In a bid to combat and deter car thieves, Peugeot is introducing a new security system called ‘mighty dot’ to help the Police to track stolen vehicles. Mighty dot can be applied to any new or used Peugeot vehicle and is available at Peugeot dealerships around the UK – giving customers added peace of mind.
Mighty dot is a system where a vehicle’s identity is discretely sprayed onto a car’s bodywork with the car’s identification features stored in a pin number in each dot. The pin number is recorded with the International Security Register which can be accessed at any time.
The dots which are the size of a grain of sand, are laser etched with a code and are invisible to the naked eye. The dots are only visible under ultra violet light and can be read when placed under a microscope.
Developed in Australia by the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, the mighty dot system has virtually eliminated the theft of treated vehicles.
Peter Williams, commercial director of parts & service at Peugeot says: "Car theft worldwide is big business. A car is stolen somewhere every 10 seconds costing over £12 billion per year. The microdots allow tracking of cars broken up for parts as well as cars stolen for selling on. The microdot system only has to be applied once using an environmentally friendly water based adhesive, and it will last the life of the vehicle – offering our customers complete peace of mind."
Mighty dot has been Thatcham approved, and is now available through Peugeot’s dealer network at a cost of £220 (inclusive of VAT) per vehicle.Published 15 March 2003