Milwaukee Home Builder | Holding Yourself Accountable
Welcome back creek nation. Um, yeah, that’s something I just came up with just right now. Milwaukee Home Builder So hopefully you liked that, that statement there you are now the creek nation, if you’re reading this, that is short for Hickory creek construction nation. A little more catchy, little bit easier to get out. I can stumble with my words and I think faster than I talk and one most times that’s the case and I don’t even really know where I’m going with this sentence because my brain’s already thinking about what I’m having for lunch tomorrow. So without further ado, we’re going to get back into what we’re talking about yesterday or earlier today for five minutes ago or it depends on when you listen to it or read it, whatever. Basically for those of you who are just tuning in and miss our podcast from earlier, you’re missing out. We should probably do that.
I’m not saying this as a poor life choice to listen to us. Not a poor choice. Um, yeah. My brain just went fast in my mouth again. So I don’t know where I was going with that either way. I’m sorry that you’ve chosen to listen to us because I’m not really all that intelligent about stuff. Just kidding. Smart. I think hopefully either way, those of you just tuning in, we’re talking about the importance of cameras on the job site for not only security purposes, but also for time, CV and accountability. So quick recap. Milwaukee Home Builder We talked about the cost of what it’s gonna cost to the initial investment and how it’s going to pay for itself. Okay. So we, uh, we briefly went over that. The initial cost is gonna be about, um, about $300 bucks per job site for the first month is going to cost you about $500, $500, sorry.
About 50 bucks a month thereafter to maintain the mobile hotspot that you’re going to need for the Wifi cameras. Um, so all of a sudden done for a six month job, you’re going to be into these cameras for $550 bucks. But if you, uh, if you’re able to save yourself a little over a little under seven and a half trips to the job site for the sheer fact alone of having cameras, the system just paid for itself and you are now a more efficient person and now a more effective person and now you’re going to be able to scale faster and better because of it. So essentially what I’m getting at here is you got to get cameras, just the sheer fact of time saving alone. Milwaukee Home Builder Um, and now to further my point, I’m going to tell you a pokey to save you more money. Okay? So as contractors we are required to carry insurance and all this insurance basically covers if we hire a bad sub and sub doesn’t have insurance that covers if one of our subs have burns the house down, it covered. If I backed my truck into the house and destroy something on the house, it covers any sort of issue along the way, you know, you name it, it probably covers it trust. And I know I’m paying for it. I’m not going to be under insured because insurance will save the money in the long run.
Basically the way this is going to save you money in that sector of the company is
you’re going to be able to make sure that people know that it is being monitored. Milwaukee Home Builder When people know they’re being monitored, they tend to be a little bit more honest, which is kind of a shame in some ways, but not too surprising and others I’m sure we can all agree to that. It is what it is, but basically when people know they’re being watched, they’re a lot less likely to do something they know they shouldn’t be doing and people know they shouldn’t be stealing people. No, they shouldn’t be lying and basically it’s going to keep people from doing that, but if by some chance they do do that, you’re gonna be able to catch them and you’re gonna be able to fire him. We’re going to be able to talk to them and say, hey, this happens again. You’re fired. Boom, win, win. So essentially
these cameras are going to save time saving money, but more specifically the way they’ll save you money by monitoring is, let’s say you have no, this is going back in time back when we use copper piping for everything, which nowadays it’s mostly tech, which is a, uh, I forget the actual term for it, but it’s plastic is better than just straight up plastic, but for those of us that aren’t really into the inner workings of warming, we’ll call it plastic. That’s what it feels like. That’s what it looks like. And we’ll offensive lovers in the process, but that’s okay. We’ve seen enough their butt crack to be able to offend them. The timer too. So
basically, let’s say we’ve got $3,000 of copper tubing that has now been delivered to the job site. Um, you know, we’ve done our diligence. We have locked this baby up. We know that we’ve done what we can, but you cannot prevent dishonest people from knowing that that exists. It’s just the way it is, especially in new construction if we’re going to do it. People think that since it’s new construction, it’s not monitored. They can come in and look around and they can have their way with the job site. Seen it multiple times. Milwaukee Home BuilderI’ve seen material like kids coming in with muddy feet and intentionally walking on trim material at you name it. We’ve seen it unfortunately, but it’s the way it goes. So what’s you can do with these cameras is you post that, hey, this job site is monitored. It has cameras, it is a live feed.
We are watching you. Okay? So basically you kind of give them that shot across the bow that, that, that you know that you’re holding people accountable. So right off the bat, I’m one of this. One things this does is it keeps honest people honest. Nine Times out of 10, and this is just the fact that I pulled straight out of my behind. So it is not supported by anything other than my infinite intelligence. Just kidding. But this is just a hunch that I go on and I like to believe the best in people and my belief is honest people are not going to do something unless, you know, they think they’re not going to get caught. A lot of times it comes down to curiosity. I know I’ve been guilty of it. You’re not intentionally doing any harm. You’re not intentionally
causing monetary, uh, basically not trying to destroy stuff. You’re just curious or something of that sort. Um, and then maybe accidentally bumping into basically my belief is that an honest person, if they break something, it’s really an honest mistake and hopefully they’re going to have the decency to admit their mistake and call the builder and say, Hey, this is what happened. I’m sorry, but what will happen with your video camera system is it’s going to keep you honest. Milwaukee Home Builder People off your job site in the first place. So even if they mean no harm and they really are just curious and they just want to see what’s going on, which is a cage. A lot of people, because most people aren’t on construction sites on a daily basis. And they don’t know what goes on and they don’t know the process and they just like to learn. I get it, I’ve been there, I’ve done that.
They should just set up a meeting with you if they’re that curious to get a walk through any job site. I know every contractor that I’ve ever worked with will be more than happy to take someone onto their job sites and show them what they’re doing because let’s be honest, a lot of us are and some way or another narcissistic and like to show off what we’ve done. Either way, Milwaukee Home Builder I’m just the fact alone that these video cameras are going to be onsite and people know they’re onsite. It’s going to keep a lot of people off that shouldn’t be there in the first place.
Second thing, it’s gonna. It’s gonna actually deter even some criminals knowing that there’s a good chance that they’re going to get caught because chances are they’re faith is already on camera. Um, Milwaukee Home Builder so that’s, that’s gonna be a pretty good term in and of itself. And then also if they do just blazingly and just go ahead and do what they’re going to do anyways. Stuff records stuff, whatever. There’s a good chance you’re gonna be able to find these people and you know, pursue legal action against them and moral of the story is going to help you not have to pay that insurance deductible and then also have to pay these higher rates on your insurance now that you’ve had to make a claim, um, due to somebody else’s, either negligence or
disregard for somebody else’s stuff or just, you know, anything of that sort. It’s going to save you money with the insurance company. And I don’t think I’ve ever met anybody that’s going to be sad that they’re going to have to make one fewer insurance claim because shoot just the time of day and take a loan to file the paperwork and get the new stuff and get their replace is a pretty significant. And it’s just like a, it’s almost like being sued. You know, somebody’s to take something that’s not theirs. And ultimately you end up paying the price for it. It just puts a bad taste in your mouth. It’s not fun fact of business, but if we can take some steps to um, you know, kind of try to prevent it from happening in the first place. That’s what this is. I would argue if it saves you one insurance claim ever, it’s going to be worth the cost of, of these for a lifetime.
That’s, I don’t really have a way to back that up, but I would, uh, I would argue that I’m pretty, uh, pretty heavily and pretty, pretty intensely, especially if you’ve ever actually taken the time to put a value on your time. Um, Milwaukee Home Builder and yeah, that’s all I got for you today. Hopefully a Victoria gets me a keyword before I fill my neck or I should say before I record my next session, which will probably be in about six hours here when I leave this job site that I’m pulling up to. So unfortunately for you, you have no way of knowing this ahead of time so that you could put a bug in her but to get me that keyword. But uh, yeah, I hope you enjoy reading this and proofreading it. Have a great day.