CCTV is one of the most effective types of security solution in the market and is incredibly popular in the UK. As of August 2020, there is 1 CCTV camera for every 13 people across the nation, which represents approximately 5.2 million cameras according to the British Security Industry Association. A large proportion of these surveillance systems are doorbell or home CCTV installations, but what if you have a much larger site to protect?
Introducing rapid deployment towers
Whilst CCTV security has plenty of benefits, a fixed installation can be an expensive outlay. If you need to secure a construction site which is both sizeable and constantly developing, you will need a security solution that can adapt to meet the various stages of your project. Any area of your works which is not covered by your surveillance is at risk of intrusion, theft or vandalism. Therefore, you will need an advanced security system that offers full protection of your entire site.
Rapid deployment towers will extend the coverage of your surveillance by standing up to six metres tall with 3 metres of housing. This ensures that your CCTV cameras will have a 360-degree panoramic view and span a much further distance than a static camera position. As your works progress, you can be assured that the entire site is still covered by the surveillance system – for example, our Solar tower has a range of up to 200 metres, which is ideal for securing larger areas or perimeters.
Another advantage of rapid deployment towers is that they act as a visual deterrent for anyone considering criminal activity on your site. The height of the tower is unmistakeable to anyone in the vicinity and the housing itself comes complete with highly visible markings.
Of course, rapid deployment CCTV is only as effective as the quality of recording offered, and this is where both our Solar Tower and Sicuro Duo System excel. Our video surveillance offers ultra HD resolution and this the same for the high-quality back-up recording. Our systems utilise movement detection within a range of 35 metres – so any motion such as a security incident will trigger the camera systems. A video of the event is then sent immediately over 4G to our NSI Gold approved alarm receiving station. From here, the footage will be reviewed in real time and only genuine security incidents will be attended by our SIA-approved responders within minutes.
Choosing the right rapid deployment tower
Depending on the nature of your site, you can benefit from the following rapid deployment CCTV features:
- Duo System – this uses the smart Video Content Analytics (VCA) software that sounds the alarm and sends the security footage over to our remote monitoring station.
- Thermal Camera – no requirement for lights, as the system will use heat detection. This reduces the energy costs of running 24/7 surveillance.
- Fuel cell and solar technology – no external power source needed, as stored solar energy is converted into usable electricity. The fuel cell will assist if not enough energy is available, but you should expect the system to run for up to 5 months without maintenance.
To learn more about our rapid deployment towers, please call Sicuro today on 0800 999 1888 to book your FREE site security assessment.