Daytime Car Theft Prevention Needed for Luxury Car Dealership in Salt Lake City

Posted by Norm Charney on January 1, 2018

A better daytime car theft prevention system could have protected the assets of a Porsche dealership in Salt Lake City, Utah. A thief stole an expensive sports car in broad daylight.

Daytime Car Theft Prevention: A Necessity On A Sunday Afternoon

This car theft incident occurred on a Sunday afternoon at a Salt Lake City auto dealership. The dealership is closed on Sunday, which is when the suspect made his move. The suspect walked onto the empty Porche dealership property at 4:30 p.m. and broke the glass of the office space. He stole the car keys, then drove off in a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder worth $1.7 million.

Several hours later, the Salt Lake City Police tracked down the car thief. As soon as the suspect saw the police, he pulled over. The car was returned to the dealership.

The car dealership is not a client of Stealth Monitoring.

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Help with Daytime Car Theft Prevention

The automobile industry presents unique security challenges with high-dollar inventory on public display. In addition to cars in the lot, dealerships are susceptible to inventory theft and property damage. Thieves also target navigation systems, catalytic convertors, tires, wheels, as well as indoor assets like safes and cash registers.

Many dealerships utilize on-site guards, but they can be expensive. Even the best guards can only be in one place at a time. Live remote video monitoring offers a more effective alternative. Trained operators can watch your perimeter, access points, parking lots and showrooms, and activate speakers if they see anything suspicious. If necessary, they can call the local police.

In addition to helping to reduce crime, live remote video monitoring can help protect your dealership from liability. Surveillance video can be used as evidence in false claims cases of damage to customer vehicles when they are in for service.

Stealth Monitoring and UCIT Online are the leader in live video surveillance in the U.S. and Canada with over 400 employees, 11 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth proactive video monitoring watches over 17,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. Stealth's remote monitoring service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (866) 382-3873 or contact Stealth today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the Stealth web site to see real videos of criminals being arrested at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.