IPVMU Certified / IPVM Admin | 05/04/14 07:24pm
One of my family members lost about $30,000 last month when thieves stole his work trailer full of specialized tools. The thieves stole his trailer from his driveway early one morning. He is extremely motivated to prevent this again, and is looking at all kind of crazy locks, GPS trackers, and this product: CopDots.
This product is essentially a micro ID badge that is glued by a pen applicator. This video helps explain it:
The pen contains one serial number that is registered by the user to this database. Kits can be purchased online or at Lowes (a big US retail chain) for about $35.
Registering property to rightful owners is a solid idea, but I'm not confident that many LE agencies are going to spend manhours studying each recovered stolen item for CopDots, or keep the special magnifier needed to view them.
What do you think?