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Private Security Too Expensive? iDter Technology Stops Vandalism and Theft of Trucks, Autos and Construction Equipment at a Fraction of the Cost

iDter Niō Guardians using AI-based detection with proactive deterrence delivers immediate response to intrusion without boots on the ground.

San Mateo, Calif., September 28, 2023–Theft of autos, catalytic converters, trucks, construction equipment and outdoor assets continues to throttle up as criminals focus on valuable parts and components.

Vehicle theft nationwide surpassed one million stolen vehicles for the first time since 2008, according to statistics by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Parts were also pinpointed for black market resale: catalytic converter theft ticked up 1,200% over the last three years.

iDter technology is making a difference, stopping intruders in its tracks. Technological Niō Guardian units rooted in high-definition video surveillance embedded with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and aggressive deterrence capability are designed to provide real-time security against unwanted intrusions.  

Intrusion protection has turned proactive, deterring intruders with detection that’s intelligent and immediate – yielding faster situational awareness and response than hired personnel who come at a high cost. And let’s face it, depending on the size of the facility, no guard or officer can be everywhere at once, so gaps in security will occur. 

iDter’s Nio Guardians act as security guards – but in contrast are positioned on buildings and light poles to cover every square foot of a property and confront trespassers within seconds of arrival.  The objective is simple, prevent intruders from accessing a facility, stealing property or causing damage.

Colorado’s largest Cummins dealership, MDI Truck Parts and Service, installed intelligent Niō Guardians to protect client’s trucks parked at the service center, as well as its own fleet of trucks.

Ted Flageolle, MDI Truck Parts and Service Support said iDter’s AI-based, active deterrence system automatically detects trespassers.  “We receive notifications with video clips on our phones when there is activity on our property and iDter live monitors the site which gives us confidence that we are being protected,” Flageolle said.

iDter 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. 

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. 

DTI Trucks in the Denver area was plagued by thieves targeting catalytic converters, truck parts and entire vehicles. Owner Todd Carlson installed smart Niō Guardian nodes on buildings and on commercial light poles to cover areas targeted by trespassers. The smart guardians detect intruders and send audible and visual warnings, including red and blue strobes and 120 dB alarm sounds.

“Thieves don’t stick around long when immediately confronted within seconds of trespassing on the property,” said Carlson.  “Once we understood the effectiveness of the protection, we installed iDter Niō Guardians at our second dealership.”

Learn how iDter is helping stop vehicle and asset theft in its tracks here. For more information contact iDter today at; (719) 433-6718.


About iDter

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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