Construction sites have become attractive targets for thieves as lumber prices rise.
Updated: Aug 2
The cost of construction supplies has risen to the point where construction sites have become lucrative targets for criminals. As a result, builders are now going above and beyond to protect their construction sites.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, lumber prices have increased by $35,872 on average for a new single-family home. Construction General Contractors say that they use to build four homes for the price of one now, which makes a huge decrease in profit.
Because of the rising cost of lumber, thieves are increasingly targeting lumber yards, construction sites, and contractors.
Here are just a few examples of thefts that took place recently in Florida:
In FORT MYERS, Florida - A thief took 144 sheets of plywood worth around $10,000 from a local community work site in May.
CAPE CORAL, Florida – Three individuals were captured on security cameras stealing lumber from one of the owner's properties at a Cape Coral construction site.
WINTER HAVEN, Florida - Thousands of dollars in plywood was taken from a Winter Haven construction site, prompting police to launch an investigation.
These types of incidents can be found all around the United States. In addition to the financial costs of stealing supplies, construction companies must spend time, resources, and money to repair property damage caused by the crime.
Contact iView Security today to learn more about how video surveillance can help discourage burglary on your construction site.
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