Mobile Video Guard FAQ
Video surveillance is an essential addition to your business budget that protects people, property, and possessions. Mobile Video Guard provides multiple options to safeguard your site, so we get many questions about our services and methods.
Here are answers to the questions we hear most often, sorted by category. Contact our team with any further inquiries.
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) keeps watch on your business and commercial interests. They are most commonly used to detect and deter criminal activity.
This equipment is composed of monitors, cameras, and sometimes wires or cables. These work to view, record, and archive live events.
Analog cameras store video on-site with basic security functionality and show feeds on standard TVs. Wired cameras use cables to send footage to a monitor. Internet Protocol (IP) cameras deliver superior visual, audio, and recording.
IP cameras allow users to see security feeds from anywhere, anytime. This provides greater peace of mind, removes the need for on-site visits, and allows faster preventive action.
Mobile Surveillance Units
Mobile surveillance offers freedom and flexibility. Units can be deployed anywhere as needed.
Units offer four different camera views, recording motion 24/7 with optional 360-degree surveillance from heights of 20 feet. Feeds are monitored live from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily by staff experienced in law enforcement, with optional 24-hour weekend and holiday coverage. Our command center allows remote interaction via loudspeakers and strobe lights to deter crime. Further features include mobile app access and advanced analytics.
There are no long-term contracts. Cameras can be rented daily, weekly, or monthly, with no repair or replacement costs. Consistent monthly billing means you pay the quoted amount monthly unless you add or remove camera units.
Remote systems can often be installed within minutes. They don’t rely on much wiring or access to electrical ports, meaning they’re not tied to predefined locations.
Any business can benefit, but some sectors have more to gain than others, such as construction or commercial sites, infrastructure areas, and storage yards. These are more vulnerable to robbery, vandalism, and trespassing.
NVR Vs. DVR Cameras
Either of the two main categories of security cameras may work for you, depending on site size and security needs. Here are some common questions:
NVR stands for Network Video Recorder. It’s a digital system that works with IP cameras to encode video before sending it to NVR storage. NVRs connect to a wireless network or Ethernet.
DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder, a coaxially wired system that converts analog input from camera recordings into digital format. All data received by the DVR is processed and saved to a storage device or hard drive.
They can be easier to install due to their wireless capabilities and smaller, more flexible connectors and cables. IP cameras provide greater clarity, zooming, and audio. NVRs save money on utility bills.
DVRs integrate well with existing wired surveillance systems and quality analog cameras, and they’re significantly cheaper than IPs. Coax cables are versatile, allowing easier upgrading of existing coax lines and greater cable distance.
You can use both at the same time. This optimizes the strengths and minimizes the weaknesses of each.
FAQs for Construction Sites
Construction sites are frequent targets of theft and vandalism, which negatively impact budgets and schedules. It’s essential that these sites have 24/7 perimeter protection.
They get every feature mentioned above plus a time-lapse recording at no additional cost. This is great for marketing and advertising.
Mobile security units can be connected to on-site power or batteries. They can also use solar power.
They offer a thermal vision option and fire detection, and they can alert site managers and emergency responders. Sensors can detect temperature changes down to .05 degrees Celsius.
Yes. Cameras record and preserve potential evidence against false workers comp or injury claims.
Trade Show and Exhibit Video Guard
Shows and booths often carry valuable items and equipment to attract potential investors and customers. These can be targets for thieves, whom security can help deter and prosecute.
Display-specific security features help protect your presence and investment by providing:
- Three camera views per unit
- 180-degree views from 9 feet high
- Live monitoring from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily by surveillance agents
- Alerts when anyone crosses your booth perimeter
- Mobile app access for any time, anywhere security viewing
Features coming soon are visitor counts and heat maps to aid sales adjustments.
Our experts can set up within five minutes to provide 24/7 monitoring. This is good when booths are left unstaffed overnight.
It costs far less than hiring a guard and requires no long-term contract. Real-time monitoring allows for warning announcements and strobe lights delivered directly to your exhibit, with venue security and local authorities immediately notified. Mobile trade show security also offers time-lapse footage that can be used for advertising.
Mobile Video Guard Is Your Go-To for Surveillance
Your site has unique needs rooted in your business model and when and where it conducts business. Our security professionals can apply law enforcement and technical expertise to create the perfect surveillance solution for you. Contact us for a free estimate.