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Stop Nighttime Theft and Vandalism

Friday, May 26, 2023 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

To counter the ever-increasing nation-wide crimewave targeting auto dealers, Trydon’s proprietary ChaseLight® feature offers a truly proactive approach designed to enable auto dealers to protect their vehicle inventories from afterhours theft and vandalism.  Police report that such theft typically happens between the hours of 1:00am and 3:00am so whether it be catalytic converters, wheels, or whole vehicles being stolen that has impacted your operation, Trydon’s patented lighting controllers empower your outdoor lighting to become an after-hours motion sensing network capable of detecting and deterring unwanted trespassers from entering your site. 

Our controllers are designed to integrate with both existing and new outdoor LED lighting installations and are installed at the top of each light pole.  Once installed, the light pole now becomes “smart” and will monitor the area beneath each light pole.  Any undesired motion will trigger an audible alarm with flashing light, creating a disruptive and attention-getting environment designed to discourage criminals from remaining on your lot. (Add link to ChaseLight video on our website:

Trydon’s BrowseHours™ feature understands the difference between the behavior of criminals and the interests of car shoppers, welcoming them to enjoy an after-hours walk-through of your vehicle inventory.  This is particularly beneficial now that dealer inventories are finally on the rise.

Trydon’s innovative and unparalleled level of inventory protection saves dealers significant repair and replacement costs.  In addition, ChaseLIght can reduce insurance premiums and self-insurance exposure.  With the onset of recent substantial increases in the cost of energy (+11% in 2022, +13% in 2023), Trydon’s sustainably focused and cost-effective method for managing outdoor area lighting can enable the lighting controllers to pay for themselves within a relatively short period of time.   

ChaseLight systems are being installed in dealerships across the Midwest near Trydon’s headquarters in St. Louis.  Why not have your lighting system work harder for you?  With ChaseLight, it’s easier to proactively chase away risk rather than watch surveillance video the next morning.  Secure your lot today!    

For more information, contact: Don Jacobs at

Chicago Automobile Trade Association
18W200 Butterfield Rd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 
(630) 495-2282


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