There’s a lot riding on your security system.
You don’t want to think about it, but thefts and other crimes happen at small-scale and the most upscale car dealerships. It makes sense, because your inventory comes with price tags in the tens of thousands. When you lose, it’s a big deal.
But monitored alarm security for your dealership helps keep vehicles, important records, and the people who work there safer. Here’s why you need the best Sonitrol security system available.
A dealership offers “one-stop shopping” for the criminally minded, with anything he could want in one place.
#1: Any Vehicle is at Risk
Vehicle theft doesn’t just happen on the street or in mall parking lots. Dealerships stand out as a rolling landscape of beautiful, shiny paint jobs and ultra-modern technology. For a thief, it’s like a candy store full of the best sweets on the market. And after hours, the candy store might just look like it’s unattended. That’s a dangerous combination.
With monitored security, your dealership is never unattended. During business hours, and on nights and weekends, Sonitrol’s operators are always on duty. And an alarm from Sonitrol is proven to get police response faster.
#2: Armed Guards Aren’t a Great Solution
You can hire a security guard, but some experts believe that armed guards aren’t as great a solution as they might seem. And the risks of an armed guard can even increase your insurance rates.
With a Sonitrol monitored alarm security system, you have zero liability risk. With verified audio and video, you’ve also got eyes and ears from one end of the dealership to the other. You couldn’t hire enough security guards to cover as much ground as Sonitrol.
For security cameras, the old model was the place cameras in strategic spots and record the footage. The problem with this of course is that the footage is only useful after an event has taken place.
With Sonitrol suite of verified video products, we can send clips directly to our Central Station in real time. This allows them to immediately verify if an intruder is on your lot or in your showroom and dispatch the police. It’s the eye-witness verification of a security guard without all the liability of having to keep the guard safe.
How important is your private information and that of all the customers you’ve served?
#3: More Than Your Inventory is at Stake
The most valuable things on your lot might initially appear to be the shiny vehicles lined up in tidy rows. They’re your livelihood, and they certainly don’t come cheap. But what about all of the sensitive information inside the building?
Your offices and computers are filled with some of the most private information imaginable. Your business is not far behind a bank when it comes to storing information such as social security and bank account numbers, customer’s home addresses, and other private info. With a security system from Sonitrol, anyone who tries to access the building and your records is clearly identified before ever making it inside.
#4: Car Sales Employees Come and Go
The turnover rate for vehicle sales people is relatively high. According to Automotive News, the rate was about 66 percent in 2013. With employees coming and going, it’s only a matter of time before you need to restrict access for someone.
Sonitrol’s access management system complements your security and lets you decide who can access the building. Better, it works no matter where you are. If there’s a new hire and you need to activate a key card, you can do that from your office or from a mobile device. And if there’s a former employee who needs to be restricted, you can do that, too.
Owning and operating a car dealership is anything but dull. It’s a high-energy industry with a lot of money and valuable property on the line. You already know that you need security, because theft happens in your own backyard.
Bowling Green Daily News says Kentucky Auto Sales was the recent target of a criminal who stole three vehicles, two tags, and six keys. Could your system or security guard identify the thief if this happened to you?
What Sonitrol of Louisville offers is the best security that money can buy, and it works in ways that you might not have imagined possible. Call us at (502) 966-8999 and learn about the many ways that we can design a system that’s exactly right for your dealership.