Ladner construction site ups security
After a costly theft from a Ladner construction site last spring, one contractor is taking steps to prevent future crimes at this and other building sites across the Lower Mainland.
“Cameras are actually coming to that (Ladner) site,” said Dwayne Stewart of Pacific R.I.M. Services. The surveillance cameras are in addition to the standard precautionary measures already in place at the commercial development site, located at 5085 48 Ave. at the gateway to Ladner Village.
“We have the usual fencing, clean sites, locks on valuables, the normal things you would expect,” Stewart said.
Pacific R.I.M. already has cameras installed at an Abbotsford construction site which recently captured an overnight theft on film.
Since the Ladner project broke ground, there has so far been just the one criminal incident last spring when the construction company had to pay $2,000 for stolen copper wiring and hydro damage after thieves ripped out a temporary power line.
The company usually reports thefts to the police, but has to pay out of pocket for losses and damage.
“There’s no one to reimburse us, our insurance doesn’t pay for that sort of thing,” said Stewart.
Pacific R.I.M. is also in charge of renovations at the Tim Hortons on 56th St. in Tsawwassen. There have been no incidents of theft at that site, which Stewart attributes to having people on location almost 24 hours a day.
Last month, Delta Police reported thieves made off with an assortment of goods from a Tilbury-based business. The suspects cut the padlock and stole approximately 72 stainless steel brackets and miscellaneous tools and equipment. The culprits also cut several large power cables to machinery for the copper wire.