Securing Construction Sites Seamlessly



Daniel Vertachnik
Daniel Vertachnik, CEO

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“Developing AI-enabled technology that helps customers automate their day-to-day on-site activities and to keep their assets, people and businesses safe and compliant is the main focus for twenty20 solutions.”

Construction companies rarely have extra time to plan before starting a project. Once they win a job, their work typically starts within a few weeks. That was the case time and time again for one engineering and construction company. They needed mobile security systems that could be delivered at a moment’s notice, and their previous security provider was not able to provide skid-mounted security solutions quickly enough to meet project timelines.

The company called Texas-based twenty20 solutions on a Wednesday, and they delivered and installed a skid-mounted video surveillance solution on Friday. The system included infrared ptz cameras for clear views day or night and a proprietary remote computing unit that provides real-time two-way communication. In addition to the installed solution, the twenty20 virtual security monitoring team keeps watch on job sites 24/7 and, when necessary, uses the built-in voice-down function to send real-time warnings to trespassers. Using the twenty20 video surveillance solution, the company has successfully responded to security threats on several occasions.

With losses estimated at $1 billion annually in us alone, theft from construction sites is a major concern for general contractors, operations managers, site supervisors, property owners, and investors. Securing construction job sites can be challenging, especially if your site is in the early construction stage. Twenty20 solutions leverages leading-edge technology to provide various innovative security options that do not require power or connectivity while giving constant visibility to the sites.

Security solutions from twenty20 solutions allow customers to monitor and react to security and access issues in real-time before a loss occurs, regardless of where their operations are located, with or without electricity or cellular connectivity. The twenty20 suite of solutions is designed to extend the customers’ teams’ reach and give them the real-time data they need to make informed business decisions without the need to be on-site. Those solutions include video surveillance, access control, equipment and systems automation, and manned or unmanned remote monitoring. The goals of all of the solutions are to minimize risk, prevent theft, enable customers to enforce safety compliance, and ensure their employees’ overall safety and uninterrupted facility operations.

This, in turn, helps construction firms focus on what they do best—delivering projects on time, on budget and on spec—instead of wasting money and resources managing and maintaining a portfolio of disparate technologies.

But not every construction firm is ready to deploy the full platform at one time. As a result, CMiC offers the flexibility to deploy its ERP & Financials suite as a standalone solution, integrating with project management point solutions and enabling office staff to manage all financials, labor resources and capital assets in real-time. Alternatively, a construction firm can deploy CMiC FIELD as a standalone suite, integrating with standard accounting systems and empowering job site personnel with project management & collaboration, project controls and drawing management capabilities available on any computing platform, including mobile devices. FIELD blends project management and project controls to help contractors complete each project smoothly and accurately. It is underpinned by robust financial capabilities, so every activity in the FIELD is associated with a verified cost, not just an estimated cost. This helps contractors enhance resource planning because they can see the cost of each step in the construction process—including all change orders—with the click of a button from their laptop or mobile device. FIELD allows a company to seamlessly collaborate with all project stakeholders, control changes, manage the supply chain of subcontractors and material suppliers, simplify the bid process and manage documents. Importantly, FIELD delivers fast time-to-value as it can be deployed within 30-45 days as part of a multi-tenant Cloud environment (SaaS).

For the past three decades, CMiC has served only one industry—construction. Under the leadership and guidance of Gord Rawlins, President & CEO, CMiC has benefited from his forward-thinking approach and relentless focus on how information technologies can transform the construction industry. Rawlins’ vision has emphasized innovation on two essential fronts: its product strategy and the way it manages its customer lifecycle. The needs of construction companies are unique, and for contractors and capital projects firms to grow profitably, they need to run their financials, assets, resources, content and projects very tightly. This understanding has led CMiC to develop – over the years – the most complete and robust software platform for construction. In addition, CMiC has built in-house teams that are fully accountable for the different stages of a customer’s lifecycle: discovery; solution showcasing; deployment planning and execution; ongoing support and customer success; product direction and future road-mapping. Together, product and customer management innovation have been instrumental in helping CMiC deliver on its dual goals of being recognized as a best-in-class ERP and FIELD platform and as the most respected software vendor in the construction industry.”