Theft Awareness & Prevention
Over the past several years
copper theft has seen a dramatic increase across the
country. The attractive value of copper has fueled
the appetite of criminals to make opportunistic strikes on
structures boasting copper components. An internet search
will provide unlimited stories of the dramatic financial
impact and damage a copper thief can have on a
This type of crime can
certainly be considered a crime of opportunity. So,
please take a moment to minimize the access, temptation and
opportunity a criminal might have to strip your property of
its copper features.
- Consider the benefits of
motion detection lighting, security cameras or
- Enclose A/C units with steel
- Remove shrubs and other
aesthetic features to limit hiding places near and around
- Remove exterior access to the
roof. Yes, even rooftop A/C units are targets!
A few adjustments can deter
thieves and provide protection against a potentially costly
copper theft claim.