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Court Ruling Highlights the Importance of Auto Dealership Security

Posted by Joe Wilson

Mar 27, 2020 10:33:14 AM

If you are the owner or manager of an automotive dealership based in Western Canada, it’s highly likely that you have heard about the ongoing story involving Vancouver’s Dueck Downtown dealership and David Bolton.

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Topics: Security for Auto Dealerships

6 Tips to Protect Your Automotive Dealership From Theft and Crime

Posted by Joe Wilson

Oct 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Car theft is becoming increasingly common across Western Canada and is even being linked in recent years to organized crime. It’s not just individuals that are being targeted either, automotive dealerships are falling victim to car theft.

Are you worried about the possibility of a dealership breach? Then it’s time you take the right precautions to keep your staff safe, ensure the data in your office is protected and prevent your high-value assets from being stolen.

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Topics: Security for Auto Dealerships

Fuel Your Automotive Dealership’s Security in 2019 With Verified Security

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM

If you own an automotive dealership in Western Canada you’ve probably heard the news - Alberta and Western Canada, in general, have incredibly high automotive crime rates.

Alberta, in particular, has been hit massively by automotive thefts in the past couple of years. In fact, thefts of vehicles in Alberta has jumped 56 per cent over the past five years - placing the county as the hotbed of Canadian vehicle crime. 

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Topics: Security for Auto Dealerships

Security is Key for Automotive Dealerships as Alberta Car Thefts Continue to Rise

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jul 5, 2018 6:43:47 AM

The implementation of a robust security solution has never been more important for automotive dealerships in Western Canada, especially as new figures show that Alberta continues to be a hotbed for car thieves with links to organized crime.

Edmonton Police Service Det. Dwayne Karpo told reporters earlier this month at the annual Central Canadian Auto-Theft Association seminar that an average of 12 to 15 vehicles are stolen each day in Edmonton alone. 

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Topics: Security for Auto Dealerships

Drive Criminals Away with These 3 Tips for Protecting Your Dealership

Posted by Joe Wilson

Sep 11, 2017 12:56:31 PM

It seems unlikely that someone could simply drive away with a stolen car (or three) from a dealership, without alerting bystanders, but, just this July, three vehicles were stolen from a Honda dealership in Winnipeg and, in August, two vehicles, waiting for service, were taken from a Dodge dealership in Kelowna.

While local authorities do all that they can to locate the stolen vehicles, sometimes they are unable to do so, and other times the vehicles are located but they have been substantially damaged.

And it isn’t just automotive dealerships – boats, RVs and equipment dealerships are just as vulnerable to a multitude of crimes including theft of inventory as well as by stripping parts such as catalytic converters, air bags, navigation systems, tires and rims right from your vehicles. 

Your dealership is full of valuable assets and you need to protect it.

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Topics: Security for Auto Dealerships

How to Secure Your Dealership

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Whether you specialize in cars, trucks, boat’s or RV’s, dealerships of all kinds can have millions of dollars’ worth of inventory on their property at any given time. For this reason, dealerships are an ideal target for theft and vandalism.

It's going to be important to secure all your assets properly and you'll need an alarm system that's up to the job. Along with vehicle thefts and potential vandalism, intruders may also be looking for spare parts from your inventory warehouse, or to strip vehicles, such as air bags, tires, rims, GPS navigation systems, stereo sound systems, pick-up truck tail gates and catalytic converters, just to name a few.

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Topics: SonaVision, Dealerships, Security for Auto Dealerships

The Top 4 Reasons Your Auto Dealership needs Sonitrol Monitored Alarm Security

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jul 28, 2016 1:14:25 PM

You may not want to think about it too much, but theft and some more serious crimes frequently happen at many car dealerships. No matter what size dealership you have, used or new cars and trucks, high-end luxury cars, or used cars - auto dealership crime is a problem. 

Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to have a quality security system in place, no matter type of car dealership you're operating, because your inventory comes with a high price tag - if you have a problem you lose, and it’s a big deal.

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Topics: Security Tips, Verified Security Alarms, Security for Auto Dealerships

How to Deter Criminals From Targeting Your Business

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jun 8, 2016 2:30:00 PM

If you want to deter criminals - having a quality, customized, security system is imperative. But it’s not the only thing you can do to make your business or property less appealing to thieves, robbers, and vandals looking for opportunities. It’s equally important to ensure your facility is environmentally unwelcoming to would-be intruders. You want to let criminals know that your business - whether an office, warehouse, retail store, or construction site - is not an easy target, and that their time would be better spent somewhere else.

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Topics: CCTV Video Surveillance, Security for Fenced Compounds, Security for Construction Sites, Verified Security Alarms, Restaurant Security, Security for Auto Dealerships

Why Your Business Needs a Customized Security Solution

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jun 2, 2016 2:00:00 PM

No two businesses are alike. A school will have entirely different security needs from a construction site. By purchasing a generic conventional off-the-shelf alarm system for your business, you’re putting your business, assets, and employees at risk. Having a customized solution to fit your needs is important to staying secure.

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Topics: Retail Security, Government Building Security, Office Workplace Security, SonaVision Online Monitoring, Security Systems for Schools, Security for Place of Worship, Security for Auto Dealerships

Keeping Your Dealership Safe With SonaVision Verified CCTV

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 29, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Car dealerships, RV dealerships, and all kinds of vehicle and machinery dealerships, face many different security risks. With open lots, glass showrooms, and service centres filled with valuable inventory - it’s no wonder they become a target for theft and vandalism.

Dealerships are vulnerable not only to break-ins to try and get the keys, but also to theft by stripping vehicle parts such as catalytic converters, air bags, navigation systems, pick-up tailgates, tires, and rims.  You have valuable assets to protect - so security should be top of mind.

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Topics: Retail Security, CCTV Video Surveillance, SonaVision Online Monitoring, Security for Auto Dealerships

Protect Your Dealership from Asset Theft and Vandalism

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 1, 2015 2:06:00 PM


Automotive, RV and equipment dealerships are all attractive targets for would-be thieves, vandals and organized crime. 

Keeping the dealership compound, parts warehouse, storage areas, office and repair shop, all secure can be a big challenge.

Dealerships appeal to criminals who are looking to steal vehicles and to get hold of valuable vehicle parts such as catalytic converters, air bags, navigation systems, pick-up truck tailgates, tires, rims, and in most cases the damage they do to the vehicle to rip these items out can cost many thousands of dollars in repairs. 

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Topics: Security for Fenced Compounds, Security for Auto Dealerships, Security for Warehouses & Manufacturing

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