The catalytic converters in automobile exhaust systems are popular targets for criminals. They contain platinum, which is a very expensive rare metal that can be sold for a lot of money. Because catalytic converters are under vehicles, skilled criminals can remove them in one or two minutes. Give a thief an entire night at an unsecured lot with hundreds of vehicles, and car lot owners can lose a lot of money.
Platinum prices fell in 2019 but the current economic stress combined with the recent rise in prices (over $900 per ounce in August 2020) create a significant risk for auto dealers. The risk is especially high for dealers with large lots where cars often sit untouched for long periods of time.
Gates and barriers at exits usually provide adequate protection against the theft of vehicles. The only option, however, to defend against catalytic converter theft is to keep eyes on your property at all times with the ability to quickly respond to threats.
Guards are usually effective crime deterrents, but then you have to pay a full-time salary that you might not have room for. Remote video surveillance from EyeQ Monitoring is your solution.
With offsite video surveillance, our U.S.-based monitors are watching your site around the clock. They can even provide immediate de-escalation. If our monitors see someone at your business who shouldn’t be there, they can talk to them and let them know law enforcement has been called. This is often enough to prevent theft and damage.
Offsite business surveillance monitoring usually is 75 percent cheaper than paying an -on-site guard, which means the service pays for itself in the theft it prevents.
EyeQ Monitoring, based in Atlanta, uses the latest in video surveillance and remote monitoring technology. Our monitors are highly trained to respond quickly and effectively to any situation. Contact us today for a free quote!