Recently there has been an ongoing trend of catalytic converter theft. The National Automotive Dealers Association issued a report in January of 2023 describing catalytic converter theft as “skyrocketing,” with the reported number of thefts reported to the National Insurance Crime Bureau surging by 1,215% between 2019 and 2022.
There are many challenges that businesses face trying to battle theft. Some allow after-hours visits to lots and are often in high traffic areas, which pick up large amounts of movement on their current security systems.
Keeping thieves away from your property can be made a lot easier by AFA Protective Systems, a Pavion Company. Our analytics and Artificial Intelligence software can strengthen protection with customized solutions.
An Analytics solution added to your camera system enables a trigger to start recording while sending an alarm to our monitoring center. Once the monitoring center is notified, our live agent can view the event to identify the trigger on the property. This solution includes personalized deterrents such as real time audio/voice talkdown.
AFA’s Video Surveillance systems provide:
- Live and archived time and date-stamped video
- A comprehensive, auditable trail of events
- Wide range of security cameras from leading manufacturers
- Integration with existing alarms, sound systems, and security systems
- Remote viewing and control via any web-enabled device
- IP, analog and hybrid video solutions
- Customized and flexible video surveillance solutions
Our solutions can distinguish between people or other harmless kinds of movement. This allows high volume cameras to learn the environment over time, drastically reducing false positives. Another feature is the ability to narrow down filters and remove false alarms prior to reaching the live video analysts.
Selecting a robust security solution from AFA can save time and money. Replacing catalytic converters can cost between $1,500 and $5,000 according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. On top of that, businesses can’t run without their vehicles on the road. Vehicles could be parked for days with employees unable to drive to customers while waiting to purchase and install a catalytic converter.
To reduce the likelihood of thieves disrupting your business, contact AFA today!