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Police use GPS to track stolen vehicles

Postby wwloon » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:26 pm

August 29, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Police are liaising with Garmin GPS Malaysia to tackle vehicle theft via the global positioning system (GPS).

Federal Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin said the task of tackling vehicle theft which was previously, the responsibility of the force, was now shared with corporate firms like Garmin.

Speaking to reporters after a function here today, he said police could carry out the task of detecting stolen vehicles more quickly as it could obtain complete and accurate information.

He said 45,707 cases of vehicle theft were recorded nationwide from January this year, as compared to 45,452 during the same period last year.

Mohd Bakri said the biggest theft involved motorcycles at 32,451, followed by cars (10,425) and vans, lorries and heavy vehicles (2,560), with Selangor, Johor and Kuala Lumpur recording the highest cases.

“Cars, such as Proton, are stolen for their parts while luxury cars such as four-wheel drives, Mercedez-Benz, BMW, Toyota and Honda are sold abroad.

Source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/mala ... -vehicles/


I wonder how this works... :-?

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Re: Police use GPS to track stolen vehicles

Postby silverbeauty » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:57 pm

My guess, is that they will have a Garmin GPS tracker installed into the car as OEM or after market "MUST" option for every car sold ? Similar to what car rental firms have installed in their rental cars ....

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Re: Police use GPS to track stolen vehicles

Postby FrancisTLim » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:19 pm

silverbeauty wrote:My guess, is that they will have a Garmin GPS tracker installed into the car as OEM or after market "MUST" option for every car sold ? Similar to what car rental firms have installed in their rental cars ....

Having a tracker is useless, unless the tracker is sending signals to a control centre. Ie. require monthly subscription to pay for the mobile data usage. Furthermore, if the tracker becomes "standard", then the thief will know where to find it and rip it out, right?
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Re: Police use GPS to track stolen vehicles

Postby silverbeauty » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:08 pm

FrancisTLim wrote:
silverbeauty wrote:My guess, is that they will have a Garmin GPS tracker installed into the car as OEM or after market "MUST" option for every car sold ? Similar to what car rental firms have installed in their rental cars ....

Having a tracker is useless, unless the tracker is sending signals to a control centre. Ie. require monthly subscription to pay for the mobile data usage. Furthermore, if the tracker becomes "standard", then the thief will know where to find it and rip it out, right?



Nothing is fool proof. A pro will take your car regardless of what anti-thief gadget is installed. It is just a deterrent ... :-'

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Re: Police use GPS to track stolen vehicles

Postby chinwy » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:18 pm

Watching too many Hollywood movies again. Any ideas that will generate money they will wheel and deal. :$gone: Never mind if it can work. I remember the days when we were forced to purchase junk fit on the proton cars with no exceptions. :thumbsdown:

Have they not heard of cellphone jammers and GPS jammers. [-X I guess this part of the Hollywood movie they had selective blindness or to difficult to understand.

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Re: Police use GPS to track stolen vehicles

Postby nyem » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:50 am

I think the followings are related

http://techcentral.my/news/story.aspx?file=/2012/8/29/it_news/20120829161810&sec=IT_News
hTrack your car
By TAN KIT HOONG
bytz@thestar.com.my

DEEP IN DISCUSSION: (l-r) Mohd Bakri and OCS Innovative Technologies Sdn Bhd managing director Ong Chang Seng fielding questions from reporters at the launch of the NaviTrack GPS/GSM vehicle tracking units in Kuala Lumpur recently.

OCS Innovative Technologies Sdn Bhd has introduced GPS vehicle tracking systems which the company claims will disable the car when GPS/GSM jammers are used to attempt to block the system.

Conventional GPS/GSM tracking systems can be blocked by car thieves using a jammer, which effectively blocks both the geolocation signal as well as the GSM wireless technology which is used to upload the vehicle's position on the Internet, said Steven Ng, its sales and marketing manager.
The company's N-AT5i and N-AT1E GPS/GPRS vehicle trackers, however, will disable the vehicle if they detect a jammer signal.
Also, the N-AT5i and N-AT1E Pro are able to differentiate between, say, a vehicle that has lost both GPS and GSM signals in an underground carpark and when a signal jammer is actively being used.

The N-AT1E Pro is meant for private vehicles while the more advanced N-AT5i is meant for commercial vehicles and can accept more accessories such as fuel sensors, microphones and temperature sensors.

OCS also produces a software suite so that users can track their vehicles online using a PC or an Android or iOS smartphone.
The company is also working with the Royal Malaysia Police which has been given a special software suite that allows the police to track and be alerted as well when a vehicle is stolen.

The NAT-1E Pro retails for RM1,400, and the NAT5i for RM1,800. However, each device also comes with a yearly subscription fee for the tracking service which costs RM300 for private users and RM360 for companies.

According to the statistics provided by the Royal Malaysia Police, 45,952 vehicles were stolen between January and August 2011.

According to Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin, director of the criminal investigation department at Bukit Aman, many stolen luxury and mid-range cars are exported to places as far as Dubai and South Africa.




http://www.aeco.com.my/ocsit-media.html
OCS Innovative Technologies enters mass market with NAVITRACK – N-AT1 and N-AT5 series

29th August 2012, OCS Innovative Technologies Sdn. Bhd. officially launches the NAVITRACK system - vehicle and vessel tracking system. OCS Innovative Technologies Sdn. Bhd. focuses mainly on the marketing and sale of automatic vehicle locating systems (AVLS) and vessel tracking and monitoring systems (VTMS) developed and manufactured by AE Innovative Technologies Sdn Bhd..

OCS Innovative Technologies Sdn. Bhd. provides real time live GSM/GPRS and GPS vehicle tracking, location and communication system in the Malaysia, developed specifically for Security, commercial, logistic and fleet requirements. N-AT1 and N-AT5 series are compact AVL tracker built for vehicle security and fleet management purposes with the following functionalities:

N-AT1 series

  • GPS/GSM jamming countermeasures – essential for Antitheft
  • Built-in 16g 3-axis sensor for post analysis and evaluating driver’s behavior.
  • Support Garmin FMI for two ways text messaging and centralize control navigation.
  • CAN Bus support via CAN Bus Interpreter for more accurate speed and odometer data
  • Support 3 configurable I/O ports
  • Support 30 pro-active geo-fencing
  • Built-in 2MB internal memory to record data when lost GSM coverage.

N-AT5 Series

  • GPS/GSM jamming countermeasures – essential for Antitheft
  • Built-in 16g 3-axis sensor for post analysis and evaluating driver’s behavior.
  • Support Garmin FMI for two ways text messaging and centralize control navigation.
  • CAN Bus support via CAN Bus Interpreter for more
  • accurate speed and odometer data
  • One wire support to monitor Temperature, driver’s ID and many more, make it very cost effective.
  • Support over the air firmware updates.
  • Support two ways voice communication.
  • Support 4 Digital input, 3 digital output and 1 analog input
  • Support 60 pro-active geo-fencing
  • Built-in 8MB internal memory to record data when lost GSM coverage.
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Re: Police use GPS to track stolen vehicles

Postby FrancisTLim » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:44 pm

silverbeauty wrote:
FrancisTLim wrote:
silverbeauty wrote:My guess, is that they will have a Garmin GPS tracker installed into the car as OEM or after market "MUST" option for every car sold ? Similar to what car rental firms have installed in their rental cars ....

Having a tracker is useless, unless the tracker is sending signals to a control centre. Ie. require monthly subscription to pay for the mobile data usage. Furthermore, if the tracker becomes "standard", then the thief will know where to find it and rip it out, right?

Nothing is fool proof. A pro will take your car regardless of what anti-thief gadget is installed. It is just a deterrent ... :-'

Well, if every car has it hidden in a different place, and the thief has to spend a lot of time finding it, then can still say deterrent lah. But if it becomes mandatory for all cars, it would mean a standard place of "hiding". Like that where got deterrent? They straightaway know where to find it, and maybe someone will produce a "standardised" tool to rip it or disable it. Haha!!

Like last time, those "cylindrical" type of keys is supposed to be difficult to copy, but after a short while, every key duplicator also has the machine to copy the "cylindrical" key liao.
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Re: Police use GPS to track stolen vehicles

Postby chinwy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:07 pm

There are also GPS transmitters that is capable of sending dummy GPS coordinates! This will effectively render this anti jamming device to the drawing board.

Cylinder locks were rendered useless when someone decided to stick a screw driver into the cylinder and turn! Some very expensive U- locks that was Class 8 tamper proof rated was rendered useless overnight.


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