It’s happening everywhere, from California to Georgia. In several recent theft cases, sophisticated thieves have disabled burglar alarms to prevent them from sounding a warning and alerting the local police department. In one case, the telephone line was cut at the junction box. In another instance, the phone line serving the alarm system was severed at the top of a telephone pole. With no burglar alarm system protecting the building, the thieves broke in and took all the time that they needed without fear of being caught. In still another case, an entire truckload of product was stolen when thieves simply hooked up a truck to a fully loaded trailer that was parked at the business dock and drove off.
Click here to read Zurich’s latest Loss Prevention Bulletin for the automotive aftermarket and service businesses: “Disarmed alarms provide no protection.”