Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 66
Technology: Streamline Your Business| SENSERA SYSTEMS
SENSERA SYSTEMS UNLEASHES NEW STATE-OFTHE-ART CONSTRUCTION CAMERA SYSTEMS.
BY KAT ZEMAN
apping into his knowledge of robotics and computer
science, David Gaw set out to develop a new and easier
remote camera solution for the construction industry. He
asked himself: "Why is it still so difficult and expensive
to have a remote camera or sensing system for applications like
construction or site security?"
Even with the advancements in technology by 2012, many
general contractors didn't want to spend the money and deal with
the headaches associated with traditional camera systems. Securing
power and connectivity for remote applications often made the
The cameras were bulky, heavy and many companies sold only
the hardware. Software had to come from a different source - and so
"We saw an opportunity to solve a lot of those problems by creating
end-to-end solutions," says Gaw. "We do everything under one roof."
Gaw is the founder and CEO of Golden, Colo.-based Sensera
Systems. He developed and patented a smart camera and remote
sensing system that is low-powered with built-in wireless.
Sensera Systems offers solar-powered, wire-free, construction
time-lapse and security camera systems for remote site surveillance,
Eighty-five percent of Sensera
Systems customers install the
perimeter security and progress monitoring. "Some of our competcameras themselves.
itors have taken standard cameras and added solar power," he says.
"Our cameras are designed to be solar-powered."
Sensera Systems camera solutions offer remote sensing and
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imaging capability, communications and analytics with power
When designing his camera systems, Gaw focused on making them
consumption that is less than one-tenth of other systems. Batteries
easy to install, mobile and affordable. He wanted everyday contraccan operate day or night for up to five days without sunlight.
tors, not just those that build stadiums and skyscrapers, to have
Unlike other cameras, Sensera's solar-powered
real-time site monitoring.
cameras can work anywhere - without power
A typical legacy camera system requires
or wired internet. They can be accessed at any
by a professional. "But our
time from a smartphone, tablet or computer.
cameras are ready to mount," Gaw says.
* Headquarters: Golden, Colo.
The integrated battery system with a small
"Eighty-five percent of our customers install
* Specia y: Construction camera ystems it themselves. It works right out of the box,
solar panel provides a completely portable
and turnkey remote surveillance and sensing
and since we provide connectivity, the camsystem at half the cost of legacy systems.
eras are already online."
Another attractive feature of Sensera
A turnkey solution, Sensera Systems' conSystems' cameras are their light weight. "Our
struction camera systems come integrated
- David Gaw, CEO
cameras only weight 8 pounds," Gaw says.
with all necessary hardware, software and a
"There are legacy camera systems that weight
The company offers four different
"It works ight out of e box,
and ince we provide connectivity,
e cameras are already
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