Protection Tips

Keeping your valuable heavy equipment safe from thieves requires a powerful one-two punch.

1. Apply “Site Smarts” to Safeguard Your Job Site and Your Equipment

  • Paint or label all equipment with a clearly visible product identification number (PIN)
  • Document the Manufacturer, Model Number, PIN, and Date of Purchase for each piece of equipment you own
  • Fence in all your equipment when possible
  • Park equipment close together and in a circle, with smaller pieces in the center; chain smaller equipment to larger equipment
  • Ask local police for more frequent patrols of the jobsite
  • Install on-site security, especially after-hours, and light the jobsite through the night
  • Use immobilizers like wheel locks, fuel shut offs, or ignition locks

2. Install a LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System

If your equipment is stolen, LoJack helps law enforcement to track it down and return it to you. A LoJack system offers a number of advantages:

  • It employs well-tested and proven Radio Frequency technology
  • It is covertly installed
  • It is tied directly into law enforcement agencies in 29 states and the District of Columbia