The other day, my son was talking about superpowers. He asked, “If you could have any power, what would it be?” Today, I think I can answer that question. The ability to turn back time.
I don’t know that I can articulate how frustrating it is to meet with a potential customer, someone who has experienced substantial loss due to theft, and hear them say, “I want to get cameras, but I just don’t have time right now.”
About 2 weeks ago, I met with a man who is in the construction business. He had over $50,000 in equipment stolen in the past couple of years. He was very frustrated. They say that change happens, “when the pain of remaining the same is greater then that of changing.” I guess he had not reached that point just yet, because, though he had experienced such a loss, he opted to hold off on having cameras installed.
It gets worse.
I received a text message from him, “Well….I just got hit again. Trailer and skid steer were stolen from my driveway.”
For those of you who do not know what a skid steer is, or what it costs, let me just say that this one theft cost him over $35,000.
If he would have had the cameras installed as originally planned, he would more than likely know who stole from him, and would more than likely have excellent footage of the trailer heist and the vehicle to which it was attached!
But, we cannot go back in time. We cannot, “rewind” the video and give it to the police. We cannot give proof to the insurance company that his equipment was stolen. We only have hindsight – again.