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Theft of Classic Cars, Monterey, CA
Please Read Important Transponder Information
-- Re: Wired Magazine Article --
The August 2006 publication of "Wired" Magazine contained an article regarding transponder equipped vehicles. This negative article "Pinch My Ride" caused panic in the insurance industry and a deluge of questions to forensic locksmiths nationwide, due to a number of inaccurate statements and unsubstantiated representations.
The original Wired Article "Pinch My Ride" by Brad Stone (Wired Issue 14.08 - August 2006) is available at http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.08/carkey.html. We have posted two responses to the article from noted forensic locksmiths. Hopefully, the response articles will set the facts straight and alleviate some of the controversy. The International Association of Investigative Locksmiths will be releasing another article soon.
Please take time to review these articles, there are many enlightening facts for which you may not be familiar or may provide you with a more in-depth explanation to the transponder system. The third article is an update on Emergency Start procedures used to over-ride some transponder systems.
Lexus & Nissan to implement New Anti Theft Technology for all future Xenon lighting to identify stolen parts. Read about this new exciting technology from DataDot which may replace NHTSA Stickers -- the system is already being used by BMW in Australia to mark all major vehicle components. WebSite: www.DataDotUSA.com
Law Enforcement Guide: The DataDot Vehicle Identification System Across North America
(PDF file 1.94 MB 2-pages w/ color graphics)
DataDot Technology USA, Press Release:
"DataDots Part of Unique Theft Deterrent and Police Support Program Launched by Nissan."
(PDF file 1.36 MB)
"New Technology Combats Vehicle Theft," by James S. Spiller. Additional info on DataDots. (PDF file 1.48 MB, 2-page color article).
Keys News, June 13, 2005 Issue. Article details the use of DataDot Technologies for arrest. (PDF file 131 KB).
Notice: NICB and the Port Authority Police are looking for Insurance Companies' assistance with Auto Theft Sting Operation at Newark Airport. (PDF file 11KB)
-- Read the notice for details/information. Call: Agent Tom Pollack (845) 356-3897.
"Ford Busted! Or, Not? ...Ford Encrypted Transponder Key..." * (PDF file 154 KB)
*Thomas G. Seroogy, CFL, VIN Locksmiths (www.VinLocksmiths.com) has granted NJ VTI permission to post this article on our website. Ken Vitty, Sterling Investigative Services, and Rich Pacheco, NETS, agree with the information in this article.
"Evidence For the Field Technician", Part One in a Series of Articles* (Word document 31KB)
"Examining Reported Stolen & Burn't Vehicles: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach" * (Word doc 29KB)
*Provided courtesy of Michael O'Shaughnessey, North Eastern Technical Services, Fall River, MA. North Eastern Technical Services has a great website with updated info on transponders and auto theft related information. Do yourself a favor and check out their site at www.netsexam.com.