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Deterring crime in the Midwest

24/7 Onsite Cameras tries to do its part in terms of deterring crime in the Columbia area and beyond. Please take a look at the numerous posts below that highlight the good work our equipment has done for those looking to secure their job site or facility. We are very proud of the work we do, and we would like to share it with you!

24/7 Onsite Cameras Dependable Job Site Monitoring

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Many construction companies and businesses have suffered huge losses and delays due to theft and vandalism at their construction sites. That’s why it is important to take extra precaution to help prevent these issues when you are starting a construction project. You may have security personnel and alarm systems to secure the site, but this level of security is not always enough. Let 24/7 Onsite Cameras install high-quality monitoring cameras that ensure top-class protection for the construction site.

There may be dozens of companies offering construction site surveillance in your city. However, it is critical that you make the right decision and choose the most reliable company that offers their services at a reasonable rate.  24/7 Onsite Cameras prides itself on competitive pricing and professional service.
Here are a few benefits of utilizing 24/7 Onsite Cameras
services:

  •     Flexible rates to suit the requirements of different types of construction projects.
  •     Multiple options of  cameras to choose from, depending on your needs.
  •     Trustworthy and experienced personnel to help you make the right decision in choosing the right setup for your needs.
  •     Offer remote monitoring 24/7, so you can keep an eye on the site even when you are not at the job site. We use CheckVideo monitoring that can accessed from your smartphone, laptop, computer or ANYWHERE WITH INTERNET CONNECTION!
Before deciding on a company to provide cameras for your construction site, call 24/7 Onsite Cameras and let us match or beat our competitor's price.

Solving the car break-in problem without police help?

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It’s one of the most common crimes in St. Louis… the car break-in.

It happens anywhere, anytime… but not likely to happen anytime soon in a parking lot off Locust near Leonard downtown.

In the past couple of weeks there had been a big problem there.  Construction workers rehabbing a building across the street had their cars broken into three times in three days… in the middle of the day.

One guy I talked to told me someone took a thousand dollars worth of tools from his car.  Another joked, you’re not really a St. Louisan until you’ve had your car broken into.  Ouch.

Finally, the Lawrence Group, the company these guys are rehabbing the building for, had enough.  They rented a mobile surveillance camera unit that gives a 360-degree view of the area 24 hours a day and can record the video.  The cost is around $1,800 dollars a month… Less than the amount of damage thieves can cause in just a few minutes.

The workers tell me they appreciate the cameras and the signs all over the place telling people they are on camera… great deterrent.

The company renting out the camera is local. Check out www.247onsitecameras.com if you want to find out more about the contraption watching over people’s cars.

Mobile camera unit may be used to deter crime in St. Louis

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Starting Wednesday, a mobile surveillance camera unit will show up in some St. Louis city neighborhoods, in effort to deter crime. While parts of the city already employ the use of fixed surveillance cameras, this unit can be moved around to target different areas.

Sixth Ward Alderwoman Kacie Starr Triplett says the surveillance unit will first be used at the corner of Michigan and Magnolia.

This is a great neighborhood. We have great housing stock, we have a lot of amenities right here in this neighborhood, but we have some problem corners and we’re working to address them,” said Triplett.

The owner of the surveillance camera unit is offering the use of one, for free. Keith Jackson of Columbia, IL-based 24/7 On-Site Cameras said he read about Triplett's efforts to combat crime in the 6th ward and e-mailed her to offer help.

Jackson typically rents out the use of units on construction sites. A unit is currently in use at the St. Louis City library renovation site, downtown. Jackson said that on any given day, he has at least one unit that is not in use and he’s willing to allow the city borrow one.

Four cameras are mounted at the top of a mobile unit and can record video in the dark, said Jackson. The cameras will record constantly. Triplett said she may recruit neighborhood watch members to take turns monitoring the cameras, live. The video stream can be accessed on a laptop or computer, with the proper passwords.

St. Louis Police say they’ve been in touch with Triplett and support the efforts.

Triplett said the cameras will not be used with the intention of peering into homes. She said the units would be placed on public right of ways. She also said the city supported the idea.

“The security cameras are not a panacea to dealing with all crime. This is just another tool in the tool box,” said Triplett.

New Midwest specialty rental company uses technology to streamline construction site security

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24/7 Onsite Cameras utilizes today’s technology, including rental cameras with advanced video compression and cellular networks in standalone Rental Surveillance Units eliminating job site theft, improving worker productivity and increasing safety awareness for clients throughout the Midwest.

A newly formed mobile surveillance company in the Midwest is simplifying construction site security. 24/7 Onsite Cameras is using advanced technologies and a variety of rental video surveillance products to provide companies with wireless solutions for monitoring job sites remotely. The company is a full service provider for temporary or long-term wireless video surveillance systems and a dealer for the Videofied product line, utilizing totally wireless motion detectors to provide instant video alerts of intrusions.

The company sells and rents units to construction companies, entertainment venues, federal and local law enforcement authorities, State Department of Transportation and other commercial and industrial companies where remote monitoring is necessary or assets are at risk.

Former equipment executive Keith Jackson founded 24/7 Onsite Cameras with the end-user in mind. “We give our customers the solutions they need with instant access to monitor their properties from almost anywhere in the world,” Jackson said. “We will rent one of these units by the day, week, month or year based on the temporary need of the customer. It can be set up and operational within minutes of arriving on site.”

The units are an ideal option for out-of- state building owners who need to monitor the build progress of a project in another location from their home office. Rental video surveillance is also beneficial for the contractor on site. “Imagine the credability a contractor now commands by not just listing their portfolio of projects in a bid but bringing out an iPad to show their potential client current projects “Live” under construction,” Jackson explained.

The recent addition of Videofied means 24/7 On Site Cameras can also provide customers with a construction site security system that is an unplugged, affordable, extremely portable security system. Videofied features movable remote sentries that provide instant video alerts of intrusions. “Videofied can be installed anywhere and moved around for any situation,” Jackson said. “Your video security system literally goes with you. The system with 10-15 cameras can be carried in a briefcase from job site to job site,” Jackson added. The Videofied system can be set up quickly, directed at specific assets such as equipment or material deliveries to protect against theft or vandalism.

Former equipment executive creates mobile surveillance company

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24/7 Onsite Cameras opened for business in Columbia, Ill., last month to sell and rent mobile surveillance units to construction sites, entertainment events, federal and local law enforcement authorities, and commercial applications where assets are at risk for a temporary period.

Founder and president Keith Jackson joined forces with Houston-based Cameras Onsite as the manufacturer of its rental surveillance units (RSU). The rental offering includes include both electric units as well as diesel hybrid units that are self contained and have a run time of up to 90 days without service. The traditional trailer-mounted option is also available for sale to those that wish to own the product.

“24/7 OnSite Cameras Inc. is very excited about the opportunity to be the exclusive distributor for this product in the Midwest,” said Jackson. “This technology is long overdue in the Midwest and we are excited to once again provide a product that will fill a niche market 24/7/365 days per year.”

While mobile units have been available in other parts of the country the RSU will be the first of its kind for rental in the St. Louis area. The RSU uses an advanced form of video compression, wireless and cellular networks to provide the most modular system available, the company said.

The RSU unit can be delivered and set up within minutes, providing a 360-degree view immediately. Customers can monitor their own site via Internet from anywhere, or contract with 24/7 for monitoring support.

Jackson previously held executive level positions for two large corporations, both of which gained market share under his leadership in the construction/industrial arena, the company said.

Plans are in place to open 24/7 Onsite Cameras branch locations in Memphis, Tenn.; Chicago; Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Cincinnati.

Featured in Rental Equipment Register, July 9, 2010

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