It seems more and more that anti-theft devices are being combined with GPS devices and making popular car accessories.
Next month SF Alert, a mobile security company based in the Netherlands and well-know for its i-kid cell phones, will make available the product Block, a (you guessed it) anti-vehicle theft system, to the Dutch consumer.

The product, which is the size of a cigarette container, activates once the car owner’s key is removed. If the vehicle is moved without the key touching it or the car alarm is triggered, the owner is alerted of the theft. In cooperation with the telecom company KPN, a stolen vehicle can be tracked via GPS, as well.

The company plans to later develop Block to be used for boats and bicycles. SF Alert plans to sell between fifty to one hundred thousand Blocks by the end of 2006.

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