Auto Dealership Protection
Automotive dealerships present a unique set of challenges in the field of private protection. Loss and damage come in many forms. Obvious theft of items such as entire vehicles and alloy wheels can be painfully expensive. More often than not damages can far exceed the cost of the targeted items; such as catalytic converter theft and sound systems. Random acts vandalism and those from disgruntled customers and employees can also cause costs to mount quickly. Service department tools and equipment are frequently targeted. Subsequent downtime of the service area can be devastating both in lost revenue and customer relations.
Landmark has systems available for checks of vehicle inventory. Officers also conduct complete lock checks of all vehicles and buildings. Reports of unsecured gates, vehicles, key-sets and building can be provided to management to assist in identifying problem areas. Inoperable lighting will also be identified and marked for maintenance.
Where exterior mounted patrols are warranted; we offer two tiers of patrol vehicle service. Option one includes a police style marked four door sedan. This vehicle is complete with striping, door badge and conspicuous light bar. This vehicle allows for the maximum of visible deterrent; particularly after dark as it can be seen and recognized as an enforcement type vehicle, even from great distances. Option two has our officers utilize their own private vehicle. The officers’ vehicle is supplied with highly visible, distinctively styled door placards and roof mounted magnetic patrol light. Highly visible green security vehicle lighting, by law, is permissible for use in any non public highway areas. This technique is highly effective in deterring incidents of criminal activity. Also on light bar equipped vehicles; side, rear and front spot lighting can be utilized for an enhanced deterrent effect.
High visibility coupled with training, professional appearance and demeanor are the cornerstones of an effective security program. Our Officers wear distinctive black and grey police style uniforms. These uniforms are complete with badge and credentials that clearly identify them as North Carolina Private Protective Services Board Registered Security Enforcement Officers. We also have our own PPSB certified training program. This way we can insure that our officers have received the proper training and have an in depth understanding of what is expected of them in the field.
All of our Officers must meet stringent requirements for clear criminal background. These include fingerprint checks of nationwide databases. Additionally, our Officers must complete training designed to insure that our Officers operate lawfully, safely and effectively in the field. Officers assigned to dealership locations receive additional training in areas specific to that environment.
Landmark will have our field assessment and management team meet on site and conduct an in depth survey to assess the client’s unique protective service needs. These surveys are conducted free of charge to the client. Feel free to contact a representative any time to discuss any protective service concerns.