The Case For Indoor Camera Systems at Construction Sites

Aug. 21, 2017

Cameras may ease safety and security concerns for FMs. 

Whether you are in charge of construction for a new building or assigned to retrofit an existing one, there are many points of emphasis when managing a construction crew.

Work safety is among the top concerns. Improving security is also atop of the minds of managers. TrueLook argues that construction companies can ease these anxieties by implementing cameras on the jobsite.

“Construction companies are always looking for ways to improve safety and security at their jobsite,” says Ken Pittman, TrueLook’s chief marketing officer. “Indoor camera systems can be remotely monitored as easily as outdoor systems, and they show companies where safety and security improvements can be made to their jobsite.” 

TrueLook identifies the following benefits of implementing indoor camera systems to the jobsite:

Work area monitoring – Monitoring of employees on a jobsite is not about spying or for recording theft. With the right kind of camera system, companies can discover inefficiencies in workflow. Monitoring systems also reveal what the team is doing with their eight or more hours on site every day. Indoor cameras can augment the external cameras to help deter theft.

Safety – Indoor camera systems at a construction or project jobsite can discover safety issues before they become a problem. Remotely monitored systems can show if the indoor jobsite is being properly maintained, if lighting is adequate for the task and if employees are engaging in safe practices as a matter of routine. The presence of indoor camera systems can also deter employee conflicts or mischief.

Insurance costs – Many insurance companies offer discounts if the jobsite has indoor as well as outdoor camera systems installed. It reduces theft on a jobsite making it less of a liability for the insurer. Indoor camera systems may also prove beneficial in the case of any workers’ compensation claims or litigation.

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