Auto-txt receives Secured By Design accreditation

Auto-txt, a new Category 5 stolen vehicle tracking system, has been given official police endorsement by Secured By Design, the UK police’s flagship initiative which supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ by using effective crime prevention and security standards.

Apr 6, 2006
By David Howell
Chief Constable Andy Marsh

Auto-txt, a new Category 5 stolen vehicle tracking system, has been given official police endorsement by Secured By Design, the UK police’s flagship initiative which supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ by using effective crime prevention and security standards.

Auto-txt has undergone strict testing by insurance industry research body Thatcham and is now qualified as having a police preferred specification. It is one of the first stolen vehicle protection and tracking systems to have been awarded Category 5 accreditation by Thatcham. Key features of Category 5 include a way of identifying the driver in addition to possession of car keys and the means to disable a vehicle that has been stolen, remotely from a central control centre.

Auto-txt immediately identifies a car as stolen if the car is started with the keys; when the police are following a stolen car, Auto-txt allows them to track the vehicle and prevent it restarting using remote wireless technology once the vehicle ignition is turned off.

Chris Cole, Engineering Director of RDM Group Ltd, said: “Being awarded Secured By Design shows how fundamental Auto-txt is in the fight against car crime. It is important that car owners are aware that not all stolen vehicle tracking systems are the same and not all are guaranteed a proactive police response.”

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