As recyclable metals become a valuable and major income stream for many businesses scrap metal theft is more than just an inconvenience. Not only that, the cost and time taken to secure your business after the event can also be hugely disruptive With this in mind, here are some simple but effective steps for protecting your business from scrap metal theft.
Unlike many other materials scrap metal isn’t a fire hazard, which means that it doesn’t have to be stored far away from the building. In fact it’s best to store your scrap metal away from the perimeter where it can be seen by passers by or would-be opportunists. This is especially wise if you’ve accumulated a large valuable pile of scrap such as copper that’s awaiting collection. If you want to be doubly sure then it shouldn’t be inherently risky to store clean scrap metal indoors or in bulk storage facilities.
Frequent collections equals less problems
The thing is, you can’t be robbed of scrap metal if there’s none to pinch so try to make collections frequent. Criminals will think twice about trying to break into a compound for only a few bits of scrap metal, but if there’s a growing pile of it – well that’s another story. Not only this, smaller piles of scrap metal makes storage easier. So if your scrap metal pile is starting to grow then schedule a pick-up as soon as possible.
Being forewarned is forearmed
The sad fact of the matter is that most businesses don’t know the real value of their scrap metal and that makes it very easy to be blasé about the situation. When you know and understand the true value of scrap metal, then businesses tend to be more inclined to invest the right amount of time, money and effort into protecting their assets from scrap metal theft. Again, regular collections will help you to keep abreast of any changing prices.
Speak to the professionals
If you have had a spate of scrap metal thefts in your area or your premises then you may want to tighten up security. One of the best ways to do this is to employ the services of a security company. Security guards act as a deterrent and more often than not if your premises are patrolled by a vigilant security guard, them the thieves are far more likely to look some place else.
If you need further information on how a security company can help you then speak to MA services Group. We’re a Brisbane based company who can advise you on best security measures to protect your business. This is in addition to supplying fully trained and highly experienced individuals. Why not take the first steps and call us today on 03 9994 4107 and let us give you a competitive quote?