Auto Dealership Security Systems in Chicago

Safeguard your auto dealership against liabilities such as theft and vandalism with a tailor-made security system from SMG.

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Both used and new car lots are a notoriously popular target for vandals and thieves alike.



In fact, vehicle thefts are responsible for nearly $5 billion worth of losses every year. And only about half of stolen vehicles are ever recovered.


Thankfully, modern security systems for car dealerships combine a suite of state-of-the-art technologies that minimize these and other risks. They include sophisticated video surveillance cameras with remote video monitoring. Most also incorporate alarm systems that can notify your security staff at the first sign of suspicious activity.


At SMG, we understand that every dealership has a unique set of security concerns and needs. And to ensure we satisfy each of these needs, we design custom security solutions for every client. As a result, our auto dealership security systems provide the protection you need to keep your inventory, employees, and customers safe.





Custom Security Systems for Car Dealerships




Camera Systems


Security cameras have consistently proven to be one of the biggest deterrents for thieves. But for the cameras to be effective, it’s essential to eliminate or at least minimize blind spots. Given the size of the parking lots in which most dealers store their inventory, this can be a challenge.


Our security experts will work with you to design security camera systems that provide comprehensive coverage of your facilities. Or, if you already have a system in place, we can identify holes in its protection and fill them. Our systems also include monitoring software that’s compatible with virtually any hardware. This allows you to view live feeds from anywhere, even from your mobile device.




Alarm Systems and Monitoring Services


Camera systems are an excellent deterrent and provide valuable information for law enforcement after the fact. But alarm systems and responsive monitoring services allow you to respond to threats as they unfold.


SMG’s AES-IntelliNet alarm monitoring system offers unmatched signal response times. The technology is quicker than both landlines and cellular networks. Plus, it isn’t susceptible to interference the way that those older systems are.


But an alarm is only as effective as its monitoring service. With this in mind, we designed and run a central station locally to immediately respond to all alarms. We’ll here 24/7 for panic buttons, burglar alarms, fire alarms, and everything in between. Once the alarm triggers, our highly-trained operator will reach out to your preferred contact and the appropriate authorities.




Access Control


Like most businesses, car dealerships typically have areas that are off-limits to customers and perhaps even some employees. Our various access control systems make it easy to restrict access to these areas. They do so by using card detectors, fingerprint scanners, Bluetooth-capable devices, or a number of other means.


These systems allow you to manage access to your restricted areas for each employee individually. Plus, they provide you with a record of every interaction with the system. So you’ll be able to see exactly who accessed restricted areas and when they did.




System Inspections


To get the most out of your system, it’s important to regularly put it to the test. It’s common to go months or longer without an alarm sounding when the security systems for your car dealership are working. And it’s equally common for this downtime to breed complacency.


Regular system inspections allow us to catch problems that may otherwise go overlooked. In many cases, business owners actually have a legal obligation to test their fire alarms on a regular basis. We highly recommend providing the same attention to detail to every aspect of your security system. Doing so ensures that your business always enjoys the highest level of protection.




Security Training


Your security system is only as strong as its weakest link. In many cases, the weakest link is an individual who made a simple mistake or had a momentary lapse of judgment. Whether or not your auto dealership employs dedicated security guards, security training can be an invaluable resource.


We design trainings for both security personnel and other employees based on your needs. It’s natural to forget how to respond to a threat when they occur infrequently. But periodic training and refresher courses help to cement the appropriate responses into the minds of your employees.




The Best Security Systems for Car Dealerships in Chicago


Ultimately, auto dealership security systems must provide the business with a level of protection that justifies their cost. We know that at the end of the day, your business’s bottom line matters above all else. That’s why we provide every client with custom security systems for their car dealerships.


We can and have designed and installed systems that are so secure that it would be virtually impossible for criminals to subvert them. But the cost of such impenetrable systems rarely makes sense for car dealerships.


So to provide your dealership with the most effective protection, we help you perform cost-benefit analyses for every risk factor with a variety of systems. In most cases, we’re able to reduce clients’ monthly security costs. And in every case, we make our clients’ businesses more profitable in the long run.


If you own a car dealership or plan to open one, SMG Security should be your only choice when it comes to keeping it safe. Even if you already have a security system in place, we can almost certainly reduce your costs and/or provide a higher level of protection.


Call us today at 847-593-0999 for a free estimate.

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In Their Words

Thanks for your help with this process! Your install team was amazing! They were extremely efficient and we hardly knew they were there. Great guys who took the time to show us how to use the system and answered all our questions. I’m sure I will have some for them down the road. Big thanks to you and your team!

- Frank M.

The installation crew that was here was FABULOUS!!! I didn’t even know they were here most of the time. There was no doubt in my mind that they knew what they were doing. You have no idea how comforting that is. As I’m sure you know, that isn’t always the case when there are technicians in the building. It went very smoothly and we’re so grateful for that! Please extend my gratitude and appreciation for the job they did. I knew we made the right decision!

- Gail H.

We used SMG for monitoring services for our home for 35 years (!) and were consistently well served and attended to. Calls were always picked up promptly, and the service attendants never failed to immediately call to check in on us if the alarm was ever triggered (99% of the time were false alarms we generated...oops...). Service technicians were very competent as well. Highly recommend.

- J. Winstein

Recently switched my monitoring service company for an Elk Grove location. These guys gave me the best quote for an affordable system! Great company!

- Jade N. , Curv Group LLC

A short note to tell you about the great customer service provided by your staff. We moved to Wheaton in August 2019 to a townhome that had an older SMG System. Anthony came out and explained the SMG capabilities, John updated the system and Dave has been by several times to troubleshoot and solve problems. The three are real professionals and know what they are doing. The administrative staff on the phone are always very helpful and professional. Please thank them for their service.

- M. Thomas

Your employees, from the start through completion of the job, were professional and concise in the performance of their work... From the first contact through the end of the project Christian kept me informed, answered all of my questions, and guided me in having the correct system installed... They were indeed professional, polite, kept their work area tidy and worked around all of the functions we had going on at the church. I am especially grateful for these men being on our job as they are the face of your company and they represented you well.

- Mark K., Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake

I wanted to take a moment to share with you some good news you may not hear every day but I am sure you will welcome. Your team completed the installation of the security system in Bethel. They were professional and followed our safety, security and Covid-19 protocols to the letter. Throughout the installation, communication was great and the team was very friendly and helpful. In particular, I want to call out Dino for his great customer service. Thanks.

- Mark P.

A short note to tell you about the great customer service provided by your staff. We moved to Wheaton in August 2019 to a townhome that had an older SMG System. Anthony came out and explained the SMG capabilities, John updated the system and Dave has been by several times to troubleshoot and solve problems. The three are real professionals and know what they are doing. The administrative staff on the phone are always very helpful and professional. Please thank them for their service.

- Mark T.

Awesome. I just wanted to pass along that the fire alarm test yesterday was without a doubt one of the best I have ever witnessed. The crews had everything set up and ready to go and were even asking me questions about the programming before we started so they could get the changes made. They had no issues with some of the changes I requested due to our local codes and immediately corrected them. Absolutely everything went smoothly and the guys were great to work with. I really hope I get to work with them again.

- Richard T., Palatine Community Health Center

Your team just left and I wanted to take a moment to say how great both Armando and Mike were during the camera installation process. Everything is up and running and I could not be more pleased.

- Susan C., Centerpoint

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