Auto-txt Receives Police Endorsement And Official Logo

Auto-txt, the revolutionary new Category 5 stolen vehicle tracking system, has been given official police endorsement with an accolade and official logo called Secured By Design.

Secured by Design is the UK Police 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 "police preferred specification" and is fully accredited by Secured By Design.

Auto-txt was 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 but the mobile phone is not present. Most significantly, 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.

The Secured By Design accreditation follows the selection of Auto-txt by Jaguar Cars and Land Rover to supply car tracking and security systems for all their vehicles from 2006. The systems, called Jaguar Watch and Land Rover Watch will be available in the UK and across Europe. It is the first time the prestige car manufacturers will be offering a stolen vehicle tracking system in their own name.

Auto-txt, which is available now for car owners, has been developed by RDM Group Ltd, a Coventry based automotive supplier that has just raised funds of GBP4.75 million to further develop and roll out the system.

Chris Cole, Engineering Director of RDM Group Ltd, says, "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."

20 March 2006 Staff

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