Party at a Car Dealership

Posted by Norm Charney on October 19, 2020

In this month’s video, a group of teens decided to have some good, clean fun inside a auto dealership’s car wash.

Our Stealth Monitoring security operator witnessed five individuals on the lot of a Texas car dealership after hours. The group made their way to the on-site carwash.

Auto dealerships present unique security challenges. Not only is much of their inventory on display outside, there are also plenty of other assets to protect, including vehicle parts, computers, cash registers, key fobs and even car washes.

After gathering a few chairs, the group went inside. While this activity was going on, our operator contacted local police.

When officers arrived, the trespassers took off on foot. Officers patrolled the area in search of the suspects. A K-9 unit searched the property and located the teens.

Auto Dealership Security Challenges

A dealership may have multiple entrances and exits, as well as multiple areas inside that are restricted to customers. Many locations have on-site carwashes, as you saw in the video.

As you can see, a dealership can be a complex place to secure. A common solution some auto dealerships take is to use on-site security guards or patrol services. Despite having human presence on the property, there are limitations to this option. Guards can only be in one place at a time and are limited to only see what is in front of them. When you consider the size of most auto dealerships and factor in the cost of a guard service, you could be left with safety, security and budget limitations.

A Custom-Designed Security Solution

Live video monitoring works in real time to see activity when it happens. Using a combination of video analytics and human intelligence, we watch for suspicious activity, such as people loitering on your property. Our trained security operators can activate an on-site speaker to warn the trespassers they are being watched and call police.

We also have a team of video analysts who will review footage from all relevant cameras and provide you with edited clips of any incident. This is excellent evidence in police investigations and liability claims.

Car dealerships can be enticing places for unwanted visitors. An effective security solution can help protect your valuable assets and keep uninvited guests away.

For more information about a proactive security solution for your auto dealership, contact us.

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