The UCF Police Department, along with ProTechDNA and State Farm, will provide free engraving for catalytic converters on vehicles belonging to UCF students.
UCFPD has partnered with ProtechDNA, which provides high-tech labels that can be placed directly on items like computers, bikes, phones and even catalytic converters. The labels have microscopic dots embedded into adhesive, and each dot is etched with a PIN number unique to the property owner. If a label is removed, the adhesive still remains on the property, allowing law enforcement to easily return the item to its owner if it is recovered after being lost or stolen.
With a recent uptick in catalytic converter thefts around the nation, UCFPD wants to ensure students have a way of verifying their property in the event they are a victim of theft. Catalytic converters are hard to trace back to the rightful owner, but with ProtechDNA’s technology, stolen property can easily be returned after being recovered.
A free ProTechDNA package, provided courtesy of sponsor State Farm, will be offered to the first 100 students at the event. Faculty and staff members and those in the community may attend and purchase a ProTechDNA package for $15.