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Surveillance trailers provide an outstanding security solution for the construction industry. They can reduce the incremental losses contractors experience due to theft of their assets and vandalism of their sites — devastating losses that eat into profits, raise insurance premiums and set projects back by months at a time. The first decision, whether to buy or lease a surveillance trailer, is one of the most common questions we’re asked by contractors in the Quad State Area and North Texas.
Does Buying a Surveillance Trailer Make Sense?
Not always. Because of the upfront costs involved, buying a surveillance trailer may not be a realistic option for some construction companies. If a contractor primarily works on small projects – or, their most profitable projects are spaced far apart over a 12-month schedule – it can take too long to generate enough capital in order to recoup the resources that were invested. In those cases, buying a surveillance trailer may not be a wise or feasible move. Fortunately, there’s another option: leasing a surveillance trailer.
Why Leasing a Surveillance Trailer Makes Sense
When a construction company has an urgent security need to protect a site, leasing a surveillance trailer is a viable alternative to buying one. When leasing from the right resource, leasing a surveillance trailer can be 90% lower in upfront costs than buying one. After that, there’s a manageable monthly fee that leaves plenty of room for profits. By leasing a surveillance trailer, a contractor can budget for security without sacrificing the profits needed to pay workers and generate an income. It’s an excellent strategy to preserve capital while still protecting valuable assets.
Leasing Multiple Surveillance Trailers
If a contractor is working on a community development or large commercial complex, there may be a need for leasing multiple surveillance trailers in order to get adequate coverage. How does one know whether multiple surveillance trailers are needed? It’s a matter of estimating whether one surveillance trailer will cover the area you need to protect. At Security Trailers, the surveillance trailers we lease to contractors throughout the Quad State area and North Texas have four cameras per unit. The range of each camera is 330 feet. If a project is being developed in phases, it may be possible to only lease a single surveillance trailer. But if there are assets being used throughout the property, leasing more surveillance trailers may be a consideration. Because the units are portable, it’s possible to experiment with surveillance trailer placement for optimal coverage.
Funding the Lease of Surveillance Trailers by Project Phase
Throughout the Quad State area and North Texas, new home communities are built in scheduled project phases. When a builder is working with this model, they may opt to fund the leasing of surveillance trailers as each phase of a project is completed. At Security Trailers, many of our lessees find it allows them to budget a small monthly expense on a 12-month contract while collecting revenue from the sale of each home. In any case, we offer a unique leasing model that allows contractors to scale their security budget as circumstances fluctuate. It’s a flexible, risk-capped option that meets the needs of today’s contractors.
Request a Demo of Our Surveillance Trailers
Security Trailers specializes in leasing surveillance trailers for the construction industry in the Quad State area and North Texas. When you contact us to request a demo, we can offer more details on leasing a surveillance trailer for your next project. We look forward to hearing from you.
About Security Trailers.com
SecurityTrailers.com specializes in theft and vandalism prevention and intervention for commercial and residential construction, with zero tolerance for loss. Our regional service area comprises Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and North Texas. Contact us today to request a free demo on our video surveillance trailer products and interactive monitoring service.