Do you ever notice how grocery stores have a few products displayed in front of the store? It’s usually something small like flowers, firewood, pumpkins or other seasonal items for shoppers to grab on their way in or out the door. Grocery stores do usually have security, but a missing pumpkin here or there isn’t going to ruin the bottom line — 99 percent of the valuables are on the inside.
The opposite is true of the car dealership, which stores millions of dollars in merchandise on the front lot while just a few display models are protected inside. These high-value properties are high-priority targets to criminals who will literally break down the front doors to steal cars off the lot. Most dealerships are wrapped in large glass panels; these are the vulnerable spots that criminals tend to target. So what deters this (besides securing the keys at night)? A security surveillance system that is sure to catch them after the act. And the more robust the system, the more criminals will think before attempting a robbery.