Automobile sales have helped lead the US economic recovery over the past few years and their continued strong pace is good news for the industry and the economy in general. Increased sales also provide an opportunity for dealerships to re-visit additional security measures that may have been put on hold. Of the many technologies available, one of the most effective is the use of an automotive key management system to track and secure vehicle keys.
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In any type of investigation, a contributing factor to a successful conclusion is the ability to accurately look back and track events, timelines or persons. Information such as knowing who entered a secure area or knowing when a vehicle was taken from the compound is crucial information for the investigator.
The recent bouts of violent weather in the American southeast and Midwest had many car dealerships scrambling to protect their exposed inventory from damaging hail and severe winds. Easy and fast access to keys, held in car key management systems, enabled the dealerships to more quickly move cars to protected areas and limit the amount of potential damage.
Owners of automotive dealerships are making difficult choices to survive the economic downturn. In addition to being more creative in their sales approach, dealership administrators are strengthening customer service and inventory security.