a state of the art identification and anti-theft security system
applicable to most assets. The technology consists of thousands
of polyester substrate microdots, each the size of a grain of sand,
onto which unique information is laser etched. These unique microdots
come in a variety of formats to address most asset identification
MicroDotDNA can be applied with a brush, aerosol or compressed
air application in a manufacturing environment. In most situations,
MicroDots are prepared in a water based adhesive with proprietary
tracers and are ready for application once opened. For industrial
applications dry MicroDots and epoxy applications are also available.
Once applied, MicroDotDNA is virtually invisible and provide
covert marking which is easily traceable by law enforcement. MicroDotDNA
cannot be disarmed or effectively removed making marked assets
"too hot too handle!"
Each kit manufactured by MicroDotDNA contains its own unique
code for any given asset. This may include a vehicle identification
number, hull identification number, serial number or a computer
generated PIN for personal and business assets. The MicroDot information
can also be fully customized for specific client needs.
MicroDotDNA Technology is used to identify many types of assets
and includes both personal, business and industrial applications.
In essence, MicroDots offer unique DNA for any asset.
Insurance benefits are also available through various insurance
companies in Canada on application such as vehicles, motorcycles,
powersport equipment, recreational vehicles, marine applications,
heavy equipment and commercial settings. Please check with your
broker for specific details in your area or contact MicroDotDNA
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Each MicroDotDNA kit is registered on a secure international database.
This database is accessible by law enforcement in the event that
an asset is lost or stolen. In many situations the asset identification
number (VIN/HIN or Serial Number) is cross referenced to the MicroDot
adding thousands of additional identification tags to a marked asset.
Registration of an asset ensures that it can be quickly and easily identified by law enforcement. The positive identification also ensures that criminal prosecution of the responsible parties will be effective as the identification is equivalent to DNA for property.
addition to law enforcement access, general access to the database
is available at no cost to interested parties. This secondary
access is designed to give general information on an asset only.
An asset identification number or MicroDot PIN number can be searched
to verify registration. This system will not give any personal
data other than to confirm an asset is registered. The asset's
identification number or PIN number can be searched and the corresponding
number will be displayed along with the city of registration.
If the asset has been reported stolen it will also be displayed
as reported stolen.
Registration is a vital and important component of the MicroDotDNA
theft deterrent system.
All vehicles marked with the MicroDotDNA Technology are also
accessible by law enforcement and insurance investigators.
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have been tested by insurance and Government agencies world-wide
as to their theft deterrent capabilities. In vehicle applications
theft reduction rates have been shown as high as 90% for manufactures
like Subaru, BMW and Holden Special Vehicles.
In the spring of 2007, the Taiwanese and New Zealand governments introduced a mandatory, "Whole of Vehicle Marking" program on all new vehicles, (WOVM, in Canada it is referred to as Parts Marking in Canada). The European Union and Australia are also considering similar legislation.
In Canada, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators
has also recognized MicroDotDNA Technology as a best practice
for theft prevention. The Insurance Bureau of Canada has also
identified "parts marking" as a proven theft deterrent against
professional thieves and endorses a layered approach to theft
Worldwide it has been demonstrated in many situations that thieves will move on to unmarked assets rather than attempt to steal highly traceable assets. Many of our clients report significant theft reduction rates across a wide range of applications.
The MicroDotDNA system is one of the most effective loss prevention
and theft deterrent programs currently available. Our technology is always evolving and adds additional layers of protection.
In addition to MicroDot Technology theft deterrence is established
- Internal and external communication.
- Use of warning stickers to highlight that an item or area is marked.
- International database and registration.
- High level of asset identification and traceability.
- General Education and internal Corporate awareness programs.
- Police awareness and no high tech equipment required to read
The above factors ensure that the chance of a thief stealing your items being caught red-handed with the items or having re-sold those items, escalates considerably. By simply elevating the chance of being caught, drives the theft deterrence. Police only need to find one dot to prove ownership and make an arrest.
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