redcare auto-txt security system

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I'm not sure what to make of this...redcare has introduced a car security solution using Bluetooth technology. When the car is unlocked it prompts you on your Bluetooth device for a PIN code, which when entered allows you to start the engine.

An interesting idea, as long is there is a way to override it, which of course defeats the purpose of the security. i could think of a lot of occaisions when i might not have a functional Bluetooth phone - the battery on most phones doesn't last as long as your typical RF key fab. And typing in a PIN is a little more cumbersome than pushing a button. I guess it would depend where I was driving my car every day.

We'll have to see if any of the manufacturers OEM this idea into future versions of their systems.

November 15, 2004 in Bluetooth Security Systems | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack