Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thief Uses Stolen Key for Dramatic Joyride

Shattered glass and dollar signA Seattle-area resident’s urge for a joyride in a luxury vehicle ended in a dramatic theft fit for the big screen.

On the morning of Tuesday, October 7, a security guard arrived at a Lake City Chevrolet dealership to find the showroom doors shattered on the floor, the tile floor covered with tire tracks and the keys to a $75,000 Camaro Z28 gone — the aftermath of the thief crashing the luxury vehicle through the building’s locked doors.

The badly damaged vehicle was discovered in the driveway of a private residence only half a mile away.

To keep joyriders from gaining access to your dealership’s keys, it’s vital to store keys out of sight in an electronic key control system. The system should have the ability to sound an alarm and notify managers via a text or email alert when an unauthorized person tries to gain access to keys. By implementing these security precautions, you can help prevent rogue joyrides before they happen.

To learn more about the liability risks of poor key control, read how this dealership had four cars stolen in one week.

1 comment:

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    2) Controller Keypad controls up to two (2) doors. An unlimited number of controller keypads can be installed on various locations, allowing users to gain access with the same credentials.
    3) Supports 1,350 credentials, expandable to 10,000 (keyfobs, access cards or cellphone tags)


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