Automotive dealerships face so many challenges, from loss prevention, inventory and employee shortages, as well as changing customer needs. Perhaps one of the biggest security threats they deal with is how to provide access to potential customers while helping to safeguard their inventory from crime.
In this Arrest of the Month video, quick action was taken after an intruder accessed one of the vehicles in the dealership lot.
After hours one night, a Stealth security professional observed an individual on the lot of an automotive dealership trying to gain entry into numerous vehicles. He then approached the dealership cleaners and entered a red sedan. Based on site protocols, our monitoring operator called to dispatch police. Responding officers arrived moments later and made contact with the intruder. After questioning him, police placed him in handcuffs and escorted him from the property.
Auto dealerships encourage potential customers to browse their inventory. Some even allow it after hours. Dealership owners must balance that fine line between making it easy for customers to shop but difficult for criminals to conduct nefarious acts.
Remote video surveillance is one of the most effective security measures a dealership can put into place. Trained security professionals monitor analytics-based cameras to watch for suspicious activity in real time. The analytics can pick up unusual behavior and alert the monitoring operator who can jump into action.
In the video, our operator reviewed the live situation and immediately contacted local authorities once it was determined the intruder was not merely shopping for a new car. As you saw, officers arrived while the suspect was still there, which facilitated prompt removal and mitigated damage.
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