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Offline narrowboatboy

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OF 2200 tracking
« on: April 03, 2015, 12:45 PM »
I had my OF 2200 stolen and this brought this idea to have a tracking device built in so when it's turned on.
 like you get in phones these days or you can get them for pets or kids
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Offline Toxiq

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Re: OF 2200 tracking
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 04:38 PM »
How about some explosive, detoned when turned on... [wink]

Offline ragstian

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Re: OF 2200 tracking
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 05:15 PM »
Hi.
Quote from: Toxiq
How about some explosive, detonated when turned on... [wink]
That could BACKFIRE! (Pun Intended  [wink] )

Joking aside - what about a "central database" of the stolen item's serial numbers?

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« Last Edit: April 03, 2015, 05:17 PM by ragstian »

Offline Phil Beckley

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Re: OF 2200 tracking
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 05:58 PM »
Hi
 How about a swipe card?
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Offline Cheese

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Re: OF 2200 tracking
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 06:05 PM »
Hi
 How about a swipe card?
Phil

What's that?

Offline Rip Van Winkle

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Re: OF 2200 tracking
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 09:45 AM »
Some Hilti tools have a TPS "theft protection system"  built into the electronics.

"Hilti TPS consists of Company Card, Activation Key, and electronic module inside tool. Company-specific theft protection code is set in each tool using Company Card. Authorized users receive Activation Key, which is needed to electrically unlock tools. User connects tool to power supply, holds Activation Key to tool, and begins work. If tool is stolen, it will lock after 20 min and cannot be restarted without Activation Key."

If you don't have the activation key, you would need to return the tool to Hilti, and explain why you have it if you're not the person who purchased the tool.

I believe Hilti only includes this in expensive tools like their more powerful rotary hammers and breakers that can cost over a grand.

Hilti has a patent on this that would seem to cover any similar tools, and would need to be licensed unless a run around was found.

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2012/0111589.html

Offline jonny round boy

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Re: OF 2200 tracking
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 12:21 PM »
Some Hilti tools have a TPS "theft protection system"  built into the electronics.

"Hilti TPS consists of Company Card, Activation Key, and electronic module inside tool. Company-specific theft protection code is set in each tool using Company Card. Authorized users receive Activation Key, which is needed to electrically unlock tools. User connects tool to power supply, holds Activation Key to tool, and begins work. If tool is stolen, it will lock after 20 min and cannot be restarted without Activation Key."

If you don't have the activation key, you would need to return the tool to Hilti, and explain why you have it if you're not the person who purchased the tool.

I believe Hilti only includes this in expensive tools like their more powerful rotary hammers and breakers that can cost over a grand.

Hilti has a patent on this that would seem to cover any similar tools, and would need to be licensed unless a run around was found.

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2012/0111589.html

That seems like a very good idea.

It would only work if it was designed into the tool from the very earliest stages on the main PCB itself. Otherwise it would be quite straightforward for someone to open the case, snip & solder a couple of wires, and bypass the electronics.

BUT it would only work as a deterrent if the thieving scum knew it was in the tool. They'd probably nick it anway, sell it on to some equally scummy person, who'd only then discover it didn't work...
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