The scrap metal industry is facing unprecedented challenges. Thefts, especially those involving catalytic converters, has exploded because their metals resell for thousands of dollars. Considering it only takes a couple of minutes to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle, thieves see it as a worthy item to obtain for reselling.
Now, there’s a black-market industry for scrap metal that’s stirring trouble for recycling businesses. At any given time, a scrap facility has millions of dollars’ worth of metal on its property, including A/C, wires, and pipes all of which can contain copper. This makes scrap yards very enticing to criminals who believe they can score
So, what’s the best approach to protect a scrap yard’s valuable assets? This paper will explore the best ways to bolster security and help deter theft, including the components of a multi-layered solution.
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