Vehicle theft video surveillance

Posted by David Charney by Norm Charney by Rick Charney by Chris O' Rourke on December 11, 2015

Auto theft can happen anywhere from car dealerships to any location with an open parking lot. Cars and trucks are regularly stolen with no vehicle theft video. The result is a huge security problem for business owners from auto dealers to commercial property owners and managers with parking lots at shopping centers, malls, apartments, office buildings, and industrial parks.

Every 40.9 seconds a vehicle is stolen in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). The months of July and August hold the highest vehicle theft rate during the year. Vehicle theft video surveillance is one of the most crucial pieces of evidence when investigating vehicle theft. Due to lack of quality video footage, only about 59.1% of stolen vehicles are recovered.

Business owners put themselves at risk without vehicle theft video surveillance. Car dealers leave millions of dollars in expensive assets unprotected. Auto thieves can easily gain access to lots full of new cars and trucks at nights and weekends. Dealers often leave gates unlocked. Some dealerships may have fences. But even then they typically don't secure the full property perimeter. Most shopping centers, offices, and apartments with parking lots and garages don't have cameras for vehicle theft video to help protect tenant and visitor cars.

If businesses do have vehicle theft video surveillance, who's watching the cameras? If the video cameras aren't watched live, police cannot be called to stop a crime in progress. The thieves will continue to steal cars again and again, every 44 seconds.

Stealth Monitoring is a leader in proactive live vehicle theft video surveillance with over 9,000 video cameras watched nationwide. Real-time video monitoring can detect and deter crime across the U.S. and Canada, while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator can see unusual activity like cars being broken into, activate a speaker warning to deter the thieves, and call the local police.

With the theft rate climbing, it's never been more important to have a vehicle theft video surveillance solution. Please contact Stealth today for more information to protect your car dealership or commercial parking lot. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at dealerships, apartments, shopping centers, offices, and other businesses.