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  • Writer's pictureCarmen Munoz

Rise in Cargo Thefts: How USSV Can Help Protect Your Assets

The safety of goods in transit has become a growing concern, especially with the recent spike in cargo thefts during the second quarter of this year. According to Verisk Analytics’ firm CargoNet, there was a staggering 57% year-over-year increase in theft incidents, amounting to over $44 million in stolen goods. But how can businesses keep their assets secure amidst this growing threat?

Aerial view of a construction site equipped with strategically placed security cameras by USSV Security

A Snapshot of the Current Scenario

CargoNet reported 566 theft incidents in the U.S. and 16 in Canada during the second quarter. The average shipment value per theft event saw a sharp rise, with cargo thieves primarily targeting high-value shipments. Theft hotspots? California, Texas, Florida, and Illinois topped the list.

While CargoNet's data paints a grim picture, Overhaul, another visibility and risk management platform, also highlighted a 15% year-over-year increase in cargo thefts during the same period.

The most common targets? Warehouses, distribution centers, and unsecured parking lots. Danny Ramon, an intelligence and response manager at Overhaul, highlighted the vulnerability of unsecured parking lots, which include publicly accessible spaces like truck stops, rest areas, and even retail parking areas.

USSV's Solution for Enhanced Security

With this sharp rise in thefts, it's evident that businesses need robust and effective security solutions. That’s where USSV steps in, offering comprehensive protection for warehouses, distribution centers, and unsecured lots.

  • Focused Surveillance: USSV's advanced security cameras are designed to monitor expansive areas, ensuring that every corner of your facility or lot is under watchful eyes.

  • Dynamic Coverage: While fixed cameras capture specific points, our Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras can be adjusted remotely to focus on areas of interest, ensuring dynamic and adaptable coverage.

  • Instant Alerts: Any unusual activity triggers instant alerts, ensuring swift action to prevent potential thefts.

Final Thoughts

In an era where cargo criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated, employing strategies like fictitious pickups and offloading stolen goods through online marketplaces, businesses cannot afford to take security lightly. By partnering with USSV, you ensure that your assets remain protected, and your business thrives in a secure environment. Don't let cargo thieves get the better of you. Let USSV help safeguard your assets.

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