Integration of IoT and visual data enables real-time visibility and security while reducing site risk
Nick Lettire of Lettire Construction
Triax Technologies, Inc., a provider of technology for the connected jobsite, and EarthCam, a provider of construction camera technology and services, announced a partnership to integrate their solutions to increase visibility into jobsite perimeters, enhancing safety and security.
Using Triax’s Spot-r network, the two companies are offering a first-of-its-kind solution, enabling EarthCam’s high-resolution video cameras to provide real-time, independent visual verification of data identified through a worker’s wearable Spot-r Clip as it is swiped by each person entering and exiting the jobsite.
The Spot-r Clip, an Internet-of-Things (IoT) device attached to a worker’s belt, is a multipurpose credential for a worker’s access to the jobsite. It is synced to a worker profile in the Spot-r dashboard, enabling supervisors to manage worker identification and certifications to ensure compliance with regulations.
Now, with the EarthCam integration, this data is synced to a video camera that provides a video segment as each person enters and leaves the site. With these new capabilities, contractors and owners can know who is on site, as well as the exact time they entered and left. Additionally, the data that Spot-r captures on these transactions enables contractors to easily and quickly access the relevant images they need, rather than sifting through all of the video footage.
“As an industry leader in high-resolution visual imagery, EarthCam is the perfect partner to complement the capabilities of our Spot-r network, providing an extra level of visibility and control over who is entering and exiting a jobsite,” said Ian Ouellette, VP of product, Triax Technologies. “The ability of the EarthCam video to verify if an individual entering the site matches the identity on the Spot-r Clip, or see if a worker tries to tailgate on someone else’s clip by entering at the same time, is invaluable in ensuring that only qualified workers are on the site.”
“The opportunity to collaborate with Triax Technologies further exemplifies our collective desire to innovate visual information solutions for the construction industry,” said Brian Cury, CEO and founder of EarthCam. “Pairing our high-quality video with the data derived from Triax delivers a unique integration for enhanced jobsite security and safety.”
The combined technology is being effectively implemented at Lettire Construction. “We take site safety and security very seriously at Lettire,” said Nick Lettire, president and CEO, Lettire Construction. “By controlling and thoroughly verifying jobsite access with the Triax/EarthCam integrated technology, we are able to significantly enhance our safety and security practices and reduce risk. We have peace of mind knowing that we are covering all the bases when it comes to controlling who is entering and exiting our site, 24/7.”
The new integrated solution is being announced at the Groundbreak show, taking place in Phoenix, Ariz. from Oct. 8-10, 2019. Both Spot-r and EarthCam technologies integrate with Procore. Sammy Journey, business development manager at Procore, said, “We are pleased that two of our key partners are working together to enhance jobsite security, and provide a seamless solution that our customers can easily access through Procore.”
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