and other stakeholders. They provide a range of benefits including real-time monitoring, time-lapse videos, and incident response.

Verkada systems help to improve security, safety, and efficiency on construction sites, while also reducing the risk of liability and helping to demonstrate compliance with regulations. With the ability to integrate with other systems, construction video surveillance systems provide a comprehensive security solution.

Construction managers and owners should consider implementing a construction video surveillance system to better protect their assets and improve safety on their construction sites. Learn more by talking to a security expert at Monarch today.