Bau­stel­len­ka­me­ra FAQ

The use of came­ras on con­struc­tion sites can rai­se many ques­ti­ons, espe­cial­ly if you have never had to deal with them befo­re. The easiest way is to sim­ply ask us!

We have tried to ans­wer the most fre­quent­ly asked questions:

FAQ - Piktogramm

Site docu­men­ta­ti­on means:

  • Obser­ving the con­struc­tion pro­gress with one or more (usual­ly wide-ang­le) came­ras via the internet.
  • During the con­struc­tion pha­se, you can quick­ly and easi­ly get an update on what is hap­pe­ning on site.
  • Site mana­gers in par­ti­cu­lar can keep an eye on several con­struc­tion sites and save long journeys.
  • Inves­to­ren und deren Geld­ge­ber sehen, dass ihr Geld „arbei­tet“.
  • A con­struc­tion site came­ra is a popu­lar mar­ke­ting tool for buil­ders to crea­te a time-lap­se film at the end of the pro­ject, for example.

Site super­vi­si­on means:

  • Buil­ders and con­struc­tion com­pa­nies want to pro­tect their con­struc­tion site, espe­cial­ly against theft & vandalism.
  • If this hap­pens, an alarm should be rai­sed immedia­te­ly so that the per­pe­tra­tors are caught or at least disturbed.
  • Video sur­veil­lan­ce on the con­struc­tion site works accord­ing to the trap­per princip­le or by means of vir­tu­al fences.
  • Con­struc­tion site sur­veil­lan­ce is not saving indi­vi­du­al images at night on an unlit con­struc­tion site.

Basi­cal­ly, one can ans­wer this ques­ti­on with “Yes But…”:
An important note in advan­ce: Net­Co is not allo­wed to give legal advice. Howe­ver, Net­Co deals inten­si­ve­ly with this topic so that you as a cli­ent can use our solu­ti­ons with a clear conscience.

The right loca­ti­on is cru­cial, as is the camera’s field of view:

  • When using came­ra sys­tems, you should always care­ful­ly check the loca­ti­on con­di­ti­ons. If you want to docu­ment the con­struc­tion pro­gress of your com­mer­cial pro­per­ty, the came­ra should only cap­tu­re your pro­per­ty and public are­as should not be visible.
  • You should make sure that the came­ra is posi­tio­ned in such a way that peop­le are not clear­ly iden­ti­fia­ble. Of cour­se, this can­not always be avoided.

Anony­mi­sa­ti­on of indi­vi­du­al recordings

  • Peop­le are pixela­ted and not com­ple­te­ly remo­ved. So that you always have a full over­view of what is hap­pe­ning on the con­struc­tion site.
  • Buil­dings, public streets & squa­res can be made per­ma­nent­ly unrecognizable.

Princi­ples of the GDPR

  • In einem Ver­trag zur Auf­trags­da­ten­ver­ar­bei­tung gemäß  Arti­kel 28 DSGVO wer­den die ver­trag­li­chen Pflich­ten gere­gelt, um die Kame­ra­lö­sung rechts­kon­form betrei­ben zu kön­nen. Kei­ne Panik! Es gibt pas­sen­de Vor­la­gen, die unse­re Mit­ar­bei­ten­den mit Ihnen gemein­sam anpas­sen, so dass die­ser Ver­trag schnell und unkom­pli­ziert geschlos­sen wer­den kann.
  • A sepa­ra­te docu­ment descri­bes the tech­ni­cal and orga­ni­sa­tio­nal mea­su­res Net­Co has taken, as requi­red by Arti­cle 55 of the GDPR.

Whe­ther you rent or buy a con­struc­tion site web­cam depends on various fac­tors. We will be hap­py to advi­se you here.

What is the argu­ment for renting?

  • Out­door came­ra sys­tems for con­struc­tion sites can be expensive.
  • Short pro­ject dura­ti­ons of less than 18 mon­ths are usual­ly more favoura­ble in terms of the over­all pri­ce when renting.
  • With a ren­tal, you don’t have to worry about war­ran­ty & service.
  • From a com­mer­cial point of view, ren­ting can make sen­se, as the cos­ts can be writ­ten off immedia­te­ly (no investment).
  • Through our ren­tal pool, you always have access to the latest tech­no­lo­gies and various systems.

What is the argu­ment for buying?

  • You want to use the came­ra sys­tem in several suc­ces­si­ve projects.
  • Tax rea­sons speak in favour of a purcha­se — the came­ra can be a capi­tal good — depre­cia­ti­on pos­si­ble for up to 4 years.
  • You are fami­li­ar with the tech­no­lo­gy and do not need any fur­ther exter­nal sup­port for your projects.

At Net­Co you can deci­de who installs the system:

Self-assem­bly by own personnel: “Respect who does it hims­elf” is known from adver­ti­sing. Basi­cal­ly, this is also the case with our came­ra solu­ti­ons. Net­Co deli­vers rea­dy con­fi­gu­red sys­tems by DHL, which can be set up and com­mis­sio­ned by your own per­son­nel. During com­mis­sio­ning Net­Co pro­vi­des sup­port by pho­ne or remo­te access.

Net­Co Full Service Often, howe­ver, came­ra instal­la­ti­on sites are not acces­si­ble without addi­tio­nal aids, such as working plat­forms or lad­ders. Safe­ty regu­la­ti­ons on the con­struc­tion site requi­re that only trai­ned per­son­nel can take over the instal­la­ti­on. Net­Co installs nati­on­wi­de or Euro­pe-wide. If you want, you don’t have to worry about anything. From the plan­ning to the deli­very of the per­fect came­ra image Net­Co takes over all ser­vices, inclu­ding GDPR handling.

Net­Co also does not send you exter­nal com­pa­nies or sub­con­trac­tors. Trai­ned spe­cia­lists come direct­ly to you.

Ans­we­red qui­te simply:

The risk of theft and/or van­da­lism is trans­fer­red to the cli­ent when the ren­ted item is recei­ved by the cli­ent. The­re are pos­si­bi­li­ties to cover such a sys­tem through your con­struc­tion site insuran­ce. This must be cla­ri­fied in each indi­vi­du­al case. The loca­ti­on of the sys­tem is often decisi­ve for the risk.
Ent­schei­dend für das Risi­ko ist oft der Stand­ort des Systems.

The­re are defi­ni­te­ly are­as of app­li­ca­ti­on whe­re a GoPro or Brin­no came­ra can be use­ful. Of cour­se, the­se pro­ducts are in a com­ple­te­ly dif­fe­rent pri­ce cate­go­ry. You should think about the fol­lowing ques­ti­ons more inten­si­ve­ly if you are plan­ning long-term documentation.

  1. Are my record­ings stored securely?
  2. What hap­pens to the record­ings if the came­ra is sto­len or defective?
  3. How is it gua­ran­te­ed that the came­ra will be powe­red for several months/years without me having to chan­ge batteries?
  4. What hap­pens if the came­ra is dis­con­nec­ted from the mains or does not take any pic­tures? Does anyo­ne noti­ce this?
  5. Can I access the record­ings remo­te­ly during the con­struc­tion phase?
  6. What if the camera’s memo­ry card is full?
  7. What about data pro­tec­tion requirements?
  8. Who will (reli­ab­ly) take care of the came­ra sys­tem during the ent­i­re project?

Net­Co has the right answers:

Nowa­days, high-reso­lu­ti­on usual­ly means that the came­ra deli­vers images in the so-cal­led Full HD reso­lu­ti­on. Just as you know it from your tele­vi­si­on at home. The­se came­ras have an image for­mat of 1980*1080 pixels (1080p) and are exact­ly the models that are usual­ly inclu­ded in NetCo’s stan­dard offer.
Alter­na­tively, the so-cal­led “4K came­ras” are avail­ab­le, which have a reso­lu­ti­on of 3840x2160 pixels, or 8 megapixels.

When it comes to ana­ly­sing many details in the image, you will reach your limits with a full HD came­ra. Then it makes sen­se to think about using SLR came­ras, which pro­du­ce images with 24 mega­pi­xels or more.

If you want to deal more inten­si­ve­ly with the topic of “reso­lu­ti­on & mega­pi­xels”, Wiki­pe­dia pro­vi­des ans­wers in com­pres­sed form: Direct link

As with pho­to­gra­phy, the loca­ti­on for the came­ra is a cru­cial point.
In the quo­ta­ti­on plan­ning, it is very important for us to talk with you about the con­struc­tion pro­ject and the came­ra loca­ti­on.
As with pho­to­gra­phy, the loca­ti­on for the came­ra is a cru­cial point. When plan­ning the offer, it is very important for us to talk to you about the buil­ding pro­ject and the came­ra loca­ti­on. Basi­cal­ly, the came­ra can be moun­ted almost any­whe­re. Con­struc­tion site con­tai­ners, flat roofs, con­struc­tion signs or cra­nes are popu­lar. If all the­se opti­ons are out of the ques­ti­on, our mobi­le mast solu­ti­on may help. This has to be dis­cus­sed on a case-by-case basis.

It is always important to ask whe­ther the­re is electri­ci­ty near­by. If not, no pro­blem, then a self-suf­fi­ci­ent solar solu­ti­on is the solution.

The ques­ti­on is some­what sub­jec­ti­ve, but we try to give you objec­ti­ve rea­sons why Net­Co is a good choice:

  1. Expe­ri­ence:: Die Mit­ar­bei­ten­den von Net­Co ken­nen den Markt und die Anfor­de­run­gen an eine Kame­ra­lö­sung: Die ers­te Web­cam wur­de durch Net­Co bereits 1999 auf dem Bro­cken instal­liert, dem höchs­ten Berg im Nor­den. Seit­dem wur­den meh­re­re tau­send Kame­ras mon­tiert, wel­che vom  Ein­fa­mi­li­en­haus, über ein Bon Jovi Kon­zert bis zum „Tower One“ in Frank­furt schon fast alles doku­men­tiert haben.
  2. Bin­ding: Sie bekom­men umge­hend ein pas­sen­des Ange­bot. Indi­vi­du­ell auf Ihr Bau­vor­ha­ben zuge­schnit­ten,  zu einem Preis der bereits am Anfang fest­steht. Es gibt kei­ne ver­steck­ten Neben­kos­ten, Nach­trä­ge oder Kleingedrucktes.
  3. Fast: After pla­cing the order, the sys­tem can be instal­led wit­hin a few days. Ship­ping sys­tems are avail­ab­le from stock.
  4. Fle­xi­bel: A con­struc­tion site always has sur­pri­ses in store. The employees of Net­Co are awa­re of this and usual­ly always have a good idea how to suc­cess­ful­ly sol­ve pro­blems immediately. 
  5. Com­pe­tence:Net­Co has a com­pe­tent team with over 10 employees in Sales & Ser­vice for came­ra solutions.
  6. Qua­li­ty: Behind the came­ra team are 15 qua­li­fied soft­ware & hard­ware deve­lo­pers who are con­stant­ly deve­lo­ping the pro­ducts and solu­ti­ons. The came­ra sys­tems con­sist of high-qua­li­ty com­pon­ents, tes­ted for con­ti­nuous operation.
  7. Reli­able:: Net­Co agiert seit 1997 am Markt in ver­schie­de­nen Geschäfts­be­rei­chen. Vie­le der Mit­ar­bei­ten­de sind schon mehr als 20 Jah­re im Unter­neh­men.  Es gibt kaum Fluk­tua­ti­on. Net­Co bil­det schon immer sei­nen eige­nen Nach­wuchs aus.

Net­Co Mit­ar­bei­ter sind TRÄUMER, DENKER, MACHER –  wir leben unser Unternehmensmotto!