Live Video Surveillance or Onsite Security Guards?

April 16th, 2021 | By SentriForce
Live Video Surveillance or Onsite Security Guards?

If you work in the construction business, you know that construction sites are one of the most common targets for criminal activity. Without taking proper security measures, trespassing, theft, vandalism, and equipment damage, will continue to be a pain for your organization. Experiencing loss of materials and equipment can delay your project, negatively affect your bottom line, and hurt your company’s reputation. However, there is a solution that can help you reduce your risk and mitigate loss. 

Live video surveillance cameras are a great option in response to criminal activity, while being able to observe and record footage, live video surveillance services typically have the ability to engage with a potential threat to change their activity on a construction site or retail property.

Onsite security guards may seem like a better option as they can physically engage with the potential threat, but personnel costs are really high and lives may be at risk. Security guards are also unpredictable, they can fall asleep on the job, they can patrol different areas at random intervals, and can only be at one place at a time. In the event an incident took place, security guards are not able to provide as much evidence and documentation as a security video surveillance system.

The SentriForce Managed Video Surveillance security systems are built with red and blue flashing strobe lights to visually deter criminals, while giving the impression of a law enforcement presence. SentriForce video surveillance systems are recording 24/7 with thermal technology and surveillance personnel remotely monitoring the camera views. The security camera systems are equipped with audible sirens that are remotely triggered by our licensed monitoring personnel to engage with any would-be criminals. If the trespassers refuse to remove themselves, SentriForce monitoring personnel will dispatch local law enforcement to arrest or remove the suspects, all while providing real time information on the criminals whereabouts.


Onsite security guards typically can cost around $20 to $45 an hour,and unless they are certified peace officers, they do not have the power of arrest. If one security guard is required on your property 14 hours a day, 7 times a week, you are looking at $3920 to $7840 per month. Managed security surveillance solutions are much more cost effective and scale a lot more efficiently and effectively to your needs and your budget.

So if you are looking for effectiveness, efficiency, and cost-saving, consider using managed video surveillance services. SentriForce security camera systems that are installed are taken care of by the provider to ensure maximum uptime and reliability.

Minimize risk and keep your jobsite secure through a managed video surveillance system by SentriForce. Our system combines video technology, video surveillance, and human intelligence to protect your construction site from theft, property damage, and more. 

For more information on Construction Site Managed Video Surveillance and how it can help reduce theft, trespassing, vandalism and loss of materials, contact SentriForce.

Combining industry leading technology with our Texas-based and owned monitoring facility to help you and your team reduce risk and mitigate loss.

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