Higher Lumber Prices Means Increased Criminal Activity

March 29th, 2021 | By SentriForce
Higher Lumber Prices Means Increased Criminal Activity

Higher Lumber Prices Means Increased Criminal Activity

Lumber prices have been on the rise over the last year and outperforming all other commodities by a landslide as reported by ‘BusinessInsider.com’ on March 6, 2021. 

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/lumber-prices-futures-commodities-housing-boom-economic-outlook-recovery-pandemic-2021-3-1030156736

“Lumber prices have skyrocketed 140% over the last year…” Analysts are expecting lumber prices to increase even further in the future. While this may not mean much to you, it is a huge sign in the security industry that there will be a large following spike in criminal activity in regards to construction projects and lumber.

You may assume that criminals just steal only for face value, but contrary to that belief they are very clever about what they want and from whom they should take it from. 

Construction sites are one of the most common targets for criminal activity, even before the increase in lumber prices. Because they know that there is very little being done to secure the construction site after working hours. With construction materials typically being placed in the open and unprotected, criminals most often trespass in the middle of the night with a vehicle to haul away good amounts of material causing projects to be delayed.

Lumber Theft - SentriForce

Lumber Theft In Progress - SentriForce

When your project suffers a loss, it costs money, time, missed deadlines, and causes enormous frustration, resulting in a negative financial impact and more.

With proper security practices, physical barriers, and video surveillance you can reduce your risk and mitigate loss immensely. SentriForce provides multiple construction video surveillance as a service solutions to meet your individual construction site needs. 

Our Live Monitored Video camera systems along with our Texas-based Central Station for remote monitoring are specifically designed to respond to the various construction site security challenges. Our security surveillance systems developed with industry grade thermal cameras that can accurately monitor your construction materials during non-working hours and engage with potential threats by remotely activating alarms and sirens. If necessary, our Central Station personnel will dispatch local law enforcements to the property.

Lumber Thieves Arrested - SentriForce

Lumber Thieves Arrested – SentriForce

For more information on Construction Site Managed Video Surveillance and how it can help reduce theft, trespassing, vandalism and loss of materials, contact SentriForce.

Combining industry leading technology with our Texas-based and owned monitoring facility to help you and your team reduce risk and mitigate loss.

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