The problem: Copper prices have gone up four times. That means copper is in demand, legally and illegally.
Your copper wiring, especially the wiring in your air conditioners, is something thieves want.
Here are two recent stories illustrating the world-wide crime.
One is from Australia and the other from Nashville. I could have included a story from Arizona about a school having to close down for a short while because their copper pipes were stolen, but I think you get my point.
This problem has grown utility companies are feeling the heat. In cases, rates may actually rise if something isn’t done quickly to stop the thefts.
New laws are helping to stop the thieves. If they can’t sell the merchandise on the black market they’ll quit trying.
Meanwhile here’s another solution.
It’s a device called the Mobilelock made by DeWalt and it can be placed onto most surfaces.
It will notify owners via the phone or by email that the alarm has been set off.