Metal Thefts Continue to Hit Businesses Hard

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August 9th, 2012

Corporate Report Wisconsin published an article indicating an epidemic rise in metal theft. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, nationwide insurance claims for metal theft increased 81% over the last two years.

The article Precious Metal, is a real eye-opener for any manufacturer or business that handles metal. The statistics are staggering. The very last paragraph shares what a business can do to help prevent this type of theft. Here is a recap of that paragraph taken directly from the article – credit goes to Corporate Report Wisconsin and freelance writer Lisa Schmelz for the helpful information:

What You Can Do (to prevent a theft of precious metal)
To prevent metal theft at your business, secure, store or lock up anything with scrap metal value. Increased lighting and surveillance cameras can also deter thefts. Catalytic converters can be “clamped” and outdoor HVAC units can be caged. For industry-specific information visit the Center for Problem Oriented Policing.

 Preventing Catalytic Converter Theft


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