Farm Theft

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Theft to farms and ranches is growing at an alarming rate in the United States.

 

Farmers should be aware of these real threats:
  1. Theft of anhydrous ammonia for methamphetamine production
  2. Theft of farm equipment or chemicals
  3. Arson, poisoning of your well, or the deliberate opening of a valve on a chemical tank
  4. Criminal mischief involving unsecured equipment and machinery
  5. Destruction of confined animals, property, or products
  6. Destruction of bioengineered plants
  7. Intentional introduction or release of a contagious animal or plant disease
  8. General vandalism
  9. Theft of Fuel
SVI Security Solutions specializes in agricultural security and has developed surveillance solutions and asset protection and recovery solutions designed to secure farms and ranches.

SVI Security Solutions has developed a Wireless Video Alert and SatTrac Tracking System which immediately alerts users of active intrusions. Let us help you solve your theft problems today.

SVI Secures the Oil & Gas Industry

 

Oil And Gas Security

Oil and Gas Equipment Continues to be a Prime Target Among Thieves

Theft is getting out of hand in the Oil Patch and it’s costing victimized companies millions of dollars in replacement cost, lost operational time, security and investigational manpower and higher insurance premiums. Oil and Gas equipment theft is a $1 Billion Dollar problem in the State of Texas, alone. Some industry experts estimate losses to exceed $10 Billion Dollars annually, nationwide. Everything in the oilfield has value. One drill bit may be worth $100,000 and fit in the trunk of a car.

Professional and amateur thieves prey on the oilfield due to the remoteness of a well site and the valuable assets available. These assets are easily sold and in most cases sold in close proximity to where they were stolen. Many career thieves actually take orders for specialized equipment. Oilfield theft usually occurs as a result of it being an easy target or worst of all it can be committed by a trusted employee.

Oil and gas field theft should be of concern to everyone in the industry. Whatever the motivation, theft is a crime and when it occurs in the oilfield, it can have dangerous and deadly consequences should oil and gas storage or transportation systems be tampered with.

SVI Security Solutions specializes in oilfield security and has developed surveillance solutions and asset protection and recovery solutions for operators needing a wireless video alert and tracking system. The SVI system utilizes cellular technology to send an immediate alert and video directly to the end user’s smartphone for viewing and tracking.

SVI Security Solutions has developed a Wireless Video Alert and SatTrac Tracking System which immediately alerts users of active intrusions. Let us help you solve your theft problems today.

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Construction Equipment Theft

constructionsitetheft Theft of construction equipment is a serious problem for the construction industry.  According to the National Equipment Register (NER) estimates of equipment stolen annually from construction sites range between $300 million and $1 billion.

The above totals represent the value of equipment stolen.  It does not take in to account all of the indirect costs, such as interruption of business, rental costs, project delays, and lost of production time.

Theft of construction equipment continues to rise.  According to Insurance Services Reports, thefts are increasing at a rate greater than 20% annually.

The high frequency of construction equipment theft, and the very low recovery rate of stolen equipment, is attributed to the following conditions:

  • Construction sites are often in remote, poorly lit areas
  • Security at construction sites is often lacking
  • Off road vehicles and equipment do not require titling or registration
  • Equipment is identified only by Product Identification Numbers (PIN) not by the 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Many mobile equipment manufacturers use common keying on their equipment (a single key  fits both the cab door and the ignition for each model they manufacture)
  • Many contractors do not have a good inventory of equipment they own
  • There is a high demand for construction equipment and parts
  • There is usually a delay in discovering a theft
  • Law enforcement has limited resources that can be dedicated to equipment theft investigations

Utilizing tracking devices will help in recovering stolen equipment.  SVI is offering a wireless battery operated tracking device that can be easily deployed.

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Copper Theft

Copper Theft

Copper theft continues to be a major problem in the United States.  According to the Department of Energy copper theft causes $1 Billion in losses to U.S. businesses annually.  Thieves target electrical power stations, homes, construction sites, oil and gas wells, roof mounted air conditioners, and any other products that contain copper.  Even if it is “nailed down” they will find a way to remove the copper to sell for scrap.

Copper prices are still at approximately $3.00 per pound, which makes it valuable enough for people to steal it. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, 25,083 claims were filed from 2009 to 2012, compared with 13,861 from 2006 to 2008. Nearly 96 percent of the claims in the more recent period were for copper theft. The leading states for the thefts are Ohio, Texas, Georgia, California and Illinois.

According to the FBI, copper theft is “threatening U.S. critical infrastructure by targeting electrical substations, cellular towers, telephone land lines, railroads, water wells, construction sites, and vacant homes for lucrative profits.”

SVI Security Solutions has come up with a solution to this problem, a wireless video alert system that can be deployed anywhere without the need for an external power source or internet service and that will immediately transmit a video alert to any or as many smart phones or tablets as directed without first having to pass through a manned central monitoring station.

Oil And Gas Security

Better Security Needed to Protect Oil and Gas Infrastructure

Security of critical facilities remains the topmost priority for the global oil and gas industry. Escalating demand for oil and gas, the construction of new facilities, and physical and cyber threats to these installations have led to growth in the oil and gas infrastructure security market.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.defence.frost.com), Global Oil and Gas Infrastructure Security Market Assessment, finds that the market earned revenues of $18.31 billion in 2011 and estimates this to reach $31.27 billion in 2021.

The vulnerability of oil and gas infrastructures to various threats – both physical as well as cyber – is a matter of great concern for their operators. This is causing them to invest heavily in security.

“Global oil and gas companies are investing capital in new infrastructure projects, driving the need for security solutions at these facilities,” noted Frost & Sullivan Aerospace, Defence & Security Senior Research Analyst Anshul Sharma. “With increasing awareness of threats, companies are adopting a security-risk management approach and implementing risk assessment of their facilities to ensure security Return on Investment (ROI).”

There is a growing preference for total solutions with flexible integration of individual security systems like access control, video surveillance and intrusion-detection on one platform. Heavy investments in cyber security are also projected due to various attacks on energy facilities in the past five years.

“The threats may vary from information theft to a terrorist attack, but the economic impact and financial damage in case of an attack will be much more significant,” explained Sharma. “It would also depend on the motive of the attacker. For example, a cyber attack to remotely control a SCADA system can have more serious consequences than a cyber attack to steal information.”

The cost of advanced security technologies, the lack of resources for managing security, compliance and operations, and low spending on cyber security threaten market prospects.

“Suppliers of security systems should aim at designing an integrated security solution that proactively identifies, assesses and mitigates risks and threats originating from within the facility as well as from well beyond it,” advised Sharma. “On their part, oil and gas companies and operators of critical oil and gas facilities need to do a threat and risk assessment of their facility to ensure there is no over spending or under spending on security-related matters.”