• Bicycles Secure Your Bicycle
  • Home Protection Protect Your Home
  • Secure Your Business Secure Your Business
  • Secure Your Bicycle

    The DataDot Bicycle Theft Deterrent and Recovery System is an EASY TO USE pen application which allows the fitment of over 2000 microdots to your bicycle to ensure that its identity is protected. It is available for the recommended retail price of R250.00 excluding delivery and fitment per kit.

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  • Protect Your Home

    Home burglary can be expensive, inconvenient and even frightening. That's why it's essential to take appropriate measures to protect your valuable belongings. DataDot Theft Deterrent and Recovery Solution is a popular choice for those who wish to protect household items such as cell phones, tablets, TVs, computers and cameras. Technologically advanced, easy to apply and cost effective, DataDot is the number one option for your theft prevention needs.

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  • Secure Your Business

    Commercial crime costs South Africa millions each year and it's not about to stop! All businesses are affected by theft with more often than not disasterous consequences. In addition a struggling economy increases the temptation to steal. Despite efforts to secure assets the number of incidents are increasing and often take a long time to be discovered.

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Contaminate your Bike with Microdot Technology

Why you need to Contaminate your Bike with its own DNA!

South Africa is not the only country suffering from the onslaught of bicycle thefts.  The rest of world are victims of this crime too. In an interesting article by Richard Cantle, founder of Stolen Ride (stolenride.co.uk), a former bike thief is interviewed in an attempt to get insight into how and why bicycles are stolen. In a nutshell Cantle discovered the following:

  • The motivation behind stealing bicycles is money – quick and easy.
  • Be wary of mass gatherings of cyclists – never let your guard down.
  • Never use a chain as they are easy to cut and remove. Rather use a small D-lock on front and back wheels.
  • Unlike vehicles, bicycles do not have number plates, chassis numbers and engine numbers that police can use to identify them as stolen. The law also does not require bicycles to be registered. Serial numbers are easily shaved off, filed or painted over. The only solution is to make them more tamper-proof, use a bike register and “contaminate” the bike with its own DNA.

So HOW DO YOU contaminate your bicycle with its own DNA?

The answer in South Africa is MICRODOTS - thousands of them. The DataDot Bicycle Theft Deterrent and Recovery System secures the identity of your bicycle with over 2 000 unique identifiers linked to you. Microdots are almost invisible to the naked eye, but can be detected with a UV light and magnifying device. It is virtually impossible to locate and remove all the microdots, making it extremely difficult for thieves to sell your bicycle or its parts without fear of being caught and prosecuted. A warning sticker acts as a further deterrent to thieves. Each microdot contains a unique 10 digit PIN which is allocated to the profile of the bicycle owner on our DataDot App. This information assists the police in recovering your bike should it be stolen, and will also assist you in dealing with your insurance company.

By providing your bicycle with a unique identity, you make the bicycle less valuable to thieves and in doing so you protect your freedom and mobility.  Read more on securing the identity of your bicycle.

For Richard Cantle’s full article click here.

Did you know.........
Microdots can be applied to any item of value to uniquely identify an asset?

Apart from providing currently over 3.9 million vehicles with their own DNA - microdots, or as we like to call them DataDots, can be applied to any asset of value. This means that if the valuable item or asset is stolen and recovered it can be linked back to the owner provided the owner has registered on our DataDot app.

Executive Committee

Craig Wahl

Craig Wahl

Craig is an admitted attorney with experience in Business and Labour Law. After being admitted he worked as a Legal Advisor for SEESA, a business consultancy in East London and George. He joined DataDot Technology SA in 2013 and currently is the CEO of the company.
Derek Menday

Derek Menday

Derek was General Manager of Sales at Cargo Benoni prior to joining AVIS as National Sales Director in 1989. He joined DataDot Technology SA in 2003 and is currently an Executive Director, Executive Committee Member and a Shareholder of the company.
Chad Thomson

Chad Thomson

Chad started his career within the Commercial Security Sector. A change into commerce in 2000 saw him as Managing Director to African Independent Insurance Brokers after which he joined DataDot and currently holds the position of General Manager National Operations.
Chris Naude

Chris Naude

Chris is a Qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Datadot in 2016 he worked at Questus Chartered Accountants and Profert and Vrystaat Mielies in Potchefstroom. He currently holds the position of General Manager - Business Analysis and is the Company Secretary.