How to Create a Surveillance Ecosystem Dealership

Exactly what is a surveillance ecosystem when applied to a dealership?

We’re all familiar with biological ecosystems. A mountain trout stream is a great example. Specific organisms must be present and interact in a manner to support the food supply and oxygen-rich, cold waters that trout need to survive.

A business surveillance ecosystem is not that different. Substitute nature and wildlife for a complex electronic network, one that functions as an interconnected system.

Brian Miller of Parkway Ford North offers a practical application example when praising the SCW security camera systems that protect their three dealerships in the Winston-Salem and Greensboro, NC areas:

“It’s served in several different ways: health issues; customer damage claims; employee vehicle damage claims. One damage claim, in which video evidence proved our innocence, saved us $10,000.00 alone. There are many uses that we didn’t initially anticipate.”

When end users stop viewing their security cameras as a passive system, the numerous proactive applications for our professional-grade surveillance systems are quickly recognized. Integrating a few key components to a well-designed security camera system opens up valuable data access to every department throughout your dealership.

Financial benefits are instantaneous, time savings abundant, and integration seamless.

Want to know how SCW can build a new surveillance ecosystem for your dealership? Read on.

All the right parts

Claims are easy to make. Every vehicle manufacturer nor every car model and make can be the absolute best. Yet such claims are often made as a means of increasing sales.

Our genuine claim at SCW is that we have gone to all lengths to secure and provide the highest quality components and the latest and best technology available--all for you. That means there isn’t a single weak link in the chain of security we offer.

Gain control of your facility’s accessibility

Your dealership relies on customers, typically strangers that drive onto your site and walk about extensively. How can you manage that influx of people and keep them out of employee areas, mechanical repair bays, and private offices?

Unfortunately, there can no longer be the complete open-door policy of days past. A few rotten apples have changed the way we view the general public and their admittance into any facility unmonitored.

The goal is to keep the bad guys out while allowing easy access for both employees and law-abiding customers. Though that might sound difficult, there is a significant solution.

SCW Access Control is a reliable mobile door entry system with scalable cloud-based software. Fast and flexible the integration capabilities are endless. Secure, touchless access offers convenience as you’ve never seen!

Our touchless access control and automatic door opening system can accommodate dealerships of any size with convenient mobile credentials and hands-free unlock configurations. It improves your security posture by using one IT-approved platform to securely authenticate across your entire business.

The system also adds an extra layer of security by leveraging biometric and multi-factor authentication built-in to the user’s smartphone.

The features and functions of SCW’s Access Control are impressive:

  • With a wave of their hand, users unlock the door without needing to take out their phone or open the app to unlock the door. Via its smartphone app and Bluetooth, the phone can remain in the user’s pocket, purse, or backpack.
  • Touchless door activation method keeps people moving throughout your dealership without creating crowding around lobbies, showrooms, or entryways.
  • Choose which areas remain public and which are kept private--employee-only areas, private offices, garage areas, storerooms, payment points
  • The fastest, most secure entry experience with patented Triple Unlock technology--cellular, Wi-fi, and Bluetooth
  • Works even if the internet is down
  • Mobile badge, Apple watch, encrypted key cards, and fob accessibility as well
  • Automatic entry detection makes it easy to unlock the right door

Activate Lockdown plans in the event of an emergency, all from the app

Instantly issue and revoke access from any device to adjust for personnel changes
Remote unlock lets users open doors from anywhere
Digital Guest Pass eliminates shared key cards and controls entry and exit times
Easy to install, and integrates with your existing security system

When it comes to shaping the smart buildings of tomorrow, touchless entry and automated door systems play a key role in creating future-proof spaces that are safe, secure, and adaptable.

The eyes have it: without optics there’s nothing

“Value” is the word to best describe SCW cameras. It’s a term earned by performance, durability, and price. In the context of getting what you pay for, SCW cameras are a high-value purchase.

We’re not bashful about bragging on our cameras! We think so much of them that we offer a free three-year warranty with your purchase. Or expand that to five years. That’s because we’ve combined durable construction with our high-tech optics.

From our sleek bullet, dome, PTZ, or panoramic cameras, SCW’s IP digital cameras all shoot in high definition (HD). With resolution from 1080P to 4k (4x1080P), they provide quality images that blow away the competition.

Again, Brian Miller of Parkway Ford North shared an outstanding incident that justified their purchase of a new surveillance camera system from SCW.

“We had an older cable system that didn’t allow us to make out what color a stolen vehicle was, barely what kind of vehicle. The deciding factor was when we had an $80,000.00 Ford Expedition stolen and we couldn’t tell if it was black, blue, red, or green. That one vehicle almost cost as much as the entire system.”

Perhaps the same problems apply to the existing system at your dealership.

Camera coverage without clear resolution results in useless footage. Add to that the frustration of endless archived video to search for a specific incident and you have more than enough reason to adopt a new surveillance ecosystem.

Modernize. With a new SCW system, you will truly see the difference.

Check out these standard features:

  • Motion detection, continuous, and event recording modes
  • Infrared night vision
  • Send Snapshot Emails
  • Commercial-grade aluminum molding
  • 1 click firmware update
  • Anti-reflective glass
  • Auto-grade LEDs
  • Headlight compensation
  • Auto defog

SCW cameras perform to the highest standards. SCW cameras outlast the competition.

Tap into the horsepower of AI Analytics

Now we’ve arrived at the brains behind your dealership’s new surveillance system.

SCW is proud to announce our partnership with Survail -- an AI-powered video analytics platform that’s affordable and scalable, with immediate impact. We've been working tirelessly for the past two years to make this possible. Survail can help dealerships save time, save money, and improve their physical security.

The benefits begin at the moment of installation!

How much money have you spent paying personnel to stare at a monitor filled with camera images? How poor are the results? That all ends when you switch to Survail. Immediately it does all the searching for you and sends instant alerts of threats to your dealership as they occur.

Save time
Save 80% of the annual salary a security guard would cost. Stop wasting money on someone reviewing footage all the time. Let Survail's AI-powered video analytics do it the work for your dealership.

Save money
No more hunting and pecking for video timestamps in your surveillance footage. Meaningful notifications make it easy to find the perfect clip when you need it

Save headache
It's never been easier to manage your camera system. With our all-inclusive dashboard, you can seamlessly connect any mix of security cameras across every building and lot of your dealership.

Infinitely Scalable
New cameras are not required! Read that again because you may have seen competitors who offer what they call AI systems that will only function if you buy their brand of camera. Survail is camera agnostic, a fancy way of saying that its software will integrate with virtually any type of surveillance camera.

With Survail, if your cameras are up to date and performing well, you don't have to buy all new security equipment to turbocharge your dealership’s surveillance system. That’s huge!

All of your cameras in one place
Think limitless--unlimited cameras at unlimited dealerships on one platform with one login. With Survail, you can see everything from anywhere. Just imagine being able to monitor your multiple dealerships regardless of location and distance! Your enterprise never had it so good.

SCW Cutting-Edge Cameras + SCW Access Control System + Survail’s AI-Powered Analytics = Unbeatable Security

Survail identifies what matters most to you in less than a second

A signature advancement in surveillance technology, Survail does all the searching for you.
It analyzes video images from unlimited cameras simultaneously, detecting and reporting incidents in real-time.

No more delays of precious minutes extending the search for the source of alarm. Survail sends a notification in a split-second when a potential incident is occurring.

Property loss is reduced. Accidents can be prevented. Outcomes altered.

Gone is the need for outdated software. You no longer need an NVR. Even the requirement for a web browser is eliminated when you combine Survail with your existing security cameras. Free of the web, your system can never be hacked!

Take a look at how Survail can benefit you with more never-seen-before features:

  • Reduce false liability claims with real-time coverage of your entire operation
  • Multiple dealership locations can be combined and viewed simultaneously
  • Ultimate cybersecurity entirely free of the Internet
  • Filter by person, vehicle, camera, date, or time
  • Smart AI-Analytics proactively eliminate worthless events and reduce email alerts
  • Immediate alerts by either text message, email, or automatic phone call to first responders
  • No more endless hours searching video footage; easily discoverable events
  • New apps on the way to expand its ability
  • Survail works right out of the box

Contact us for a free demo and see what the power of Survail can do for you.

Invest in the best

SCW’s professional-grade equipment is rugged and performance-driven. Our sophisticated technology is both simple to install and maintain. Each component is backed by the free support of our US-based technical staff for the lifetime of your dealership’s security system.

Our promise of world-class customer service and technical support is central to providing you with the best security available, anywhere.

Over 4,000 Five-Star reviews and a Birdeye score of 4.9 says more than we can about the standards of our business practices.

Your dealership operation is a lifelong investment. Let us help you modernize it. Step up to the latest model in business security and we’ll make your new surveillance ecosystem a reality.