Pro-Vigil is conducting research to better understand the biggest physical security challenges facing businesses in 2022 – and we want your input (it won’t take longer than 2 minutes, we promise.)
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 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.
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.
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.
COVID’s effects on Auto Dealerships is concerning. Many lots are facing restrictions on business and sales, which causes a very serious security risk.
Your car dealership can be at high risk for criminal activity – how are you protecting it in a safer, modernized way? Here’s how to outsmart the criminals.
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