It's surprisingly easy for people to break into car dealerships these days, and it’s obvious that having video cameras without live monitoring to back it up isn’t going to be enough. In fact, here’s an example of an event that happened recently where a few kids decided to take out cars from a dealership on a joyride. They had no trouble at all getting access to the car dealership's cars, and the whole thing might’ve been prevented with live surveillance
Bored High School Students Take Dealership Cars in Seattle for a Ride
Just a few months ago, three students allegedly broke into a dealership in Seattle. The students took cars from the lot by just breaking a window to get keys in the office. The break-in was so easy and casual for the students. The theory is that they weren’t even interested in selling the cars for parts but out for a joyride. The students were driving the stolen cars at 3:00 AM.
The cars were later found not too far away with extensive damage to the tune of many thousands of dollars. Since the students weren't trying to sell the parts or get out of the state with the cars, live monitoring could have possibly prevented the whole event.
The police were trying to determine if these teenagers are also responsible for the rash of break-ins in other dealerships in the area.
The dealership is not a client of Stealth Monitoring. With Stealth proactive live surveillance an operator could have seen unusual activity, activated an audible warning to deter the thieves, and called the local police.
For more information about how Stealth Monitoring live monitoring service could keep your dealership safe, please contact us today.