Data Dot Technologies Ltd. (S)

Data Dot Technologies has taken the concept of the microdot and modernized it into a new and effective technology. Their mission statement is

to supply the world's leading anti-theft identification technology solutions and encourage community support for marking property with a police traceable ID so as to reduce apathy toward the problem of theft and enhance the effectiveness of law enforcement to deter thieves.

Data dots are security encoded microdots that are the size of a grain of sand and practically invisible to the naked eye. Yet these data dots can easily be found and identified with powerful magnification by a user or the authorities. The adhesive that bonds the data dots to any surface shines under ultraviolet light. While it may be possible to remove some of the microdots, many will remain hidden and thus impossible for thieves to find and remove.

As an example, 10,000 Data Dot vehicle identification number dots are sprayed across the key component parts of a motor vehicle. This makes the parts as easily identifiable as the whole, and therefore too "hot" for thieves to handle.

More information can be found at

Investigator's Guide to Steganography
Investigators Guide to Steganography
ISBN: 0849324335
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 220

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