Norm Charney

Auto Dealership Security: Car Parts are Big Business

Posted by Norm Charney on January 11, 2019

In 2017, a motor vehicle theft was reported every 40 seconds in the U.S. That number was up by 4% from the previous year, according to data from the FBI. Savvy thieves are getting smarter with their tactics. Gone are the days of hot-wiring. Today’s criminals use smart keys,…

Employee Monitoring is an Added Benefit of Video Surveillance

Posted by Norm Charney on September 17, 2018

As a business owner or property manager, you know the importance of surveillance cameras on deterring crime like theft, trespassing or damage. However, with innovative advancements in technology, security cameras can be used for more than just catching criminals. Many businesses…

Do You Have A Problem with False Claims at Your Car Dealership?

Posted by Norm Charney on August 3, 2018

Does this story sound familiar? Your service team completes a job at your dealership. The customer arrives to pick up the car and claims that your mechanics damaged the vehicle. Without evidence, it’s his word against yours and it opens the door to a potentially lengthy and…

Over 40% of Stolen Vehicles are Never Recovered

Posted by Norm Charney by Chris O' Rourke by Sean Murphy on July 6, 2018

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), thieves steal a motor vehicle every 44 seconds. The NHTSA reports that about 40% of these auto thefts involve driver mistakes like leaving a key in the ignition or not locking their vehicle. According to…

How Your Dealership Can Gain the Upper Hand Over Criminals

Posted by Norm Charney on June 25, 2018

It’s summer and as temperatures rise, so do car thefts. There are many reasons for the increased thievery – more people are travelling, windows are left open, cars are left running during quick drop-offs and pick-ups. For car dealers, the stakes are extremely high due to the…

Catalytic Converter Thefts Cost Residents and Dealerships Thousands

Posted by Norm Charney on June 22, 2018

Catalytic converter thefts are a continuous concern for auto dealerships across the United States. It is a fear that has played out all too often for businesses in Santa Barbara County, Oakland, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and San Diego, California. SUVs and other types of…

Attempted Car Theft at Dealership by a 10-Year-Old

Posted by Norm Charney on May 23, 2018

Car theft is a problem that plagues auto dealerships across North America, so hearing about a stolen car on the nightly news is not groundbreaking. It is, however, when the culprit is in the fourth grade. According to an NBC 4 article, the suspect and mastermind of an attempted…

Car Video Security Could Have Prevented $250,000 Car Theft in Georgia

Posted by Norm Charney on April 18, 2018

Car video security is important to high-end dealerships. It can help protect assets and employees from assault, burglary, and theft. If this Audi dealership had car video security, it could have prevented a car theft at this Georgia property . Thieves drove two cars worth a…