iDter Technology Helps Auto Dealers Fight Soaring Vehicle Theft Rates
Updated: Jul 17
Intelligent video surveillance and detection deterrence technology delivers relief as attackers leverage new tactics to steal autos, components and keys.
San Mateo, Calif., May 2, 2023–Auto dealers across the country facing the highest vehicle theft rates in history are turning to technology to stop these escalating attacks before losses are incurred.
Auto theft is rising and nationwide surpassed one million stolen vehicles for the first time since 2008, according to statistics released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) in March 2023. Parts were also pinpointed for black market resale: catalytic converter theft ticked up 1,200% over the last three years.
Thieves are becoming increasingly sophisticated and expanding their threat vectors. Now they’re stealing cars through Controller Area Network (CAN) injection attacks, which inject code into headlights and target wiring for the auto’s electronic control units.
Liberty Buick-GMC in Matthews, N.C., is taking active steps to protect open air-assets with iDter commercial security technology from KEYper Systems, who in partnership are using AI technology to deter unwanted intrusion on their property. iDter uses AI and 4K ultra-high resolution camera technology embedded in Niō Guardian nodes located around the property to detect intrusion and take immediate and programmable deterrence actions.
Scott McCorkle, Dealership Owner of Liberty Buick-GMC has sixteen Niō Guardians installed around the outside of the dealership on buildings and light poles, along with a Niō Guardian to protect the KEYper key management solution inside the building.
McCorkle said in one incident shortly after installation unauthorized activity on the property was immediately confronted by the system and the person moved off the property, preventing possible theft or damage. “The combination of immediate detection and deterrence with live video monitoring provides a strong sense of security,” he said.
KEYper partnered with iDter last year in offering customers with the MX Electronic Key Management System its total intrusion deterrence and monitoring solution featuring Niō Guardians. The MX Key System provides key and asset management that leverages analytics, security and asset control.
Visibility is important to McCorkle, who stays apprised of notifications of activity at his dealership and can access video footage remotely to see what is happening at night and on weekends. “Knowing what is occurring on the property has great value to me,” McCorkle said.
Niō Guardians are positioned around the protected premises to detect intrusion with a powerful high-resolution camera with wide-angle lens, multiple motion detectors, quad-core computer intelligence, omni-directional speakers, microphone and powerful LED lights for illumination and red/blue strobing. When a late-night intruder is detected, Niō activates an array of programmable deterrence measures, including instantaneous illumination of 10,000 lumens of multi-directional LED floodlights, blinding strobes of red and blue LEDs, piercing sirens, situation-appropriate voice-down warning messages and intimidating sound effects. During the early evening hours, Niō has welcoming messages explaining the dealership is closed: “Feel free to browse our inventory, we use lights and cameras for your safety and ours.”
Events are monitored in real time to ensure deterrence actions were successful, and if not, a video verified alarm is sent to a UL Listed, Five-Diamond Certified central station for dispatch of authorities through 911 operators.
Time matters! Property can be stolen or damaged in seconds. iDter (intelligent and immediate deterrence of crime) is an automated, end-to-end security solution for commercial clients looking to put an end to criminal activity at their facilities. iDter is proven to foil 98% of intrusions automatically without the delays of human intervention.
The award-winning iDter solution is offered through a qualified network of commercial security integrators, structured/data cabling companies and licensed electrical contractors focused on delivering documented security results for their clients and growing their recurring monthly revenue (RMR).
iDter is engineered with exclusive Niō node guardian and protector technology featuring artificial intelligence (AI) deep-learning; Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud video storage; and video-verified monitoring with UL 827 dispatch to PSAP. Intrusions detected by Niō are verified and alerts with event recordings sent to iPhone, iPad or Android devices for easy mobile management.
iDter products are fully NDAA compliant, ETL listed and FCC certified. iDter holds some 35 U.S. patents (issued and pending) through parent company Kuna Systems Corporation covering the novel relationship between integrated camera-lighting-audio design, software functionality and deep learning technology to automate security performance. Now featuring RTSP video integration as well as PoE connectivity, Niō Guardians are the perfect proactive security solution.
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