Catalytic Converter Theft Protection

April 7, 2023

In the U.S., catalytic converter theft has become one of the fastest-growing crimes in the country, with even some police falling victim to car part theft. Unfortunately, these thefts are sometimes a part of organized crime. With catalytic converters selling for hundreds of dollars apiece, stopping them isn’t as easy as you would think. So, how should you prevent catalytic converter theft from your lot, dealership, or parking space?

On the latest episode of ClearConnect, a podcast by Pavion, host Michelle Dawn Mooney converses with Scott Anderton, VP/General Manager for ION247, A Pavion Company, and Mike Wilson, VP of Integrated Solutions, Pavion. The discussion follows the issues and solutions centered around the catalytic converter for theft protection.

“On average, a thief can get ahold of a catalytic converter, and remove it in about a minute and a half with the appropriate saws and devices…, and then they can sell that on the market for between $500 and $700 per unit,” said Anderton. Wilson added, “It’s really impactful to car dealerships or lot owners, to insurance companies…we have technology and services that allow us to mitigate and stop this type of theft.”

Anderton has been in the video and IT-managed services business for most of his career, where he started as a Senior Network/Systems Engineering Manager for Sprint. He has held leadership roles at numerous enterprises, including the President and CEO of Technology Management Solutions and the Vice President of the Revere Group. Anderton earned his BSEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.

Wilson holds over 23 years of experience in field systems integration and has helped make Pavion what it is today. In his 22 years with Pavion (formerly CTSI), Wilson has held numerous roles, including Lead Installation Technician, Field Project Manager, Audiovisual Systems Engineer, and Director of Engineering, to name a few, before becoming Pavion’s VP of Integrated Solutions.

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