SID Protect Inc. announces the release of the SID, a fingerprint anti-theft device for vehicles.

SID Protect Inc. announces the release of the SID, a fingerprint anti-theft device for vehicles.

Press Contact: Rob van Gils

email: sid@justbiometrics.com

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, 1,235,226 vehicles were stolen in the United States in 2005. There is one vehicle stolen every 26 seconds in the United States.

There are a number of devices for preventing vehicle theft currently on the market. These range from the very simple to the very complex, steering wheel locks, wheel locks, immobilizers and alarm systems. The thing that these systems have in common is that they rely on something car owners have, a key or a remote, or something they know, a PIN number. Keys and remotes can be lost or stolen and PIN numbers can become known by unauthorized person. Any person who has the key or remote, or knows the PIN number, can steal the vehicle.

"SID takes a different approach to securing your vehicle," said Rob van Gils, VP SID Protect Inc. "Instead of anyone who has the keys or remote, or knows the PIN number, being able to use the vehicle we believe that only the people you want to be able to use your vehicle can use it," he said.

SID uses biometric fingerprint technology to ensure that only those people who have been authorized by the vehicle owner can operate the vehicle. Up to 20 users, plus the owner can be stored in the device. The owner becomes the administrator for SID and is the only person able to add or delete users and set or change the optional PIN number. This gives the owner complete control of the system and ensures that only people he authorizes are enrolled in SID.

A valet mode is included for those times when someone other than an enrolled user, when a vehicle is being serviced or repaired, needs to be able to use the vehicle. Any enrolled user can put the vehicle into valet mode and take it out of valet mode.

SID does not replace the ignition key, it provides an additional level of security using a person''s unique fingerprint. To be able to start the vehicle, a person must have the ignition key and also have their fingerprint registered in SID. Even if the ignition key is stolen, the vehicle is still protected by SID.

"When designing SID we wanted a system that would give the best in security, using the latest technology, be simple to install and operate, and would fit the widest range of vehicles" said Rob van Gils, VP SID Protect Inc. "We believe we have achieved this with SID. Not only does it incorporate biometric fingerprint technology it can, due to its design, be used on virtually any vehicle – cars, trucks, buses, SUV''s etc."

For additional information contact Rob van Gils or visit www.justbiometrics.com.

About SID Protect Inc.:
SID Protect Inc. develops and sells biometric fingerprint secure identification devices for vehicle security and amusement ride operator identity verification.

Contact:
Rob van Gils,
Vice President
SID Protect Inc.
Phone: +1 480 947-3485
Mobile: +1 614 209-9364
http://www.justbiometrics.com

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SID for Vehicles Receives Mention in New Zealand Performance Car Magazine.

SID for vehicles was fitted to a heavily customized Nissan Pulsar owned by Rachel Lavis and entered in the Sony Xplod Auto Salon in New Zealand. Coming into the final round Rachel''s car was a clear points leader putting her well in to contention to be the first woman to win the title of ''God of Auto Salon''.

New Zealand Performance Card magazine had this to say about SID for vehicles:

"The highlight of this build is the thing you most likely won''t see....fingerprint recognition"
New Zealand Performance Car, Dec 2005. Page 112

Rachel subsequently went on to win the overall competition and become the first woman ever to be "God of Auto Salon". Congratulations to Rachel and her dedicated crew.

SID custom mounted in console forward of the gear shift.

SID Protect Inc. Announces Low-Cost Fingerprint Scanner To Boost Ride Operations Security

SID Protect Inc. announces the release of “SID - Secure Identification Device,” a new fingerprint scanner system designed to verify the identity of amusement ride operators to ensure only authorized personnel can operate the rides. The small, low-cost unit is the first, and only, biometric fingerprint device specifically designed for public amusement rides. The unit does not replace the normal key control system, but is used to give an additional level of security.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 28, 2005 -- Amusement rides are great fun for both children and adults but, unless they are operated by people trained and certified in their operation, they can also be dangerous. It is for this reason that only people who have been properly trained and certified are allowed to run public amusement rides.

SID Protect Inc. announces the release of “SID - Secure Identification Device,” a new fingerprint scanner system designed to verify the identity of amusement ride operators to ensure only authorized personnel can operate the rides. The small, low-cost unit is the first, and only, biometric fingerprint device specifically designed for public amusement rides. The unit does not replace the normal key control system, but is used to give an additional level of security.

The unit can “learn” and “recognize” the fingerprints of authorized FEC or theme park personnel, and can be integrated with controls for a ride or motion experience to ensure that only an authorized and certified employee can activate the machine or operate the ride.

SID Protect’s co-founder Rob van Gils said, “The great majority, if not all, rides are controlled by a key. Anyone who has the ride key can operate the ride. There was, until now, no way of ensuring that the person using the key is actually certified and authorized to operate that ride. SID addresses that need by requiring the operator to verify his identity each time the ride is started or re-started.”

The “SID Secure Identification Device” was developed, in conjunction with a leading biometrics company in Singapore. It employs the latest in biometric fingerprint technology to positively verify the identity of the person attempting to operate a machine or ride.

Only those persons whose fingerprints are enrolled in the system can operate the ride. According to Rob van Gils, with the scanner and key providing two levels of security, it becomes virtually impossible – with a chance of less than 0.00001% -- for an unauthorized person to operate rides to which “SID” is fitted.

Up to 21 fingerprints can be stored in “SID.” The first user enrolled is the system manager, who becomes the only user who can enroll new users, delete users, set and change the optional four-digit PIN code and reset the unit to the factory defaults. This ensures the ride owner has complete control over which personnel are enrolled in the system and are authorized and enabled to operate rides.

The unit has been designed for ease of use and no special skills are required to operate it. All functions can be carried out directly on the unit and there is no need to connect it to a PC.

“SID Secure Identification Device” underwent extensive bench testing, followed by lengthy on-site testing with “Tilt-A-Whirl” ride at the Fun Factory on the Redondo Beach Boardwalk in California. To date this testing has been successful and SID has performed flawlessly, said Rob van Gils.

Production is expected by December 2005 or January 2006. For further information contact SID Protect Inc. at tel. (480) 947-3485 or visit our website at http://www.justbiometrics.com.

You can see SID at Booth 4322
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2005
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1591, USA
November 16-19th

SID Offers Low-Cost Biometric ID Scanner To Boost Ride Operations Security

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- SID Protect Inc. previewed the “ SID Secure Identification Device ,” a new fingerprint scanner system at the AMOA International Expo (Sept. 14-16, Las Vegas). The small, low-cost unit can “learn” and “recognize” the fingerprints of authorized FEC or theme park personnel, and can be integrated with controls for a ride or motion experience to ensure that only an authorized – and certified -- employee can activate the machine or operate the ride. The unit does not replace the normal key control system, but is used in addition to it so that FECs have two levels of security.

According to SID Protect''s Rob van Gils , “The great majority, if not all, rides are controlled by a key. Anyone who has the ride key can operate the ride. There was, until now, no way of ensuring that the person using the key is actually certified and authorized to operate that ride.”

The “SID Secure Identification Device” was developed, in conjunction with a leading biometrics company in Singapore. It deploys the latest in biometric fingerprint technology to positively verify the identity of the person attempting to operate a machine or ride. Only those persons whose fingerprints are enrolled in the system can operate the ride. The system has one “system manager” who is the only person who can enroll and delete fingerprints from the system. This means the ride owner has complete control over which personnel are enrolled in the system and are authorized and enabled to operate rides. According to van Gils, with the scanner and key providing two levels of security, it becomes virtually impossible – with a chance of less than 0.00001% -- for an unauthorized person to operate rides to which “ SID” is fitted.

Up to 21 fingerprints can be stored in “ SID.” T he first user enrolled is the system manager, who becomes the only user who can enroll new users, delete users, set and change the optional four-digit PIN code and reset the unit to the factory defaults. The unit has been designed for ease of use and no special skills are required to operate it. All functions can be carried out directly on the unit and there is no need to connect it to a PC.

“SID Secure Identification Device” underwent extensive bench testing, followed by lengthy on-site testing with “Tilt-A-Whirl” ride at the Fun Factory on the Redondo Beach Boardwalk in California. To date this testing has been successful and SID has performed flawlessly, said van Gils.

The unit is housed in a rugged steel casing. Production is expected by December 2005 or January 2006. For further information contact SID Protect Inc. at tel. (480) 947-3485 or by e-mail: sid@justbiometrics.com .

Reprinted courtesy of Vending Times

You can see SID at Booth 4322
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2005
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1591, USA
November 16-19th

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Press Contact: Rob van Gils

email: sid@justbiometrics.com

Phone: 480.947.3485

Cell: 614.209.9364