Builders Fighting Back Against Copper Thieves

New developments and construction sites are often considered easy targets by thieves because they’re isolated, but now some builders are armed with a high tech defense system. 27 NEWSFIRST investigates a new way to keep thieves away.
It’s called tattletale. The security system is provided by Lainhart Home Systems and it’s the first of its kind in Central Kentucky.
The system is wireless and up to 16 homes or buildings within a 2000 feet radius can be protected by just one unit.
Payne Homes in Madison County is just one of the developers who have invested in the system. Payne Homes has been hit by copper thieves several times in the past and tell us each time its cost them thousands of dollars.
Tattletale uses wireless motion detectors, when one is activated it sets off and alarm and sends a signal to a call center which contacts the police or the owner within 12 seconds.


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  • by Nichole Location: KY on Feb 19, 2009 at 08:41 AM
    Actually, that alarm won't false if you set it up right. And it's tamper-proof unlike ADT or a home alarm. Google them, it's an awesome product. We use them as well on our refurb houses.
  • by James Location: Salyersville on Sep 9, 2008 at 09:31 AM
    Wonder how many false calls are made when dogs, birds and other distractions set these alarms off! A big moth can trip a motion devise.
  • by Kendal Location: Lex on Sep 9, 2008 at 04:29 AM
    I am SO proud of the construction company who figured out a way to cease the activity of thieves who RISK THEIR LIVES to steal $10.00 of copper costing the builder $500-$1000.00 to fix their mess. I hope this works for you and wish you the best. It is TOTALLY unfortunate the society we live in today; folks feel they have to steal what is NOT theirs.
  • by A Location: R on Sep 8, 2008 at 11:58 PM
    Next weeks follow up... Since we alert theives to what these devices are they are now destroying them and selling the parts for scrap. All of this is done in the 15 minutes the cops take to respond.

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