CONSTRUCTION CAMERAS 101
A construction timelapse camera is much more than a camera — it’s an advanced system. There’s a multitude of models and manufacturers, but no matter what you’re looking for, it’s important to evaluate the software you’ll use.
In our series, we take a close look at the features and functions that are fundamental to construction cameras by discussing:
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Quality construction cameras are integrated with a proprietary software platform or interface system that allows teams to easily access, view, analyze and share visual data on any desktop or mobile device.
Key features to look for in a camera system interface include dashboard views of all projects, the ability to search and view jobsite images by date and time, side-by-side comparison views, time-lapse creation and automation capabilities to send regularly scheduled updates to key stakeholders. They also provide collaboration tools like email, markup and the ability to share on social media.
More advanced software offerings will also allow you to set specific privacy levels for users, create custom time-lapses and integrate with your website and the project management tools you use every day. Additionally, they deliver time-saving and data-driven features that track and record historical weather conditions or monitor when someone has been on site after hours.
The most innovative software platforms offer artificial intelligence (AI) powered analysis and reporting features that provide actionable insights into jobsite performance.