Microdots Technology has come to change the scenario of vehicle security. A single microdot is a tiny disc of 1 mm and embedded with information specific to a vehicle.
The National Vehicle Theft Statistics as per 2016 records is alarming. As much as 2.14 lac vehicles have been stolen across the Nation. The recovery rate has been a miniscule of 30 vehicles month. These are just the statistics of vehicles as a whole unit. There have been adjacent thefts of different vehicle components too. The spare parts market is a booming business and thrives on the components obtained majorly through theft. These spare parts thefts go unrecorded as they do not even represent a whole unit. Rental car companies have come across car components been replaced with defective ones and the result does not show very soon. Vehicles as a whole have their unique vehicle identification number (VIN) that goes on the registration book and dashboard. Vehicles with VIN can be traced back to the rightful owners, but it is difficult to trace back these individual components to its rightful owners.
A solution of the future is, Microdots be used as a technique for anti-counterfeiting as it is currently used for anti-theft. As brand protection is a concern of the service providers and safety of the consumers, their prime outlook.
The product industry has been under a tremendous threat of counterfeiting attacks. Industries like Pharmaceuticals, FMCG’s and Food are under the critical risks of these counterfeiting attacks. Some industries especially manufacturing may sometimes have to face the brunt of brand tarnishing and loss of reputation due to product duplication or sub-standardisation. We have in the recent past, time and again heard of milk adultery that largely affects masses. In the name of the brand, small-time companies are thriving under the name, shadow and impressions of bigger brands by impersonating them. Using similar brand names with add-ons, creating near identical packaging designs and selling sub-standard stuff under the copied brand name is a total disruption and menace. Counterfeiting is not merely tampering the brand credentials, but on the extreme side can be life-threatening due to sub-standardisation.