Microdots give vehicles their own DNA enabling dealerships to validate vehicles before money is exchanged on trade-ins.
Statistics show that the theft rate of vehicles fitted with DataDot is lower than average, whilst the recovery of stolen microdotted vehicles is higher than average. Microdots are polymer particles 1mm or 0.5mm in diameter and are literally the size of a pin head. Using a special magnifier the unique information contained on each microdot can be viewed. Once mixed in a special adhesive containing a UV trace they are sprayed onto a vehicle giving it its own DNA.
Thieves are wary of motor vehicles fitted with a microdot system because they know that the vehicle - or any part of it - can be identified through the thousands of tiny dots that cover the vehicle.
In terms of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996, all vehicles manufactured or imported since September 2012 must be fitted with at least 10,000 microdots. Vehicles requiring police clearance are also required to be microdotted since September 2012 as per the above legislation.
In addition, the Second-Hand Goods Act requires the recording of microdot information on a Second-Hand Goods register by a dealer when trading in used vehicles.4 ways microdots help dealerships when trading in used vehicles:
- Enables the Dealership to establish the original identity of the vehicle by matching the information on the microdot to the VIN number of the vehicle being traded.
- Enables the Dealership to become compliant with the Second-Hand Goods Act
- Gives the Dealership a cost-effective platform to check the validity of the vehicle being traded.
- Safeguards the Dealership against trading in cloned and / or stolen vehicles.
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