Car Dealership Security by Morgan Security
In the car dealership industry, you need someone you can trust to secure and protect your vehicles, facilities, staff, and customers. Morgan Security is an industry expert on Car Dealership security across the state of Illinois and Chicago. We have provided car dealership security in the Chicago area for over 25 years.
You could say car dealerships are in the retail market, except that they have some of the most expensive inventory of any retail operation. Most automotive dealership parking lots have over a million dollars worth of vehicles. How can we say that? Well, considering that if a car dealership has twenty cars worth fifty thousand dollars each, this immediately equates to one million dollars.
Service Centers & Parts Inventory
Car dealerships don’t just have vehicles susceptible to theft; they have many other security risks, such as showrooms with glass enclosures, multiple car lots, service centers, and parts departments with hundreds of thousands of dollars in tools, equipment, merchandise, and parts inventory. Every one of these facilities has inventory that is very susceptible to theft and possible vandalism and needs to be secured appropriately. Not to mention management offices and possibly even a safe that could be a target for thieves.
Inventory audits and inventory tracking is also essential why implementing car dealership security. In order to sell their vehicles, dealerships have to allow customers to test drive cars, so there is always constant traffic of stock vehicles leaving and hopefully returning to the dealership lot. Protocols and procedures should always be in place for car key safety and security under lock and key. For added security, employees should always accompany customers on a test drives. Dealerships also have to consider employees having key access could collaborate with criminals and have keys duplicated.
GPS Tracking Devices
Another vehicle tracking method is for dealerships to install GPS tracking devices on vehicles. When properly installed and hidden from sight, GPS vehicle tracking devices make it much easier to find a stolen vehicle later on.
Criminals are much more intelligent these days!
Criminals in this day and age are a lot smarter and are always looking for any weakness in a dealership’s security. Whether with the collaboration of employees or just pretending to buy a vehicle, criminals that get caught usually had already been at the dealer scoping the place out. It’s essential to have a security firm do a proper security assessment to point out all security weaknesses. Whether it’s added lighting, gates, fencing, CCTV surveillance with professional remote monitoring, or the need for 24/7 on-site security guards, Morgan security has the expertise to analyze and provide recommendations to secure your car dealership.
Organized crime is also a significant issue regarding car dealership theft. Gone are the days when the crooks damage the vehicles to steal them. Nowadays, criminals use sophisticated scanners and computers to enter and drive cars off the lots. So it is of the utmost importance to have your car dealership evaluated by a professional security firm to end any lurking security issues or weak points.
Whether you have a single dealership or a regional chain, Morgan Security has the security solution required to protect your business today and fulfill your requirements as your company expands.