Among the myriad hulking construction machines on display at the recent ScotPlant expo, Kingdom Systems used the event to unveil its first ever solar-powered CCTV tower.

Any equipment that helps in the move towards net-zero is beneficial, of course. Likewise, the 'Eco Solar AI' CCTV tower is bound to assist in the ongoing fight against site thefts and vandalism - acts that cost the industry an eye-watering £800million a year.

The Eco Solar AI CCTV tower is designed and manufactured by Kingdom Systems’ in-house engineering team. As well as high-performance solar panels and a battery back-up providing the power 24/7, the new system includes four 5 Megapixel bullet cameras that offer a 360o view over a 70-metre detection radius. It also provides a two-way multi-directional audio capability, while a specially developed client app enables remote login to both live and historic footage.

Manufactured from robust steel, the Eco Solar AI tower also benefit from anti-vandal casing and an anti-tamper protection system for additional security.

Kingdom Systems’ Daniel Henry said: “The construction industry is currently under enormous pressure in terms of sustainability targets and lost costs incurred through theft and vandalism. But there are some straightforward preventative actions that can be taken in response – and we believe our new Eco Solar AI CCTV Tower provides a robust security solution, whilst also helping our clients work towards their ESG goals.

Kingdom Systems installs, maintains and monitors temporary CCTV systems to construction sites across Scotland and the UK. Clients include Bellway Homes, Cruden Homes, Ogilvy Construction, Edinburgh-based MNM Developments, Morgan Sindall Construction, Dundas, and Hadden Construction.

Kingdom Group has a UK-wide network of offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newton-le-Willows, Birmingham, London and Belfast. It also operates in India.