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Webcam Integration

JobSiteVisitor can now integrate almost any type of webcam into your project. Webcams are a great way to monitor construction progress from a fixed location. We now have the ability to display live streaming views or still shots from your project’s webcam. Our goal with this integration is to provide a flexible service that can accommodate any web camera that can email, FTP, or stream live video.

We’d done some webcam integrations for clients before on our old platform but much of the code was scrapped when we built our new service. A couple of months ago we got a call from a new client who liked our platform and needed a webcam. We started working with Rudolph and Sletten on their San Diego City College project and are excited to announce that we now offer webcam integration.

The following screencast will show you what you can expect:


How much does it cost?

We’ll work with your team to select a camera that best meets your needs and budget. We can also work with existing webcams you have on site to integrate into our service. You can expect to pay $500-$1,000 for the integration + cost of the camera + $1,000 for our Large photo hosting package. You should budget between $3,000 – $4,000 for a webcam set up similar to one in the above video. Keep in mind that this price does not include internet access or the cost to set up the camera on your end.

Each Site is Different

We all know that each site and project is different. This set up works best if your camera is set up with-in 300ft of a power source and internet connection. We can work with you and help you decide the best option for your specific situation. If you want to talk more about installing and integrating a camera on your project just contact us and we’d be more than happy to help. Contact us.

Feature Updates Nov-11-2011

As you may have noticed over the past few days we’ve been working on rolling out a series of new features that makes it easier to organize and manage your construction progress photos. We’ve made JobSiteVisitor better by adding zoomable plans that work across all our pages. The new features improve the viewing experience and also save time by making it faster to Tag Photos with accurate location information.

Users now have the ability to:
– Tag photos to the exact location by dropping it accurately onto their project’s floor plan.
– Tag photos to a Time-Lapse Point by easily dropping the photo onto the Time-Lapse Point.
– Add and Move Points by zooming into the plans and dragging them it into their exact location
– Users can now interact with the plans by zooming and clicking on both miscellaneous and Time-Lapse Photos

These new features do three things…
#1 – It makes the viewing experience more enjoyable.
#2 – It makes it faster and easier to for users to ID, TAG, and Locate Photos.
#3 – and most importantly it makes the organization and management more accurate.


Plan Viewer

Our new and improved Plan Viewer has been released out into the wild. We’ve made huge improvements to our previous plan viewer. It’s still in what we like to call Beta mode just because we’re working through a few more items so please be patient while we get this feature finished. The original plan viewer will be left on till we’re out of Beta mode. When you combine this Plan Viewer with our recently released “Drag Drop Tagger” you end up with a very, very powers photo management tool that makes it easier than ever to organize, mange, and share your construction photos.

The new viewer lets you zoom into a plan and see both Progress Photo Points and Miscellaneous Points. Clicking on the progress photo point loads the time-lapse slide show and clicking on the miscellaneous dot displays the photo taken from that location.

Instead of trying to explain this in words below we’ve provided a short screen cast of the new feature.

Drag-Drop Tagger Beta

Our new Drag Drop Tagger has been pushed into production for our current clients to use and test out. The new feature allows users to drag their photos onto their plans which makes the tagging quick and easy. Users can tag photos to points where they’re taking photos from on a regular basis or they can just drop the miscellaneous photos into the position where the photo was taken from. Here is a quick video and some screen shots of how it works.


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