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How Can You Increase Security, Reduce Guard Expenses and Protect Your Bottom Line?

Posted by Norm Charney on April 18, 2019

Find Out In Your Complete Guide to Securing Your Car Dealership According to Google/Comscore, 95 percent of vehicle shoppers begin their research online. So, getting consumers to their lots is a big issue for auto dealerships. Add that to the challenge of protecting valuable…

Car Thief Arrested at Auto Dealership

Posted by Norm Charney on April 16, 2019

Car lots can make ideal backdrops for criminal mischief, providing ample spots for thieves to hide. A Stealth Monitoring security operator spotted an individual moving between cars and searching through a vehicle at a Beaumont, Texas automobile complex around 1:00 in the…

Is Your Dealership Missing Out on Inventory Opportunities?

Posted by Norm Charney on April 15, 2019

A Harvard Business Review article refers to data that reveals the average U.S. vehicle shopper spends 11 hours online in searching for their next vehicle. They only spend 3.5 hours offline, which includes the trip to the dealership. It goes on to say most purchases occur in…

Hail Storms Wreak Havoc on Car Dealerships

Posted by Norm Charney on April 10, 2019

Tumultuous spring storms are not uncommon in certain parts of the United States. Every year from 2010 to 2016, National Weather Services offices across the country received an average of 6,339 reports of hail damage. Texas led the way as the state with the most hail loss claims…

Is Your Car Sales Team Leaving Money on the Table?

Posted by Norm Charney on March 27, 2019

It's hard enough to get customers to come to your car dealership. So, when they get there, you want to take advantage of every opportunity to sell them a car. It's very possible your salespeople may be losing deals by walking away to "talk to the manager" or get more…

How to Help Protect Your Auto Dealership from Vandalism

Posted by Norm Charney on March 6, 2019

Some are out to steal equipment. Some are just doing it for fun. Whatever the reason, vandals can strike an auto dealership in a matter of minutes and cause thousands in damages. On a recent Sunday night, four kids broke into a Houston-area car dealership after it had closed…

How to Enhance the Customer Experience with Dealership Technology Solutions

Posted by Norm Charney on February 27, 2019

Before stepping on a dealership lot, almost 60 percent of car shoppers start their search online, according to an Autotrader report. That same study also finds that almost 90 percent use devices to shop. Of those using devices, almost half use more than one device. What does…

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,…