Construction sites across Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia are being threatened by thieves and vandals. Thieves view construction sites as a perfect target for the following reasons:
- Many sites do not have security guards
- Copper can be sold for top dollar
- Thieves can easily sell the copper without getting caught. It is nearly impossible to prove the copper’s origin.
- Law enforcement agencies often do not treat construction theft as a high priority.
Construction site thefts cost the construction industry of $1 billion dollars every year. General contractors, developers and other organizations within the construction industry must take it upon themselves to protect their construction sites from these threats. The costs of losses are too high to be ignored. It is no longer a question of whether an unprotected construction site will get hit. In the current environment in Washington DC metropolitan area it is a question of when will the site get hit and how much will it cost to replace what was stolen and repair any damage that occurred during the theft. In cases involving copper theft the cost of repairing the damage experienced during the theft can sometimes exceed the cost of the stolen materials. Security at construction sites is too important to be ignored. Security companies in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia like Trust Security Services are here to help.