The transportation of stolen vehicles is a growing issue that, unfortunately, takes a back seat to other, more immediate security threats. It is often difficult for security officials to tackle trafficking of stolen vehicles because other pressing issues are sometimes inherently violent and prioritized for public safety. When not addressed, the trafficking and sale of stolen automobiles aids and contributes to other criminal activities. Securiport has developed the Stolen Vehicle Identification Program to combat the importation and exportation of stolen vehicles, particularly at border-crossing posts and customs inspection facilities. It is being implemented at inspection stations, border crossings, and customs warehouses around the world.
“Preventing the transportation of stolen vehicles before they reach their final location is crucial in reducing the rate of this growing criminal activity,” said Dr. Attila Freska, COO of Securiport. “Vehicles are being stolen every day, and shipped around the world. Securiport’s Stolen Vehicle Identification Program aims to provide authorities with tools for the identification of stolen vehicles, especially at border crossings and customs facilities.”
The Securiport Stolen Vehicle Identification Program (SVIP) provides authorities with an efficient system to prevent the transportation of stolen vehicles by utilizing and consolidating pre-existing databases of stolen vehicles from multiple international agencies. When a vehicle is stolen, authorities log the unique vehicle identification number (VIN), manufacturer, model and the internal and external coloring of the model into the database. Authorities are provided with hand-held scanners that connect to stolen vehicle databases in real time.
For example, just last month, a group of thieves based in northern New Jersey and New York shipped $1 million worth of stolen vehicles to Georgia, Maryland and even Hong Kong. These illegal efforts could have been intercepted with a system like Securiport’s Stolen Vehicle Identification Program.
Government personnel are given training for all systems that are provided and maintained by Securiport. They are instructed to check for red flags, such as signs of color changes on the vehicle. If a change is detected, the vehicle is scanned through the proprietary database to determine if it matches a similar description of a stolen vehicle within the system. The system reads and scans all major international VIN standards, including FMVSS 115 and ISO 3779.
Securiport’s Stolen Vehicle Identification Program aims to bring the issue of the transportation of stolen vehicles to the foreground with an efficient, easy-to-use system.
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