With increasing news reports of catalytic converter theft, many organisations involved with vehicle storage are now looking to shore up their security measures and the general public can now access guidance from many local police force websites on how to guard against this type of theft at street level. Here is an example from Norfolk police in the UK.
The scale of the problem is exemplified in just a few examples of US reports in Google News:
- Indianapolis neighbourhood thefts of catalytic converters
- Cleveland parking garages targeted for catalytic converters
- Montgomery county station parking lot thefts
You might be surprised to learn how many sectors of everyday life this is currently affecting – from individuals and families to local authorities and private companies who operate fleets of vehicles, commercial car parks and car manufacturers and even police forces who have to store vehicles in special compounds for forensic investigation.
Included in the range of sites that we have supplied to date with perimeter security to guard against catalytic converter theft are salvage yards, car parks and police compounds. In fact, we have just published a new case study about a recent installation of our electric fence system at a police compound in Scotland.
The security we have provided will not only detect and deter attempts at catalytic converter theft, but also guard against the risk of tampering with what could be invaluable evidence in criminal proceedings. Click here to read the full case study and see photographs of the various elements of the electric fence system.
If you have a facility where vehicles are parked or stored and wish to consider new measures for improved perimeter security just contact us for a no-obligation, free discussion.