• Carmen Zajicek

Starting a Construction Business: 5 Ways To Combat Construction Site Theft


Equipment theft continues to remain a huge problem for businesses operating in the construction industry.


According to the 2016 Equipment Theft Report, annual estimates of the cost of equipment theft vary from about $300 million to $1 billion—and the situation seems to be worsening.


Most construction sites are unsecured and don’t have adequate controls to avoid theft, which makes stealing construction equipment a low-risk opportunity for criminals.


In this “Starting a Construction Business” series blog, we’re going to talk about five ways to combat construction site theft.


Five Ways To Combat Construction Site Theft


  • Physical security. It’s pretty much self-explanatory. Hiring security personnel is the most common and straightforward way to minimize the risk of theft at construction sites. You can employ a team of security guards depending on the size of your construction site, among other factors.

  • Geo-fencing. Simply stated, geo-fencing is a location-based service that enables you to create a virtual parameter within a specific area at the construction site. It can prevent any unauthorized access and deter thieves as well as construction workers from attempting to steal any equipment.

  • Security Cameras. CCTV security cameras discourage criminals from targeting your site. Also, they help security personnel keep an eye on every area of the site. In case of theft, police can access the footage to identify the culprit and recover the stolen equipment.

  • Record inventory. As most construction machinery is quite heavy and large, thieves target the smaller equipment like hand tools, load indicators, power tools, and more. Frequently, they are stolen, but no one notices. Supervisors can maintain a list of items and go through it at the end of the day to ensure nothing is missing.

  • Two-way radio systems. These communication devices can help construction workers alert security staff if they suspect theft, notice a missing item, or unusual activity. Effective communication channels make worksites more efficient and safer.


READ: Cell Phones or Two-Way Radios for Security Use?


The safety and security of your construction site are extremely important. Make sure you invest in quality crane safety equipment and security tools to keep the site protected.

For more interesting blogs about construction safety, click here.


Crane Warning System Atlanta Can Help

Crane Warning Systems Atlanta is a leading high-end crane safety instrumentation provider and top RaycoWylie equipment distributer in the United States. Our high-quality two-way radio systems can help combat construction site theft and keep workers safe from dangers on the job site. We also have a wide range of crane safety equipment available at competitive rates. Call us at 1-877-672-2951 for more details and learn more about crane capacity systems.

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