Thieves and vandals aren’t likely to send you an early warning note to let you know they’ll be stopping by. If you’re lucky though you CAN still get early warning… so long as your local area news has decent coverage of construction site theft.
Google offers a free “web band” scanner service called Google Alerts that monitors the news. All you have to do is tell them what terms to look for and give them your email address.
So, to get alerts about local construction site theft here are some suggestions for search terms to scan:
[your city] construction theft
[your city] construction vandalism
[your city] job site theft
[your city] job site vandalism
[your state] construction theft
[your state] construction vandalism
[your state] job site theft
[your state] job site vandalism
You might want to add another layer of construction site monitoring by adding your county name into the mix as well. If you monitor Google alerts for at least those 8 terms you will keep abreast of all the construction theft and vandalism happening in your region.
Then, when theft or vandalism occurs in your region you’ll know you need to beef up your security. At this point, if you haven’t already, you should contact your local police to let them know about your construction site.