There are two main use cases for ‘alerting’ technology on today’s jobsite: Security and Safety.
Security: Security specific cameras should have a richer set of capabilities that include motion detection, low-light video and image capture, continuous video recording, and alerting. The most reliable solutions will also include battery backup and cellular service.
- With these advanced cameras, detected motion will trigger the camera to record, capture images (or both) and send an email or text/SMS alert to specified users.
- The best solutions will include a video clip or image with the alert to better inform the appropriate response. In addition, cameras equipped with battery backup can continue to record video in the rare case the system is taken down or stolen. If it also has cellular service, the video can continue to be viewed and the camera located for recovery and evidence.
Risk & Safety: The same technology that is used to secure your jobsite can also be used to achieve safety compliance. For example, you have heavy equipment or crane work taking place in a particular area and you’ve restricted cross-traffic and worker movement in that particular zone. Using area “masks”, you can setup motion-based alerts on entry of the restricted zone so safety managers or supervisors are alerted when a worker is in an area they shouldn’t be.
It’s important to note that camera type and placement are very important to achieving security and safety objectives. Using solar/wireless cameras allows you to place cameras where they are best suited for your use case, not where power or network may be convenient. Furthermore, construction sites are dynamic, and so you may need to move cameras as the project progresses. Solar/wireless models greatly simplify these moves.
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