The Security Threats Facing Collision Centers

Collision repair centers have unfortunately become a popular target for thieves as they routinely have customers’ vehicles on-site for repairs, and often carry expensive tools, equipment and replacement parts.

Thieves know that these centers contain materials that are easy to steal, easy to resell, and hard to track. This creates the perfect attraction for criminal activity.

The growing crisis around catalytic convertor thefts has also hit collision centers especially hard.

But this is not all thieves are after. With the rise of online selling platforms, items like tires, rims, and tailgates are becoming highly sought after, and even entire vehicles are being stolen and sold to unsuspecting customers.

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Statistics on Vehicle Theft Related to Collision Centers

Theft of vehicles and vehicle parts are on the rise, here are a few stats that highlight this issue:

With vehicle theft on the rise, a vehicle is estimated to be stolen every 5.9 seconds in North Texas, resulting in over 13,000 cars and trucks being stolen · 10 catalytic converters were stolen from an auto repair shop and its storage lot in New Castle PA · Multiple catalytic converters were reported stolen from a collision center in Fairborn, OH. Detectives are still investigating the case and reported that these thefts are increasing faster than detectives can solve them.

This isn’t helped by the fact that most businesses only use fencing to protect customer vehicles, this isn’t nearly enough to keep thieves out. With fencing being easy to cut through and locks easily broken, a more proactive security solution is required.

Mobile Video Surveillance Prevents Security Threats

Often due to the limited space at collision centers, customer vehicles end up being parked outside or on storage lots overnight, making it easy for thieves to access vehicles undetected. Defending collision centers from a security perspective is particularly challenging, and it is essential to stop crimes before they happen and ensure thieves are deterred.

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Prevent And Detect Crime with LotGuard

One way to secure your property is with mobile surveillance trailers from LotGuard; our units are the perfect deterrent as they are up to 20ft tall.

Potential thieves will instantly see the cameras and reconsider their next move.

When backed by our 24/7 remote monitoring services, business owners can assign the responsibility for keeping watch over the property to a team of high-skilled security professionals.

When our monitoring team spots suspicious or unlawful activity, they will begin a real-time crime prevention process. This includes issuing an audio warning from LotGuard's built-in speakers, initiating the blue light alarm and sirens, and sending an alert to on-site security personnel and/or local law enforcement.

LotGuard surveillance units are the ultimate security solution for collision center facilities. They detect, deter, mitigate, and report criminal activity 24/7/365.

LotGuard PRO is a fully autonomous Mobile Surveillance Trailer that provides 24/7 security to your parking lots and properties without needing mounting poles, onsite power, or an internet connection.

These cameras deliver live and recorded video through our 4G LTE transmission technology, allowing for remote viewing of live and archived video at any time, regardless of location.

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