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Empty Construction Site Attracts Criminals

Posted by Marcos Pachalian on May 26, 2020

In this month’s video, a trespasser is caught red-handed with stolen items in his hands.

Just before 7 p.m., a Stealth security operator saw a trespasser on a San Francisco construction site. The individual had on a backpack and was pulling a piece of luggage. He worked his way around the site in search of things he could easily take. The operator activated the on-site speaker warning two separate times, but the suspect did not respond.

The operator then contacted police.

Many construction sites have been forced to shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Others have had to scale back on the number of people who can be onsite at a given time. Both scenarios make it easier for someone to walk in and steal. Fewer witnesses mean greater opportunity.

Officers arrived and intercepted the perpetrator. They searched his belongings and collected the stolen items. The handcuffed suspect was then escorted from the property.

Help Secure Your Assets with Remote Video Monitoring

When no one is on-site to keep an eye on things, remote video surveillance can be. Security operators monitor surveillance cameras to watch for suspicious activity like trespassing, vandalism, and theft. If they see anything unusual, they can activate an on-site audio warning and call police. Stealth Monitoring also has a video review team who can analyze footage to provide information about any accidents that may have occurred. This can be very useful in resolving liability issues.

If you would like more information about remote video surveillance for your construction site, contact us.