Trespasser Arrested for Stealing Scrap Metal

Posted by Mark Mariotti on October 15, 2020

At approximately 3:30 a.m., a Stealth security operator alerted police about a suspect who scaled the fence of a scrap yard and began climbing on piles of metal. Minutes later, officers were on the scene to place the individual under arrest.

The Lure of a Scrap Facility

At any given time, a scrap yard is filled with thousands of dollars-worth of metal and other discarded materials. Aluminum, steel, iron and copper are hot commodities for thieves looking to make a quick buck. With the average price of copper at just under $3.00 per pound, one man’s trash is truly another man’s treasure.

A Proactive Security Solution for your Scrap Facility

Keeping unwanted visitors off your property, as well as maintaining a safe place for your staff and customers, are crucial. Because of their expansive, open areas, scrap facilities are challenging to secure. Traditional measures can only do so much in deterring theft, trespassing and vandalism.

Live video monitoring is an effective way to monitor your entire property and help deter crime in progress. Trained security operators use analytics-based cameras to watch a property in real time. This gives them the ability to watch multiple areas simultaneously, even places that aren’t easily accessible to a traditional guard. That means less liability and risk.

Should the operators see something suspicious, they can act immediately by activating an on-site speaker warning to alert the trespassers they are being watched and calling police.

If an incident occurs with one of your employees, or even a trespasser, and you find yourself in the midst of a liability claim, our team of video analysts can provide the footage you may need to prove your case.

The lure of a scrap facility to those looking to capitalize on discarded materials is enough to prompt owners and managers to seek an effective security solution. Live video monitoring not only can help to deter crime, it can aid in improving operations and save on security spend.

For more information, contact us.

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