Overview | Equipment Theft Racks Up Millions In Losses
When it comes to security, one of the most important things any organization can do is have reliable video surveillance on their assets and properties. This is especially true for entities, such as construction sites, state fairs, festivals, and carnivals, that may have “pop-up” based equipment that’s unmanned and difficult to secure.
It’s estimated that every year, between $300 million and $1 billion worth of construction equipment is stolen from construction sites. These estimates do not include theft of tools and materials, damages sustained, or time lost – all of which would surely have a huge impact on raising these figures even further.
The Challenge | Securing Outdoor “Pop-Up” Sites With No Pre-existing Infrastructure
Construction sites, as well as other non-permanent event sites such as fairs and festivals, can be difficult to secure. The general area may be cordoned off with chain link fences or similar materials, but for anyone determined enough, that’s unlikely to be a major deterrent. Some materials and equipment may be locked away in portable structures and containers, but it may still be possible to easily break in – or even move – for anyone with nothing to lose.
Similarly, while guest safety is a primary concern for all event organizers, if there’s an accident or incident at an outdoor event, it can often be difficult to find video or photos to review since, by nature, these transient recreation sites don’t generally have a robust surveillance infrastructure.
Setting up video surveillance equipment in these locations is an excellent security measure, as it not only can act as a deterrent but can also provide information to aid in recovering lost property. However, setting up a full-scale surveillance system at a temporary, outdoor location has a number of challenges, including designing and deploying solutions for internet connectivity, power, and monitoring that are just as easy to dismantle and move as they are to set up.
Additionally, these temporary locations are often devoid of a secure, reliable internet connection, meaning that many outdoor events often require attendees to make purchases with cash only (and may, therefore, potentially limit revenue) since utilizing Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) systems may not be an option.
The Solution | MCA’s Portable Video Surveillance System
MCA offers portable video surveillance systems to monitor job sites and outdoor-based event sites. The systems are designed as turnkey, all-encompassing solutions to provide everything from solar power and generators to cloud storage and remote monitoring capabilities. MCA’s solution not only provides best-in-class video surveillance hardware and software but also creates the infrastructure needed for a fully-functioning security solution.
The MCA Portable Video Surveillance System Includes:
- secure, outdoor enclosures
- movable technology trailers
- wireless connectivity (cellular + wi-fi)
- pole mounting
- solar, generator, and battery power
- video surveillance security cameras
- cloud storage
- remote monitoring and maintenance capabilities
- Video surveillance software and analytics (including facial and license plate recognition)
With MCA’s portable video surveillance solution, including Video Surveillance as a Service (vSaaS), organizations, event organizers, fair operators, and anyone managing an outdoor event held in a temporary location can now rest assured that their assets are kept under a watchful eye and that their guests can enjoy a safe experience. If an incident does occur, they can also rely on the fact that they have video evidence to review. The turnkey solution provides an easy-to-deploy, low-maintenance solution for situations where permanent infrastructure may be difficult, impossible, or impractical to utilize.
MCA’s portable video surveillance solution provides organizations that are frequently on the move – such as construction companies, fairground vendors and operators, or public safety agencies – with a reliable source of connectivity and power to operate their surveillance systems from wherever they may be headed next.
The portable surveillance trailers can also be equipped with secondary routers to provide wireless connectivity to power Wi-Fi at construction sites and wireless EPOS systems at outdoor events, so merchants can provide guests with the convenience of a cashless experience.
For over 30 years, MCA has provided expertly tailored communications solutions to organizations in need of two-way radios, workplace connectivity, wireless signal enhancement, and security systems. Our team provides top-tier support for every aspect of your business and mission-critical communications projects from start to finish. Our engineers assess your needs, design custom solutions, and install systems that fit your organization’s exacting requirements.