It seems like every month there is a new mobile surveillance provider that pops up in the market offering better services than Pro-Vigil at a fraction of the rate. The fact is, there are only two service types for video monitoring (live and event-based), and we are the only company to offer both and guarantee the work. Additionally, we would be happy to compare our level of support, up-time, and number of successful prevention/apprehensions with anyone that is up to it.
One key feature that is frequently overlooked is continuous recording that is archived for a period of time (in our case 14 days). We typically think of thieves targeting a site at night, but many tools and building supplies actually disappear during the workday. These are usually inside jobs, as 80% of thefts are.
Many of the “latest and greatest” mobile surveillance providers that offer construction security only record on motion during monitoring hours. Therefore, the story reported below would never happen to them. It is important to educate yourself with the levels of service that each company offers. When a better service is offered by a newer company at a lower rate, typically that is not the case. We all know the age-old advice….
Just a note to let you know our cameras have thwarted a first attempt at someone trying to steal a hammer drill. I went back through the video from last Friday and found an individual walking from the building pad towards the tree carrying a plastic bag that appeared to have some weight to it. He stopped and put the bag down behind a dirt pile for a few seconds, looked around then came over to the tree where they take breaks. Around 6 minutes later he walks towards their connex carrying the bag lifted in the air and appears to be considerably lighter. He also was the only guy to not show up today… They found the hammer drill by the fence rolled up in the silt fence right before we went home for the day.
Ajax Building Corporation