Avoid Trucks Being “Straight” Stolen
Virtually every commercial big-rig truck rolling down the highway these days is carrying goods that can represent hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more than a million. For cargo thieves, those are inviting targets that are easy to attack, and in many cases the products can quickly be turned into cash on the black market. It’s an ever-evolving threat to motor carriers.
According to Sensitech’s second-quarter U.S. and Canada cargo theft analysis, 157 cargo thefts were reported in the period, slightly down from last year. The average cargo value per theft event was $186,779 for a total of $29.3 million in losses. The thefts involved 342 stolen vehicles, including 120 semi-tractors and 155 semi-trailers. The most targeted goods: food, building supplies, household goods such as appliances, and electronics, including computers and televisions.
Currently, there are two common types of cargo theft.
The first one is “straight” theft. A “straight” theft is one in which the cargo is stolen from the location where it sits. That is to steal cargo by breaking the lock. The other category is “strategic” cargo theft. This method continues to evolve rapidly and is one in which the perpetrator is using deception or unconventional methods to trick the shipper, broker or carrier into giving up the load.
Solution: Vanma smart lock system
Vanma lock features:
Vanma smart padlock lock body is made of stainless steel, which is sturdy and durable and will not be affected by magnets.
When the key is lost, a blacklist can be set in the smart lock system so that the lost key does not have any permission to unlock any lock.
3. Flexible Authorization
Each key can be authorized by the software, allowing the key to unlocking which lock, or what period to unlock, convenient for management. Even if the key is lost, the thief cannot unlock the lock at an unauthorized stage.
4. Record Lock/Unlock Information
The electronic key has the function of storing information, and can record the action and time information of each unlock lock, responsibility traced back to the individual.
5. Voice prompt
The key has a voice prompt function. When the lock is closed, the key will prompt: lock successfully or lock failed. When the battery is too low, the key will also send a voice warning: low battery, please charging.