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How to Protect Your Construction Sites When Night Falls

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Unfortunately, as those in the construction industry know, theft is all too common. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, almost 1,000 pieces of commercial equipment are reported stolen monthly. The equipment’s value and the ease with which thieves can steal and move it are two key factors. 

New pieces of equipment are more likely to be stolen and those with high resale values, such as loaders, tractors, mowing equipment, forklifts, generators, and compressors. The annual cost of equipment theft ranges from an estimated $300 million to $1 billion. And the reported recovery rate is less than 20%. 

Just last summer, three people were arrested in connection with the theft of more than $45,000 of lumber and building materials in Johnson, Parker, and Tarrant counties. 

Construction site security includes rendering equipment difficult to move after hours by putting it in a “wagon-train circle” and placing easily moved items in the center. Along with these strategies, for those in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Fort Worth, TX, Cameras Onsite offers the best protection in the industry, detecting an average of 4,630 events daily across multiple industries and deterring 3,200 crimes. 

Let’s explore the steps you can take to keep your construction site secure.

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