Car dealerships are confronted with various security challenges when it comes to maintaining their business. Given the variety of security issues that car dealerships face, including theft and vandalismemployee and customer safety, and blind spots, it’s crucial that efficient and reliable security systems are in place.

Traditional auto dealer systems would merely record the intruder walking around and committing crimes.  Oftentimes the dealer wouldn’t even know about the damage until they arrived the next morning. Best case scenario, the dealer would be notified in the middle of the night by traditional security companies that an alarm was sounded at the dealership with no real knowledge if it was real or not due to the lack of live monitored cameras.

Thermal cameras are great for preventing theft for car dealerships and we will take a closer look at this technology in addition to some security integrations and systems that work well for car dealerships. 

Key Takeaways

  • An effective auto dealership security system will prevent theft and vandalism, monitor your employees and customers, give you peace of mind, and reduce insurance costs.
  • The most important security systems a car dealership can have are thermal video surveillance cameras, access control systems, and remote monitoring.
  • Watchmen Security’s state-of-the-art thermal video analytics allow our cameras to differentiate between motion that is caused by a person and motion that is caused by moving objects. This reduces false motion-based alarms from non-thermal analytic cameras and is particularly effective for outdoor car lots.
  • Watchmen Security is the best security provider in Kansas City. Our advanced security systems will ensure that your car dealership is as safe as possible!



Managing the safety and security of your car dealership is challenging. With numerous customers and employees moving throughout the property each day and millions of dollars’ worth of inventory, it can be tough to keep track of everything happening at your dealership. Over the years, security technology has grown more advanced, keeping businesses safer than ever before.

Prevents Theft

Protecting high-value inventory is critical to running a successful car dealership. Theft is the number one concern for all car dealerships, making inventory security all the more important. With an effective security solution, you can help deter criminals from taking cars and prevent theft before it occurs.

Protects and Monitors Your Building, Customers, and Employees

Any business that has people coming and going every day needs additional protection to ensure that the building, customers, and employees are safe at all times. Though it might be hard to keep track of where everyone is at all times, installing an effective auto dealership security video surveillance system can help you manage the safety of your customers and employees.

Gives You Peace of Mind

Security systems can be costly, but the protection it provides is worth it. With 24/7 protection, you never have to worry about the safety and security of your dealership. Whether you have to attend off-site meetings or go on vacation, you can be sure that your business is secure at all times.

Reduces Insurance Premiums

Showing your insurance provider that you have a robust and comprehensive security system in place is a good way to reduce insurance premiums, costs, deductibles and fees. By demonstrating that your staff, inventory, and customers are safe and secure, you can get better rates from your insurance provider.

Minimizes Customer Claims and Liability

An effective security system will also minimize customer claims and liability. No matter what the reality of what the claim is, you want to ensure you have an adequate security system in place to support your business


At Watchmen Security, we can protect your car dealership from any kind of security threat. A fully-integrated security system goes a long way towards bringing peace of mind to you, your staff, and your customers.

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Video Surveillance Cameras

In order to run a successful business, you need to be able to monitor your staff, customers, and property, as well as any activities that occur on your premises. With a state-of-the-art security camera system, you can monitor who is entering and leaving your business at any time of the day. Features of our video surveillance systems include the following.

  • 24/7 video recording
  • Live video feeds
  • Recorded videos
  • Video notifications

Video Analytics

Video analytics is a tool built into our thermal security cameras that can identify whether someone is on your property when they shouldn’t be. Our thermal security cameras can detect motion and heat from a vehicle or human being and determine whether or not it is an unwanted intruder. Non-thermal security cameras only detect movement by pixel changes which leads to many false notifications and camera notification fatigue by monitoring station officers.This unique aspect of thermal cameras is especially useful for car lots where there is a lot of outdoor movement as a result of wind and rain changes.

Access Control

Conventional keys can be a nuisance and a huge time-waster, and there is a better alternative. Watchmen Security provides advanced access control solutions, allowing you to bid farewell to traditional keys and say hello to keycards, mobile phone access, and facial recognition.

Remote Monitoring Systems

Remote monitoring is at the center of most security strategies. It allows you to monitor your business 24-hours-a-day from a remote location. By integrating this with our state-of-the-art security, our systems can detect movement or disturbances in your car lot. It allows security personnel to assess the situation and respond accordingly.  It also gives the customer 24 hour access to view their security cameras on any of their devices.

System Integration

It can be difficult to keep track of all these new security systems. With our integrated security solutions, you can monitor all of your systems on one platform. We can combine all security systems into one easy-to-navigate location. Here are a few benefits that our access control systems provide.

  • Lock and unlock doors wherever you are
  • Allow, restrict, or revoke access for employees
  • Create automated locking rules


We understand the many security complications that car dealerships face, which is why our number one priority at Watchmen Security is to provide you with assurance that your valuable inventory is being protected at all times. 

We specialize in advanced security systems, and we remain committed to doing everything we can to give you the peace of mind you deserve. Because of our ongoing commitment to excellence in security solutions, Watchmen Security continues to be the preferred security partner for car dealerships in Kansas City and across the Midwest.

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Don't deal with the stress of not knowing who is coming in and out of your building, wondering if your cameras work or not, or wait until your system fails to prevent crime. Get in contact with Watchmen Security today for a free quote.