CalAtlantic Auto Theft Prevention For Auto Dealerships

On July 12, 2017 By admin

It’s no secret that parking garages and parking lots are a prime spot for theft. What could be more attractive to a thief than hundreds of unattended cars all together in one solitary place? Theft of cars include thefts for joyriding, thefts for prolonged car use, and thefts for export or “chopping” (disassembling cars for spare parts).

Most thefts occur when cars are parked on the street or on the owner’s property, because this is where cars usually are, but the risk of theft, per hour parked, is greater when cars are in parking facilities. These are often poorly secured, particularly in the case of lots, many of which have poor lighting, and blind spots and nooks where cars cannot easily be seen. There is seldom much surveillance by passersby or attendants in such lots. Many attendants’ booths are badly positioned or have small windows and poor visibility. Many lots have ill-tended shrubbery providing cover for thieves, and are open to pedestrians, which makes it easy for offenders to enter.

There are a few factors that can contribute to Car theft:

Security: Most car security is inadequate. Thieves report being able to break into and drive away with most makes and models in a matter of minutes, if not seconds. Having an expensive car security system is not going to guarantee that your car will be safe and can’t be stolen.

Car Make and Model: High end, expensive cars basically have a bulls eye painted right on them. Besides high end, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are two of the most targeted joy rides by car thieves.

Parking lots: Park-and-ride commuter lots have particularly high theft rates. They tend to be large and hold many cars left unattended by their owners for most of the day. Where there are attendants, they may be present only at the beginning and end of the day. Thieves can often operate in these lots with little chance of detection. Parking facilities catering to young people, such as college campus lots, may also be at greater risk. Thieves may be other users of the lots, or attracted to the kinds of cars parked there. Finally, parking facilities used around the clock tend to have higher theft rates, if for no other reason than thieves can always find targets there.

So what can be done to help prevent car theft? CalAtlantic has many different options available to help you keep your vehicles safe.

KeyTraxs, CalAtlantic’s intelligent keyless security system, is ready to protect your cars and other vehicles. KeyTraxs can provide high-standard security to you garage, gates, and other entry points for your automotive. Having a keyless security allows you to never have to re-key your business again. Your security will never be compromised if a key is lost or stolen. Keyless entry allows you to monitor who is coming in and out of your facility. And with a 24/7 Worldwide Master Control, you are able to lock down your entire facility should there be a breach in your security, or if a problem is identified. Parking garages can take advantage of security garage doors and barrier gates. These gates allow you to track what time vehicles come and go, which is especially helpful for payment purposes in pay-parking garages.

SmartPod Lighting Solutions are very helpful in large parking lots. Their lights on average have a 25% longer lamp life than traditional HID, fluorescent or LED lights. They are dimmable and can be used in conjunction with occupancy and daylight sensors. Better lumen maintenance means less labor and replacement costs and less recycling. By having as much of your parking lot lit up as possible, this can help to deter vandals who prefer darkness and shadow to do their dirty work.

Analytic Video Management Solutions: InteleTraxs is based on artificial intelligence, offering a quantum leap over traditional video motion detection sensors. InteleTraxs cameras offer a new level of video surveillance. A few of the features these cameras are capable of monitoring are:

  • People/vehicles moving in wrong direction
  • People/vehicle counting
  • Object classification (human, vehicle, other)
  • Vehicle parked for a certain period of time
  • Loitering and dwell time
  • Occupancy/traffic flow patterns
  • Entering restricted areas/perimeter breach
  • Abandoned packages/objects

Enhanced Video & Audio Asset Protection Solution: What could be worse for a business than a customer making a false claim and you have zero proof to protect yourself? Or what if you find damage to a vehicle in your lot and no claim was ever made for the damage? How are you supposed to know what happened? CalAtlantic”s state-of-the-art video system can help save you in these situations. Some of the ServiceTraxs features are:

  • Enhanced audio
  • Know what was really said between your Service Department, Cashier, Parts Employees and your Customer.
  • Sight and sound technology by CalAtlantic
  • Live remote video/audio
  • View simultaneously multiple locations
  • Improved CSI
  • Enhance employee training
  • Synchronized recording of high quality CalAtlantic Audio/Video Solutions for easy verification

By taking these extra precautions you can help to cut down on car theft and keep your place of business a little safer.

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