For the past several years, CSC has protected many of the Bay Area's largest commercial companies from sustaining any job site theft at all with our wireless burglar alarm
system called "The Snitch
During the previous 18 months or so, copper thefts had been slowing declining in the Bay Area. However, according to many local Bay Area police departments, copper thefts are again on the rise and vacant commercial buildings are once again prime targets for thieves to attack.
Case in point, just this week, an attempted copper theft incident occurred at a CSC client's building in Fremont. That building is protected by The Snitch, which helped catch the thieves in the act and prevented any theft from occurring at the client's location.
Specifically, two suspects broke into the vacant building in broad daylight with the intent of stealing copper metal and steel piping from the walls and corral areas - potentially costing the client tens of thousands of dollars. The moment the burglars made entry into the building, The Snitch system alerted the CSC security team and a CSC officer responded to the scene within 15 minutes. Once on-scene, the CSC officer observed the thieves cutting the copper and steel piping with bolt cutters and loading it onto a flatbed truck. CSC immediately alerted local Fremont PD and the suspects were arrested on-site.
One suspect admitted to police that the stolen items in the truck were removed from a vacant commercial building in Hayward earlier that day. After finding two receipts in the suspect's pockets, the police further determined the suspects had stopped off at two recycling centers along the way and sold some stolen product between Hayward and Fremont.
Following this incident, CSC reported the details to a local Federal Task Force called REACT that we work closely with. REACT specializes in high tech and metal theft crimes and will use the info we provided to determine a possible connection with any other incidents in the past with a similar method of operation.
This is just one recent account of the very real threats that copper thieves can present to vacant commercial buildings. CSC's Snitch security program can effectively stop these security threats and prevent thefts from occurring at our client's sites. To date, The Snitch has earned a 100% success rate in protecting our client's properties against copper and metal theft, and as a result, we've been able to reduce our client's security costs by as much as $10k/mo, while helping them keep insurance premiums low and increase profits.
Currently, no other Bay Area security company offers any service that matches our Snitch Security Program - and compared to security guard services that can cost thousands of dollars each month, The Snitch can oftentimes provide peace of mind for a fraction of cost. For more info on how the Snitch can protect your business, contact CSC today.
This week, KGO Radio reporter Leslie Brinkley reported on the rise of copper thefts occuring in the Bay Area now that the price of copper has risen above $3/pound.
The KGO story reported that very recently, four parks in the City of Concord have been stripped of copper wiring, costing the City tens of thousands of dollars. Additionally, the City of Mountain View, and several housing developments in the City of San Jose have also recently reported similar copper theft incidences, as copper thefts are beginning to surge once again in the Bay Area.
CSC copper theft expert, Brian Wall, was featured as a main source for the KGO news report. According to Wall, copper thieves are commonly breaking into vacant commercial budilings and specifically targeting the rooftops of buildings, as the rooftops are among the most vulnerable areas for copper thieves to attack. Wall also said that many unemployed plumbers and electricians are intelligently and systematically conducting the copper thefts because they have inside knowledge to commit the crimes.
CSC's team of copper theft experts are routinely advising companies and public sector organizations on the best solutions possible today to stop copper theft. CSC also offers the Snitch Security System, which is designed specifically to help commercial property managers, building owners and construction sites fend off would-be copper thieves. Developed by leading copper theft experts, The Snitch is CSC's impenetrable and unbeatable wireless burglar alarm system designed specifically to stop copper thieves from attacking commercial sites. It boasts a 100 percent success rate at stopping copper thieves and provides complete protection around the clock to ensure CSC's customer's sites are always secure.
If your business or public sector agency is currently facing copper theft problems, or if you want to prevent these problems from developing in the future, give the CSC copper theft experts a call today at 408-295-2600 or contact us for a free Snitch System demo.