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Maybe use this for motorcycles too?

http://www.datadotusa.com/index.htm

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http://home.datadotusa.com/

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post #2 of 4 Old Dec 13th, 2009, 1:21 pm
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That product assumes that the item is recovered by police, and that the police know to look for the Data Dots. Cops know to check serial numbers on recovered items (assuming they have a list of serial numbers from the owner to check against), but how many will pull batteries out of electronics and scan them with UV light too see if the dots are there?

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That product assumes that the item is recovered by police, and that the police know to look for the Data Dots. Cops know to check serial numbers on recovered items (assuming they have a list of serial numbers from the owner to check against), but how many will pull batteries out of electronics and scan them with UV light too see if the dots are there?
This is a new product idea, I guess. I like to find all the things RIGHT with something first and give a little credit to the entrepreneurial spriit. No, the police in the U.S. would not know what a DataDot is from a polka dot. You are right about that.

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"Although DataDots are still largely undiscovered in the U.S., McKeever predicts that as awareness grows, they will become highly effective deterrents. In a three year study, Australia's National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council found that cars with DataDots were 80 percent less likely to be stolen and never recovered than cars of the same make without DataDots. "Once the word spread among thieves" McKeever says. "It was clear they wanted to staw away."

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"Once the word spread among thieves" McKeever says. "It was clear they wanted to stay away."
Um, how would a thief know that a car was tagged with Data Dots? Is there a big sticker on the car like they used to do with alarm systems? And could you not then simply affix the sticker and not the dots, just like they still do with alarm stickers?

I agree that it's an interesting concept, I just think there are still a few practicalities to work out.

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