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Copper Theft Prevention Advisory: Download This Guide to Stop Copper Thieves

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 27, 2008 - DPS Telecom, a leading developer of network alarm monitoring solutions, announced today the release of a new advisory: "Copper Theft." This new guide teaches techniques for preventing copper theft in your network.

Over the last few years, copper theft has become a rapidly growing crime. The value of copper has risen dramatically, worth somewhere between $3 and $4 per pound (up from just 75 cents a few years ago). This prospect of quick cash is enticing thieves all over the country to steal the metal from anywhere and everywhere, even cable that's in use in your network.

This makes copper theft a severe issue affecting Telecom, Transportation, Power, Utilities, Public Safety, and more.

Crimes like this could devastate your business, and they're becoming more frequent. Perhaps you've already been victimized by copper thieves. While it's always important to monitor activity at your remote sites, sites with lots of copper are especially at risk.

"Copper thieves just keep getting bolder," said DPS Telecom President Eric Storm. "The copper wire they steal is expensive enough to replace, but the cost of network outages and repairs can be astronomical."

"You're at the greatest copper theft risk at your unmanned sites," continued Storm. "They're in remote areas where no one is physically able to watch the site. Fortunately, you have several good choices for electronic surveillance."

The Copper Theft Prevention Advisory discusses several specific solutions for detecting and stopping copper theft. You'll learn about motion sensors, video surveillance, network alarm monitoring gear, and more.

Using expertise gained from successful network monitoring deployments on all seven continents, the DPS Telecom engineering team has developed a simple and highly effective system for detecting copper theft attempts. With the right information, you can alert law enforcement early and increase their chances of catching thieves in the act.

"You can't be everywhere at once," says Storm. "But you can deploy an effective monitoring system so you can swiftly respond. We've had cases where clients using our system alerted police of a copper theft in progress. The police were able to catch the criminals and stop the theft."

For more information about copper theft prevention solutions from DPS Telecom, download the free "Copper Theft" advisory in PDF format at: http://www.dpstele.com/copper_theft_guide

About DPS Telecom

DPS Telecom is an industry-leading manufacturer of network alarm monitoring solutions. DPS clients include RBOCs, ILECs, CLECs, gas and electric utilities, heavy and light rail transit, government agencies and manufacturers.

The company has developed a new monitoring solution to combat the big rise in copper theft in the last several years. It carries the same strong guarantees as all DPS Telecom equipment.

"DPS Telecom succeeds because we don't let our clients fail. We're committed to solving our clients' problems 100%, and we back it up with a no-risk, money-back guarantee on all our products," said DPS Telecom CEO Bob Berry.


Andrew Erickson, 559-454-1600
Fax: 559-454-1688
Email: aerickson@dpstele.com