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How to protect your roof from metal thieves – Part 2

Prevent roof thefts effectively

This is part 2 of this article. For part 1, click here.

If you are thinking of ways to prevent access to your roof, there are several options that spring instantly to mind. Barbed wire and security lights are effective in most circumstances, because the majority of thieves are low-level opportunists who are easily deterred from accessing areas that appear secure.

However, from what we’ve seen, the current crop of metal thieves are significantly more organised than the average ‘chancer’ who attempts a crime just because he sees the opportunity.

The unfortunate reality is that traditional deterrents can be effectively neutralised by criminals who plan ahead. We saw a case recently where barbed wire had simply been cut away from the area it was protecting. Sites with security lighting have found it to be ineffective because it can actually help the criminals see what they’re doing!

Remember, if you can get up onto your roof, so can criminals.

So, what can you do to ward off savvy crooks from stealing your roof metals? The best answer may seem intimidating, but it’s surprisingly simple: Stay ahead of them with technology.

Continue reading this blog every day this week to find out how the latest roofing technology can effectively protect your property and deter criminals.

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