Sonora, CA — A Sonora based company is marketing new technology to colleges and universities.
MicroID Technologies spokespeople say DataDot Technology takes the form of a tiny particle or “Dot,” the size of a grain of sand.
The DataDots are etched with a unique PIN number that is registered online in a national database.
Once registered, law enforcement can access the information to verify legitimate ownership of lost, stolen, or recovered property.
Developers say the Dots make it virtually impossible for a thief to ever be confident that they have cleaned the property of its rightful owner.
The technology can be applied to laptops, MP3 players, bicycles, TV´s, cell phones and musical instruments.
While there is no substitute for common sense measures to prevent theft, most law enforcement groups consider the technology to be a useful tool to combat theft.
Written by Sabrina Sabbagh