Did you know that nearly 700,000 vehicles are stolen every year in the United States? Of these thefts 40% occur at auto dealerships. Car thieves have become more brazen and aggressive in their attempts to either steal whole cars or strip them of their valuable parts. This renders the cars unsellable in their current condition and requires time and money for repairs which directly impacts the profitability of auto dealerships. Theft and vandalism are major financial liabilities for auto dealerships across the country.

Video surveillance and management systems are reactive solutions that can be effective for forensic investigations but are not proactive in preventing theft and vandalism from occurring. Security guards, on their own, can provide some level of effectiveness but they can only be in one place at a time. Live surveillance monitoring services or VSaaS, Video Surveillance as a Service is the perfect solution

Case Studies

A Greensboro North Carolina car lot owner made a shocking discovery after returning to work from vacation. Ruhit Ansari, lot co-owner, said, “When I came in this morning, I saw the box with the keys for the cars right there. The door was open, soon as I saw the door was unlocked, I knew something was going on…I started counting, how many cars are missing, and where are the cars at? Soon as I opened the door, I saw all the damage, the glass was broken, and the office door was open.” Four cars, a gun, and cash were taken. Read More…

In Nebraska a masked man rammed a stolen truck into a Lincoln car dealership, gaining entry and stole another truck. An employee discovered the theft upon arriving the next morning. Surveillance showed the masked man using the stolen truck as a battering ram to get in at about 4:45 AM. Then he grabbed the keys to a Chevrolet Silverado worth $52,900. He took that truck and left the other stolen truck behind. Read More…

In Crystal Lake Illinois two separate incidents occurred at one car dealership resulting in the theft of 13 vehicles. In the first incident the thieves used reprogrammed ignition keys to steal several vehicles on the lot. In the second incident the same thieves came back and broke into the dealership and took more ignition keys allowing them to steal more vehicles off the lot. Read More…


Surveillance cameras allowed for assistance in apprehending these criminals after the fact. Active video surveillance monitoring could have helped prevent these thefts from occurring in the first place. NPS surveillance officers use cutting edge technology and video analytics to verify all activities on your property nightly in order to provide a proactive, rather than reactive, response to incidents as they occur. NPS can tailor this response to meet your individual needs. Whether you simply need a dispatcher to contact the authorities in case of emergency, or you would like an NPS marked vehicle to respond to your location for lesser events, we have you covered. Whether your needs are big or small, NPS has the right security solution for you.

National Protective Services, Inc. offers state-of -the-art camera surveillance services.

Our cameras feature:

  • High Resolution IP fixed cameras for indoor or outdoor use
  • Pan-Tilt-Zoom for maximum maneuverability during live viewing
  • 180° Panoramic view cameras for wide range viewing
  • License Plate Recognition
  • Infrared and Twilight Night Vision
  • Motion activation and Geofencing Alert technology, and other advanced analytics
  • Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS)
  • Ongoing software and hardware maintenance of all system components
  • Complimentary troubleshooting services by a licensed camera technician for any technical issues arising during the life of the contract.


NPS’s Managed Surveillance Program includes several useful tools. Our camera program includes nightly surveillance by a licensed and trained security officer who will monitor, verify, and record all activities occurring on your property each night.  We provide written activity reports detailing all site activities delivered via email. NPS also provides 24/7 remote access to live and recorded camera feeds from any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. This ensures that you will always know what is happening on your property.  All footage is retained for 30 days in a secure, managed archive. NPS also offers complimentary footage research for all incidents occurring on site.

Should a serious or criminal incident occur on site, our officers will contact the police. Police response has been shown to be more immediate and effective when a security officer is able to provide up-to-date details of a potential crime, as opposed to an alarm triggered by a passive, unmonitored camera system or an employee discovering the crime the next morning.  A study completed in 2016 has shown that police are less likely to respond quickly to an automated camera alarm because they are so often falsely triggered. Real time remote video monitoring by a trained security officer is the preferred method of law enforcement to illicit an immediate response to a security issue. National Protective Services offers round the clock monitoring. We watch over your property so you can rest easy. NPS’s video record and playback feature allows for a suspect of a crime to be more readily identified. Video footage can be used in trials and NPS offers complimentary expert testimony and footage authentication services for any court cases that may arise.

National Protective Services, Inc can help you identify potential security concerns and together we can help solve your security needs in a cost-effective manner that will pay dividends in the long term. NPS offers the proactive security surveillance program you need for complete peace of mind. Honesty, Integrity, Professionalism, and Service are at the heart of everything we do at National Protective Services, Inc. Our mission is to promote safety in the communities we serve by providing clients with effective, personalized security service and unparalleled customer care. At National Protective Services, we do not just secure your property, we protect you like family. Our 40+ years’ experience has enabled us to respond to the constantly evolving needs of the communities we serve and to stay at the cutting edge of our industry. Contact us today to schedule a FREE onsite consultation and let us show you how it feels to be

“Protected Like Family”