Videofied vs. Video Surveillance ( CCTV ) Cameras - What Application is Right for You?

 A Videofied wireless camera mounted in a CONCRETE filled bucket allows the video security coverage to be moved around a construction site as the needs evolve. 

A Videofied wireless camera mounted in a CONCRETE filled bucket allows the video security coverage to be moved around a construction site as the needs evolve. 

Videofied, also known as Video Verification, is wireless video surveillance technology which is used for “real time” video transmission which shows when someone is on public or private property.

In the units are motion sensors/viewers which transmit images wirelessly to a main unit located in the best spot for range. Videofied is 100% wireless so there is no need for power. There’s no need to drill and fish wire. This saves exponentially on labor to install such devices and makes it ideal for construction site security, outdoor intrusion detection, and temporary security systems.

Images will communicate directly to a central station to indicate if there is in fact an intruder on the property or if it’s just environmental. The system will communicate on a cell network preventing any phone lines to be ran or activated. With POTS lines becoming less of a trend and more of a financial burden to the end user, this is just another example of savings in the long run omitting the need for relying on an outside vendor/carrier to repair faulty lines. Videofied can also connect directly to an internet network.

Upon request you can receive a 10 second clip of an actual event to your smart device. While surveillance cameras record events, Videofied will catch the intruder in the act once it it is armed. With a surveillance system you would need to review the recording and spend time as to when the event occurred and then burn it to a drive. This occurs hours, days, or weeks later and clearly the intruder has already gotten away. Public resources become burdened to identify and investigate. Theft, depending on the loss will sometimes be placed on the back-burner if lack of evidence for a quick capture is not present.  

 A Videofied image sensors is a motion sensor first with video verification to confirm

A Videofied image sensors is a motion sensor first with video verification to confirm

Videofied allows a central station to view the event while it is taking place and unknown to the intruder who thinks they are just on film, ends up being dispatched on within seconds. The intruder will have no idea the police are on their way!

Surveillance cameras are beneficial in case where a hired guard or staff is looking at live views of a site or if a homeowner would like to look in on their homestead for various reasons. Additionally, the recording could render being very important for review if in fact “sqautters” are present, or a someone hired to look in on your property helps themselves to your items, or uses your property in an inappropriate manner. Additionally, with our “lawsuit happy” world these days, many people are looking to make a fast buck with a feigned injury. Falling on someone’s property, or claiming personal injury is often times a typical way of making a home or business owner’s insurance offer a payout. With cameras installed in places where injuries could be likely, people are less fortunate in winning a lawsuit if the injury ends up being staged.

Considerations Before Purchase of CCTV

This case study from Green Mountain Alarm's sister company illustrates how monitored video verification may be used on a construction environment.

  • For outside protection in rural areas such as Vermont, Videofied could play a big role to catching intruders. Cameras in this area are more likely to be reviewed after the fact.

  • Videofied requires a monthly fee. Video Surveillance which records locally only does may not.

  • Videofied would be best used in the following areas:

    • Rooftops

    • Construction Sites,

    • Salvage Yards

    • Vacant Properties

    • Vehicle Lots, Backyards

    • Indoors

    • Parks and Recreation

    • Remote Facilities

    • Agriculture (e.g., Maple Syrup Harvesting Operations)

    • Ski Resorts (Including at Summits on on Mountain), etc..

  • Video Surveillance best applications would be the following areas:

    • Monitoring your home from distance to check on your kids, pets, mail, etc..

    • Recording to a drive to provide images for governing authorities

    • analytics - i.e. “point of sale” transactions and/or integration with access control, etc.

  • CCTV/Surveillance has a much clearer picture vs. Videofied is used for verification of what triggered the motion not as evidence to identify intruders.