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Think Twice About Scrap Yard Security

Often packed with pricey metals like copper, or even desirable parts like catalytic converters, thieves know they can cash in quickly by selling stolen merchandise to scrap yards.

There’s no denying that scrap yards and recycling centers are prime targets for thieves.

With a potential global precious metal shortage looming, scrap yards could soon be viewed as a bigger target than ever before.

So why are so many scrap yards relying on ineffective security measures instead of deploying proactive crime deterrence like Remote Video Monitoring (RVM) provides?

Most businesses in this space know that physical security is a must. But you may not know the best way to secure your business?

Many scrap yard owners around the country are taking on the task of securing their businesses themselves. That could mean stepping into harm’s way or paying for electric fences or services that simply don’t cut it when it comes to keeping thieves out.

And scrap yards could face bigger problems down the road with insurance and legal liability. If you are utilizing any of the following methods, you should think twice – and here’s why:


On the surface, electric fences seem like a nice solution to secure scrap yards. Set up a perimeter, keep people out and you’re done. If only it was that simple! In reality, electric fences come with several security loopholes.

In fact, it doesn’t take a skilled thief long at all to bypass an electric fence with a pair of cheap rubber gloves and some wire cutters. Even worse, thieves will often create an access point that may go unnoticed for some time, allowing them to come and go as they please.

This is why many fence companies recommend security cameras in addition to fencing to see what’s going on at all times. Alone, these fences simply don’t cut it.


Some think they have to take matters into their own hands and use firearms and guard dogs to secure their business. Unfortunately, with just one incident you could find yourself dealing with costly legal fees and insurance claims that can ultimately take a larger toll than a theft does.

Why chance putting yourself or other employees in danger if a situation spirals out of control?

Your job is to run your business, not worry about how to secure it! Ultimately, you shouldn’t have to.

Leave Security to the Experts

The bottom line is this – you’re an expert at running your business, not at securing it. The good news is that you don’t have to be!

Focus on carrying out your day-to-day tasks and managing employees without having to constantly keep an eye out for criminals looking to take advantage of your inventory. That’s what the team at Pro-Vigil is here to help you accomplish.

Pro-Vigil provides RVM technology powered by artificial intelligence. This means we use surveillance cameras strategically placed around your site to keep watch at all times and give you peace of mind whether you’re dealing with a customer or relaxing at home with family.

When a suspicious event is detected (like someone cutting through your electric fence) our team of virtual guards is alerted. 

Within seconds they can deploy deterrence features like strobe lights, sirens and pre-recorded announcements letting the suspicious subjects know it is time to leave.

The best part, our team does all of this remotely, so no one needs to be on your site or put themselves in a dangerous situation. Features of using RVM at your scrap yard include:

  • Always Covered

    System is always ready to react, 24/7 x 365 whether you are working or not

  • Fully Trained Team

    Team of virtual guards ready to respond at first sign of trouble

  • Low Liability / High Effectiveness

    Deterrence features can be activated remotely to send thieves running with 97% of intruders deterred

  • Stop the Problem

    By deterring crime, you can stop thieves in their tracks before ever having to contact the authorities

When it comes to securing your business, think twice.

Does your plan have holes in it (quite literally if a fence is cut)?

Are you putting yourself, or others, at risk and opening yourself up to legal risks, or worse, putting yourself and others in danger?

With RVM from Pro-Vigil, you can take the guessing out of physical security.

Contact us today to learn how you can partner with Pro-Vigil and protect your site so you can get back to running your business.

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