Safer Parking Lots Start with a Top Gun Security Officer

It’s no question that smash-and-grab theft has been on the rise in recent years. You might have seen it on the news or have been a victim of it yourself. There are many popular ways to break into a vehicle and steal belongings, which has given rise to criminals looking to exploit unprotected vehicles even further. Catalytic converter theft is a common occurrence these days; it has jumped over 1000% across America, according to popular auto insurance companies. In this blog, we’ll explore ways to protect your parking lots from catalytic converter thieves. 

What Is a Catalytic Converter? 

A catalytic converter helps a car clean its exhaust. It’s an essential component for keeping your vehicle’s engine running smoothly. 

Why Are Catalytic Converters Being Stolen? 

Catalytic converters are being stolen from vehicles in parking lots across the country because they contain precious metals like platinum and palladium. Hybrid cars are even bigger targets because their converters contain even more precious metals.

How Fast Does It Take to Steal a Catalytic Converter? 

Unfortunately, it only takes a thief a few minutes to steal a catalytic converter, even less if they’re experienced and have the right tools for the theft. If a vehicle is boosted up, like a truck or SUV, it can be done in under 60 seconds. 

How Can I Protect My Car from Catalytic Converter Theft? 

A lot of research has been poured into discovering better ways to protect parking lots from thieves. However, no matter the technology, nothing beats boots on the ground. Having a roving security specialist with a trained eye greatly helps reduce the likelihood of catalytic converter theft. Thieves, much like predatory animals in the wild, will almost always go for the weakest targets possible to minimize risks to themselves. When you hire Top Gun’s highly trained security guards for your parking lot, you’ll be taking a step towards projecting strength. 

Our security experts recommend evaluating your parking facility, regardless of how large or small it is, to see if there are enough security features to help deter thieves. Security consulting can help add force multipliers to the situation, like strategic lighting, proper fencing, cameras, gates, and more. 

However, be warned that modern criminals have practically zero fear from the presence of technology alone. It takes a “human touch” to really put off thieves on the prowl. Much like natural selection culls the weak, thieves today know how to slip around technological hurdles. That’s why the professionals at Top Gun take pride in being one step ahead. We think creatively, act proactively, and provide the peace of mind that your parking lot’s patrons deserve. 

Protect Your Parking Lots with Top Gear Security

Having problems with thieves targeting vehicles in your parking lot, or want to get ahead of the crime wave? Hire Top Gun’s professional parking lot security guards to elevate the security of any area with 24/7 availability. Our top-tier parking guards will see to it that your lot’s the last on the mind of any criminals looking for an easy mark. Reach out to us to start planning your next move via phone or email today!