Cool vehicle security systems
| LT |
I HAD always wondered how cool and convenient it would be if I could open the doors of my vehicle with a simple tap on the windscreen. And so I would like to share with you two vehicle security systems that caught my eye this week.
GadgetPlus Store (GPS), which was established in 2009 by local proprietor Aaron Awang Sitai, recently introduced to the Brunei market the ‘Smart Pass Keyfree RF’, a vehicle security system that utilises RFID (radio frequency identification), and ‘Keyfree Touch’, which turns any glass surface into a touchpad (like an iPhone) where users can key in their PIN to lock and unlock the doors of their vehicles.
The Smart Pass Keyfree RF is an RF receiver module placed behind the front windshield or side doors that is linked to the vehicle’s central locking system that activates in the presence of an RFID smart tag.
The receiver allows up to seven authorised smart tags to be registered onto its system allowing access for multiple users using the same vehicle.
The system will continue to function even when the engine is running improving fuel consumption and engine longevity.
While a vehicle remote control may be convenient to locking its doors from a distance, when pressed, triggers a wavelength pulse within a radius of 360 degrees around.
Thieves using frequency grabbers only need to be within range to detect and copy the pulse onto his device and replicate the same frequency to enter the vehicle while the vehicle owner is away.
The Smart Pass deters this thieving method by only allowing close proximity detection of up to three inches between its receiver and smart tags.
The smart tags itself are non battery powered RFID tags that are extremely difficult to clone.
Statistically, cell phones and wallets are the two likely items a person will have on themselves at all times.
With that in mind smart tags were designed in the form of flexible paper thin strips that are to be attached onto any cell phone such as iPhones and credit card shaped tags to slip into wallets or purses.
A waterproof wristband tag was recently released and welcomed by sporting groups and people constantly on the move.
Users may enjoy outdoor activities like hiking at Tasek without worrying about rainy weather and the possibility of potentially losing or carrying around bulky car keys by simply leaving it hidden within the vehicle.
The second security module is the Keyfree Touch that turns the vehicle window or windshield into a touch pad. The system is installed inside the vehicle on the interior of the windshield and can be initiated with a soft touch through the exterior, which allows users to key in their PIN code to lock and unlock their vehicle.
Like the Smart Pass, engines too can be left running with the system armed. If the system registers three incorrect attempts, it shuts down disallowing further input for a half hour.
The vehicle can, however, still be unlocked with normal keys.
The Smart Pass and Keyfree Touch are Korean products made by Bisro Co Ltd and have been sold exclusively across Japan and Korea.
For more information, visit Internet web site www.gadgetplusstore.com.