Automotive dealerships have seen an alarming spike in thefts across the country in recent months, with 24 vehicles stolen in just a month in North Carolina, multiple high-end vehicles missing from an Ohio dealership that had already been the target of a previous theft, and multiple vehicles- including a truck owned by an NFL quarterback- taken from a Mercedes-Benz dealership.
These examples are just a few among many stories of groups of thieves targeting automotive dealerships for major scores, including high-end vehicles themselves as well as valuable parts, like catalytic converters. In this Arrest of the Month video, a trio of teens target a dealership in Pennsylvania, unaware of Stealth’s security professionals watching.
After hours at a Pennsylvania automotive dealership, Stealth security professionals were alerted to the presence of three fully masked individuals on property. A closer look revealed the individuals moving between vehicles before entering a dark colored sedan. Operators immediately contacted local law enforcement dispatch, providing them with detailed descriptions and updates about the trespassers. Officers arrived on site quickly, and though the teens attempted to escape they were ultimately arrested.
Help Make Your Dealership a Less Desirable Target for Criminals with Live Video Monitoring
Automotive dealerships are faced with some unusual security challenges. With valuable outdoor assets that need to be easily accessible for after hours browsing, it can be a struggle to strike a balance between a secure lot and one that is appealing to potential buyers.
Stealth’s live video monitoring can help meet these challenges while providing premium security that can mean the difference between an expensive loss and early intervention that minimizes or stops an incident in its tracks.
Using a combination of high-tech video analytics and trained security professionals that monitor surveillance in real time, Stealth’s security solution is proactive rather than reactive. We don’t wait until after the damage is done to try and solve the puzzle of who, when, and how. Instead, when our video analytics alert to activity on your property, our trained professionals can determine whether sounding onsite warning speakers or contacting local police dispatch is needed and take immediate action.
Just as in the video above, our ability to provide dispatch with up-to-the-minute details and descriptions of activity in progress can lead to faster police response times, and often results in arrests on site before criminals escape the area.
Interested in learning more about our innovative, customizable solutions and how you can save from 25-60% on security spend while improving security outcomes on your property? Contact us today and speak with an automotive dealership security professional and get your free quote. Texas Private Security License Number: B14187.