When planning your surveillance camera layout, make sure you cover all important spots: entries, storage areas and perimeter coverage. Cameras differ in their functions, and make sure you choose the right camera for the right location. For instance, you can not use the same security camera for wide-area surveillance and License plate capture. License plate capture would require a dedicated camera mounted much lower and can be of lower resolution. A wide-area surveillance camera most likely will have 26x optical zoom, be motion-activated and weatherproof. These will need to be mounted on 30’ masts.
It is not always easy to ensure power at all required spots on your construction site. You will have to try your best with a portable security system construction. You will lose surveillance if the power goes out. Investing in a backup power supply such as a battery-powered or solar-powered security camera system can ensure uninterrupted protection.
Although they may provide evidence of a crime, smart and determined criminals can disable and/or avoid your surveillance system. On-site recordings can be stolen, security cameras may be covered, or criminals may use a disguise, e.g. a face mask. Surveillance equipment may be disconnected from power sources, damaged or removed. To ensure that your devices are not rendered unusable, store recordings off-site and place cameras in areas that are not easily accessible. And as stated before, limit access to your construction site.