Catalytic converter theft is on the rise. The numbers don't lie.
When it comes to catalytic converter crime statistics, the numbers can be jarring. That's because theft has skyrocketed in 2020 costing many businesses thousands of dollars in repairs and lost operational downtime. Learn more about the potential crime risk and how you can protect your commercial property and prevent converter theft.
WHAT are catalytic converters?
Catalytic converters are part of the vehicle's exhaust system. They help clean emissions to defend against air pollution using chemical reactions to metal, and are attached to the vehicle's undercarriage.
WHY is cat converter theft increasing?
Catalytic converters are prone to theft because they contain valuable, precious metals like rhodium and palladium. The price per ounce of these metals skyrocketed in 2020, making them a quick 'n easy target for criminals to steal and scrap for cash.
WHO's at risk for converter theft?
Larger vehicles (Trucks & SUV's) are more appealing to thieves because they sit higher off the ground + their larger converter size. Trucking yards, auto salvage lots, metal recycling, and fleet lots are at greater risk of catalytic converter theft.
If you own a cargo or trucking yard, auto salvage lot, have a large fleet, or a rental car company, you are likely already aware of the spike in catalytic converter theft, and it doesn't appear to be slowing down. AMAROK - The Ultimate Perimeter Solution and theft-deterring Electric Guard Dog Fence™ system can help you protect your business, assets, employees, and reputation.
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If you're a commercial/industrial business owner with vehicles or fleet on your property, then you’ll want to pay attention, now—or you’ll pay a lot more, later.
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