Theft and vandalism are two problems that plague virtually every construction project. Higher insurance rates for the general contractor and schedule delays for the owners and developers are only two results of these problems. To reduce theft and vandalism, site security should be planned from the onset of a construction project. There are several steps contractors should take as a matter of course: perimeter fencing; 24-hour security; informing neighbors; removing keys from all vehicles; keeping a close watch on all power tools; authorizing specific individuals to accept incoming materials; offering rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of transgressors; communicating to the work for the need to prevent theft and vandalism; and consulting with the insurance company.