Construction Site Lumber Theft Ends in Arrest

September 8th, 2022 | By SentriForce

Construction Site Lumber Theft Ends in Arrest

When an unwelcomed vehicle trespasses onto your construction property after the work day ends, you can bet they are there with criminal intentions such as construction site lumber theft.

During working hours, construction sites are busy places with lots of laborers and expensive machinery. During after hours, high volumes of valuable construction materials are left in the open making it a natural magnet for criminals. Due to the everchanging nature of construction, materials, equipment, tools and vehicles are vulnerable to theft and damage.

When your project suffers a loss, it costs money, time, missed deadlines, and causes enormous frustration. Fortunately, there are ways to help deter crime and engage with criminals.

In this construction lumber theft incident, an unknown vehicle enters the property after the work day ended. The suspicious vehicle was observed parking near an unsecured pile of construction materials. 2 individuals exit the vehicle and began stealing construction lumber. The criminals were quick to act, but were not quick enough. SentriForce monitoring center engaged alarms, voice broadcast warnings and dispatched local police officers to the location. The alarms and voice broadcast warnings startled the thieves and forced them to exit the property. Strangely, the thieves decided to return to steal more material. A mistake they will soon regret. The thieves continued to load more lumber into their vehicle until they were satisfied. Just as they were leaving a law enforcement officer arrives to save the day. The officer quickly exits their vehicle and brandishes his gun. The thieves quickly surrender and submit to being handcuffed and arrested.

Protect Your Assets and Mitigate Your Risks on Your Construction Project with Live Video Monitoring

Construction sites are highly attractive to criminals. Material theft and other illegal activity have increased more frequently on construction sites. Since last year, material prices have increased by more than 73%, and jobsite theft is at an all-time high. To keep your site safe, you need a reliable security system that can operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

An effective solution to protect your assets and mitigate risks is Live Video Monitoring.

Live video monitoring, also known as remote video monitoring, involves a team of professionally licensed security monitoring personnel who observe real-time video feed.

Our monitoring center is owned and operated by SentriForce with licensed monitoring personnel that can actively engage with criminals on your construction property and dispatch local law enforcement, if necessary.

We utilized industry leading technology such as thermal imaging to ensure that we are able to see what other typical security solutions cannot.

Minimize any risk of financial loss by detecting, deterring and engaging with any after-hour unlawful activity. The moment monitoring starts, our surveillance systems are set to alert our trained Central Station personnel, who will immediately dispatch local law enforcement when a threat is detected.

For more information on construction security systems and live video monitoring solutions, contact SentriForce.

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