Student creates anti-theft software for motorbikes
Thieves in Hyderabad may now find it difficult to flick vehicles, particularly two-wheelers in a routine manner.india Updated: Jul 22, 2006 11:19 IST
Thieves in Hyderabad may now find it difficulttoflick vehicles, particularlytwo-wheelersina routine manner. Srinivas,an engineering student here, has developed asoftware toprevent two-wheelers and bikes from getting stolen.
Allthat the owner of the vehicle has to do is to switch off the engine of his stolen vehicle through his cellular phone. The anti-theft device will inform anyone of attempts to steal the vehicle.
But to enjoy this facility, the vehicle owner needs an active mobile, a micro controller along with circuits to be installed in a vehicle. The moment a vehicle is being stolen, the owner will get a phone ring from the installed mobile in the vehicle.
And, while sitting inside the house, one can prevent the vehicle from being started. While the thief would be busy kick-starting the bike,onecan easily nab him and recover the vehicle.
"The device is based on a micro-controller, a mobile phone anda circuit, that is installed in the vehicle. It is knownasthe VehicleTheft Controller. After the vehicle is stolen, one can recoverthe same within a few seconds," said Srinivas, inventor of the device.
“With this instrument, whenever anybody starts an engine, we will get to know that the vehicle is likely being stolen or taken away.