DataDot, Stallion Motors adopt device to halt vehicle, asset theft
Datadot Technology South Africa (Pty) Limited, through its authorised distributor, Stallion Motors Nigeria, has introduced a hi-tech digital security system uniquely designed to bring vehicle theft to an end, while also reducing the trade of stolen vehicles and parts in the country.
The digital security system, known as DataDots uses the microdot DNA system that dates back to the 1800s, when they were first used during the Franco-Prussian War as a message system transported by carrier pigeons.
Also used in World War I and II, as a means of passing messages through insecure postal channels, Microdot has undergone tremendous modification and is applied in multiple discreet locations on a vehicle to deter vehicle theft, while also making it difficult to trade parts in the car to unsuspicious buyers.
Already installed on all vehicles assembled and marketed by Stallion Motors, the technology ensures that micro-dotted vehicles including their parts are distinctively assigned with an identity that can be linked only to the rightful owner.
This coded identity could forestall theft, intruders, and serve as deterrent to thieves while also making recovery of a stolen vehicle an easy task.
Managing Director, Stallion Motors Nigeria, Parvir Singh, who gave this hint at the launch of the device in Lagos, said: “DataDot has pioneered microdot technology in South Africa since 2001, and today, they are being used extensively to protect vehicles and assets.
“We are excited to introduce this new offering across Nigeria to enhance the positive experience of owning Stallion Motors’ marketed brands of automobiles just as we hope to extend the offer to all other brands sold and marketed by other dealerships.”
He said: “Microdot is marked, secured and ensures that your entire assets are uniquely marked with polymer particles of 1mm or 0.5mm in diameter called microdots, which are literally the size of a pin head that can only be viewed by a magnifier and traceable to the rightful owner.”
He added that the company is in talk with the National Automotive Industry Development Council (NADDC), as well as insurance companies and the Nigerian Police.
Singh said: “DataDot is the number one option for your theft prevention needs, and it is virtually impossible to locate let alone removing the microdots, which makes it extremely difficult for thieves to sell micro-dotted assets without the fear of being apprehended.”
He urged motorists, fleet owners including truck and equipment managers to register their assets with the technology to get the authorized representative DataDot app, which allows users to link the DataDot PIN to the asset owner; allows users to share information; flag stolen vehicles and keep records of vehicle services.
Explaining further Singh said DataDot Pepper spray is a self-defensive tool against intruders and threats to the person as well as occupiers of the vehicle and above all, it represents a significant commitment to the very latest in anti-theft technology yet demonstrates the best ways of deterring thieves and making recovery of stolen vehicles and parts very easy.
Singh opined that the introduction of DataDot to the Nigerian automotive market marks a significant contribution of the Stallion Group to the growth of the automobile digital security system, using microdots.
This unique competitive advantage should help bolster the sales of Stallion auto brands.