Constructing a Mobile Security Solution for Jova Inc.

Jova Inc. is a commercial contractor and developer based in Boerne, Texas. Since 1991, the company has overseen projects including construction work on office buildings for various state agencies throughout Texas.
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CHALLENGE

The Jova team typically has three construction sites in operation across Texas at any given time. Their sites are loaded with expensive machinery and tools including generators, compressors and pricey lasers used in grading equipment. But these sites have a common problem – they’re left empty and unguarded once the crews pack up for the night. With no security measures in place besides locks on fences and storage containers, thieves were hitting the sites under the cover of night. They needed a mobile security solution.

“They went after everything” said Michael Villarreal, President of Jova Inc. “We had people hotwire equipment and drive it around causing damage. Locks were cut off of trailers and tools were stolen. And with no cameras on site, trespassers went undetected until the next morning.”

SOLUTION

After years of employing a “just the basics” security strategy, Villarreal and the Jova team knew they needed real-time defense on their construction sites.

“We had people hotwire equipment and drive it around causing damage. Locks were cut off of trailers and tools were stolen. And with no cameras on site, trespassers went undetected until the next morning.”

“We heard about Pro-Vigil from other contractors and they ended up being the first and only solution we looked at,” says Villarreal. “The fact that Pro-Vigil’s trained staff provides live monitoring and can make a decision to deter crime in that moment was a game changer.”

But that wasn’t all that impressed Villarreal. Pro-Vigil’s mobile surveillance solutions provided exactly the type of equipment needed to keep watch over Jova’s temporary construction sites – from start to finish of each project.

Pro-Vigil’s mobile solution runs off of solar panels so no electricity is needed − and no Wi-Fi either − and the whole unit can easily be moved as security needs change.

“We deal with each project from the ground up,” notes Villarreal. “As the project goes through different phases, it’s important that we have cameras positioned in different places. Pro-Vigil’s mobile solution allows us to really focus on the most critical areas.”

RESULTS

For Jova Inc., the benefits of Pro-Vigil extend beyond security and peace of mind for its employees; they also help the numerous sub-contractors working on the jobsites.

“It’s helpful for them to know that their equipment is protected on our sites,” said Villarreal. Jova Inc. is no longer suffering from costly thefts and downtime as a result of missing equipment and vandalism. And as construction on each site progresses, adjusting security strategy has been hassle-free thanks to Pro-Vigil’s mobile solution.

“Anytime we need to have the unit relocated we notify Pro-Vigil and they either guide us through the process of moving it ourselves or come out to lend a hand. They’re very quick in helping us figure out the best possible way to monitor each site,” said Villarreal. “Pro-Vigil has done a great job helping us provide better security to each of our locations. It’s been a great team relationship focused on providing the best results.”

“As the project goes through different phases, it’s important that we have cameras positioned in different places. Pro-Vigil’s mobile solution allows us to really focus on certain areas.”

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