While CCTV systems are primarily used for security purposes, the latest technology has made these them even more useful in construction site management. Being a hive of activity, site managers undeniably need an extra set of eyes to monitor all the activities taking place on the construction site. The latest technology for CCTV makes these systems more efficient and accurate, making them indispensable tools for site managers. In fact, CCTV systems are arguably the best form of construction site management. Here’s why:
Surveillance and Security
A CCTV system will offer 24 hours, 365 days surveillance and is, therefore, a no-brainer for construction site managers who want to have eyes on all the activities on the construction site. With the latest CCTV cameras equipped with technology like night vision and motion detection, they provide the best security solution for construction sites.
Particularly, modern CCTV systems can identify people who are activity within 20 meters and have clear visibility of up to 50 meters.
Where advance night vision is needed, CCTV cameras with thermal imaging can be used on construction sites as they produce visible images through temperature detection of objects
Modern CCTV cameras like automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras can read vehicle number plates. When connected to access control barriers, these cameras ensure that only pre-approved vehicles gain access into the construction site. Such top-level surveillance and management help prevent on-site crime, maintain internal safety, and observe security procedures.
An important aspect of CCTV systems is recording and storing video surveillance feed. Modern systems allow for the recording of the high-quality video feed and frame-by-frame playback of this feed. This helps review any suspicious activity or accident that could have been missed by the construction site manager.
Technology like video compression for CCTV systems helps relay video feed, especially within an IP CCTV system, as well as storing video files. Video compression codec’s filter unnecessary frames per second without compromising the image quality of the videos. This way, construction site managers don’t have to worry about missing video feed or poor image quality when reviewing activities on the construction site.
Health and Safety
One of the legal duties of construction site managers is to ensure that everyone on the site is safe and secure, especially in the event of an emergency. With all the activities that go on in construction sites, workers and visitors may be at risk of injuries since they are generally hazardous places.
CCTV cameras provide a great way of monitoring the whole construction sites. CCTV cameras equipped with PTZ (pan, tilt, and zoom) and wide dynamic range technology make it easier for construction site managers to have a clear view of the entire site and act quickly in the event of emergencies.
Modern CCTV systems come with analytical software which realizes the environment and can, therefore, provide better surveillance even with disruptions that come with weather changes. Such intelligent systems can measure and compare various construction site parameters and can send an audio, SMS to the construction site manager whenever variations are detected.
Installing CCTV camera systems equipped with the latest technology helps provide better surveillance and security, access control, and helps keep occupants safe.