Profit-motivated theft for scrap rackets and the black market trade in car parts account for around half of all non-recovered stolen vehicles. Car theft has become commonplace with rental car companies being prime targets. Businesses are turning to automated vehicle access control technologies such as boom gates combined with tyre spikes to stop motor vehicle theft.
Vehicle security and customer safety are key issues for car park operators. Adopting electronic systems is making reliance on a few security personnel and manual collection of payments for busy car parks a thing of the past. Sophisticated boom gate technologies are facilitating the management and recording of vehicle movement in, out and around parking facilities.