With the value of copper increasing, wire theft has become a billion-dollar, nationwide problem. Thieves are willing to risk it all to resell the stolen wire to scrap metal dealers for as much as $4 per pound. Interestingly, the money they receive for the stolen commodity fails to compare with the labor and material cost of replacement. Each of us, as taxpayers, bears the financial burden.
The real cost of wire theft, however, comes at the expense of public safety due to dysfunctional roadway and public lighting. What’s more, the money spent to replace the wire could be better spent on public works like snow removal and maintaining state and federal highways and bridges.
The New AT Foundation
The CHANCE® Anti-Theft Lighting Foundation – or “AT Foundation” – is a device designed to stop thieves in their tracks, protecting both the public and private sectors from the high cost and intrinsic dangers of wire theft.
The AT Foundation concept is simple. The wires run through a clamping mechanism which prevents the wire from being pulled out of the ground through the baseplate.
The beauty of the device, for lighting contractors, is the fact that there’s one less piece of hardware to order and one less piece to deal with logistically — the device is built right into the foundation. There are
no separate parts to align when seting the pole and aligning the anchor bolts.
Key Features and Benefits:
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