The protection of motor vehicle dealership stock is always a challenge as the asset value is high and the stock is easily accessible to the public (to make sales), as well as obviously being highly mobile. The other major security risk is introduced by service or warranty work carried out by the dealership’s workshop as it means they need to take responsibility for customer vehicles as well.
The physical access control of vehicles in this application is essential as is the creation of an audit log as some vehicles may be dealer vehicles, some head office stock and others customer vehicles. With motor vehicle dealerships, the visitor and access control flow is the reverse of normal building security. Here one wants easy access control entry for customers but strict exit for all vehicles.