Professional motor vehicle theft is on the increase again, with the latest statistics showing large increases in Western Australia and Queensland. Most motor manufacturers are still learning that the tagging of motor vehicle components is a necessary action if they are to help police forces apprehend the professional thieves responsible for the increase.
Stealing vehicles and breaking them up is easy money for the crims, and they know that in most cases the police are powerless to act. Police need a solid chain of watertight evidence to prosecute in court, but without widespread tagging of motor vehicle components the thieves can get away easily.
Once a vehicle is stolen and then broken up, unless the components are tagged with a system such as NanoTag, these unidentifiable components will find their way onto the black market and be sold as spare parts. Depriving the motor manufacturer of the ability to sell new replacement parts, these stolen parts are now in direct competition with the genuine components.
Today’s motor vehicles have the most advanced door locks, immobilisers, car alarms and GPS tracking systems. But there is a gaping hole in this security loop – the security of the car’s very components.
Once manufacturers agree to tag all valuable components on their vehicles, customers then enjoy the peace of mind of not having their car targeted for theft; the professional car thieves are thwarted and the security loop is closed. Crims don’t like being caught with items that can be traced, and NanoTag Technology provides the ultimate weapon in the battle to put thieves out of business.