How Much Do Wireless Jobsite Security Cameras Cost?
Let’s break down construction security camera costs. (They don’t have to break the bank.)
Can you guess the estimated annual loss from equipment theft on construction sites across the United States? It’s a staggering one billion dollars — and that’s just per year. According to the National Equipment Register (NER), the average cost of a single equipment theft claim hovers at approximately $30,000.
Without the proper safeguards in place, lack of adequate security surveillance systems can cost companies significant time and money. By investing a few hundred dollars in a reliable home security system today, you can save yourself tens of thousands in the long run — and safeguard your jobsite from day one.
Are you building a construction site security plan, but aren’t sure where to start? No problem. Let’s explore how much it costs to monitor any job site, and why wire-free construction site security cameras are the best, budget-friendly option for you.
When your team breaks new ground, you don’t have to break the bank to keep your site safe. That said, the camera cost and video quality can vary drastically.
On a practical level, the overall cost of surveillance cameras depends on how expansive the system is, whether you also hire in-person security, additional monitoring fees, and other key factors. The average cost of security camera installation nationwide is approximately $1,330, yet that range spans as little as $150 and as much as $2,040.
Advanced 110V construction cameras can come with a higher price tag, ranging from roughly $2,000 to upwards of $7000 depending on the capabilities. Plus, hundreds in hidden monthly service fees and data storage costs.
When evaluating your options for residential or corporate construction projects, go with a provider that has no hidden fees, no commitment, and no contracts. Options like the Arlo Ultra 2 offer extremely high 4K resolution video with HDR — all for less than $300 and zero hidden fees. Plus, a free trial of Arlo Secure is included. When building your own personalized security system, you can save more when you protect more. Simply start with a base kit and save up to 30% off when you bundle with best sellers.
Whether you’re a project owner, general contractor, or on-site manager, reliable job site cameras are critical to project success. Wireless home security cameras, also known as wire-free construction video cameras, are quickly becoming commonplace for large and small-scale construction projects.
What is the difference between wired and wireless security cameras, and when is wireless the way to go? Wired indoor cameras like the Arlo Essential Indoor Camera connect to an outlet and are ideal for monitoring indoor inventory.
Since most construction sites are at least partially exposed to the elements, a wireless system like the Arlo Pro 5 S2K is ideal for flexible outdoor monitoring. A wire-free security camera comes with a few key features, including a rechargeable battery, impressive all-weather protection, and even night vision capability. Wireless job site cameras allow you to:
Jobsite security cameras offer superior oversight efficiency. With the right high-quality camera in place, you can catch a problem early and immediately rectify it. Plus, monitor quality control to ensure all processes are implemented correctly. For ultimate outdoor protection, see more of what’s happening with the Arlo Ultra 2‘s ultra-wide field of view and 4K video with HDR. Receive instant alerts on your phone when motion is detected and take quick action.
A strong internet connection at any jobsite is ideal, but most outdoor sites don’t have fixed internet. Do you need 24/7 security in areas without power or reliable Wi-Fi access? Pick a security camera with integrated 4G LTE connectivity.
The Arlo Go 2 LTE/Wi-Fi camera instantly connects to an LTE network whenever Wi-Fi isn’t available. If your area is prone to inclement weather or power outages, you’ll be covered from day one thanks to 4G LTE connectivity and a long-lasting battery.
When you have a wider view of security, you can easily show your customers progress, quality of work, and security updates. Choosing a camera with reliable video quality like the Arlo Pro 5S 2K can also help general contractors build trust by showing customers 160° views. Every shot is auto corrected to reduce any fisheye effect and deliver true-to-life imagery.
A job well done needs something to show for it. Pick a home security plan with 4K cloud storage so you can leverage high-quality motion videos in marketing collateral for future buyers, renters, and more. Arlo service plans including Arlo Secure include cloud recordings of video clips at 4K or lower resolution, depending on hardware capabilities.
It’s no secret that professional contractors rely heavily on their tools to get the job done — and it’s on us to safeguard what matters most. Arlo’s range of jobsite security cameras help you monitor all of your sites after hours for theft, trespassers, or any other unauthorized access incidents. What are you waiting for? Find the best construction site security cameras today to protect your project — Arlo’s on the job.