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How to Avoid Copper Theft

Posted by Joe Wilson

May 17, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Prevent Copper Theft SonitrolIf you have any amount of copper in your construction site, compound or warehouse, you're vulnerable to copper theft. 

Copper theft is a growing problem in North America. In Canada alone, the cost is estimated to be in the many millions. Criminals are turning to stealing any bit of copper they can get their hands on - tearing out pipes and plumbing from walls, taking apart air conditioners, destroying street lamps, breaking into construction sites and more.

Vacant or unnocupied factilities and warehouses are particularly vulnerable to copper theft and the extreme damage repair costs associated with it. Therefore, it’s important to be proactive in protecting your valuable assets from theft, especially when it comes to copper.

What is the impact of copper theft?

Copper theft has a number of monetary and even safety repercussions.

• 9-1-1- service disruptions.

• Threats to infrastructure and public safety (hospitals, emergency response systems).

• Power outages – e.g. electricity, heating, street and traffic lights, highway advance warning signs.

• Communication systems such as phone, television and Internet service outages.

• Increases to service costs and added resource demands.

CCTV alone is not a solution.

Many businesses, warehouses, builder compounds, and construction sites are using off-the-shelf CCTV and conventional alarm systems. This is a mistake. Unfortunately these alarm systems are ineffective, as many police departments no longer respond to unverified alarm systems, so by the time you actually get to the site - the thief, and your copper, are gone. With so many variables on the line, why risk it?

SonaVision is the answer.

Our goal is to catch criminals before they damage your assets and get away with your copper. SonaVision is a security technology that can alert the police while the crime is in progress, and apprehend the criminals before they do any further damage to service utilities, or construction sites.

SonaVision verified video monitoring solution provides perimeter protection for your warehouse, construction site, compound or other business. If someone enters a secured zone, a professional security operator is notified via alarm at our Sonitrol Monitoring Station. If the intrusion is confirmed, and a crime is in progress, the operator will notify the local police. The SonaVision security system is a proactive approach to security allowing Sonitrol and the police to take positive and preventative action within minutes.

Because copper is so easy and fast for criminals to unload, preventing the crime from occurring in the first place is the best solution. Basic and conventional CCTV video will not work, as you will probably never apprehend those who stole from you, or recover the valuable yet unmarked material.

Why choose Sonitrol Western Canada?

Criminals know who Sonitrol is, as we have assisted Police with the apprehension of over 172,000 criminals since 1977.  Criminals know to stay away from Sonitrol protected sites as it is way easier and far less risky to break into a conventionally protected facility than a Sonitrol facility.  

Sonitrol’s Verified Audio intrusion detection system goes beyond the status-quo in the security industry and it’s one of the most powerful security tools you can add to protecting your business or construction site.

Here are four more reasons to choose Sonitrol Western Canada:

Industry Expertise - You need someone you can trust to get the job done right, and Sonitrol Western Canada has decades of experience protecting sites like yours from copper theft.

Innovative Technology - Sonitrol’s state-of-the-art audio detection technology is superior to anything on the market today. Complemented with SonaVision Active/Verified video, fire alarm protection, and managed access control, Sonitrol can offer a full suite of security protection.

Proven Results - No one can match Sonitrol’s results; the numbers speak for themselves. Criminals apprehended using Sonitrol technology: 172,000 and climbing!

Guarantee -  We provide our customers with leading edge technology and quality service backed by our unique Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!

Don't fall victim to copper theft - not only do you loose the copper itself, but you'll also have costly repairs to the damage done by the criminals in the process of obtaining the copper. Be proactive and protect your valuable assets and materials with SonaVision. Contact us now for a free security plan, or to talk to one of our security experts.

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About Sonitrol Western Canada

We're so confident in our technology and responsive service, that no one else in the industry can match our guarantee.  Our unique verified audio and CCTV video business security solutions enable our operators to hear and see what is happening in your business before the criminals gain entry!!  We verify the actual source of the alarm, and we get the police to attend the scene immediately.  FOR A FREE SECURITY AUDIT, click here, or call 1-866-766-4876 - We are a security company with over 150 offices across North America serving clients across Western Canada in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon.  


Sonitrol Western Canada, with its Verified Electronic Security Systems, is committed to providing customers with the most comprehensive security protection.  Cooperation in the elimination of false alarms is not only beneficial to the system’s user but results in better protection of the entire community by allowing law enforcement to use their resources as efficiently as possible.



Topics: Security Tips, Prevent Copper Theft, Security for Construction Sites

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

We provide our customers with the best commercial security solutions and quality service backed by our unique Guarantee and Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!

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