Three Simple Things Auto Dealers Can Do to Deter Crime

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Three Simple Things Auto Dealers Can Do to Deter Crime | #ESC_LLC #AutoDealership #VideoSurveillance #Security | Your physical security strategy doesn’t have to cost a fortune. But to be effective, it does need to be multilayered, strategic and proactive (wardsauto).

A preliminary analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reveals auto theft significantly rose in 2020 compared to 2019, following two years of declines – with the pandemic and associated consequences likely attributing to the increase.

According to the initial study, “There were 873,080 auto thefts in 2020, a 9.2% increase over 2019, which had 799,644 thefts, a boost of more than 73,000 thefts.” If you consider the FBI’s findings that the average dollar loss per auto theft in 2019 was $8,886, along with the NICB’s estimate that the national recovery rate is only 50%-60%, it’s easy to understand how theft can deal a devastating blow to an auto dealership’s bottom line.

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John Larkin, image“Video cameras not only is a great way to catch criminals in the act of taking what’s not theirs, but it’s also a great way to deter a crime,” says John Larkin, Senior Partner with ESC of Greater Ohio. “Let’s put it this way, if there’s another business down the road to burglarize or shoplift in, and if you have cameras and they don’t, you know where the criminal will likely go.”

Learn more about how to shop and buy a video surveillance system for your business by reading the following informative article: How to Purchase a Modern Camera System, Part 1

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