Auto Dealership Trespassers Back Themselves into a Corner

Posted by Jeff Purtell on September 10, 2021

Auto dealerships are highly susceptible to inventory theft and property damage from trespassers, loiterers and thieves. As a retail destination, auto dealers want to be inviting to legitimate potential buyers - publicly displaying high-value inventory outside that can entice…

How to Help Stop Inventory Theft with Key Management Policies

Posted by Jeff Purtell on August 27, 2021

Get Your Copy of Advanced Key Management Now! At your dealership, where are your keys stored? Are they hanging on a pegboard? Do your salespeople put keys into their pocket or simply toss them onto their desk after a test drive? Security is one of the top priorities for an…

Infographic: The Suspicious Activity Checklist

Posted by Jeff Purtell on August 23, 2021

Do you know how to spot a potential thief at your dealership? Does your staff know what indicators to look for? Whether it’s nervous behavior or strange attire, there are certain clues that can signify suspicious behavior. Familiarize yourself with these 10 signs your…

Infographic: The Video Surveillance Safety Checklist

Posted by Jeff Purtell on August 14, 2021

When you’re looking for an effective video surveillance solution for your business, there are many things to consider. What kinds of cameras should you use? Where should you put them? What kind of network do you need to support the system? It can be daunting to think about. You…

Shirtless Trespasser Spotted Wandering Around Auto Dealership in the Early Morning Hours

Posted by Jeff Purtell on August 13, 2021

In this month’s video, no shirt, no service got one trespasser a ride in a police cruiser.

6 Ways to Stop Keyless Car Theft at Your Dealership

Posted by Jeff Purtell on August 10, 2021

The number of vehicles stolen continues to climb and it continues to burden dealerships and cause multiple nightmares for them. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, auto thefts in 2020 increased by almost 10 percent compared with 2019. "Preliminary reports indicate…

How Live Video Monitoring Helps Auto Dealerships with After-Hour Loitering/Trespassing

Posted by Jeff Purtell on July 29, 2021

The act of loitering – remaining idle in a public place for an extended period for no apparent reason – doesn’t sound like much of a crime. However, in addition to some of the other suspicious acts that people do during that time, criminals loitering often is an opportunity to…

Suspect Tries to Run from Police at Dealership

Posted by Jeff Purtell on July 23, 2021

For some, vehicle dealerships present a vast number of opportunities to commit a crime – from theft to vandalism to trespassing and loitering. Dealerships typically stock a variety of vehicles outside for public display that can tempt individuals. Live video monitoring is an…