The night before last, one of our jobs (a new BMW dealership) got hit by the thieves.
They got in the bins/containers, and cleaned out all the subcontractor's tools. We lost about $7K in the tools that were onsite. The %*&#@s also got all the wire that we had onsite (fortunately just a little before the big stuff for the feeders and the Super Tugger went out to the job).
Plumbers, HVAC, Fire Sprinks, Steel Workers...they didn't miss any of the trades. They even took shovels!! (The last time this happened, there was a Security Guard in a trailer. The thieves stole his bicycle, which was chained to his trailer. So much for that idea)
The moral of the story: Keep as little as you can onsite.
If you chop off their hand(s) then they have to be fed for the rest of their miserable existence,my vote is for the establishment of the "Michael Fay Educational Institute" more commonly known as the caning rack,if you did not know who Michael Fay is he was the kid who got his butt beat in Singapore.
#40524 - 07/24/0409:19 PMRe: Ripped off - Same Old Story
For tool thieves maybe the old british navy punishment of flogging should be used. You can't insure everything to full value, so any theft comes outof you pocket I am looking for the jerk that stole my 32' ladder off my van.
#40525 - 07/26/0411:13 PMRe: Ripped off - Same Old Story
Trying for physical security on a larger job site is pretty much impossible. They open the right box the hard way first and then they have torches or power saws or whatever they need. If it's too heavy, there are cranes, loaders, and forklifts available. Usually a couple of trucks so they don't have to risk anything of their own. a dedicated crook will find a way. As much as you can just don't leave anything on a job site and hope they don't follow you home.