Protecting your construction site assets as a site manager is one of your most important jobs, and high tech solutions, such as GPS tracking, is often the right solution. Heavy equipment, smaller tools, and even the construction site trailer are targets that thieves believe to be easy marks. As a construction site manager, you will realize quickly that construction site theft is a bigger problem than simply lost equipment. Lost time on the project, increased insurance costs, and loss of confidence from your clients are the true costs of construction site theft, and not very easily recovered. While heavy equipment is a big concern, some thieves are targeting the trailers with the mobile security system inside. A GPS tracker can make the difference between a construction trailer lost for good, and one that can be recovered.

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Job Site Trailer Theft

Construction site theft has always been a problem for construction site managers. Thieves target sites because they believe them to be easy targets with a high reward. A construction site thief will try to get in and out of the site quickly, taking what can easily be resold. Because construction site trailers are often not marked with registration, they are vulnerable to theft and can be difficult to recover. Traditional theft deterrents, such as fencing and locks, aren’t always enough. High tech solutions, such as trailer GPS and mobile security systems, are often needed to prevent the problem.

Advantage of Trailer GPS

If your job site trailer is stolen, a portable alarm system is useless if it doesn’t have GPS. If you lose track of the portable alarm system itself, it can’t protect your site. A trailer alarm system with GPS can be activated as soon as the theft is discovered. A GPS tracker can lead the authorities directly to the trailer, and in some cases, can lead authorities to other stolen equipment. An investment in a trailer GPS tracker can be well worth the money if it means a quick recovery.

What to Look for in a Trailer Alarm

You need to be proactive when it comes to protecting your job site trailer. While having a trailer GPS is the most important piece with regards to recovery, there are other things to look for in a mobile security system. Some trailer alarm systems offer only the basics with no additional options. It’s important to find a portable trailer alarm with:

  • Motion sensor activation
  • Siren
  • Flashing/strobe light
  • Cellular notification
  • 24/7/365 monitoring capability
  • Remote management from a phone or tablet
  • Auto arming and disarming
  • Reverse geocoding
  • Solar powered with no need for dedicated power source or phone line
  • Durable tamper proof coated steel enclosure

If your construction site trailer is stolen, it is more than just an inconvenience. GPS tracking is essential for trailer recovery and can lead law enforcement to the thieves, but more important is proactive prevention with a mobile security system that includes GPS in addition to other essential features to prevent theft from occurring. Seagate Mobile Security offers a great solution to your construction site security concerns. Contact us today to learn more about our unique features.