Theft prevention device for automotive vehicle service centers

  • US 7,119,686 B2
  • Filed: 04/13/2004
  • Issued: 10/10/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for preventing theft in automotive vehicle service centers comprising:

  • a transmitter configured to transmit a wireless security signal which defines a perimeter, the transmitter including processing circuitry operably coupled to the transmitter and an external receiver operably coupled to the processing circuitry;

    at least one battery tester for use in the automotive vehicle service centers comprising;

    a receiver configured to receive the transmitted security signal; and

    security circuitry coupled to the receiver and configured to disable the battery tester if the battery tester is outside the perimeter defined by the security signal;

    wherein the external receiver of the transmitter is also configured to receive a theft signal transmitted from the battery tester if the battery tester is outside the perimeter defined by the security signal.

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