The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

Thieves put car security system to test

Posted by Xavier Ashe on November 29, 2005

BT's new vehicle tracking system found its first stolen car before the system had gone live.

The car, an Audi A4, belongs to David Thomas–project manager for the
new BT Trackit system. It was stolen outside his house on Nov. 2 and
was recovered, undamaged, the same day.

Thomas was alerted to the theft by BT's Secure Operating Centre. Using satellite-based tracking technology,
the car was pinpointed and the local police were informed and were able
to recover the vehicle. The car had been abandoned six miles away.

They insist they didn't invent the story, but damn, what a coincidence.


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