Pro-Vigil is proud to announce that we are rolling out continuous footage as part of our standard offer for organizations to protect their property.
From dealerships to body shops and beyond, catalytic converter thefts continue to wreak havoc across the country and can happen virtually anywhere.
Sure, cutting a few cameras may save you a few dollars in monthly fees. But by eliminating cameras you are building blind spots into your security strategy.
The holiday season is in full swing, and while consumers are busy crossing items off their shopping lists, dealerships, construction sites and other businesses are dealing with a recurring issue – heavy equipment theft.
They’re sleek, fast, and some of the hottest muscle cars on the market today – which also makes them a hot target for thieves. We’re talking about Dodge Chargers and Challenger Hellcats.
An unforeseen side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the many supply chain issues that are impacting organizations across industries.
Stolen lumber for sale on Craigslist, “used” catalytic converters on Facebook Marketplace and construction tools on eBay. In the internet age, it’s never been easier for criminals to sell their loot – and it’s happening in broad daylight, on the same sites where millions of legitimate transactions occur every day.
The catalytic converter is one of the most vulnerable parts of a parked car, especially on a dealership lot. How can you protect it?
According to the Bureau of Justice, more than 1 in 10 property crimes occur in lots or parking garages. The FBI says over 1,400 of these incidents occur somewhere in the U.S. every day. NPR reports car theft is up in some cities.
According to a preliminary analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), in 2020, auto theft increased 9.2 percent over 2019. And, the increase in auto theft incidents has become a troubling trend.
While the winter months should be all about family gatherings and holiday traditions, it’s no time for businesses to let down their guard. And for anyone operating, selling or storing heavy equipment, it’s especially important to step up security during the holidays.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports 25,394 catalytic converters were stolen nationwide between 2008-2015, with theft rising 23% during that period. And that’s just for insured cars, meaning the numbers could be much higher.
Crime is a 24/7 threat to businesses in every corner of the country, with vandalism, property destruction and theft costing billions in losses every single year.
As companies set their security budgets, they should be aware of major auto industry theft trends. Understanding these trends are vital for 2021 security budget planning.
There is no question that vandals somehow find it satisfying to deface property of high value. On vehicles, they want to key the paint, slash tires, smash windows, break wipers, or spray paint the vehicle.
One of the biggest challenges in car dealership security is providing easy access to potential customers while protecting the business and its valuable assets from crime.
Do you want to secure your dealership’s inventory and protect your property? Security cameras alone aren’t enough to ensure your dealership is not a prime target for thieves and vandals.
It is sad but true that the American economy has taken a downward turn this year. Historically, times of financial difficulty are met with heightened criminal activity. Dealerships are not immune to this costly problem.
(Spoiler alert: It costs more than you think.)
Some thieves cut through your fence and stole cars from your showroom floor last night. What’s your day look like?
COVID’s effects on Auto Dealerships is concerning. Many lots are facing restrictions on business and sales, which causes a very serious security risk.
Car dealership security benefits go beyond just having video surveillance, learn more about the top 5 benefits to a security system.
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