These are trying times. Everything is more expensive. Gasoline, electronics, metals, items all cost more than even a year ago. Automobile dealers know this more than anyone. The prices of cars and trucks are rising, and that holds true for the individual parts that comprise the whole.
Security has become a growing concern for automobile dealership owners nationwide. Given the lighting challenges for expansive vehicle lots, dealerships become a prime target for criminal activity after dark, from car break-ins, parts theft, and vandalism to outright motor vehicle theft and even acts of violence.
Parking area security has become a growing concern for business owners nationwide. Most indoor car lots and garages are poorly lit, making them a prime setting for criminal activity, from car break-ins and vandalism to motor vehicle theft and even acts of violence.
Theft and vandalism are major causes for concern in the construction industry. Heavy equipment, fleets, and building materials are very valuable targets for criminals and needed to be guarded in one form or another 24/7...especially during off hours. A large majority of burglary cases occur when no one is present on the premises, and each burglary costs on average roughly $5,200. This doesn’t take into account costs associated with work downtime or the increase of insurance premiums, which can be even more substantial!
You may not be aware of this, but there’s a gold mine under your company’s cars and trucks…and using the term “gold mine” is actually an understatement. We’re talking about catalytic converters, which house metallic elements that are currently valued as much as 15% times the price of gold.