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Top Tips for Reducing Job Site Theft

Not only is job site theft inconvenient and unsettling, but it also costs business owners millions of dollars each year across the United States. While there may never be a way to provide 100% security against job site theft, there are still many things that can be done to reduce the likelihood of this happening at your business. 

Tips for Preventing Job Site Theft

  • Each night, even when everyone leaves, be sure to keep the lights on. Even if you’re not on site, lighting is important because it can help deter would-be thieves. At the same time, it makes them easier to identify on security cameras. 
  • Put up signs around the site that state “authorized personnel only”. While not a fool-proof method, it can help keep certain people out that shouldn’t be in or around your job site. 
  • Put up security cameras, a security barrier, and consider hiring security guards for time where you aren’t on the job site. Security guards are certainly an investment, but they also help you protect your investments in equipment and other material that could be stolen.
  • Store materials in a secured and locked location whenever possible. 
  • Make sure to have an updated inventory of all of your old and newly purchased equipment so you can keep track of what you have. Your inventory can also be useful in identifying what’s missing as well as providing proper documentation to insurance companies if you need to make a claim for theft. 
  • Consider implementing a check out system for any company equipment so you know who is responsible for returning what pieces. Implementing these programs can take time and have some bumps along the way, but they can pay off in a big way too! These systems help increase accountability among team members and also demonstrate that you keep a close eye on who is using what. 

Insurance is the Best Protection

Like we said, there’s no fool-proof way to avoid all job site theft. That’s why the best protection you can offer you and your business is commercial insurance. With the right insurance in place, you can be sure to receive the proper financial compensation in the event theft does happen at your business. Call us today to find out what this insurance would look like for your business.

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