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Video Recording Alone Didn’t Stop Fake Repo Truck

Posted by Norm Charney on April 8, 2015

Some car dealerships have cameras but only use them for video recording to secure their lots. The only traces some crooks leave behind is a movie of their crime. Such was the case in Phoenix earlier this year when thieves drove a repossession-style tow truck into the dealership…

Car Dealership Suffers Huge 100+ Tire & Wheel Theft

Posted by Norm Charney on April 6, 2015

A Chevrolet dealership was the victim of a huge wheel theft incident. Thieves managed to steal more than a hundred sets of tires and wheels from trucks in a car dealership in Richardson during one morning last year. A theft of this magnitude was possible because of the lack of…

Car Thieves Joyride in Seattle

Posted by Norm Charney on March 29, 2015

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…

Analog vs Digital Cameras and Live Monitoring

Posted by Amy Hite on March 27, 2015

In crime prevention, there are two types of cameras that can be utilized, analog or digital. The information below looks at both to help your business decide which security measure can assist in protecting your assets and property. Analog Cameras Analog cameras properly placed…

Teen Dealership Car Part Theft

Posted by Norm Charney on March 26, 2015

A security guard caught two men, both aged 18 years, allegedly engaging in car part theft that included several sets of high-end tires and wheels from a St. Louis County car dealership this week. A Buick GMC car dealership fell victim to this theft. It's just the latest in a…

Teens Arrested in Missing Keys at Car Dealership

Posted by Norm Charney on March 19, 2015

When your inventory is worth tens of thousands of dollars and it comes with a motor and wheels, crime prevention becomes a serious concern. Losing several vehicles can cost a business a whole quarter of profits, especially if insurance refuses to pay out. For many businesses,…

Protect Your Dealership From Loss And Vandalism

Posted by Norm Charney on March 18, 2015

Theft and vandalism is a big concern for owners of car dealerships. The FBI reports that a motor vehicle is stolen every 44 seconds in the United States. In Orlando Beach, FL it is estimated that 4 out of 10 car thefts occur at dealerships. Losses from stolen merchandise and…

Video Monitoring Saves Dealership At Least $20,000 in Car Damage

Posted by Norm Charney on March 17, 2015

Paying out for customer car damage can be quite irritating and expensive; especially when your dealership is not responsible for the damage in the first place. The service manager at a BMW dealership installed security cameras throughout his facility in an attempt to curb his…