A Minneapolis company that created software designed to help construction companies save money and boost efficiency by monitoring projects from afar is quickly gaining some big name users of its product.
Founded in 2016, SiteKick’s software captures images from smart cameras and environmental readings from sensors at the construction sites. The information is uploaded into a cloud infrastructure, where machine learning looks for objects of interest in the images, like people. The virtual presence system then produces real-time and historical data on construction progress, safety and productivity at the sites.
Monitoring and recording that data are typically performed manually. With real-time data at their disposal, superintendents, foremen and project managers can “extend their resources to work on more projects,” CEO Tom Wolfe said.
SiteKick, which emerged from stealth mode a little over a year ago, has about 20 clients, ranging from local general contractors to multibillion-dollar Minneapolis commercial real estate