Theft prevention device for automotive vehicle service centers

  • US 20060267575A1
  • Filed: 08/03/2006
  • Published: 11/30/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for preventing theft in automotive vehicle retail and service centers comprising:

  • a controller; and

    at least one portable tool for use in the automotive vehicle service centers comprising;

    circuitry configured to communicate with the controller; and

    anti-theft circuitry configured to disable at least one function of the portable tool if no communication occurs between the portable tool and the controller for a predetermined time period.

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