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Deterring Equipment Theft with Pro-Vigil

Pro-Vigil Case Study: Mckee Utility Contractors - “With Pro-Vigil, I now have peace of mind when I go to sleep that our site is safe. I know that when I wake up in the morning, we’re going to be able to get back to work and focus on what we do best, rather than getting derailed by crime incidents.”
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Background

Based in Prague, Oklahoma, Mckee Utility Contractors, Inc. specializes in water and wastewater pipeline installation. The family-owned-and-operated business serves communities across Oklahoma as well as in northern Texas.how to deter equipment theft

Security Challenge

From piping, batteries and tools, to trucks and cement mixers, the expensive equipment stored on Mckee Utility Contractors’ property made the company a prime target for thieves. With break-ins and theft becoming routine, the company was consistently spending money to replace stolen and damaged equipment. And in-progress projects were frequently halted, as crews waited for repairs to be completed.

“We used fencing to keep trespassers out, but people just climbed over it,” said Gus Mendez, project superintendent for Mckee Utility Contractors. “We felt the financial impact of having our equipment stolen and damaged, but we were also losing valuable time. And we can’t afford to lose even a day or two waiting for repairs and replacements to be completed.”

“We felt the financial impact of having our equipment stolen and damaged, but we were also losing valuable time. And we can’t afford to lose even a day or two waiting for repairs and replacements to be completed.”

Solution

Mendez knew he had to strengthen his security strategy, and he reached out to other companies for advice. One name continued to top the list of recommendations – Pro-Vigil. 

“We were impressed with Pro-Vigil’s remote video monitoring service because it offered the assurance that a team would be watching over our facility when we couldn’t,” notes Mendez. “But what really sold us on Pro-Vigil is the company’s deterrence feature.”

Mendez was looking for a video surveillance system that would do more than record a theft taking place. He wanted a way to stop would-be criminals before they ever had a chance to touch his company’s equipment. And he found this solution in Pro-Vigil. By pairing remote monitoring with artificial intelligence, Pro-Vigil’s system sets off a series of lights and announcements to quickly deter detected trespassers.

Results – Security Strategy

Since installing Pro-Vigil’s remote video monitoring service, Mendez says the company has not experienced a single successful break-in.

“Unauthorized people have tried to gain access to our property, but Pro-Vigil’s deterrence feature scares them off,” said Mendez. “As soon as those lights and sirens go off, the criminals go running.” 

For Mendez and the team at Mckee Utility Contractors, Pro-Vigil has made a world of difference. They no longer have to allocate budget to stolen or damaged equipment or stop projects until repairs are made.

“With Pro-Vigil, I now have peace of mind when I go to sleep that our site is safe,” said Mendez. “I know that when I wake up in the morning, we’re going to be able to get back to work and focus on what we do best, rather than getting derailed by crime incidents.”

Contact us today to find out which Pro-Vigil solution suits your immediate and long-term security needs.

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