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Boat Dealer Security Thwarted by Thieves

Posted by Norm Charney on Nov 25, 2016

Boat dealer security solutions have similarities to those for auto dealerships, as well as their own unique challenges. It would be difficult to sneak out a boat in its entirety. Thieves may only steal boat parts or marine equipment. Once the boats are stolen and sold, owners may place them in a marina or marine club. If any parts are missing, boat owners may not know until it’s too late. Missing parts could escalate to a safety issue.

A South Carolina boat dealer was a victim of theft. This boat dealer increased their security after break-ins in nearby maritime vehicle dealers. Their increased boat dealer security was unable to deter the criminal activity. The thieves blocked the motion-sensor camera that was located at the door of the dealership. Two of the most expensive maritime vehicles were in the front of the boat dealership.

The suspects cut the boat dealer security cameras and hung a jacket over the flood lights. The owners strategically placed a truck in front of the gate. One owner said that this was done to deter unauthorized entrance. The suspects cut the clutch and the truck rolled back.

Seven motors and electric technology was stolen from three water crafts. The equipment stolen was valued at $200,000. Local authorities collaborated with other agencies to determine if this theft was related to previous incidents. The police sergeant said that the types of motors stolen were high end. The removal of the boat motors was complex. Despite the robbery, the boat dealer was open for business on the next day.

The robbery added to the financial strain to the owners. They hope that insurance will help cover the loss. One of the owners said that it may take time to receive the money for the part theft and boat damage. Another South Carolina boat dealer has also been robbed and had over $250,000 worth of motors stolen.

Live camera monitoring for boat dealer security wasn’t reported at any of these commercial businesses. These boat dealerships are not clients of Stealth Monitoring.

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