Solar Security Trailers offer peace of mind despite the rise in construction site theft.
Construction site theft is becoming a frequent occurrence throughout the United States as the cost of in-demand materials continues to rise and shortages continue. Those who see themselves making easy money from a bit of scrap metal or copper are drawn to more sites and taking off with thousands of dollars worth.
Not only does this cost construction companies money, but it also delays your projects by varying amounts of time. In an article, posted on Deseret.com, a project manager with a construction company described a recent burglary and the effect it has had on their project.
“When the material gets stolen off our site, it increases our procurement costs, and it especially affects our schedules. Our employees aren’t able to do their work, and it makes it hard to do a job within a time frame. It has a trickle-down effect for the whole team,’ said Austin Hunsaker, risk and safety manager with Okland Construction.”
The effect doesn’t stop at the construction site, either.
“Stolen tools and materials have contributed to a rising cost in development – creating project delays, pushing up premiums for risk insurance and increasing outlays for site security – all of which gets passed on to the consumer,”
the article stated.
While lack of evidence is an issue when it comes to these construction site burglaries, it is important to have some level of surveillance on site for added peace of mind and the chance of identifying possible thieves.
While security cameras do not always deter theft, having eyes on your valuable materials and equipment is always a good idea. J Bar’s solar-powered security trailers can help crack down on this growing problem – or help you avoid it altogether.
Our solar-powered security trailers are easy to set up, connect to many different networks, and among many other features, offer real-time notifications and high-quality video through the client portal. Along with real-time surveillance, users have the ability to go back in time and check out a continual stream of footage and export clips from the video to their computers or phones.
Construction site theft is a frustrating occurrence and adds to the already stressful situation our country finds itself in with limited availability and shortages of materials.
You also have the chance to check out these trailers this week with a free demonstration and lunch at our facility. Join us Wednesday, April 27, from 10 am – 2 pm (this is a come-and-go event) for a Lunch & Learn featuring these security trailers at 2105 S. Water Street, Burnet. We would love to have you!