Rising Parking Lot Crime: Boost Security With Surveillance Cameras

A global semiconductor shortage is disrupting supply chains across the automobile industry, resulting in major increases in the price of used cars. With dealerships and parking lots packed full of increasingly valuable vehicles, the need for security has never been greater.

The semiconductor shortages have caused new car inventories to plummet, and in turn, the value of used cars has soared by up to 75% in the past year. Thieves are fully aware there is easy money to make on used car lots, and any lots that are lacking in adequate security will be particularly enticing. 

These emerging threats are set against the backdrop of an already worrying crime rate. Over 1,500 violent crimes occur in parking garages and surface parking lots every day. Large retailers also cite record highs in vandalism and theft, with over 80% of crime occurring in parking lot environments.

These crimes can be deterred with appropriate preparation and planning. WCCTV, the USA's leading supplier of mobile surveillance units, outlines below how its LotGuard solution prevents parking lot crime. 

Rising Parking Lot Crime: Boost Security With Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance Cameras for Parking Lot Security

Used Cars Equal Cash to Opportunist Thieves

A person's car likely is one of their most valuable possessions, so when they use your parking lots, they want assurance you will protect their vehicle from theft and vandalism.

Employee parking lots, in particular, are hotspots for criminal activity. Security protocols are likely to be limited, with unrestricted access, open gates, and unmanned entrances. These locations are easy targets for opportunist theft.

Even facilities with better security measures, such as auto dealerships, yards, and long-term parking garages, are still targeted by thieves. The reason for this is most only have limited security camera coverage or security patrols. 

Increasing the manned security presence at these locations is one way to prevent crimes from occurring, but this comes at a high price and is unreliable. Mobile surveillance units present the most scalable, reliable and cost-effective parking lot security solution. 

LotGuard Surveillance Trailer Deployed at Tom Thumb Parking Lot

WCCTV LotGuard - Autonomous Surveillance for Parking Lots

WCCTV LotGuard - Autonomous Surveillance for Parking Lots

LotGuard is a solar-powered surveillance trailer, that has been designed to provide this crime deterrent for you. It has been created to determitigate, and report criminal activity and provide 24/7 security.

Our solution has been developed with built-in video analytics capable of detecting loitering and other criminal behavior. This technology, coupled with our live video transmission, allows for remote crime prevention to occur. 

LotGuard's HD infrared cameras capture crystal clear evidential images, even in the lowest lighting conditions, allowing our remote operators to despatch law enforcement and capture usable video for review.

The PTZ cameras allow for full site coverage, and we can provide LotGuards to your premises regardless of your current power availability. 

Surveillance cameras are a proven crime deterrent, with a recent study from Cornell University Study showing that parking lot cameras have been proven to decrease crime by over 50%. 

We have a large range of customized solutions built to meet your parking lot security needs. 

Reach out to our LotGuard team today to get a customized quote for your requirements. 

Ready to learn more about how WCCTV can protect your parking lots? Call our team today on 877 805-9475 or email

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