In a dynamic and ever-evolving technological world, staying ahead in the construction industry means supporting each project with the most efficient processes and solutions. Documenting progress, creating captivating marketing materials, and ensuring site security are all essential components of successful project management.
But what if your construction site is located in a remote area — far from power sources — and poses challenges for camera placement? For remote jobsites with no external power sources or installation infrastructure, mobile camera trailers are a flexible, self-sustaining solution.
An all-in-one mounting and solar power station, mobile camera trailers are made to be easily moved to get the right angle on any project. Most solar-powered trailers have masts with heights ranging from 13’ to 30’, providing comprehensive views of your jobsite. When it comes to power, project managers can rest assured they will have an uninterrupted camera feed due to the trailer’s cutting-edge solar panels and reliable battery back-up system.
Sound like your type of documentation solution? Here’s more on how mobile camera trailers are transforming jobsite security and construction camera technology:
Construction sites can be sprawling landscapes, and capturing the perfect angle for documentation or marketing can be a challenge. As an all-in-one mounting solution, mobile camera trailers can be easily hitched to a truck and transported to any corner of your jobsite, offering unparalleled mobility. This means you can effortlessly change the perspective of your camera, allowing for diverse and engaging shots to elevate any documentation or marketing need.
When it comes to showcasing your work, static shots can only convey so much excitement. With mobile surveillance cameras, you can dynamically change angles and perspectives, infusing energy and visual appeal into marketing materials.
Top Tier Camera Compatibilities
The effectiveness of any camera system hinges on the quality of the cameras themselves. Mobile camera trailers are able to power both fixed and pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras — potentially even one of each at the same time.
A thorough breakdown of the differences between fixed-position and PTZ cameras can be found in our Buyer’s Guide, but generally speaking, here are some qualities to look for in either type:
- High resolution. As a minimum, construction cameras should offer a resolution of 1920 x 1080, more commonly known as 1080p. This will allow a clear view of your jobsite via photo or video.
- Infrared night vision. Built-in infrared allows for clearer nighttime footage, which is essential for jobsites that may have security concerns.
- Wide FOV or 360° pan. Look for fixed cameras that feature a wide horizontal field of view to capture large swaths of your projects. For PTZs, make sure they have user-controllable 360° pan capabilities for increased visibility.
If you’re interested in seeing what capabilities TrueLook’s Cameras have, visit our websites to learn more about our fixed-position and pan-tilt-zoom options, all crafted with jobsite conditions in mind.
Additional Security Coverage
For sites with heightened security concerns, mobile camera trailers are a great option, serving as vigilant sentinels that protect your site around the clock. If a specific area of your site experiences repeated break-ins, you can easily reposition the trailer to have its camera focus on that location, enhancing surveillance and deterring potential intruders.
When exploring solar-powered trailers for your projects, be sure to ask about security features. Whether you want AI-powered motion alerts, a team of professional monitors responding to potential threat notifications, or audio-visual deterrents like strobes and sirens, all of these features (and more) should be available on a camera powered by a mobile trailer.
Security on a construction site goes beyond deterring theft, though; it also encompasses safeguarding your project’s integrity and adhering to safety regulations. Mobile trailers embrace this approach by providing consistent power to your construction camera. By utilizing a battery backup system, trailers are able to ensure your project documentation is reliable and continuous, rain or shine.
Available for Lease
While investing in a mobile camera trailer is a wise long-term decision, your project’s needs might not call for purchasing one. Trailers are commonly available for lease to accommodate for this situation, and leased trailers should offer many of the same perks and camera options as purchased ones.
Leasing also allows you to scale up or down as needed, takes in-between-project storage and maintenance off your hands, and often lets you skip the typically lengthy purchase approval process. However, if you plan to reuse the trailer multiple times, purchasing may be the smarter option in the long run.
When deciding if leasing or purchasing a mobile camera trailer is right for your project, ask yourself this question: Do I need the trailer for this one project, or can I use it for others after?
Sustainability for a Greener Tomorrow
The demand for solar-powered solutions is on the rise. In the last 10 years, solar has seen an annual growth rate of almost 25%. With federal tax credits, declining costs, and increasing demand in the public and private sectors, nationwide solar capacity now covers 149 gigawatts (enough to light over 25 million homes!).
In an era where environmental consciousness is critical in all industries, solar power is more than just an innovation; it represents a commitment to sustainability. By harnessing solar power, mobile camera trailers not only overcome the challenge of remote locations but also contribute to a greener future.
As the world rallies behind renewable energy sources, integrating solar-powered cameras on your jobsites aligns with both ecological responsibility and technological advancement.
Paving the Way to Success with TrueLook’s Construction Cameras
As the construction industry continues to evolve, embracing technological advancements is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity. TrueLook’s Cameras and platform encapsulate this leap, embodying innovation, convenience, security, and sustainability in a single package.
TrueLook’s Mobile Camera Trailers (available for lease or purchase) offer an answer to common mounting and power issues many jobsites face, providing a telescoping mast that can be adapted to your project and fully adjustable solar panels to ensure maximum charging efficiency. With high-quality steel, corrosion-resistant coatings, and a backup battery system boasting eight batteries, our trailers are ready to help you document any project.
As you navigate the exciting world of new construction technology, the TrueLook team is excited to help you elevate your own practice. If you’re looking to invest in jobsite monitoring, but are unsure which solution is the best fit, check out our Construction Camera Buyer’s Guide or schedule a live demo with our team!