Copdots. It isn’t what it sounds like. It's not cops with measels. Nor is it sprinkles from a donut. One of the newest technologies in the never
ending battle of reactive police work is this nifty technology from Copdots.com. This is a pen that one can just buy from
their website or get at their local Lowe’s Hardware store and it has been used
effectively by law enforcement agencies nationwide to identify lost or stolen
Donut Crumbs or an STD?
What’s new about this is that it’s so simple that you would
think “Why didn’t I think of that?” It’s a pen that has an UV light sensitive adhesive
liquid in it that dispenses the thousands of numbered microdots within it that
you would apply to key areas of your items.
For as little as twenty bucks and maybe an hour of your time to register
your items, it will give law enforcement an additional tool to identify your
precious item from all the other items if it’s found at another crime scene or
at a pawn shop, where seems to be the final resting place for most items from a
These dots should be carefully adhered onto strategic
placement areas that CopDots recommend but on that note, wouldn’t a crafty
thief also know where to wipe it down as well? Of course every technology has a weakness but the key word is
deterrent. A crafty thief wouldn’t take
items that are precariously marked with this product in the first place. In our Big Brother post 9/11 world,
documentation and cameras are everywhere. Because most thieves are, let’s face it, very sloppy. They will generally take anything that isn’t
nailed down but would bring the most profit to supply their Meth habit. So having this product on your property will
make it easier for the cops to find your stuff when they scan the local pawn
shops that have a sideline of fencing stolen property so don’t worry about your
teddy bear and take care of electronic items first. CopDots are even nice enough to give you
stickers to let the reading offenders know that your property is protected by
their system.Ain't He Cute?: Worry about the high value items first.
If you are looking for a tool to help with theft protection and as a theft deterrent, CopDots are an option worth considering.