I know of 1 installation where they responded to thefts and vandalism by installing CCTV. They figured that way they would save money by reducing the thefts. After about a year they saw no thefts, so they figured that they could save even more money...by turning off the lights that the CCTV was using to see the site.
Some people are so dumb that the only thing they're good for is being a source of comic relief in a stressful world.
#203622 - 10/13/1102:36 PMRe: Copper prices are backing off a bit -- look here:
We get so many pictures of thieves on the TV news, it appears they think nobody is ever watching. In real life the cameras have to be very good to actually get an identifiable picture.
I really have to wonder how people "fence" some of the things that get stolen. The cops are trying to get tighter here. One rule that might make a difference is there is no more "cash" at the time of sale. They have to mail you a check. This record gets tied to a video of the seller and pictures of the items being sold. I think it is a lot easier to catch the guys selling the scrap than it is to catch them stealing it. Once you close up the sale end, the theft end doesn't make much sense.
#203627 - 10/13/1104:11 PMRe: Copper prices are backing off a bit -- look here:
They have been requiring photo ID and a thumb print here for a long time. I think the real problem might be "bundlers' Who sanitize the scrap by, cutting it up to disguise the origin, cleaning it, sorting it and crushing it and then turn it in to a bigger processor in bulk.