Plant Factories/Industrial Facilities

Plant Factories/Industrial Facilities

Skyrocketing prices for metals, most notably copper, have made what was once a minor nuisance a major problem, costing over $1 billion per year according to the US Department of Energy. Pipes, wires, cables, gutters, and flashing are torn from buildings and machinery constantly.

Thieves target copper wire in plant factories because of how easy it is to cut from open machines. Low-hanging heavy gauge wire can be cut in mere minutes using a battery-operated saw, which often leaves difficult to secure areas without power or communication lines. Here are some of the locations being affected and what’s being taken:

Rock & Gravel Mining Operations: Heavy gauge copper wires

Construction Sites: Copper plumbing, wiring, generators and materials

Vacant Buildings: Copper plumbing, wiring, air conditioners

Communications Towers: Copper busbars, wiring, cables

Electrical Substations: Copper grounding bars, cables

In addition, the collateral damage caused by ripping pipes and wires out of walls far exceeds the actual cost of the copper being stolen. We’ve seen this result in downtime and unforeseen budgetary problems.

Aside from being financially costly. Theft from these types of locations can be deadly. Heavy machines run at currents that are unsafe to stand next to let alone touch. There have been instances where thieves attempting to steal live wire have been killed in the commission of the crime.

The legal/civil exposure this may present companies with is enough to make corporate heads eager to do business with Knight Surveillance, Inc.

How it works:

Knight Protection, Inc., will set up and monitor high-end surveillance cameras in real time that are equipped with two-way audio capabilities, strobes and sirens.

In the event a burglar attempts to enter your property our technician who is watching your store in real time will warn the burglar to leave and activate extremely loud sirens while simultaneously calling the police.

Since the crime is being witnessed in real-time by a live operator, it becomes a confirmed crime in progress, which results in immediate police response.