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Anti-Theft Lighting Foundation

Anti-Theft Lighting Foundations

Security in its Simplicity


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 historically 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 Anti-Theft 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 setting the pole and aligning the anchor bolts.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • The clamping assembly can be removed during foundation installation, making it easier to run conduit and install wiring
  • The one-piece anti-theft device is built right into the foundation - no separate parts for lighting contractors to worry about
  • For additional security, order the tamper proof cover as an accessory to ensure that clamping hardware cannot be removed