Posted: 6/13/2018

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Contractors and laborers spend good money on equipment and tools. BCA is sending these tips to professionals to help them protect their valuables and alleviate theft.

Contractors and laborers spend good money on equipment and tools. BCA is sending these tips to professionals to help them protect their valuables and alleviate theft.

  • Avoid affixing tool boxes to your vehicle or storage container. This attracts thieves that can use bolt cutters to clip security locks.
  • Invest in security cameras to deter thieves or catch suspects who attempt to steal from you.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Label your tools and equipment by engraving them with your name, business name, or even your tax ID number.
  • Keep a record of the serial number of every power tool and also take a photo of it.
  • If you suspect someone is attempting to steal your items, contact law enforcement at the non-emergency dispatch office to report it.

About Business Consumer Alliance

Business Consumer Alliance (BCA) is a non-profit company that started in 1928. The broad purpose of BCA is to promote business self-regulation. BCA's mission is achieved by assisting consumers in resolving complaints with businesses and using that complaint information, along with other relevant information such as customer reviews, to forecast business reliability. With community support, BCA can identify trustworthy and ethical businesses and warn the public to avoid unscrupulous businesses whose purpose is to defraud the marketplace. BCA also helps businesses promote themselves by providing services and tools to protect their business and reach out to their customers. BCA obtains its funding from member businesses who support the mission and purpose of the organization and who agree to abide by high standards of ethical business practices.

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