{"ab":false,"abStatus":null,"abTestId":null,"abVariation":false,"abVariationAutomated":false,"absoluteUrl":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft","afterPostBody":null,"allowedSlugConflict":false,"analytics":null,"analyticsPageId":"9455049483","analyticsPageType":"blog-post","approvalStatus":null,"archived":false,"archivedAt":0,"archivedInDashboard":false,"areCommentsAllowed":true,"attachedStylesheets":[],"audienceAccess":"PUBLIC","author":null,"authorName":null,"authorUsername":null,"blogAuthor":{"avatar":"","bio":"Grant Patten - VP, Marketing","cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"cosObjectType":"BLOG_AUTHOR","created":1557244191140,"deletedAt":0,"displayName":"Grant Patten","email":"grant@frontrowinsurance.com","facebook":"","fullName":"Grant Patten","gravatarUrl":"https://app.hubspot.com/settings/avatar/9751f803d54c2340cccdf5025adc9aa4","hasSocialProfiles":false,"id":9474946913,"label":"Grant Patten","language":null,"linkedin":"","name":"Grant Patten","portalId":61352,"slug":"grant-patten","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"twitter":"","twitterUsername":"","updated":1557244191140,"userId":null,"username":null,"website":""},"blogAuthorId":9474946913,"blogPostAuthor":{"avatar":"","bio":"Grant Patten - VP, Marketing","cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"cosObjectType":"BLOG_AUTHOR","created":1557244191140,"deletedAt":0,"displayName":"Grant Patten","email":"grant@frontrowinsurance.com","facebook":"","fullName":"Grant Patten","gravatarUrl":"https://app.hubspot.com/settings/avatar/9751f803d54c2340cccdf5025adc9aa4","hasSocialProfiles":false,"id":9474946913,"label":"Grant Patten","language":null,"linkedin":"","name":"Grant Patten","portalId":61352,"slug":"grant-patten","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"twitter":"","twitterUsername":"","updated":1557244191140,"userId":null,"username":null,"website":""},"blogPostScheduleTaskUid":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailCampaignId":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailRetryCount":0,"blogPublishInstantEmailTaskUid":"DONE","blogPublishToSocialMediaTask":"DONE","blueprintTypeId":0,"businessUnitId":null,"campaign":"2338d37d-5cfd-4c6f-a30b-851e02933b68","campaignName":"Film Insurance","campaignUtm":"Film%20Insurance","category":3,"categoryId":3,"cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"clonedFrom":7252625113,"composeBody":null,"compositionId":0,"contentAccessRuleIds":[],"contentAccessRuleTypes":[],"contentGroup":952267656,"contentGroupId":952267656,"contentTypeCategory":3,"contentTypeCategoryId":3,"contentTypeId":null,"created":1557234924547,"createdById":6399737,"createdTime":1557234924547,"crmObjectId":null,"css":{},"cssText":"","ctaClicks":null,"ctaViews":null,"currentState":"PUBLISHED","currentlyPublished":true,"deletedAt":0,"deletedBy":null,"domain":"","dynamicPageDataSourceId":null,"dynamicPageDataSourceType":null,"dynamicPageHubDbTableId":null,"enableDomainStylesheets":null,"enableGoogleAmpOutputOverride":true,"enableLayoutStylesheets":null,"errors":[],"featuredImage":"https://61352.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20gimbals/best-camera-gimbals-shutterstock_198672409-forweb600.jpg","featuredImageAltText":"Camera gimbal: Preventing Film Equipment Theft","featuredImageHeight":400,"featuredImageLength":0,"featuredImageWidth":600,"flexAreas":{},"folderId":null,"footerHtml":null,"freezeDate":1557236288000,"generateJsonLdEnabledOverride":true,"hasContentAccessRules":false,"hasUserChanges":true,"headHtml":null,"header":null,"htmlTitle":"Preventing Film Equipment Theft – Tips","id":9455049483,"includeDefaultCustomCss":null,"isCaptchaRequired":true,"isDraft":false,"isInstantEmailEnabled":true,"isPublished":true,"isSocialPublishingEnabled":false,"keywords":[],"label":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_name\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"text\" >Preventing Film Equipment Theft – Tips</span>","language":"en","lastEditSessionId":null,"lastEditUpdateId":null,"layoutSections":{},"legacyBlogTabid":null,"legacyId":null,"legacyPostGuid":"","linkRelCanonicalUrl":"","listTemplate":"prox_frontrow/templates/blog/blog-listing.html","liveDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","mab":false,"mabExperimentId":null,"mabMaster":false,"mabVariant":false,"meta":{"composition_id":0,"author_email":"mcleish@frontrowinsurance.com","author_username":"mcleish@frontrowinsurance.com","author_user_id":6399737,"attached_stylesheets":[],"post_summary":"<p>Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.</p>\n","has_user_changes":true,"last_edit_session_id":null,"last_edit_update_id":null,"html_title":"Preventing Film Equipment Theft – Tips","tag_ids":[949708704,949708774,949708814,4153051246],"topic_ids":[949708704,949708774,949708814,4153051246],"page_redirected":false,"personas":[],"placement_guids":[],"public_access_rules":[],"public_access_rules_enabled":false,"tweet_immediately":false,"unpublished_at":0,"use_featured_image":true,"post_body":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_post_body\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"rich_text\" ><p>Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.</p>\n<!--more--><h2 style=\"font-size: 36px;\">Film Equipment Theft – Prevention Tips</h2>\n<p>We’ve provided some tips &amp; tricks for how to guard your film equipment, as well as some information on how to insure your equipment so you are protected in any worst case scenario situations.</p>\n<h2>1. Exterior/Location Filming</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Key individuals should be responsible and accountable for transporting equipment from trucks and trailers to the filming set/location</li>\n<li>There should be a tracking process established for logging equipment in/out when transported between destinations</li>\n<li>Securely store equipment when not in use, especially hard-to-replace items like custom props, sets and wardrobes</li>\n<li>Station security personnel within sight of exposed equipment, ideally at all times</li>\n<li>Heighten security presence whenever filming in crime-ridden neighbourhoods</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>2. Interior Filming</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Always favour buildings that have a central security alarm system, and check with building facilities that the system is actually running properly</li>\n<li>Favour buildings that have security guard personnel on site</li>\n<li>The building ideally has a concierge who facilitates logging in/approval of visitors</li>\n<li>If you need to store equipment in the building overnight, double-check that the room is secure and inform security personnel about it</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>3. Employee/Crew Theft</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Have written policy in place informing cast/crew that it is unacceptable to take any objects from set as “souvenirs”; clearly communicate policy to cast/crew</li>\n<li>Conduct reference/background checks on all new employees/crewmembers</li>\n<li>All employees/crewmembers should wear highly visible ID badges while on set</li>\n<li>Make use of <a href=\"https://geni.us/5g1PP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">sign-in/sign-out sheets</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] and/or <a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/111086/call-sheets-help-reduce-film-production-insurance-costs\" rel=\"noopener\">call sheets</a> for entering/exiting locations</li>\n<li>Conduct inventory checks on regular basis</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>4. Vehicles (including rental cars, vans and trucks)</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Ensure vehicles transporting valuable equipment are as nondescript as possible (don’t call attention to the vehicles)</li>\n<li>Any equipment stored in a vehicle should always be locked and kept out of sight (e.g., covered with blankets)</li>\n<li>Ideally, have multiple drivers available to limit the number of extended stops and take turns monitoring the vehicle during stops</li>\n<li>If overnight: ideally stay at reputable hotels; hotel parking lots should be well-lit and monitored by cameras and security guards</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>5. Air Travel (planes carrying production equipment)</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Always have a clearly marked <a href=\"https://geni.us/KODu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">luggage tag</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] and have a card with emergency contact information placed inside the luggage/container</li>\n<li>Whenever possible, carry some valuable items onto the plane instead of checking them in, such as laptops and smaller cameras</li>\n<li>Maintain an inventory listing the shipped items, along with planned shipping itinerary and equipment serial numbers/<a href=\"/articles/organizing-your-camera-gear\" rel=\"noopener\">asset labels</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h2>Consider Film Equipment Insurance – DigiGear</h2>\n<p>There seems to be no published information on whether or not the equipment involved in the Hollywood-Argentina smuggle was insured. If it wasn’t insured, no doubt, the owners of said equipment were likely kicking themselves after this massive theft occurred.</p>\n<p>Avoid a similar fate by insuring your film equipment with Front Row under a <strong><a href=\"/equipment-insurance-switchboard\" rel=\" noopener\">DigiGear policy</a></strong>.</p>\n<h3>RELATED POSTS:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/security-tips-for-film-equipment-rental-houses\" rel=\"noopener\">SECURITY TIPS FOR FILM EQUIPMENT RENTAL HOUSES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/62061/film-production-offices-5-ways-to-burglar-proof\" rel=\"noopener\">BURGLAR-PROOF FILM PRODUCTION OFFICES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/mystery-works-well-in-a-film-script-less-so-when-it-comes-to-insurance\" rel=\"noopener\">\"MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE\" EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/theft-of-camera-and-equipment-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">INSURANCE FOR THEFT OF CAMERA AND FILM EQUIPMENT</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/how-to-call-a-wrap-on-top-film-insurance-claims\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO CALL A WRAP ON CLAIMS</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>CITATIONS:</h3>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://news.sky.com/story/huge-haul-of-stolen-hollywood-film-equipment-found-in-argentina-11498283\" rel=\"noopener nofollow\">https://news.sky.com/story/huge-haul-of-stolen-hollywood-film-equipment-found-in-argentina-11498283</a></span></p>\n<p><em>Chubb PDF T3-FilmEqTheft-3-19</em> <span><a href=\"https://www.chubb.com\" rel=\" noopener\">https://www.chubb.com</a></span></p>\n<div>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>\n</div></span>","campaign_name":"Film Insurance","campaign_utm":"Film%20Insurance","enable_google_amp_output_override":true,"featured_image":"https://61352.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20gimbals/best-camera-gimbals-shutterstock_198672409-forweb600.jpg","featured_image_alt_text":"Camera gimbal: Preventing Film Equipment Theft","link_rel_canonical_url":"","meta_description":"Tips & tricks for how to guard your film equipment and information on how to insure your equipment so you are protected in any worst case scenarios.","publish_immediately":true,"published_by_id":7915797,"published_at":1668549794171,"rss_body":"<p>Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.</p>\n<!--more--><h2 style=\"font-size: 36px;\">Film Equipment Theft – Prevention Tips</h2>\n<p>We’ve provided some tips &amp; tricks for how to guard your film equipment, as well as some information on how to insure your equipment so you are protected in any worst case scenario situations.</p>\n<h2>1. Exterior/Location Filming</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Key individuals should be responsible and accountable for transporting equipment from trucks and trailers to the filming set/location</li>\n<li>There should be a tracking process established for logging equipment in/out when transported between destinations</li>\n<li>Securely store equipment when not in use, especially hard-to-replace items like custom props, sets and wardrobes</li>\n<li>Station security personnel within sight of exposed equipment, ideally at all times</li>\n<li>Heighten security presence whenever filming in crime-ridden neighbourhoods</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>2. Interior Filming</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Always favour buildings that have a central security alarm system, and check with building facilities that the system is actually running properly</li>\n<li>Favour buildings that have security guard personnel on site</li>\n<li>The building ideally has a concierge who facilitates logging in/approval of visitors</li>\n<li>If you need to store equipment in the building overnight, double-check that the room is secure and inform security personnel about it</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>3. Employee/Crew Theft</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Have written policy in place informing cast/crew that it is unacceptable to take any objects from set as “souvenirs”; clearly communicate policy to cast/crew</li>\n<li>Conduct reference/background checks on all new employees/crewmembers</li>\n<li>All employees/crewmembers should wear highly visible ID badges while on set</li>\n<li>Make use of <a href=\"https://geni.us/5g1PP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">sign-in/sign-out sheets</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] and/or <a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/111086/call-sheets-help-reduce-film-production-insurance-costs\" rel=\"noopener\">call sheets</a> for entering/exiting locations</li>\n<li>Conduct inventory checks on regular basis</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>4. Vehicles (including rental cars, vans and trucks)</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Ensure vehicles transporting valuable equipment are as nondescript as possible (don’t call attention to the vehicles)</li>\n<li>Any equipment stored in a vehicle should always be locked and kept out of sight (e.g., covered with blankets)</li>\n<li>Ideally, have multiple drivers available to limit the number of extended stops and take turns monitoring the vehicle during stops</li>\n<li>If overnight: ideally stay at reputable hotels; hotel parking lots should be well-lit and monitored by cameras and security guards</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>5. Air Travel (planes carrying production equipment)</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Always have a clearly marked <a href=\"https://geni.us/KODu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">luggage tag</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] and have a card with emergency contact information placed inside the luggage/container</li>\n<li>Whenever possible, carry some valuable items onto the plane instead of checking them in, such as laptops and smaller cameras</li>\n<li>Maintain an inventory listing the shipped items, along with planned shipping itinerary and equipment serial numbers/<a href=\"/articles/organizing-your-camera-gear\" rel=\"noopener\">asset labels</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h2>Consider Film Equipment Insurance – DigiGear</h2>\n<p>There seems to be no published information on whether or not the equipment involved in the Hollywood-Argentina smuggle was insured. If it wasn’t insured, no doubt, the owners of said equipment were likely kicking themselves after this massive theft occurred.</p>\n<p>Avoid a similar fate by insuring your film equipment with Front Row under a <strong><a href=\"/equipment-insurance-switchboard\" rel=\" noopener\">DigiGear policy</a></strong>.</p>\n<h3>RELATED POSTS:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/security-tips-for-film-equipment-rental-houses\" rel=\"noopener\">SECURITY TIPS FOR FILM EQUIPMENT RENTAL HOUSES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/62061/film-production-offices-5-ways-to-burglar-proof\" rel=\"noopener\">BURGLAR-PROOF FILM PRODUCTION OFFICES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/mystery-works-well-in-a-film-script-less-so-when-it-comes-to-insurance\" rel=\"noopener\">\"MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE\" EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/theft-of-camera-and-equipment-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">INSURANCE FOR THEFT OF CAMERA AND FILM EQUIPMENT</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/how-to-call-a-wrap-on-top-film-insurance-claims\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO CALL A WRAP ON CLAIMS</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>CITATIONS:</h3>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://news.sky.com/story/huge-haul-of-stolen-hollywood-film-equipment-found-in-argentina-11498283\" rel=\"noopener nofollow\">https://news.sky.com/story/huge-haul-of-stolen-hollywood-film-equipment-found-in-argentina-11498283</a></span></p>\n<p><em>Chubb PDF T3-FilmEqTheft-3-19</em> <span><a href=\"https://www.chubb.com\" rel=\" noopener\">https://www.chubb.com</a></span></p>\n<div>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>\n</div>","rss_summary":"<p>Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.</p>\n","blog_publish_instant_email_task_uid":"DONE","blog_publish_to_social_media_task":"DONE","cloned_from":7252625113,"page_expiry_enabled":false,"page_expiry_redirect_id":null,"page_expiry_redirect_url":null,"page_expiry_date":null,"legacy_post_guid":"","legacy_blog_tabid":null,"blog_post_schedule_task_uid":null,"blog_publish_instant_email_campaign_id":null,"blog_publish_instant_email_retry_count":0,"past_mab_experiment_ids":[],"head_html":null,"scheduled_update_date":0,"layout_sections":{},"featured_image_height":400,"featured_image_width":600,"header":null},"metaDescription":"Tips & tricks for how to guard your film equipment and information on how to insure your equipment so you are protected in any worst case scenarios.","metaKeywords":null,"name":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_name\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"text\" >Preventing Film Equipment Theft – Tips</span>","nextPostFeaturedImage":"https://61352.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/weddings/liquor-wedding-tikkho-maciel-unsplashforweb600.jpg","nextPostFeaturedImageAltText":"Wine glasses and cake: Host Liquor Liability Insurance","nextPostName":"Host Liquor Liability Insurance – Consider it for Your Wedding","nextPostSlug":"articles/host-liquor-liability-insurance-consider-it-for-your-wedding","pageExpiryDate":null,"pageExpiryEnabled":false,"pageExpiryRedirectId":null,"pageExpiryRedirectUrl":null,"pageRedirected":false,"pageTitle":"Preventing Film Equipment Theft – Tips","parentBlog":{"absoluteUrl":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles","allowComments":true,"ampBodyColor":"#404040","ampBodyFont":"'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif","ampBodyFontSize":"18","ampCustomCss":"","ampHeaderBackgroundColor":"#ffffff","ampHeaderColor":"#1e1e1e","ampHeaderFont":"'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif","ampHeaderFontSize":"36","ampLinkColor":"#416bb3","ampLogoAlt":"Front Row Insurance logo","ampLogoHeight":63,"ampLogoSrc":"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/front-row-logo.png","ampLogoWidth":175,"analyticsPageId":137640,"attachedStylesheets":[],"audienceAccess":"PUBLIC","businessUnitId":null,"captchaAfterDays":7,"captchaAlways":false,"categoryId":3,"cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"closeCommentsOlder":0,"commentDateFormat":"medium","commentFormGuid":"7a447743-bbf2-4b55-a759-b405bf392a7d","commentMaxThreadDepth":3,"commentModeration":true,"commentNotificationEmails":["mike@frontrowinsurance.com","grant@frontrowinsurance.com"],"commentShouldCreateContact":true,"commentVerificationText":"","cosObjectType":"BLOG","created":1401900293000,"createdDateTime":1401900293000,"dailyNotificationEmailId":"952268096","dateFormattingLanguage":"en_US","defaultGroupStyleId":"","defaultNotificationFromName":"","defaultNotificationReplyTo":"","deletedAt":0,"description":"The Front Row Insurance Blog where you can learn and converse about all things entertainment insurance related.","domain":"","domainWhenPublished":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","emailApiSubscriptionId":283237,"enableGoogleAmpOutput":true,"enableSocialAutoPublishing":false,"generateJsonLdEnabled":false,"header":null,"htmlFooter":"<!-- DELTA-->","htmlFooterIsShared":false,"htmlHead":"<!-- Blog Schema by Front Row Insurance // https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/ -->\n\n<script type=\"application/ld+json\">\n {\n \"@context\": \"http://schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"BlogPosting\",\n \"mainEntityOfPage\":{\n \"@type\":\"WebPage\",\n \"@id\":\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft\"\n },\n \"headline\": \"Preventing Film Equipment Theft – Tips\",\n \"image\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https://61352.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20gimbals/best-camera-gimbals-shutterstock_198672409-forweb600.jpg\"\n },\n \"datePublished\": \"2019-05-07 13:38:08\",\n \"dateModified\": \"\",\n \"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"') }}\"\n },\n \"publisher\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"FRONT ROW INSURANCE BROKERS\",\n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/images/Logos/FR_logo_%5BConverted,-Inverted%5D.png\"\n }\n },\n \"description\": \"Tips & tricks for how to guard your film equipment and information on how to insure your equipment so you are protected in any worst case scenarios.\"\n }\n </script>\n <!-- End Schema --> \n<script type=\"text/javascript\">\n window._mNHandle = window._mNHandle || {};\n window._mNHandle.queue = window._mNHandle.queue || [];\n medianet_versionId = \"3121199\";\n</script>\n<script src=\"https://contextual.media.net/dmedianet.js?cid=8CU76IWTZ\" async=\"async\"></script>","htmlHeadIsShared":true,"htmlKeywords":["Front Row Insurance Blog"," entertainment blog"," film blog"," film insurance"," event insurance"," film festival blog"," production blog"," musicians blog"," "],"htmlTitle":"The Front Row View (entertainment insurance blog)","id":952267656,"instantNotificationEmailId":"952268061","itemLayoutId":null,"itemTemplateIsShared":false,"itemTemplatePath":"prox_frontrow/templates/blog/blog-post.html","label":"The Front Row View (entertainment insurance blog)","language":"en","legacyGuid":"469ce2ec-4dd9-442d-984a-3bab2557a02f","legacyModuleId":"164112","legacyTabId":137640,"listingLayoutId":null,"listingPageId":70026589976,"listingTemplatePath":"prox_frontrow/templates/blog/blog-listing.html","liveDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","monthFilterFormat":"MMMM yyyy","monthlyNotificationEmailId":"952267981","name":"The Front Row View (entertainment insurance blog)","parentBlogUpdateTaskId":null,"portalId":61352,"postHtmlFooter":"<!-- OMEGA-->","postHtmlHead":"<!-- Blog Schema by Front Row Insurance // https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/ -->\n\n<script type=\"application/ld+json\">\n {\n \"@context\": \"http://schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"BlogPosting\",\n \"mainEntityOfPage\":{\n \"@type\":\"WebPage\",\n \"@id\":\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft\"\n },\n \"headline\": \"Preventing Film Equipment Theft – Tips\",\n \"image\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https://61352.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20gimbals/best-camera-gimbals-shutterstock_198672409-forweb600.jpg\"\n },\n \"datePublished\": \"2019-05-07 13:38:08\",\n \"dateModified\": \"\",\n \"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"') }}\"\n },\n \"publisher\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"FRONT ROW INSURANCE BROKERS\",\n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/images/Logos/FR_logo_%5BConverted,-Inverted%5D.png\"\n }\n },\n \"description\": \"Tips & tricks for how to guard your film equipment and information on how to insure your equipment so you are protected in any worst case scenarios.\"\n }\n </script>\n <!-- End Schema --> \n<script type=\"text/javascript\">\n window._mNHandle = window._mNHandle || {};\n window._mNHandle.queue = window._mNHandle.queue || [];\n medianet_versionId = \"3121199\";\n</script>\n<script src=\"https://contextual.media.net/dmedianet.js?cid=8CU76IWTZ\" async=\"async\"></script>","postsPerListingPage":10,"postsPerRssFeed":10,"publicAccessRules":[{"ids":[],"type":"LIST_MEMBERSHIP"}],"publicAccessRulesEnabled":false,"publicTitle":"The Front Row View (entertainment insurance blog)","publishDateFormat":"medium","resolvedDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","rootUrl":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles","rssCustomFeed":"","rssDescription":"RSS feeds for ","rssItemFooter":"<IMG style=\"WIDTH: 144px; HEIGHT: 78px\" title=\"\" border=0 alt=\"\" align=center src=\"http://focusinsurance.web6.hubspot.com/Portals/61352/images//logo_final.jpg\" width=138 height=78 mce_src=\"/Portals/61352/images//logo_final.jpg\">","rssItemHeader":"","settingsOverrides":{"itemLayoutId":false,"itemTemplatePath":false,"itemTemplateIsShared":false,"listingLayoutId":false,"listingTemplatePath":false,"postsPerListingPage":false,"showSummaryInListing":false,"useFeaturedImageInSummary":false,"htmlHead":false,"postHtmlHead":false,"htmlHeadIsShared":false,"htmlFooter":false,"listingPageHtmlFooter":false,"postHtmlFooter":false,"htmlFooterIsShared":false,"attachedStylesheets":false,"postsPerRssFeed":false,"showSummaryInRss":false,"showSummaryInEmails":false,"showSummariesInEmails":false,"allowComments":false,"commentShouldCreateContact":false,"commentModeration":false,"closeCommentsOlder":false,"commentNotificationEmails":false,"commentMaxThreadDepth":false,"commentVerificationText":false,"socialAccountTwitter":false,"showSocialLinkTwitter":false,"showSocialLinkLinkedin":false,"showSocialLinkFacebook":false,"enableGoogleAmpOutput":false,"ampLogoSrc":false,"ampLogoHeight":false,"ampLogoWidth":false,"ampLogoAlt":false,"ampHeaderFont":false,"ampHeaderFontSize":false,"ampHeaderColor":false,"ampHeaderBackgroundColor":false,"ampBodyFont":false,"ampBodyFontSize":false,"ampBodyColor":false,"ampLinkColor":false,"generateJsonLdEnabled":false},"showSocialLinkFacebook":true,"showSocialLinkLinkedin":true,"showSocialLinkTwitter":true,"showSummaryInEmails":true,"showSummaryInListing":false,"showSummaryInRss":true,"siteId":0,"slug":"articles","socialAccountTwitter":"","state":null,"subscriptionContactsProperty":"blog_blog_the_front_row_view_subscription","subscriptionEmailType":null,"subscriptionFormGuid":"a2c254df-2214-4c54-bd51-46da1e3029fb","subscriptionListsByType":{"daily":12,"instant":11,"monthly":10,"weekly":13},"title":null,"translatedFromId":null,"translations":{"fr":{"absoluteUrl":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/fr/blogue","id":2471031463,"language":"fr","masterId":952267656,"name":"The Front Row View (entertainment insurance blog)","publicAccessRules":[{"ids":[],"type":"LIST_MEMBERSHIP"}],"publicAccessRulesEnabled":false,"slug":"fr/blogue"}},"updated":1650089754719,"updatedDateTime":1650089754719,"urlBase":"www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles","urlSegments":{},"useFeaturedImageInSummary":true,"usesDefaultTemplate":false,"weeklyNotificationEmailId":"952268106"},"password":null,"pastMabExperimentIds":[],"performableGuid":null,"performableVariationLetter":null,"personas":[],"placementGuids":[],"portableKey":null,"portalId":61352,"position":null,"postBody":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_post_body\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"rich_text\" ><p>Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.</p>\n<!--more--><h2 style=\"font-size: 36px;\">Film Equipment Theft – Prevention Tips</h2>\n<p>We’ve provided some tips &amp; tricks for how to guard your film equipment, as well as some information on how to insure your equipment so you are protected in any worst case scenario situations.</p>\n<h2>1. Exterior/Location Filming</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Key individuals should be responsible and accountable for transporting equipment from trucks and trailers to the filming set/location</li>\n<li>There should be a tracking process established for logging equipment in/out when transported between destinations</li>\n<li>Securely store equipment when not in use, especially hard-to-replace items like custom props, sets and wardrobes</li>\n<li>Station security personnel within sight of exposed equipment, ideally at all times</li>\n<li>Heighten security presence whenever filming in crime-ridden neighbourhoods</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>2. Interior Filming</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Always favour buildings that have a central security alarm system, and check with building facilities that the system is actually running properly</li>\n<li>Favour buildings that have security guard personnel on site</li>\n<li>The building ideally has a concierge who facilitates logging in/approval of visitors</li>\n<li>If you need to store equipment in the building overnight, double-check that the room is secure and inform security personnel about it</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>3. Employee/Crew Theft</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Have written policy in place informing cast/crew that it is unacceptable to take any objects from set as “souvenirs”; clearly communicate policy to cast/crew</li>\n<li>Conduct reference/background checks on all new employees/crewmembers</li>\n<li>All employees/crewmembers should wear highly visible ID badges while on set</li>\n<li>Make use of <a href=\"https://geni.us/5g1PP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">sign-in/sign-out sheets</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] and/or <a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/111086/call-sheets-help-reduce-film-production-insurance-costs\" rel=\"noopener\">call sheets</a> for entering/exiting locations</li>\n<li>Conduct inventory checks on regular basis</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>4. Vehicles (including rental cars, vans and trucks)</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Ensure vehicles transporting valuable equipment are as nondescript as possible (don’t call attention to the vehicles)</li>\n<li>Any equipment stored in a vehicle should always be locked and kept out of sight (e.g., covered with blankets)</li>\n<li>Ideally, have multiple drivers available to limit the number of extended stops and take turns monitoring the vehicle during stops</li>\n<li>If overnight: ideally stay at reputable hotels; hotel parking lots should be well-lit and monitored by cameras and security guards</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>5. Air Travel (planes carrying production equipment)</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Always have a clearly marked <a href=\"https://geni.us/KODu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">luggage tag</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] and have a card with emergency contact information placed inside the luggage/container</li>\n<li>Whenever possible, carry some valuable items onto the plane instead of checking them in, such as laptops and smaller cameras</li>\n<li>Maintain an inventory listing the shipped items, along with planned shipping itinerary and equipment serial numbers/<a href=\"/articles/organizing-your-camera-gear\" rel=\"noopener\">asset labels</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h2>Consider Film Equipment Insurance – DigiGear</h2>\n<p>There seems to be no published information on whether or not the equipment involved in the Hollywood-Argentina smuggle was insured. If it wasn’t insured, no doubt, the owners of said equipment were likely kicking themselves after this massive theft occurred.</p>\n<p>Avoid a similar fate by insuring your film equipment with Front Row under a <strong><a href=\"/equipment-insurance-switchboard\" rel=\" noopener\">DigiGear policy</a></strong>.</p>\n<h3>RELATED POSTS:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/security-tips-for-film-equipment-rental-houses\" rel=\"noopener\">SECURITY TIPS FOR FILM EQUIPMENT RENTAL HOUSES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/62061/film-production-offices-5-ways-to-burglar-proof\" rel=\"noopener\">BURGLAR-PROOF FILM PRODUCTION OFFICES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/mystery-works-well-in-a-film-script-less-so-when-it-comes-to-insurance\" rel=\"noopener\">\"MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE\" EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/theft-of-camera-and-equipment-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">INSURANCE FOR THEFT OF CAMERA AND FILM EQUIPMENT</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/how-to-call-a-wrap-on-top-film-insurance-claims\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO CALL A WRAP ON CLAIMS</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>CITATIONS:</h3>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://news.sky.com/story/huge-haul-of-stolen-hollywood-film-equipment-found-in-argentina-11498283\" rel=\"noopener nofollow\">https://news.sky.com/story/huge-haul-of-stolen-hollywood-film-equipment-found-in-argentina-11498283</a></span></p>\n<p><em>Chubb PDF T3-FilmEqTheft-3-19</em> <span><a href=\"https://www.chubb.com\" rel=\" noopener\">https://www.chubb.com</a></span></p>\n<div>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>\n</div></span>","postBodyRss":"<p>Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.</p>\n<!--more--><h2 style=\"font-size: 36px;\">Film Equipment Theft – Prevention Tips</h2>\n<p>We’ve provided some tips &amp; tricks for how to guard your film equipment, as well as some information on how to insure your equipment so you are protected in any worst case scenario situations.</p>\n<h2>1. Exterior/Location Filming</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Key individuals should be responsible and accountable for transporting equipment from trucks and trailers to the filming set/location</li>\n<li>There should be a tracking process established for logging equipment in/out when transported between destinations</li>\n<li>Securely store equipment when not in use, especially hard-to-replace items like custom props, sets and wardrobes</li>\n<li>Station security personnel within sight of exposed equipment, ideally at all times</li>\n<li>Heighten security presence whenever filming in crime-ridden neighbourhoods</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>2. Interior Filming</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Always favour buildings that have a central security alarm system, and check with building facilities that the system is actually running properly</li>\n<li>Favour buildings that have security guard personnel on site</li>\n<li>The building ideally has a concierge who facilitates logging in/approval of visitors</li>\n<li>If you need to store equipment in the building overnight, double-check that the room is secure and inform security personnel about it</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>3. Employee/Crew Theft</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Have written policy in place informing cast/crew that it is unacceptable to take any objects from set as “souvenirs”; clearly communicate policy to cast/crew</li>\n<li>Conduct reference/background checks on all new employees/crewmembers</li>\n<li>All employees/crewmembers should wear highly visible ID badges while on set</li>\n<li>Make use of <a href=\"https://geni.us/5g1PP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">sign-in/sign-out sheets</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] and/or <a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/111086/call-sheets-help-reduce-film-production-insurance-costs\" rel=\"noopener\">call sheets</a> for entering/exiting locations</li>\n<li>Conduct inventory checks on regular basis</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>4. Vehicles (including rental cars, vans and trucks)</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Ensure vehicles transporting valuable equipment are as nondescript as possible (don’t call attention to the vehicles)</li>\n<li>Any equipment stored in a vehicle should always be locked and kept out of sight (e.g., covered with blankets)</li>\n<li>Ideally, have multiple drivers available to limit the number of extended stops and take turns monitoring the vehicle during stops</li>\n<li>If overnight: ideally stay at reputable hotels; hotel parking lots should be well-lit and monitored by cameras and security guards</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>5. Air Travel (planes carrying production equipment)</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Always have a clearly marked <a href=\"https://geni.us/KODu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">luggage tag</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] and have a card with emergency contact information placed inside the luggage/container</li>\n<li>Whenever possible, carry some valuable items onto the plane instead of checking them in, such as laptops and smaller cameras</li>\n<li>Maintain an inventory listing the shipped items, along with planned shipping itinerary and equipment serial numbers/<a href=\"/articles/organizing-your-camera-gear\" rel=\"noopener\">asset labels</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h2>Consider Film Equipment Insurance – DigiGear</h2>\n<p>There seems to be no published information on whether or not the equipment involved in the Hollywood-Argentina smuggle was insured. If it wasn’t insured, no doubt, the owners of said equipment were likely kicking themselves after this massive theft occurred.</p>\n<p>Avoid a similar fate by insuring your film equipment with Front Row under a <strong><a href=\"/equipment-insurance-switchboard\" rel=\" noopener\">DigiGear policy</a></strong>.</p>\n<h3>RELATED POSTS:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/security-tips-for-film-equipment-rental-houses\" rel=\"noopener\">SECURITY TIPS FOR FILM EQUIPMENT RENTAL HOUSES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/62061/film-production-offices-5-ways-to-burglar-proof\" rel=\"noopener\">BURGLAR-PROOF FILM PRODUCTION OFFICES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/mystery-works-well-in-a-film-script-less-so-when-it-comes-to-insurance\" rel=\"noopener\">\"MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE\" EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/theft-of-camera-and-equipment-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">INSURANCE FOR THEFT OF CAMERA AND FILM EQUIPMENT</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/how-to-call-a-wrap-on-top-film-insurance-claims\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO CALL A WRAP ON CLAIMS</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>CITATIONS:</h3>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://news.sky.com/story/huge-haul-of-stolen-hollywood-film-equipment-found-in-argentina-11498283\" rel=\"noopener nofollow\">https://news.sky.com/story/huge-haul-of-stolen-hollywood-film-equipment-found-in-argentina-11498283</a></span></p>\n<p><em>Chubb PDF T3-FilmEqTheft-3-19</em> <span><a href=\"https://www.chubb.com\" rel=\" noopener\">https://www.chubb.com</a></span></p>\n<div>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>\n</div>","postEmailContent":"<p>Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.</p>","postFeaturedImageIfEnabled":"https://61352.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20gimbals/best-camera-gimbals-shutterstock_198672409-forweb600.jpg","postListContent":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_post_body\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"rich_text\" ><p>Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.</p>\n<!--more--><h2 style=\"font-size: 36px;\">Film Equipment Theft – Prevention Tips</h2>\n<p>We’ve provided some tips &amp; tricks for how to guard your film equipment, as well as some information on how to insure your equipment so you are protected in any worst case scenario situations.</p>\n<h2>1. Exterior/Location Filming</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Key individuals should be responsible and accountable for transporting equipment from trucks and trailers to the filming set/location</li>\n<li>There should be a tracking process established for logging equipment in/out when transported between destinations</li>\n<li>Securely store equipment when not in use, especially hard-to-replace items like custom props, sets and wardrobes</li>\n<li>Station security personnel within sight of exposed equipment, ideally at all times</li>\n<li>Heighten security presence whenever filming in crime-ridden neighbourhoods</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>2. Interior Filming</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Always favour buildings that have a central security alarm system, and check with building facilities that the system is actually running properly</li>\n<li>Favour buildings that have security guard personnel on site</li>\n<li>The building ideally has a concierge who facilitates logging in/approval of visitors</li>\n<li>If you need to store equipment in the building overnight, double-check that the room is secure and inform security personnel about it</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>3. Employee/Crew Theft</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Have written policy in place informing cast/crew that it is unacceptable to take any objects from set as “souvenirs”; clearly communicate policy to cast/crew</li>\n<li>Conduct reference/background checks on all new employees/crewmembers</li>\n<li>All employees/crewmembers should wear highly visible ID badges while on set</li>\n<li>Make use of <a href=\"https://geni.us/5g1PP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">sign-in/sign-out sheets</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] and/or <a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/111086/call-sheets-help-reduce-film-production-insurance-costs\" rel=\"noopener\">call sheets</a> for entering/exiting locations</li>\n<li>Conduct inventory checks on regular basis</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>4. Vehicles (including rental cars, vans and trucks)</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Ensure vehicles transporting valuable equipment are as nondescript as possible (don’t call attention to the vehicles)</li>\n<li>Any equipment stored in a vehicle should always be locked and kept out of sight (e.g., covered with blankets)</li>\n<li>Ideally, have multiple drivers available to limit the number of extended stops and take turns monitoring the vehicle during stops</li>\n<li>If overnight: ideally stay at reputable hotels; hotel parking lots should be well-lit and monitored by cameras and security guards</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>5. Air Travel (planes carrying production equipment)</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Always have a clearly marked <a href=\"https://geni.us/KODu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">luggage tag</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] and have a card with emergency contact information placed inside the luggage/container</li>\n<li>Whenever possible, carry some valuable items onto the plane instead of checking them in, such as laptops and smaller cameras</li>\n<li>Maintain an inventory listing the shipped items, along with planned shipping itinerary and equipment serial numbers/<a href=\"/articles/organizing-your-camera-gear\" rel=\"noopener\">asset labels</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h2>Consider Film Equipment Insurance – DigiGear</h2>\n<p>There seems to be no published information on whether or not the equipment involved in the Hollywood-Argentina smuggle was insured. If it wasn’t insured, no doubt, the owners of said equipment were likely kicking themselves after this massive theft occurred.</p>\n<p>Avoid a similar fate by insuring your film equipment with Front Row under a <strong><a href=\"/equipment-insurance-switchboard\" rel=\" noopener\">DigiGear policy</a></strong>.</p>\n<h3>RELATED POSTS:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/security-tips-for-film-equipment-rental-houses\" rel=\"noopener\">SECURITY TIPS FOR FILM EQUIPMENT RENTAL HOUSES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/62061/film-production-offices-5-ways-to-burglar-proof\" rel=\"noopener\">BURGLAR-PROOF FILM PRODUCTION OFFICES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/mystery-works-well-in-a-film-script-less-so-when-it-comes-to-insurance\" rel=\"noopener\">\"MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE\" EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/theft-of-camera-and-equipment-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">INSURANCE FOR THEFT OF CAMERA AND FILM EQUIPMENT</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/how-to-call-a-wrap-on-top-film-insurance-claims\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO CALL A WRAP ON CLAIMS</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>CITATIONS:</h3>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://news.sky.com/story/huge-haul-of-stolen-hollywood-film-equipment-found-in-argentina-11498283\" rel=\"noopener nofollow\">https://news.sky.com/story/huge-haul-of-stolen-hollywood-film-equipment-found-in-argentina-11498283</a></span></p>\n<p><em>Chubb PDF T3-FilmEqTheft-3-19</em> <span><a href=\"https://www.chubb.com\" rel=\" noopener\">https://www.chubb.com</a></span></p>\n<div>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>\n</div></span>","postListSummaryFeaturedImage":"","postRssContent":"<p>Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.</p>","postRssSummaryFeaturedImage":"https://61352.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20gimbals/best-camera-gimbals-shutterstock_198672409-forweb600.jpg","postSummary":"<p>Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.</p>\n","postSummaryRss":"<p>Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.</p>","postTemplate":"prox_frontrow/templates/blog/blog-post.html","previewImageSrc":null,"previewKey":"yoqxCNhS","previousPostFeaturedImage":"","previousPostFeaturedImageAltText":"","previousPostName":"Are you renting out your church, mosque or other place of worship?","previousPostSlug":"articles/are-you-renting-out-your-church-synagogue-mosque","processingStatus":"PUBLISHED","propertyForDynamicPageCanonicalUrl":null,"propertyForDynamicPageFeaturedImage":null,"propertyForDynamicPageMetaDescription":null,"propertyForDynamicPageSlug":null,"propertyForDynamicPageTitle":null,"publicAccessRules":[{"ids":[],"type":"LIST_MEMBERSHIP"}],"publicAccessRulesEnabled":false,"publishDate":1557236288000,"publishDateLocalTime":1557236288000,"publishDateLocalized":{"date":1557236288000,"format":"medium","language":"en_US"},"publishImmediately":true,"publishTimezoneOffset":null,"publishedAt":1668549794171,"publishedByEmail":null,"publishedById":7915797,"publishedByName":null,"publishedUrl":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft","resolvedDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","resolvedLanguage":null,"rssBody":"<p>Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.</p>\n<!--more--><h2 style=\"font-size: 36px;\">Film Equipment Theft – Prevention Tips</h2>\n<p>We’ve provided some tips &amp; tricks for how to guard your film equipment, as well as some information on how to insure your equipment so you are protected in any worst case scenario situations.</p>\n<h2>1. Exterior/Location Filming</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Key individuals should be responsible and accountable for transporting equipment from trucks and trailers to the filming set/location</li>\n<li>There should be a tracking process established for logging equipment in/out when transported between destinations</li>\n<li>Securely store equipment when not in use, especially hard-to-replace items like custom props, sets and wardrobes</li>\n<li>Station security personnel within sight of exposed equipment, ideally at all times</li>\n<li>Heighten security presence whenever filming in crime-ridden neighbourhoods</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>2. Interior Filming</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Always favour buildings that have a central security alarm system, and check with building facilities that the system is actually running properly</li>\n<li>Favour buildings that have security guard personnel on site</li>\n<li>The building ideally has a concierge who facilitates logging in/approval of visitors</li>\n<li>If you need to store equipment in the building overnight, double-check that the room is secure and inform security personnel about it</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>3. Employee/Crew Theft</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Have written policy in place informing cast/crew that it is unacceptable to take any objects from set as “souvenirs”; clearly communicate policy to cast/crew</li>\n<li>Conduct reference/background checks on all new employees/crewmembers</li>\n<li>All employees/crewmembers should wear highly visible ID badges while on set</li>\n<li>Make use of <a href=\"https://geni.us/5g1PP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">sign-in/sign-out sheets</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] and/or <a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/111086/call-sheets-help-reduce-film-production-insurance-costs\" rel=\"noopener\">call sheets</a> for entering/exiting locations</li>\n<li>Conduct inventory checks on regular basis</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>4. Vehicles (including rental cars, vans and trucks)</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Ensure vehicles transporting valuable equipment are as nondescript as possible (don’t call attention to the vehicles)</li>\n<li>Any equipment stored in a vehicle should always be locked and kept out of sight (e.g., covered with blankets)</li>\n<li>Ideally, have multiple drivers available to limit the number of extended stops and take turns monitoring the vehicle during stops</li>\n<li>If overnight: ideally stay at reputable hotels; hotel parking lots should be well-lit and monitored by cameras and security guards</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>5. Air Travel (planes carrying production equipment)</h2>\n<ul>\n<li>Always have a clearly marked <a href=\"https://geni.us/KODu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">luggage tag</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] and have a card with emergency contact information placed inside the luggage/container</li>\n<li>Whenever possible, carry some valuable items onto the plane instead of checking them in, such as laptops and smaller cameras</li>\n<li>Maintain an inventory listing the shipped items, along with planned shipping itinerary and equipment serial numbers/<a href=\"/articles/organizing-your-camera-gear\" rel=\"noopener\">asset labels</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h2>Consider Film Equipment Insurance – DigiGear</h2>\n<p>There seems to be no published information on whether or not the equipment involved in the Hollywood-Argentina smuggle was insured. If it wasn’t insured, no doubt, the owners of said equipment were likely kicking themselves after this massive theft occurred.</p>\n<p>Avoid a similar fate by insuring your film equipment with Front Row under a <strong><a href=\"/equipment-insurance-switchboard\" rel=\" noopener\">DigiGear policy</a></strong>.</p>\n<h3>RELATED POSTS:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/security-tips-for-film-equipment-rental-houses\" rel=\"noopener\">SECURITY TIPS FOR FILM EQUIPMENT RENTAL HOUSES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/62061/film-production-offices-5-ways-to-burglar-proof\" rel=\"noopener\">BURGLAR-PROOF FILM PRODUCTION OFFICES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/mystery-works-well-in-a-film-script-less-so-when-it-comes-to-insurance\" rel=\"noopener\">\"MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE\" EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/theft-of-camera-and-equipment-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">INSURANCE FOR THEFT OF CAMERA AND FILM EQUIPMENT</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/how-to-call-a-wrap-on-top-film-insurance-claims\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO CALL A WRAP ON CLAIMS</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>CITATIONS:</h3>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://news.sky.com/story/huge-haul-of-stolen-hollywood-film-equipment-found-in-argentina-11498283\" rel=\"noopener nofollow\">https://news.sky.com/story/huge-haul-of-stolen-hollywood-film-equipment-found-in-argentina-11498283</a></span></p>\n<p><em>Chubb PDF T3-FilmEqTheft-3-19</em> <span><a href=\"https://www.chubb.com\" rel=\" noopener\">https://www.chubb.com</a></span></p>\n<div>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>\n</div>","rssSummary":"<p>Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.</p>\n","rssSummaryFeaturedImage":"https://61352.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20gimbals/best-camera-gimbals-shutterstock_198672409-forweb600.jpg","scheduledUpdateDate":0,"screenshotPreviewTakenAt":1668549794510,"screenshotPreviewUrl":"https://cdn1.hubspot.net/hubshotv3/prod/e/0/be9315b2-e1b8-4877-9787-38b901e5675b.png","sections":{},"securityState":"NONE","siteId":null,"slug":"articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft","stagedFrom":null,"state":"PUBLISHED","stateWhenDeleted":null,"styleOverrideId":null,"subcategory":"normal_blog_post","syncedWithBlogRoot":true,"tagIds":[949708704,949708774,949708814,4153051246],"tagList":[{"categoryId":0,"cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"contentIds":[],"cosObjectType":"TAG","created":1401901708000,"deletedAt":0,"description":"","id":949708704,"label":"Film equipment insurance","language":"en","name":"Film equipment insurance","portalId":61352,"slug":"film-equipment-insurance","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"updated":1666900081568},{"categoryId":0,"cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"contentIds":[],"cosObjectType":"TAG","created":1401901715000,"deletedAt":0,"description":"","id":949708774,"label":"Film insurance","language":"en","name":"Film insurance","portalId":61352,"slug":"film-insurance","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"updated":1666892158848},{"categoryId":0,"cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"contentIds":[],"cosObjectType":"TAG","created":1401901719000,"deletedAt":0,"description":"","id":949708814,"label":"Film insurance broker","language":"en","name":"Film insurance broker","portalId":61352,"slug":"film-insurance-broker","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"updated":1649863451156},{"categoryId":0,"cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"contentIds":[],"cosObjectType":"TAG","created":1464030814707,"deletedAt":0,"description":"","id":4153051246,"label":"DigiGear","language":null,"name":"DigiGear","portalId":61352,"slug":"digigear","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"updated":1668549945470}],"tagNames":["Film equipment insurance","Film insurance","Film insurance broker","DigiGear"],"teamPerms":[],"templatePath":"","templatePathForRender":"prox_frontrow/templates/blog/blog-post.html","themePath":null,"themeSettingsValues":null,"title":"Preventing Film Equipment Theft – Tips","tmsId":null,"topicIds":[949708704,949708774,949708814,4153051246],"topicList":[{"categoryId":0,"cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"contentIds":[],"cosObjectType":"TAG","created":1401901708000,"deletedAt":0,"description":"","id":949708704,"label":"Film equipment insurance","language":"en","name":"Film equipment insurance","portalId":61352,"slug":"film-equipment-insurance","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"updated":1666900081568},{"categoryId":0,"cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"contentIds":[],"cosObjectType":"TAG","created":1401901715000,"deletedAt":0,"description":"","id":949708774,"label":"Film insurance","language":"en","name":"Film insurance","portalId":61352,"slug":"film-insurance","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"updated":1666892158848},{"categoryId":0,"cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"contentIds":[],"cosObjectType":"TAG","created":1401901719000,"deletedAt":0,"description":"","id":949708814,"label":"Film insurance broker","language":"en","name":"Film insurance broker","portalId":61352,"slug":"film-insurance-broker","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"updated":1649863451156},{"categoryId":0,"cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null,"contentIds":[],"cosObjectType":"TAG","created":1464030814707,"deletedAt":0,"description":"","id":4153051246,"label":"DigiGear","language":null,"name":"DigiGear","portalId":61352,"slug":"digigear","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"updated":1668549945470}],"topicNames":["Film equipment insurance","Film insurance","Film insurance broker","DigiGear"],"topics":[949708704,949708774,949708814,4153051246],"translatedContent":{"fr":{"ab":false,"absoluteUrl":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/fr/blogue/prévention-vol-de-matériel-cinématographique-trucs-et-astuces","approvalStatus":null,"archived":false,"archivedInDashboard":false,"audienceAccess":"PUBLIC","authorName":null,"businessUnitId":null,"campaign":null,"created":1558451958543,"currentState":"PUBLISHED","htmlTitle":"Prévention vol de matériel cinématographique – trucs et astuces","id":9823062714,"language":"fr","mab":false,"masterId":9455049483,"name":"Prévention vol de matériel cinématographique – trucs et astuces","password":null,"previewKey":"cmuWlAha","publicAccessRules":[{"ids":[],"type":"LIST_MEMBERSHIP"}],"publicAccessRulesEnabled":false,"publishDate":1558452625000,"published":true,"resolvedDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","securityState":"NONE","slug":"fr/blogue/prévention-vol-de-matériel-cinématographique-trucs-et-astuces","state":"PUBLISHED","tagIds":[5192565521,5192408702,4153051246],"teamPerms":[],"themePath":null,"updated":1668550011488,"updatedById":7915797}},"translatedFromId":null,"translations":{"fr":{"ab":false,"absoluteUrl":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/fr/blogue/prévention-vol-de-matériel-cinématographique-trucs-et-astuces","approvalStatus":null,"archived":false,"archivedInDashboard":false,"audienceAccess":"PUBLIC","authorName":null,"businessUnitId":null,"campaign":null,"created":1558451958543,"currentState":"PUBLISHED","htmlTitle":"Prévention vol de matériel cinématographique – trucs et astuces","id":9823062714,"language":"fr","mab":false,"masterId":9455049483,"name":"Prévention vol de matériel cinématographique – trucs et astuces","password":null,"previewKey":"cmuWlAha","publicAccessRules":[{"ids":[],"type":"LIST_MEMBERSHIP"}],"publicAccessRulesEnabled":false,"publishDate":1558452625000,"published":true,"resolvedDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","securityState":"NONE","slug":"fr/blogue/prévention-vol-de-matériel-cinématographique-trucs-et-astuces","state":"PUBLISHED","tagIds":[5192565521,5192408702,4153051246],"teamPerms":[],"themePath":null,"updated":1668550011488,"updatedById":7915797}},"tweet":null,"tweetAt":null,"tweetImmediately":false,"unpublishedAt":0,"updated":1668549794176,"updatedById":7915797,"upsizeFeaturedImage":false,"url":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft","useFeaturedImage":true,"userPerms":[],"views":0,"visibleToAll":null,"widgetContainers":{},"widgetcontainers":{},"widgets":{"module_150585056349722":{"body":{"per_widget_wrapper_html":"","tag":"space","type":"space","wrapping_html":""},"child_css":{},"css":{},"deleted_at":1574350266304,"id":"module_150585056349722","label":"Horizontal Spacer","name":"module_150585056349722","order":2,"smart_type":null,"type":"space"},"module_150585060524824":{"body":{"per_widget_wrapper_html":"","tag":"space","type":"space","wrapping_html":""},"child_css":{},"css":{},"deleted_at":1574350266304,"id":"module_150585060524824","label":"Horizontal Spacer","name":"module_150585060524824","order":3,"smart_type":null,"type":"space"},"module_150585062801628":{"body":{},"child_css":{},"css":{},"deleted_at":1574350266304,"id":"module_150585062801628","label":"Follow Me","name":"module_150585062801628","order":9,"smart_type":null,"type":"follow_me"},"module_150585063097330":{"body":{"email":{"alt_text":"Share on Email","default":true,"enabled":false,"img_src":"https://static.hubspot.com/final/img/common/icons/social/email-24x24.png","link_format":"mailto:?subject=Check out &body=Check out ","network":"Email","secondary_fields":[],"social_link":null},"facebook":{"alt_text":"Share on Facebook","default":true,"enabled":false,"img_src":"https://static.hubspot.com/final/img/common/icons/social/facebook-24x24.png","link_format":"http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=","network":"Facebook","secondary_fields":[],"social_link":null},"google_plus":{"alt_text":"Share on Google+","default":true,"enabled":false,"img_src":"https://static.hubspot.com/final/img/common/icons/social/googleplus-24x24.png","link_format":"https://plus.google.com/share?url=","network":"Google+","secondary_fields":[],"social_link":null},"linkedin":{"alt_text":"Share on LinkedIn","default":true,"enabled":false,"img_src":"https://static.hubspot.com/final/img/common/icons/social/linkedin-24x24.png","link_format":"http://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&url=","network":"LinkedIn","secondary_fields":[],"social_link":null},"pinterest":{"alt_text":"Share on Pinterest","default":true,"enabled":false,"img_src":"https://static.hubspot.com/final/img/common/icons/social/pinterest-24x24.png","link_format":"http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=&media=","network":"Pinterest","secondary_fields":[{"default":"","name":"pinterest_media","type":"image"}],"social_link":null},"twitter":{"alt_text":"Share on Twitter","default":true,"enabled":false,"img_src":"https://static.hubspot.com/final/img/common/icons/social/twitter-24x24.png","link_format":"https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?original_referer=&url=&source=tweetbutton&text=","network":"Twitter","secondary_fields":[],"social_link":null}},"child_css":{},"css":{},"deleted_at":1574350266304,"id":"module_150585063097330","label":"Social Sharing","name":"module_150585063097330","order":11,"smart_type":null,"type":"social_sharing"},"module_150585064696231":{"body":{"per_widget_wrapper_html":"","tag":"space","type":"space","wrapping_html":""},"child_css":{},"css":{},"deleted_at":1574350266304,"id":"module_150585064696231","label":"Horizontal Spacer","name":"module_150585064696231","order":4,"smart_type":null,"type":"space"},"module_150585066919533":{"body":{"per_widget_wrapper_html":"","tag":"space","type":"space","wrapping_html":""},"child_css":{},"css":{},"deleted_at":1574350266304,"id":"module_150585066919533","label":"Horizontal Spacer","name":"module_150585066919533","order":6,"smart_type":null,"type":"space"},"module_150585068888435":{"body":{"per_widget_wrapper_html":"","tag":"space","type":"space","wrapping_html":""},"child_css":{},"css":{},"deleted_at":1574350266304,"id":"module_150585068888435","label":"Horizontal Spacer","name":"module_150585068888435","order":8,"smart_type":null,"type":"space"},"module_150585070800937":{"body":{"per_widget_wrapper_html":"","tag":"space","type":"space","wrapping_html":""},"child_css":{},"css":{},"deleted_at":1574350266304,"id":"module_150585070800937","label":"Horizontal Spacer","name":"module_150585070800937","order":10,"smart_type":null,"type":"space"},"module_150585078144639":{"body":{"per_widget_wrapper_html":"","tag":"space","type":"space","wrapping_html":""},"child_css":{},"css":{},"deleted_at":1574350266304,"id":"module_150585078144639","label":"Horizontal Spacer","name":"module_150585078144639","order":14,"smart_type":null,"type":"space"}}}

Preventing Film Equipment Theft – Tips

Camera gimbal: Preventing Film Equipment Theft

Thanks to cooperation between the FBI, the US embassy and Argentinian federal police, this massive haul of film production gear worth ~$3M was recovered in September 2018. The thieves had apparently targeted equipment in Hollywood and other US cities and then smuggled it into Argentina. As of May 2019, four people have been arrested in the US and 17 suspects have been identified in Argentina.

Film Equipment Theft – Prevention Tips

We’ve provided some tips & tricks for how to guard your film equipment, as well as some information on how to insure your equipment so you are protected in any worst case scenario situations.

1. Exterior/Location Filming

  • Key individuals should be responsible and accountable for transporting equipment from trucks and trailers to the filming set/location
  • There should be a tracking process established for logging equipment in/out when transported between destinations
  • Securely store equipment when not in use, especially hard-to-replace items like custom props, sets and wardrobes
  • Station security personnel within sight of exposed equipment, ideally at all times
  • Heighten security presence whenever filming in crime-ridden neighbourhoods

2. Interior Filming

  • Always favour buildings that have a central security alarm system, and check with building facilities that the system is actually running properly
  • Favour buildings that have security guard personnel on site
  • The building ideally has a concierge who facilitates logging in/approval of visitors
  • If you need to store equipment in the building overnight, double-check that the room is secure and inform security personnel about it

3. Employee/Crew Theft

  • Have written policy in place informing cast/crew that it is unacceptable to take any objects from set as “souvenirs”; clearly communicate policy to cast/crew
  • Conduct reference/background checks on all new employees/crewmembers
  • All employees/crewmembers should wear highly visible ID badges while on set
  • Make use of sign-in/sign-out sheets [Amazon Affiliate Link] and/or call sheets for entering/exiting locations
  • Conduct inventory checks on regular basis

4. Vehicles (including rental cars, vans and trucks)

  • Ensure vehicles transporting valuable equipment are as nondescript as possible (don’t call attention to the vehicles)
  • Any equipment stored in a vehicle should always be locked and kept out of sight (e.g., covered with blankets)
  • Ideally, have multiple drivers available to limit the number of extended stops and take turns monitoring the vehicle during stops
  • If overnight: ideally stay at reputable hotels; hotel parking lots should be well-lit and monitored by cameras and security guards

5. Air Travel (planes carrying production equipment)

  • Always have a clearly marked luggage tag [Amazon Affiliate Link] and have a card with emergency contact information placed inside the luggage/container
  • Whenever possible, carry some valuable items onto the plane instead of checking them in, such as laptops and smaller cameras
  • Maintain an inventory listing the shipped items, along with planned shipping itinerary and equipment serial numbers/asset labels

Consider Film Equipment Insurance – DigiGear

There seems to be no published information on whether or not the equipment involved in the Hollywood-Argentina smuggle was insured. If it wasn’t insured, no doubt, the owners of said equipment were likely kicking themselves after this massive theft occurred.

Avoid a similar fate by insuring your film equipment with Front Row under a DigiGear policy.

RELATED POSTS:

CITATIONS:

https://news.sky.com/story/huge-haul-of-stolen-hollywood-film-equipment-found-in-argentina-11498283

Chubb PDF T3-FilmEqTheft-3-19 https://www.chubb.com

Amazon Associates Disclosure: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.

Submit a comment