Iveco fits anti-theft laser technology

All Iveco vehicles up to the 44 tonne Stralis tractor are to be fitted with the latest security glass and marking system developed by Retainagroup. With vehicle crime remaining high in the commercial sector, law enforcement groups have welcomed this move.

Aug 9, 2007
By Damian Small
Picture: BRC

All Iveco vehicles up to the 44 tonne Stralis tractor are to be fitted with the latest security glass and marking system developed by Retainagroup. With vehicle crime remaining high in the commercial sector, law enforcement groups have welcomed this move.

Research suggests that a vehicle which has the Retainagroup security system in place is 55 per cent less likely to be stolen than an unmarked vehicle, making the system a highly-effective deterrent.

ACPO says that a move towards more conspicuous and overt security marking is preferred as this not only acts as a deterrent, it enables officers to more easily identify a suspect vehicle, especially when the VIN number has been removed.

Police officers are also able to access the ISR (International Security Register) data by using the ‘Police Portal’. This free service allows police to check the identity and status of suspect vehicles on-line and is particularly useful when dealing with complex or multi-vehicle investigations. Part VINs or etch codes can be checked and there is also a built-in automatic post-enquiry response facility.

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