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Detailed Comparison of VSaaS & Mobile Surveillance Units

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    3 Key Differences Between VSaaS and Remote Surveillance Units

    From construction sites to office space, surveillance is a critical feature to job site safety.

    Fortunately, you have options when it comes to surveillance solutions. Today, we’ll get a general overview of the differences between Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS), also known as hosted or managed video surveillance, as compared to mobile surveillance units. 

    Both options function within the scope of remote monitored video surveillance.

    Mobile surveillance units are individual camera units with crime-deterrent features built in which can be mounted on poles or walls and used for indoor or outdoor surveillance. These are also available as part of a mobile video surveillance trailer, which is the application this article will focus on.

    Wondering Which You Need? Consider Location, Duration & Implementation

    We’ll start with the 3 key differences in remote video monitoring applications: location, duration, and implementation.

    Location, Location, Location

    The first thing to consider is which type of live video monitoring is best suited to your location’s needs regarding size, geographical position, the impact from surrounding areas, the types of people or events within your location, etc. 

    Where to Use VSaaS

    VSaaS is best put to use indoors in permanent structures for commercial, residential, and public use including industries such as:

    • Healthcare Facilities
    • Educational establishments
    • Multifamily residential developments
    • Mixed-use developments
    • Retail and commercial developments
    • Corporate buildings

    Where to Use Remote Surveillance Trailers

    Remote or mobile surveillance trailers are great if you need use in non-permanent indoor or outdoor security cameras in sites with challenging environments. 

    Designed to withstand difficult environmental conditions, they deliver options for solar or battery power and can connect either to your own internet source or use their own wi-fi signal. 

    Environmental challenges that mobile surveillance trailers are equipped to handle include, but aren’t limited to:

    • Ill-defined or open site parameters
    • Remote locations
    • Locations without integrated power or internet
    • Sensitive electrical, wireless, or cable connections
    • Exposure to harsh weather conditions

    Mobile surveillance units are also a good fit for surveillance of a limited area within a much larger location, such as construction sites, scrap yards, and auction lots and convention centers.

    Construction sites and tradeshows are among the most common uses for mobile surveillance trailers thanks to their portability and efficiency in surveilling an area with unguarded perimeters. They are a proven solution to prevent common problems including stolen equipment and materials and workplace violence.

    Duration: How Long Do You Need It?

    Using VSaaS for Long Term Security Solutions

    Typically, standard Surveillance as a Service is appropriate for permanent or long-term use. 

    • Used in businesses to help increase safety and improve operational efficiency
    • Used in communities to help prevent theft and vandalism and provide evidence
    • Used anywhere you need tighter security, improved site safety, and increased efficiency 

    Mobile Video Trailers for Short-Term Use

    Mobile video trailers were created in response to the need for reliable short-term surveillance for drastically less cost than hiring security guard services. These mobile surveillance units perform with exceptional surveillance and the convenience of contract-free, as-needed use. 

    This makes them ideal for short-term events or projects, including tradeshows and exhibitions, fairs or festivals, and construction site security.

    What About Implementation?

    In implementation, the two video surveillance systems are largely similar. The main difference is installation.

    Installing VSaaS

    Choosing VSaaS gives you a few installation options, which will which depend on your site’s size and location, existing equipment, and your surveillance purposes:

    • Preinstalled surveillance system

    A remote-monitored VSaaS system may be compatible with your current security system. Technicians will check your existing system for compatibility and functionality, then plug-and-play or configure your system’s IP address and DNS information as needed.

    • New surveillance cameras

    A benefit of starting from scratch is that you have the ability to customize your camera capabilities to your business’s unique needs. Video surveillance management software can be configured, as can camera features, for IDing faces, vehicle license plates, and more for highly sensitive security needs. Technicians will install your system from the ground up.

    • Remote Surveillance Units

    You also have the option to choose freestanding remote surveillance camera systems that can be either wall or pole mounted. Wireless internet connections transmit video to the host service’s monitoring center through an IP Camera Surveillance System (sometimes still referred to as CCTV Cameras).

    Installing Remote Video Surveillance Trailers

    Because of their mobile build, remote video surveillance trailers can be deployed on request within short notice. Adding to their convenient mobility and rugged construction is the benefit of instant setup; as soon as the trailer is secure on-site, you’ll be transmitting live feed.

    The Benefits of Remote Surveillance Solutions from Mobile Video Guard

    High-Tech Features with Crime-Deterrent Capability

    When you choose to employ remote units from Mobile Video Guard, you get a proven, time-tested solution. Remote units include these standard features – whether you choose the standalone units for wall or pole mount, or the surveillance equipped trailers:

    • Motion sensors
    • Night-vision
    • Flashing lights
    • Speakers
    • 9 camera lenses
    • Time-lapse video recording
    • 360 degree site views
    • Perimeter breach warnings
    • Cloud-based feed and storage

    If a remote unit or mobile surveillance trailer is not the option for you, Mobile Video Guard offers a solution to fit your needs. We know one size doesn’t fit all, which is why we not only provide service options but camera unit options as well, with features including thermal sensors.

    Plus, our mobile app allows you to see your site for yourself on your mobile phone at any time.

    Formally-Trained Surveillance Professionals

    Remote video monitoring connects your site to a Real-Time Operations Center, where security specialists with at least 5 years of law enforcement and security service experience monitor your feed from 6 AM to 6 PM.

    Mobile Video Guard’s Remote Site Security Specialists are trained to follow stringent protocol at all times, from logging seemingly inconsequential site activities to detecting and intervening when suspicious activity occurs. We will contact your local law enforcement as needed to apprehend violators on the spot.

    Whether you choose VSaaS or Mobile Video Trailers, Mobile Video Guard’s monitoring service is here to help!


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