Until recently, it was difficult for remote operations and sites to protect assets and people, particularly in situations where access to a power supply or fixed network is unavailable.
Remote and rural sites ranging from gas pipelines and fisheries, to forestry operations and national parks, have pressing security needs that were previously difficult to address due to their off-grid nature. However, the recent technological advancements in remote surveillance units now provides these sites with a simple, cost-effective and practical solution to security challenges.
American Protection Group’s remote surveillance solutions offer real-time monitoring on a temporary or semi-permanent basis in places where traditional surveillance may not be otherwise feasible.
Remote Surveillance Units Are Easy To Use
APG’s standard remote surveillance units can be placed anywhere additional security is needed without the expense of installation man-hours. This portable and complete unit serves as a strong visual deterrent while offering a host of security measures, such as cameras, lights and remote monitoring and response.
These units are suitable for isolated and difficult-to-access areas by the use of solar panel power with battery backups, which eliminates the complications involved with direct wiring.
These solutions are easily portable and can be deployed in just minutes, providing remote video surveillance quickly and effectively. They offer features such as video alarm notifications when individuals enter restricted areas and two-way conversation capabilities through the use of built-in microphones. They can also supply the immediate area with Wi-Fi.
What Types of Sites Can Use Remote Surveillance Units from APG?
Remote surveillance units are suitable for any site requiring high-quality surveillance on short notice, or without the time or budget for traditional surveillance setups. These units are particularly useful for:
- Construction projects
- Parking lots
- Community events and festivities
- Drilling sites
- Pipeline construction
These solutions are favorable to sites with temporary security requirements where the cost of deploying fixed surveillance cameras, alarms and other measures may be prohibitive; for example, political rallies, open-air music festivals and temporary road maintenance work.
Outlined below is a closer look at some of the most popular applications of these units:
In emergency situations, a quick response is vital to protect lives and property. When local, state and federal emergency management agencies are overwhelmed, these 3D security surveillance systems can be deployed quickly and easily to ensure no area remains unprotected.
At fairs, sports events, concerts and demonstrations where large groups of people congregate, safety is paramount. Whether the event is planned or impromptu, public safety officials can take advantage of convenient and fast access to a thorough view of what is happening in every area of the event in order to respond appropriately. The very presence of these units can also deter criminals from acting.
APG’s remote surveillance units are popular among law enforcement agencies. They can be equipped with vehicle speed indicators and license plate recognition technology, and can be quickly deployed at construction or incident sites for a higher degree of protection. The range of alarm and lighting options available makes them particularly suited to high-crime areas.
Oil and Gas Sector
The infrastructure and operations of oil and gas distribution tends to be remote, which can make protecting assets such as compressor stations, well heads and storage facilities very challenging. Constant surveillance is necessary at these sites from the moment construction begins and throughout their operation to ensure the safety of workers, the public and the environment. Remote surveillance units offer all the features needed to monitor locations where access to electricity and the internet is not readily available.
Construction work requires the use of expensive equipment and materials, making the industry a major target for thieves. It is typically more convenient for construction workers to leave materials and equipment at the site during off-hours soin order to immediately resume work when they arrive the next day; APG’s remote surveillance units are ideal for securing these items from theft and vandalism. These units provide live video feeds of supplies and heavy equipment around the clock.
Remote Utility Security
Communications towers, substations and other remote utility facilities can be highly vulnerable to vandalism and theft because of their often isolated locations. APG’s remote surveillance units offer valuable security to these sites, allowing owners to monitor activity on the site and ensure assets are protected even when staff is not physically present on the site. The self-contained nature of these units means that they will continue to operate even during power outages.
Remote Surveillance Unit Features and Options: An Overview
- Camera options such as thermal license plate capture, motion detection and high-definition video
- Cameras set on an extendable boom
- Support for additional lights
- High-definition video and audio recording and streaming
- Most models are equipped with two cameras but can accommodate as many as four for multi-directional observation
- Up to 360-degree views
- Images can be zoomed up to 800 percent on any part of the picture
- Ability to be plugged into electricity, if available
- Solar panels with a power pack addition are able to supply independent power to the unit without the need for direct cabling
- Their mobile nature means units can be repositioned as projects progress or security needs change
- One-way audio warning speaker included
- Option to add anti-loitering technology
- Wide-track trailer provides maximum stability
Key Benefits Of Remote Surveillance Units From American Protection Group
Outlined below is an in-depth look at some of the key benefits offered by APG’s remote surveillance units.
24/7 Security In All Weather
APG’s remote surveillance units feature a battery management system that optimizes battery use, along with smart power management features designed to keep the system running during long periods without access to the grid. These rugged trailer systems are waterproof and windproof, and have tamper-resistant features that allow them to continue operating even when those who intend to do harm attempt to disable them.
These features allow remote sites to be monitored and secured without interruptions in even the most challenging weather conditions.
The cutting-edge cameras and multiple zoom options in these units allow for high-resolution imaging that is clear even in unfavorable lighting conditions, such as strong backlight. Day or night, the video feed and still images provided by these units are clear enough to allow operators to quickly identify and respond to any security incidents that take place, minimizing any negative impacts to the project, business or event.
Monitoring Capabilities For Enhanced Security
Standard video surveillance cameras only record events; thieves and vandals may wear masks to obscure their identities, reducing the effectiveness of the cameras. However, the remote video monitoring offered by these units turns the cameras into an interactive security system that can help stop theft and other incidents before they occur, with APG’s security staff serving as virtual security guards patrolling the site from a distance, warning trespassers they are being monitored and contacting law enforcement at the first sign of criminal activity.
Quick And Affordable Deployment
American Protection Group’s remote surveillance units can be easily installed by a single person at the site. Each unit is lightweight, easy to transport and does not have complex cable connections. The units are also very easy to remove from the site when they are no longer required; this significantly reduces barriers for temporary sites that require enhanced security.
APG can provide units quickly for instant coverage, depending on stock. They are immediately operational, making them an ideal choice for temporary events with short notice, or for sites that will need extended coverage while long-term solutions are being planned and implemented.
American Protection Group’s Remote Surveillance Units Process
American Protection Group uses a quick but thorough process for setting up remote surveillance units on sites.
APG provides experienced guidance to determine the remote surveillance unit requirements for each client. Our security experts will assess the site and consider the property owner or event organizer’s concerns to create a custom plan featuring recommended camera placement and area coverage for optimum surveillance monitoring efforts.
APG’s remote surveillance units are designed for quick and simple setup. Expert APG technicians can install and implement the remote surveillance hardware and software, and will also review the unit’s features and operations with customers.
Once the remote surveillance unit is installed and operational, customers can access images around the clock, using options for streaming when a live feed is preferred. American Protection Group also offers monitoring services from our professional security team supervising the unit 24/7 from our command center and keeping customers apprised of any breaches or other incidents. APG’s team are leaders in the security field and will respond quickly and effectively to all incidents.
Call The Remote Security Specialists At American Protection Group
Provide your remote or temporary site with the same comprehensive degree of security that fixed sites have the benefit of, regardless of location, with APG’s remote surveillance units. We can place temporary stand-alone remote surveillance systems in any location, with or without internet or power, for immediate coverage.
American Protection Group provides cutting-edge surveillance systems, and our command center staff offers professional, detail-oriented monitoring that allows for immediate and effective responses to suspicious activity and incidents. Our cost-effective security services do not compromise on service quality. Call our experienced and knowledgeable team today at 877.713.1559 or request a quote online to find out more about our remote surveillance units and how your site can benefit from immediate protection.