The best surveillance solutions for automotive dealers

On July 24, 2017 By admin

Theft from automotive dealers just makes sense. If you look at it through the eyes of a criminal, you’re looking to make tens of thousands of dollars, and you can get that outside the actual facility…just sitting there, AND it doubles as a getaway car? Where do we sign?! Okay so of course we think it is a bad idea, but to those with less of a moral code, this is their golden egg. The hard truth of it is that vehicle theft is the most expensive cost in United States property crime losing consumers over 8.5 billion dollars annually. One of the most alarming facts for dealerships is that while old cars are stolen every now and then for parts, newer vehicles are the highest targets and remain much more likely to be stolen and shipped abroad. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, every twenty seven seconds a car is stolen in the United States. Needless to say, keeping a car locked on the dealership property isn’t always foolproof.

In the Discovery Channel’s documentary, “The Underworld of Professional Car Theft”, this full time job for a surprising number of people across the United States is a quick “get in get out” gig that can take them around sixty seconds to start the job and then drive away. A few ways that they identify an easy target are weak signs of security and even disruptions in the normal workflows. The solution to a problem of this magnitude is not only to invest in technology, but also to invest in the right kind of technology.

Here at CalAtlantic our solution for automotive dealers is surveillance that surpasses static cameras and uses integrated artificial intelligence for security in asset protection. For example, the InteleTraxs and DealTraxs systems run much like an online search engine. They are highly customizable and ruled by the principle of relevance. Having cameras wired up 24/7 can capture an incredible amount of information that, after a while, can end up as worthless and irrelevant footage. That is why we have created systems that eliminate the fluff and find the things we are looking for. All you need to do is simply tell it what to look for. The InteleTraxs system can provide information and capture people or vehicles moving in the wrong direction, dwelling or loitering time for specific individuals or cars, survey occupancy and traffic flow patterns, classify objects, notify perimeter breaches, and even notice abandoned packages or objects. Along with knowing what to look for, it can even use the pan, tilt, or zoom features to help reduce investigation time, or better yet, prevent incidents from happening.

Automotive dealers are also at incredible risk through employee fraud. The Federal Trade Commission as well as other law enforcement agencies are going out of their way to penalize fraudulent employees that are using deception in sales, financing, and leasing agreements. Car sales can have a bad reputation for a reason in the United States, but don’t let that perception land on your dealership. The DealTraxs system provides detailed audio and video surveillance giving you a clear and crisp record of every established transaction. It gives you solid proof of who said what and means you no longer have to choose sides between employees and clients. These recordings can also be used to further train new employees along with providing the customer satisfaction where they know they are doing business with a trustworthy company.

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