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What is DataDot or Microdots?

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datadot microdot

datadot microdot


DataDots are tiny polyester particles that are inscribed with unique information. Each microdot is no larger than 1mm in diameter for vehicles and 0.5mm for assets. In motor vehicles, 10 000 of these microdots are applied, using a special adhesive. Several swabs containing a number of microdots in each swab are applied to assets. The information etched onto the microdots relates exclusively to the identity of your valuables. The water-based adhesive used has UV additives providing easy identification of sprayed or swabbed areas.

The microdots are sprayed onto a minimum of 67 sites within the vehicle, making it difficult for would-be thieves to alter the car's identity. The sheer number of dots, both in overt (30%) and covert (70%) locations, effectively provides the vehicle with its own DNA. The dots are only legible under a low-powered microscope using a special UV light, making it difficult to determine exactly where they have been placed.

DataDot South Africa will continue to work with and be guided by Business Against Crime in the system implementation to establish a world best practice.

Microdots Explained

Why DataDot or Microdots?

Improved identification of vehicles and its parts has many benefits. Unmarked parts or easily removed identification markings – such as VIN and engine numbers - offer professional thieves many opportunities. Registration fraud, substitution of identity (re-birthing), chopping of parts and fraudulent warranty claims are some of the major challenges facing investigators and police. The incorporation of 10 000 microdots into motor vehicles in effect provides each vehicle and its parts with their own DNA. It is a proven fact that a vehicle with this degree of identification becomes less desirable to thieves.