Five Simple and Budget-Conscious Tips to Deter Construction Site Crime

If you’re unable to stop criminals from getting onto your jobsite, the next best thing you can do is put roadblocks in place to slow them down in the act. It’s no secret that construction sites are a hotbed for expensive machinery and heavy equipment, pricey power tools and valuable scrap metals. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that construction sites are often targeted by thieves, vandals and other criminals. In fact, according to the National Equipment Register and National Insurance Crime Bureau, the annual cost of equipment theft at construction jobsites averages $400 million. Research from the Great American Insurance Group estimates 90% of equipment thefts occur between 6 p.m. on Fridays and 6 a.m. on Mondays – which makes sense, as jobsites are typically unoccupied during this time.   READ FULL ARTICLE >>