Jobsite Security

Learn How to Secure Your Jobsite to Prevent Theft and Vandalism on Your House Flips.

Jobsite Security

Overview

Job site theft is a rampant and growing problem that costs the construction industry more than $1 billion a year, according to the National Association of Home Builders and the National Equipment Register. But the problem isn’t limited to new houses under construction — a home remodeling job is just as vulnerable. Here are some ways to secure your job site.
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I personally had a break-in at one of my rehab projects where a thief stole tools, light fixtures and ceiling fans worth well over a thousand dollars.

So I wanted to write an article with my Top 10 tips for Protecting & Securing Your Rehab Job Sites so hopefully you don't face the same plight.

Tip #1: Fiberglass or Steel Entry Doors

Doors are the most vulnerable entry point for burglars to break-in to your property.  According to the FBI, 65% of break-ins occur by forcing in the front, back or garage entry doors.  
For this reason your main focus to prevent break-ins should be to protect and fortify your main entry doors.

Steel Entry Doors

Doors are the most vulnerable entry point for burglars to break-in to your property.  According to the FBI, 65% of break-ins occur by forcing in the front, back or garage entry doors.  
For this reason your main focus to prevent break-ins should be to protect and fortify your main entry doors.

Storm Doors or Security Doors

Although largely glass, storm doors or security doors can provide an extra layer of protection that a burglar has to break-through to get into your property.
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The burglar that broke into my rehab kicked through the wooden panel of an old wood door on the back of the house. If this door had been a fiberglass or steel door there's a good chance he would have fled the scene.

Tip #2: Deadbolts, Lockboxes & Digital Locks

​Doors are only as strong as their lock.  Even the strongest reinforced doors can be neutralized by a hard kick if your lock does not extend deep enough into the door frame.
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