Key Swap Scams – How To Prevent These Thefts

Key Swap Scams

This recent news video discusses how Key Swap Scams in Arkansas are visiting dealerships with the intent to swap a key on the dealerships key-ring then return late at night to steal the vehicle.  The news video goes on to say that the VIN number is swapped out and the car is repainted in a few days never to be seen again.  This type of theft costs dealerships thousands of dollars!

Key and Car Tracking, LLC has a couple of ways of helping you to thwart this type of theft.  Through the use of low-cost magnetic mount hidden GPS tracking devices we can set an alerting system to trigger when movement is detected after hours.  Our system can then alert you via a text message that this has occurred.

Another new device that we will start shipping soon is a vehicle portal device that detects movement of a vehicle as it leaves a car lot.  This portal device will determine vehicle identity using an new type of very accurate RFID antenna/scanning system.   The moment that a vehicle passes through the portal, SMS text message alerts can be sent out to a list of people you want notified.  A camera system can be setup to trigger simultaneously too.   You can then immediately call police with vehicle details.

Some dealerships may decide to have both technologies installed so that the GPS tracking device can give you a real-time streaming report as the vehicle is driving away.  Of course these systems are integrated into our overall Key and Car Tracking solution and provide much more benefits than just preventing Key Swap Scams.

For more information about how Key and Car Tracking, LLC can help you with Key Swap Scams, call us at (614) 344-0554.  Or visit us on the web at our website:  Key and Car Tracking

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Stolen Vehicle Alerting System

Stolen Vehicle/Internal Movement Alerting System… One of the many advantages of investing in the basic Key and Car Tracking Solution is the ability to add many additional features to our basic software product. Our road map is quite extensive in additional features that will be added.  A soon to release product that we are real excited about is our Stolen Vehicle/Internal Movement Alerting System.   We can add unique features like this because our basic platform keeps track of the current and historical status/movement of a vehicle.  By adding a movement detection system it is easy for us to build custom algorithms for your dealership that will pinpoint specifically when a vehicle is unauthorized to leave your lot.


Stolen Vehicle Alert System

Stolen Vehicle Alerting is just one of the many concepts we will bring to market soon.  Internal movement monitoring will allow us to keep a history of vehicle movement activity as a vehicle moves about your dealership.  No longer will you wonder what happened to the vehicle as we can show you the exact time it entered your service bay and the time it left and was parked in a particular area of your dealership.

If having an advanced tracking system for your vehicles and keys is important to you, please call us to discuss your needs.  You will be pleasantly surprised at a number of new concepts we will be delivering to the automotive dealership market.