In this four-part series, the Central FL contractor attorneys at Cotney Construction Law are discussing ways that you can utilize cutting-edge technologies to pinpoint your equipment’s location. If your equipment is removed from your jobsite, you need a tracking system in place to assist with the recovery process. In sections one, two, and three, we covered many theft tracking technologies. In this final section, a Central FL contractor attorney will discuss utilizing drone technology and surveillance cameras on your jobsite.
Thanks to cloud-based systems and drone technology, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are now present on construction sites to help map the future of the industry. This surveying technology not only helps in the preconstruction and construction phases of projects, but the newest drone designs can also be set on a predetermined path to regularly monitor your site at night. With enhanced smart features, drones can record any unexpected activity while immediately uploading this data to a cloud-based system. From here, the equipment owner’s smartphone will receive an alert.
A time-tested solution that has recently experienced many exciting upgrades is security cameras. With motion detection and infrared sensors, the modern day security camera has the flexibility to be mounted anywhere on a jobsite. If an intruder enters the property, the camera can capture the footage and transmit the footage directly to a cloud-based platform. Just like drone technology, this allows for the owner to take immediate action and notify the authorities.
Although taking any of these precautions can greatly mitigate the chances of theft at your workplace, none of these tactics is a guarantee that nothing will ever be stolen from your construction site. With that being said, criminals will need to work a lot smarter in order to successfully pull off a heist at your jobsite.
In case you arrive at your jobsite and discover a security breach, here are a few steps on what to do next:
- Act quickly: The sooner you report the incident, the sooner the authorities can get to work. The first thing you should do is contact local law enforcement and provide them with as much information as possible.
- Utilize mapping features: If you invested a great deal of money into your equipment, you should utilize its most sophisticated features to your benefit. If your equipment has tracking capabilities, utilize its map feature to rediscover it.
- Insurance: Begin filing an insurance claim on the lost item. Again, the sooner you begin this process, the sooner you can resolve this issue and get back to work.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.