January 2, 2018
Construction Tips: Choose The Right Mobile Surveillance Unit for Your Job Site When it comes to surveillance, construction sites don't have the luxury of more permanent fixtures, where systems cost thousands and...
Site security isn’t an option today; it’s mandatory. And while fencing and locks may have been fine 20 years ago, today’s thieves are more creative and industrious than ever. Fortunately, new technologies like the Mobile Surveillance Unit (MSU) let you stay one step ahead.
National Crime Information Bureau statistics tell us that approximately $1 billion each year is lost due to construction site materials, tools, and equipment. Law enforcement officials indicate that the recovery rate is less than 20 percent. Your business can’t afford to be victimized by construction site thieves.
Mobile Surveillance Units are engineered with an exact understanding of how job sites work. Many job sites have access to limited power, for example; MSUs can provide their own power. Thieves can no longer simply cut the one power feed to a job site to shut off all of your cameras.
MSUs are also highly mobile. As your job progresses, your most valuable equipment and materials move to different spots on the job site. With MSUs, you don’t have to run new power lines or network feeds or find suitable mounting locations. You simply move the unit to where your most valuable assets are and point it in that direction.
Best of all, many of these technologies are available for rental, rather than having to lay out significant capital expenditures.
Even if you’re a large construction firm with relatively consistent site work, purchasing mobile surveillance units isn’t always an option. It requires a significant outlay of capital in an industry where capital expenses are already tight. Renting your Mobile Surveillance Unit allows you to pay for the device only when you need it.
Also, renting lets you choose the right MSU for the job. You won’t always need solar power for your MSUs, for example, but it sure is nice to have it as an option when you do.
Look into MSU rental options today, and take that critical step toward protecting your business.