Preventing Construction Site Theft
Ontario Provincial Police
estimate that between $15 and $20 million worth of heavy construction equipment is stolen in the province each year. Add to that the cost of looted materials and tools, damage to equipment and premises caused during thefts and the losses from business interruption, it is obvious that construction site theft is a serious and costly issue.
Because of the low recovery rates for material and equipment, a proactive theft prevention plan is imperative for every construction site, no matter the size of the project. Often the aim isn't to make your job site as secure as Area 51, just more secure than the job site down the road.