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.
  • Inves­tors and their back­ers see that their money is “working”
  • 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

  • Net­Co has a uni­que solu­ti­on that auto­ma­ti­cal­ly remo­ves peop­le and also vehi­cles from indi­vi­du­al images so that no per­so­nal data is stored. Solu­ti­on examp­les here!
  • Fur­ther­mo­re, it is pos­si­ble to pixela­te per­sons and vehi­cle regis­tra­ti­on pla­tes, but not to remo­ve them completely.
  • Buil­dings, public streets & squa­res can be made per­ma­nent­ly unrecognizable.

Princi­ples of the GDPR

  • A con­tract for com­mis­sio­ned data pro­ces­sing in accordance with Arti­cle 28 DSGVO regu­la­tes the con­trac­tu­al obli­ga­ti­ons in order to be able to ope­ra­te the came­ra solu­ti­on in com­pli­an­ce with the law. Don’t panic! The­re are sui­ta­ble tem­pla­tes that our staff can adapt tog­e­ther with you so that this con­tract can be con­clu­ded quick­ly and easily.
  • 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 came­ra 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 renting:

  • 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.

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: Con­ta­ct form

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. 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:The employees of Net­Co know the mar­ket and the requi­re­ments for a came­ra solu­ti­on: The first Web­Cam was instal­led by Net­Co in 1999 on the Bocken, the hig­hest moun­tain in the north. Sin­ce then, several thousand came­ras have been instal­led, ran­ging from a sin­gle-fami­ly house to a Bon Jovi con­cert to a “Tower One” in Frank­furt schon fast alles doku­men­tiert haben.
  2. Bin­ding: You will recei­ve a sui­ta­ble offer immedia­te­ly. Indi­vi­du­al­ly tailo­red to your buil­ding pro­ject, visua­li­sed and at a bot­tom-line pri­ce at the begin­ning and also when the pro­ject is com­ple­ted. The­re are no hid­den addi­tio­nal cos­ts, sup­ple­ments or small print.
  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: 11 employees and one trai­nee work 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 has been ope­ra­ting in the mar­ket in various busi­ness are­as sin­ce 1997. Many of the employees have been with the com­pa­ny for more than 20 years.  The­re is hard­ly any fluc­tua­ti­on. Net­Co has always trai­ned its own juni­or staff.

Net­Co employees are DREAMERS, THINKERS, DOERS — we live our com­pa­ny motto!