How to Deter Thieves and Reduce Risk

When fleet vehicles are on the road, they are a rolling billboard advertising your business. The hope is that your prospects will see your vehicle and call you for your services. This is powerful and very cost-effective. However, having your business information on the side of the vehicle can also be a beacon for less-scrupulous individuals who believe you have valuable items (tools, parts, etc.) they want.

Protect Your Assets

Commercial vehicles are an expensive asset. Each vehicle can run $25,000 –$40,000+, plus thousands of dollars in tolls, parts and equipment, plus a vehicle wrap ... it adds up!

In this 50-second video, you will see a plumber’s van compromised as a thief breaks in to steal a $2,000 jackhammer. He and his “crew” are in and out in less than fifty seconds.

Video Footage of Theft

If you have a vehicle that carries expensive parts or equipment, and your logo is emblazoned on the side, you need protection beyond standard equipment locks.

In this particular case, the owner invested in GPS Video Tracking services from Precise Fleet Tracking Solutions and the camera equipment captured the crime. The video footage was provided to the local police department for investigation. Having video tracking devices installed can aid in the recovery of stolen equipment, deter criminals once they realize they are being recorded and, in many cases, potentially help reduce insurance premiums due to a reduction in overall risks.