When a group of thieves broke into Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram car dealership in Portage Park, Ill., personnel at United Security Service’s Video Command Center were watching!
Because of our highly-trained staff’s ability to communicate with local police through our state-of-the-art technology, the attempted theft was thwarted—the only loss to our client was a broken window.
It’s been a tough time for car dealerships in the Chicagoland area. According to recent reports, there has been a major uptick in break-ins and thefts. There have been at least 10 reported dealership break-ins in Chicago since the first of the year, with more than 100 cars having been reported stolen from area dealerships in the last six months.
In response to this incident and the increase in car dealership burglaries around Chicago, United Security’s team of former law enforcement who now serve as security experts — Richard “Rick” Simon, President and CEO of United Service Companies (USC), Robert J. Tracy, Vice President of United Security Services Inc. (a business unit of USC) and former Chicago Police Superintendent, Garry McCarthy, President of GFM-Strategies— along with partner Forest Security, met with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) for an informative presentation, educating members on the theft prevention techniques that are currently available. CATA members also received a live demonstration of how United’s Video Command Center can help keep dealerships safe and prevent property loss.
United Security Service’s Video Command Center offers video monitoring services as a tactical and affordable alternative to traditional surveillance. USS’s remote video monitoring services excels where standard alarm monitoring companies fail, as proven in the unsuccessful theft attempt at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. The VCC is equipped with advanced video and two-way audio technology allowing coverage businesses across the country.
Video signals are received over the internet allowing USS personnel to monitor the site through either live or pre-recorded video playback. Our certified team of professionals monitors the facility and can listen or even communicate directly to individuals or on-site security as needed, notifying area police immediately of any unusual or criminal activity.
“It’s about working smart and knowing what options are available,” says Richard “Rick” Simon, President and CEO of United Service Companies. “With the advances in technology today, we want to be sure we’re offering high-quality, cost-effective security options to our current and future clients.”