Get an Effective, Affordable & Personalized Solution to the Growing Threat of Scrap Metal Theft
According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) and the Department of Energy, copper theft and metal larceny cost U.S. businesses nearly $1 billion in losses per year. While scrap metal theft is driven by a number of factors, one of the biggest driving factors is the international market’s high demand for commodity metals, such as copper, brass, aluminum, nickel, stainless steel, platinum, bronze, and various metal alloys, and the thriving resale market in California.
Susceptible scrap metal targets include but are not limited to:
- copper pipes
- electrical wiring
- plumbing fixtures
- air conditioners
- agricultural equipment
- unsecured metal inventory
- manhole covers
- sewer grates
- brass nuts on fire hydrants
- park statues
- historical/bronze plaques
- aluminum siding
- empty beer kegs
- train tracks
- catalytic converters
- playground slides
Unfortunately, any unsecured, unguarded, or vulnerable scrap metal can be targeted for scrap metal theft.
In an attempt to prevent, deter, and detect metal theft, California requires scrap metal companies–scrap metal buyers, recyclers, and dealers–to record a seller’s photo, fingerprint, and ID, photograph the metal materials being sold, and hold onto payments for three days after each sales transaction. Metal recyclers and dealers that violate these anti-metal theft laws can be hit with hefty civil penalties and costs.
Protect Your Property Against Metal Theft with Guardian Integrated Security
Despite the efforts of local law enforcement and aggressive laws, scrap metal theft continues to be a major issue. If you are looking for an effective, affordable, and comprehensive security solution to protect your property from scrap metal thieves, call Guardian Integrated Security. We offer the best value in remote CCTV surveillance video monitoring or virtual guard services for businesses of all sizes anywhere in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
Our remote guarding solutions can provide added value to scrap metal dealers and recyclers by making it easier for them to monitor daily activities at their site. Authorized personnel also have access to their site’s live camera feed and recorded footage, making it easier to ensure that your employees are following safety and health protocols, complying with the latest procedures dictated by the EPA’s environmental regulations, and abiding by the guidelines outlined in California’s metal theft deterrence bills (e.g. SB 691, AB 844, and AB 1859).
Trust Southern California’s Experts in Private Security Services
Guardian Integrated Security has the skills, expertise, and technology to meet the unique security needs of your facility, whether you have a scrap metal recycling yard, a construction site, a utility company, or a large industrial property. Our management team is comprised of security experts, each with at least 10-25 years of hands-on experience designing and implementing custom security plans for 1,000s of satisfied clients across Southern California. We use state-of-the-art CCTV surveillance equipment that is remotely monitored by our highly-trained guards at a fully equipped Command Center that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
State-of-the-Art Surveillance Cameras • 24/7 Remote Monitoring • Personalized Solutions
To develop a comprehensive security plan that is personalized to your specific needs and budget, we will have a member of our management team conduct a thorough on-site security assessment. Every security strategy is designed to address each client’s unique set of threats and vulnerabilities for maximum effectiveness. Once our plan is approved, we will install advanced CCTV security cameras and motion detectors in strategic locations throughout your site, such as at entrances/exits, in blindspots and dark corners, near expensive machinery and inventory, in remote parts of your building or property’s perimeter, and any other vulnerable space. A tripped motion sensor will immediately alert our remote guards, who will respond to all suspicious activity in real time. Using two-way loudspeakers, our guards can communicate with intruders and personnel, letting them know they are being watched and recorded. When necessary, our guards can contact local law enforcement and readily share footage of the suspect(s) and incident. Real time response, 24/7 monitoring of your site, and high-quality surveillance footage not only prompts faster dispatch times, but also increases the likelihood of capturing criminals and holding them accountable in a court of law.
Call Today to Schedule Your Free Estimate for Remote Guarding Services In Woodland Hills,
Van Nuys, Northridge, Burbank, and Surrounding Areas
Many businesses throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley are turning to virtual guard services as a reliable and cost-effective solution for deterring metal theft. Call Guardian Integrated Security today to learn more about virtual guarding and to schedule your free on-site consultation. Not only do we provide exceptional protection, but we also offer a low-price guarantee. If you find another virtual guard company in Los Angeles or the San Fernando Valley that offers you a lower price for comparable services, we promise to match or beat it!