Between tools, heavy equipment, and raw materials, a poorly secured construction site is every thief’s dream score. Add to that, a tight economy, rising inflation, and soaring material costs, and it’s no wonder job sites all across the country are under attack.
And, it’s no temporary phenomenon.
A 2016 joint study issued by the National Equipment Register (NER) and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reported that somewhere between $300 million and $1 billion in equipment alone is stolen each year. And, to make matters worse, only 21 percent of that is ever recovered.
At SiteBox Storage, we have worked with site managers across the country, and in a wide variety of industries, so we know just how scary those statistics about construction theft can be. Luckily, there are steps you can take to ensure that your jobsite is not at risk of being the next target.