Construction Site Thief is Arrested in Fort Worth
A Fort Worth construction site with an open gate seemed like an easy target for a would-be thief. However, Stealth live video monitoring was watching and alerted the police for a prompt arrest.
At 11:08 p.m. a truck stops next to the open gate of a fenced construction site in Fort Worth, Texas. The driver exits the vehicle. He follows a cat into the property. A video control center analyst activates a speaker alarm. The suspect does not leave. The live monitor calls the Fort Worth police.
Construction sites are popular targets for theft and vandalism. Conventional security guards can only watch one section of a property at a time and are expensive. Trained operators with live video surveillance can watch multiple areas at the same time during non-construction hours.
The driver goes to a dumpster. As he empties a can, a police car drives up with the lights off. The police officer turns the car lights on the suspect. A second individual exits the building to join the first suspect. The second man is taken into custody while the police release the first man.
Vandalism, theft and liability from accidents are common challenges on construction sites. Thieves are attracted to the lure of quick profits from high-value material and equipment that often has little or no physical security. Theft and losses can drain construction budgets and wreak havoc on production schedules.