Security options comparison tables

Table 1 - Factors Contributing to Your Choice of Security (Construction Sector)
TypesSensitivityMobilitySecured AreaAudio WarningFeatures
Cabled CCTV Cameras Record 24/7 to disk. No motion detection. No intruder alert Fixed. Hard cabled liable to constant breaks resulting in system outage and expensive engineer visits. Limited to cable length None Simply records to a disc drive. Will only provide visual information of intrusion after the event when disc drive is accessed by client.
Cabled CCTV Cameras with motion detectors Systems sold on basis camera can see up to 100m, BUT, motion detection is limited to around 20 meters, so anything past 20 meters will not be detected Fixed. Hard cabled liable to constant breaks resulting in system outage and expensive engineer visits. Limited to cable length Siren option Generally monitored via a 3rd party monitoring station that monitors hundreds or thousands of such systems. Suppliers do not monitor the systems as they create so many false alarms. 3rd Party monitoring stations often miss legitimate activations due to lack of diligence and workload
Manned Security Good IF guards are constantly patrolling the site and not sleeping Patrolling may miss areas of site that are difficult to access N/A No Audio Spend most of their time inside the welfare cabin. Even when patrolling site, can only see one part of site at a time. Organised intruders time the guards rounds and or have a lookout to warn them that guards are approaching
Cabled CCTV Cameras with video analytics System sold on the basis cameras can see 100 meters or so, however, video analytics will not detect movement in darkness reliably past 20 meters max. Fixed. Hard cabled liable to constant breaks resulting in system outage and expensive engineer visits. Limited to cable length Siren option Generally monitored via a 3rd party monitoring station that monitors hundreds or thousands of such systems. Suppliers do not monitor the systems as they create so many false alarms. 3rd Party monitoring stations often miss legitimate activations due to lack of diligence and workload.
Wireless CCTV cameras System sold on the basis cameras can see 100 meters or so, however, neither motion detection or video analytics will not detect movement in darkness reliably past 20 meters max. Wireless CCTV systems are NOT cable free. While they transmit signals via Radio Frequency, they require a cable power source. Hard cabled liable to constant breaks resulting in system outage and expensive engineer visits. 100 - 150 meters from router location* Siren option Generally monitored via a 3rd party monitoring station that monitors hundreds or thousands of such systems. Suppliers do not monitor the systems as they create so many false alarms. 3rd Party monitoring stations often miss legitimate activations due to lack of diligence and workload.
CCTV Towers System sold on the basis cameras can see 100 meters or so, however, neither motion detection or video analytics will not detect movement in darkness reliably past 20 meters max. Can be moved by supplier company. Will require a towing vehicle 20 - 30 meters in all directions Siren / talk-through options Generally monitored via a 3rd party monitoring station that monitors hundreds or thousands of such systems. Suppliers do not monitor the systems as they create so many false alarms. 3rd Party monitoring stations often miss legitimate activations due to lack of diligence and workload.
Raidervision Camera Units Cameras triggered by movement (animal immune) 20 meter x 90 degree range per camera. Can be moved around as site expands, by site staff in contact with Raidervision control room who will check new positioning and video remotely to ensure the site is still secure. There is no charge for this service Unlimited number of cameras within 1km radius of control unit* High intensity siren for 45 seconds so that neighbours are not disturbed too much. Automatic system reset following trigger Highly stable design. Designed not to false alarm in bright sunshine, wind, rain or by animals. This means an exceptionally low false alarm rate which in tern means that we can monitor every camera on every system inhouse with our dedicated staff. This results in a highly effective security service.
Table 2 - Factors Contributing to Your Choice of Security (Construction Sector)
Expansion CapabilityMaintenancePowerServiceAffordability
Cabled CCTV Cameras Max 32 per system High maintenance due to cables being damaged regularly by site vehicles Cabled to site generator Not able to quantify *** (3 star rating)

Installation and hire charges can appear reasonable, but cable breaks etc. will result in significant engineer visit charges
Cabled CCTV Cameras with motion detectors Max 32 per system High maintenance due to cables being damaged regularly by site vehicles Cabled to site generator Companies providing temporary CCTV services generally are not specialists in construction sector and do not provide the correct service and support structure for the customers as most of their work is long term static camera systems which require a differ ***

Installation and hire charges can appear reasonable, but cable breaks etc. will result in significant engineer visit charges
Manned Security Increased man power Very high maintenance. Require welfare facilities. Many guards are unreliable and do not arrive on site at correct times causing hassle for clients N/A Varies greatly from provider to provider *

Any guarding company charging less than £9 per hour per guard is NOT meeting all legal employment requirements.
Cabled CCTV Cameras with video analytics Max 32 per system High maintenance due to cables being damaged regularly by site vehicles Cabled to site generator Companies providing temporary CCTV services generally are not specialists in construction sector and do not provide the correct service and support structure for the customers as most of their work is long term static camera systems which require a different type of service and support structure to construction sector clients ***

Installation and hire charges can appear reasonable, but cable breaks etc. will result in significant engineer visit charges
Wireless CCTV cameras Max 32 per system High maintenance due to cables being damaged regularly by site vehicles Cabled to site generator Companies providing temporary CCTV services generally are not specialists in construction sector and do not provide the correct service and support structure for the customers as most of their work is long term static camera systems which require a different type of service and support structure to construction sector clients ***

Installation and hire charges can appear reasonable, but cable breaks etc. will result in significant engineer visit charges
CCTV Towers Additional towers would be required Low maintenance if powered by site generator. High maintenance if powered by onboard generator or batteries which generally only last 48 - 72 hours Cabled to site generator in most cases during working hours Most providers are not providing CCTV towers as their main business, so service and support options vary greatly from provider to provider ***

High cost when the area that the tower can detect movement in is understood. Sites with structures on them will require several towers as there will be many blind spots that a single tower cannot cover. This makes the tower solution expensive.
Raidervision Camera Units Max 64 per system Low to no maintenance. Battery life over one year on all units. All battery changes FOC. No cables of any kind to get damaged. Armoured design for durability 100% battery powered for 12+ Months. CSS notified when batteries are getting low. Batteries replaced FOC Responsive and dedicated 24/7 cover. 24/7 system fault monitoring and rectification service. Twice weekly system efficacy test, video check and site manager report. All alarm activations responded to by SIA certified rapid response staff ******

Cost effective solution. The cost of one CCTV tower with fixed camera position is equal to between an 8 - 15 camera Raidervision system