How Gallagher Helped IAA Enhance Car Dealership Security

Learn how Gallagher Security helped IAA reduce theft and vandalism with effective car dealership security.

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Are you concerned about the security of your car dealership? You're not alone. With the rising number of incidents targeting car dealerships, it's vital to implement effective strategies to prevent theft, damage, and vandalism to safeguard your business. By implementing car yard security, you can significantly reduce the risk of these incidents and protect your business and asset.

Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) is one such car dealership that has experienced such threats. However, with the help of Gallagher Security, IAA was able to address their security issues and reduced the risk of car dealership theft, vandalism, and damage.

About Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA)

Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA), is one of North America’s leading salvage auto auctions companies with the largest facility footprint, strong buyer base and high auction returns. The exclusive focus is on the automotive total-loss industry with over 160 corporate owned facilities across the United States and Canada providing Sellers and Buyers with the best solution to process and acquire total-loss, recovered-theft, fleet lease, dealer trade-in and collision damaged rental vehicles.

Holding a variety of automobiles from cars, trucks, SUV’s and motorcycles - the highest property protection measures must be taken.

The challenge: The need for enhanced car yard security

When IAA felt they needed a more robust car yard security system along with unsurpassed service to protect their business, they chose Gallagher’s perimeter security solution. Over 12 strong years, Gallagher is now much more than a security solutions vendor. They are a long-term partner.

“The quality of the fence is rigid, and wires are closer together and tighter, not loose and easily movable, as we’ve found with other products. All these attractive features are what sets Gallagher’s perimeter electric fencing apart."

IAA - Insurance Auto Auctions

The solution: Gallagher’s perimeter security solutions

Covering auction sizes from two acres to 70 plus, IAA Dallas, Gallagher’s networked perimeter fencing is in use and expanding across all IAAs geographical regions.

IAA staff know that the threat of car dealership theft, vandalism and damage has been reduced thanks to the deterrence and detection features of Gallagher’s networked perimeter security.

Compared to other fences on the market, IAA chose Gallagher, as they tested it as the best in market. Eric Zurawski, Director of Security, said ‘the quality of the fence is rigid, and wires are closer together and tighter, not loose and easily movable, that we’ve found with other products. All these attractive features are what sets Gallagher’s fencing apart”.

The business value: reduced theft and vandalism with car dealership security

With Gallagher’s latest software system Command Centre v7.10 and Trophy FT Fence Controllers, IAA monitor and control perimeter security by sending a regulated electrical pulse around the high voltage fence zones and sections of the perimeter fence. They have the ability to configure, control and monitor between 3-12 fence zones at one time giving a thorough overlay of the entire yard, zone by zone, region by region.

The integration features of Gallagher Command Centre has enabled IAA to streamline and improve all operations from the head office in Chicago. By remotely monitoring all sites they can see if fences go down and where from the one place. “The interface is far better than anything on the market. It’s a very powerful tool, particular great for monitoring. We are able to monitor sites who turn on their electric fences and the ones who don’t from a remote location. It’s really helped boost our security measures.”

“Gallagher’s system has grown in three ways with us. As we’ve expanded through adding more Greenfield, acquisitions and overflow and secondary lots. Gallagher security fences have been the perimeter of choice to keep our business safe. It’s the number one security solution on the market that truly ‘deters, detects and delays."

Gallagher perimeter fencing is IAAs primary line of defense. The business has been able to reduce costs by relying less on physical guards as previously needed. They have also integrated Gallagher’s Command Centre with third party alarm systems offering regional alarm companies advanced installation help and support.

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