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Police Chase Down Trespassers at Auto Dealership

Posted by Blake Mitchell on Jul 29, 2022

When it comes to protecting its inventory and other valuable assets, automotive dealerships face a range of threats. From vehicle or catalytic converter parts theft and vandalism to employee and customer safety, it’s crucial for dealerships to have a reliable and effective security solution in place.

In this video, two intruders dressed in black clothing and wearing face coverings were seen entering a car lot on foot. Their movements appeared suspicious. Based on site protocol, the Stealth security professional who was monitoring the property activated the on-site audio warning. However, the subjects failed to leave, and police were called.

While our operator was on the phone with police dispatch, the suspects approached the service bay area. When officers arrived, they drove directly to the service area. The intruders saw them coming and ran towards the street. Officers exited their vehicle and pursued the suspects on foot. They returned minutes later with one of the trespassers in handcuffs.

Improve Dealership Security with Proactive Measures

In the past, traditional security systems have only been able to detect unwanted behavior after the fact, when damage and loss have already occurred. However, with advancements in technology, security systems have evolved and can now help deter crime BEFORE it happens.

Remote video monitoring combines advanced technology with human intelligence. Trained security operators monitor analytics-based cameras in real time, to catch suspicious activity in progress. When unusual behavior is detected, such as two people trespassing on the property late at night, the analytics and the security professional can assess the activity to determine if it is a threat and if action needs to be taken.

This video verification is usually enough for police to raise the priority level of our call which often results in officers arriving while suspects are sill on the property. As you saw in the video, police arrived in time to catch the intruders in the act and minimize the dealership’s loss.

If you are searching for a more effective security solution for your business and would like to learn more, contact us.