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Vehicle manufacturers are faced with a challenge - what level of vehicle identification to offer in order to meet varied global legislation and insurance requirements, but without incurring cost and ...

Vehicle manufacturers are faced with a challenge - what level of vehicle identification to offer in order to meet varied global legislation and insurance requirements, but without incurring cost and often in the absence of clear customer benefits. To make the right decision, manufacturers will have to consider the benefits and features of various methods and techniques, understand the cost of implementation and to know what investigators prefer, and what thieves dislike.

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    A strategic guide to Vehicle Identification - how to deter thieves, meet legislation and control costs? A strategic guide to Vehicle Identification - how to deter thieves, meet legislation and control costs? Document Transcript

    • SBD Secure Car researchA strategic guide to VehicleIdentification - how to deterthieves, meet legislation andcontrol costs Make an informed global strategy with this incisive report ... Vehicle manufacturers are faced with a challenge - what level of vehicle identification to offer in order to meet varied global legislation and insurance requirements, but without incurring cost and often in the absence of clear customer benefits. To make the right decision, manufacturers will have to consider the benefits and features of various methods and techniques, understand the cost of implementation and to know what investigators prefer, and what thieves dislike. This report is a single authoritative source to ensure you are fully informed about different vehicle identification strategies, including global overview of performance and approval criteria and what thieves are doing to remove or replace the carefully placed markings. All mandatory and optional markings are explained, including additional techniques available to vehicle manufacturers as line fit or aftermarket products. Cost, tamper resistance and usefulness to an investigator are evaluated and compared. This report will help you:  Ensure your vehicle remains secure by understanding how thieves overcome existing identification techniques  Learn about legislation for Vehicle Identification across the world and how to meet the varied requirements  Decide on which technology to invest in by analysing the different methods and their features and implementation costs  Gain SBD expert recommendations to build a successful strategy For additional information please email ABallatore@sbd.co.uk or telephone Alessio on +32 478 765506 and he will be happy to deal with your enquiry.
    • Thieves are skilled in changing common identification marks ... What is the best method of vehicle identification to improve the ging— chances of recovery after theft? Vehicle Rin identity of a anging the THE Thieves ch le. Some vehicles are stolen for use in a further crime, some stolen for their PROBLEM stolen vehic spare parts, but a large proportion are stolen to be resold.; either sold within the same country, or shipped overseas as part of wider Organised Crime Group (OCG) activity. When a vehicle is stolen to be resold, the criminals need to change the vehicle identification if they are to avoid being traced or caught handling a THE Vehicle Identific stolen vehicle. This means fooling any second hand buyer of the vehicle, ation— SOLUTION Tamper resistant and potentially police investigators, into believing that all the identification is , easy to read an cost effective te d chniques. genuine. Thieves have therefore built up a large awareness and skill level in changing the common identification marks such as the VIN plate, chassis stamp or additional VIN labels that are required by legislation. WhatStrate gy? Insurance companies provide some market drive for alternative identification through the offer of insurance premium discounts for approved marking systems. National governments also investigate alternatives such as microdots for new legislation, but these schemes rarely reach the market due to the cost implications.The pressure is therefore on vehicle manufacturers to provide improved identification on new vehicles, but this comes at huge costto the manufacturer, and it’s the manufacturer that gains least from the benefits—no vehicle is sold to a customer on the strengthof its identification markings.Manufacturers, and thieves, also know that not all forms of identification will be checked in any investigation—especially wherecovert markings may be difficult to reach or require significant time and specialist equipment to read.If the markings aren’t checked then they give no benefit to the police, insurers, vehicle manufacturers or vehicle owners. Policeexpertise is falling as a result of stolen vehicle investigation units being closed down around the world and thieves know they onlyneed to make basic identification changes to avoid capture.It’s getting easier for the criminals.The challenge is therefore to find and fit vehicle identificationthat thieves either don’t know about or can’t easily change,that investigators and the public can easily check, and thatproves cost effective for the vehicle manufacturer.This report analyses the various types and forms of vehicleidentification, from simple vehicle registration plates or chassisstamps, to sophisticated electronic traceability of parts, ratingeach in the areas of additional cost, tamper resistance andusefulness for investigation, building a clear strategy for vehicleidentification that satisfies the demand.
    • ...know what tomorrow bringsTABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF FIGURES1. Executive Summary 1.1 Introduction Figure 1. Market Drivers for Vehicle Identification 1.2 Report Overview Figure 2. Global Summary of Vehicle ID Criteria 1.3 Main Conclusions Figure 3. NMVTRC Approval Criteria – Microdot Locations Figure 4. RCAR New Vehicle Theft Resistance Assessment2. Background Scoring 2.1 What do Thieves Try? Figure 5. AZT 5 Star Certified Security – Vehicle ID Relevant 2.2 Insurance Companies Criteria 2.3 Law Enforcement Figure 6: South African Microdot Standard – Marking 2.4 Vehicle Manufacturers Locations 2.5 Vehicle Owners Figure 7. Thatcham NVSA Requirements – Vehicle ID3. Legislation and Insurance Criteria Figure 8. Matrix Of Mandatory Identification Types By Market 3.1 Global Requirements Figure 9. SBD Categorisation of Vehicle ID 3.2 Australia Figure 10. Overt Versus Covert Security 3.3 Germany Figure 11. SBD Analysis Of Vehicle ID 3.4 South Africa Figure 12. VIN Composition 3.5 Sweden 3.6 USA 3.7 United Kingdom 3.8 Global Summary4. Identification Analysis 4.1 Analysis and Recommendations5. Basic Identification 5.1 Vehicle Registration 5.2 VIN Based Solutions 5.2.1. VIN Plate 5.2.2. Additional VIN Labels 5.2.3. Chassis Stamp 5.2.4. Visible VIN 5.3 Glass Etching6. Sophisticated Identification 6.1 Microdots 6.2 Covert Markings 6.3 Barcodes7. Electronic Identification 7.1 VIN Storage 7.2 Alternative Traceability 7.3 RFID Overview of Vehicle ID criteria across major markets Chassis Electronic Engine Glass VIN plate VIN label Microdots Visible VIN stamp technology number etching Globally Mandatory Mandatory Australia Mandatory Mandatory Voluntary Germany Mandatory Mandatory Voluntary South Africa Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory Sweden Mandatory Mandatory Voluntary Voluntary Voluntary Voluntary Voluntary USA Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory UK Mandatory Mandatory Voluntary Voluntary Voluntary Voluntary Voluntary
    • The SBD Commitment... From technical trends reports to conducting end user surveys, SBD has over 15 years of experience of providing strategic advice, insight and expertise to the automotive and associated industries globally. At SBD, we help vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers bridge that gap between system design and actual market needs. Our diverse team of experts understand global market and technical requirements and how to plan cost-effective systems for the future that customers value and are willing to pay for.About the report author... David Green (Project Manager – Consulting Division) David graduated from Cardiff University with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked on many projects focused on vehicle security and cost of ownership and is currently responsible for managing the UK insurance group rating process for one of SBD’s major clients. He is also responsible for monitoring all the latest news developments in vehicle security and insurance requirements across the globe. David specialises in Smart Key technology and has authored several SBD studies on the subject.Pricing: For a quotation or further information please contactReport Electronic pdf copy Alessio Ballatore on:SEC/2313 - A Global Strategy for Email: ABallatore@sbd.co.uk €1,400Vehicle Identification Phone: +32 478 765506 Fax: +44 (0)1908 305 106How to make the right decisions with your product and market strategy?Want to analyse the impact of the latest industry developments on your current or future products, or what changes you may need tomake in your designs in response? When you need answers to complex questions, SBD offers bespoke, confidential strategic sessionsto address your specific needs and give you direct access to technical and market experts on those issues affecting your business.If you would like to learn more please contact our Secure Car team at security@sbd.co.uk.Related Reports Increasing Security in Left Hand Drive Europe With security fitment on the rise in Europe can you afford to ignore the impact on your strategy? SBD’s latest report analyses and compares security fitment across the five largest European passenger car markets: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK. The top ten models of cars sold and stolen in each country are ranked; each model is then investigated for the fitment of major security features including alarm systems, double locking, stolen vehicle recovery and visible VIN. Reference SBD/SEC/2311 Immobiliser Adoption across World Markets 2011 Immobilisers have proved to be an invaluable tool in the fight against vehicle theft. However it is not always clear what type of immobiliser is required to meet the different legislation and insurance requirements across the world. SBD’s latest report offers a clear explanation of the requirements in force, and what level of performance is the most appropriate in each market. The differences between types of immobilisers, particularly with regards to minimum legal requirements, and the performance required to prevent the latest high tech theft methods are analysed. Reference SBD/SEC/2303