Here’s The Safest Worksite in The Park Cities


As reporters often do, I spent this morning driving around Highland Park and University Park, looking for interesting things to write about. There was the carnival at Hyer, the shirtless guy mowing his lawn on Southwestern, and the kindergarten-aged child walking his corgi, unsupervised, down Armstrong. All interesting, but nothing really worth the paper.

Then I was on one of the block in the northwest corner of UP (Bryn Mawr, maybe?) and saw the above picture. Construction site surveillance, in full effect. I was waiting for guards to come out and shoo me away.

Anyway, a note to copper thieves: probably skip this house.

8 thoughts on “Here’s The Safest Worksite in The Park Cities

  • May 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm
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    Have been seeing video equipment like this and even (though rare)overnight security guards on site. A lot of times the insurance carrier that is covering the Builder’s Risk policy will have a clause included that requires security measures like these.

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  • May 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm
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    There’s a massive house going up on Beverly that constantly has HPPD outside of it. I’m assuming (or maybe hoping) that the police presence is off duty and paid for by the builder.

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  • May 11, 2012 at 1:32 pm
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    Actually it’s on Hanover. I walk by it every day. It’s massive and portentous in comparison to its neighbors.

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  • May 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm
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    Read the weekly police blotter and see the number of thefts of construction equipment and materials from building sites and you will understand why this is needed.

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  • May 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm
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    This is a problem that UP has created for itself by still requiring copper in residential construction. There are better products out there with longer life spans, yet UP Code requires copper. Just another barrier to entry like the prohibition on flex duct in the HVAC. Ridiculous and a way to invite property crime in otherwise safe neighborhoods.

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  • May 12, 2012 at 9:09 am
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    @Gringo Bling, that has bothered me also. He probably is off duty but is still always in a HP police car. Very strange and needs an explanation.

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  • May 15, 2012 at 8:00 am
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    Wanna bet that one of the Community League/ SMU Board/ DCC “boys” owns a copper company?

    I say that tongue in cheek, but the more I think about it, the more I realize it might be true.

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  • June 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm
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    I wonder what a stolen surveillance system goes for?

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