HENDERSON - The recent increase in car thefts at car dealerships is a worrying trend that has been reported across the United States. A recent news article from ABC11, a local news outlet in Henderson, North Carolina, highlights this trend, reporting on a spate of car thefts at a Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership in Henderson.
At least three vehicles were stolen from the dealership’s lot in a matter of seconds. The thieves are reported to have broken into the dealership after closing, using tools to access the keys to the cars, and then stealing them without setting off alarms. The dealership’s management has expressed concern about the increase in car thefts in the area and has urged car owners to take extra precautions to protect their vehicles.
Across the country, car dealerships have become targets for thieves looking to steal cars, parts, and other valuable items. In many cases, the thieves are part of organized crime syndicates that target dealerships for their high-value inventory. They often work in teams and use sophisticated tools and techniques to break into the dealership and steal the vehicles.
The rise in car thefts at dealerships is a significant concern for the industry, as it represents a significant financial loss for the dealerships themselves and their insurers. The cost of replacing stolen vehicles, repairing damage, and upgrading security measures can run well above the million-dollar mark. Additionally, car thefts can also impact customer trust in the dealership, leading to a loss of business and reputation.
To combat this trend, many dealerships are investing in advanced security systems, including surveillance cameras, alarms, and key access control systems. They are also working closely with local law enforcement agencies to improve response times and prevent thefts from happening in the first place. These measures can go a long way in deterring would-be thieves and protecting the dealership’s assets. 1Micro can help boost your security with our KeyMaster products. Contact us to learn more!