RE: [OT] What might this object be?

Subject: RE: [OT] What might this object be?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 09:56:29 -0500

I've seen plenty of theft-deterrent devices attached to expensive stuff
in stores. This would have to have been the Milspec version. In other
words, it's unlikely to be what you said, by virtue of sheer mass and
bullet-deflecting construction. It was about twice the size of my
little ascii-graphic, as viewed on a 20-inch monitor at 1600x1200.

Reading your suggestion, I had a brief moment of thinking that maybe it
was the upscale version, used for tracking expensive cars when they get
taken out for test rides and overnight 'puppy-dogging'. But then, I
quickly realized that the expensive cars all have their
factory-installed tracking systems - anybody who defeated that by
driving the vehicle inside a shielded transport van would also defeat
the stick-on device.
But then, it could have been a geo-fence thingie meant to sound an alert
if a Lexus was moved from the lot without authorization (or if the
device stopped transmitting).
So many possibilities.
Who wrote the manual?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lauren [mailto:lauren -at- writeco -dot- net]

> Sounds like a theft prevention device for high-tech games and
> There on nearly everything expensive and easily stolen in technology
> stores
> and Wal-Mart. Those things are supposed to set off sensors at the
> of
> the stores, but people put the "protected" merchandise in aluminum
> foil-lined bags to interfere with the signal.

> > /^\
> > | |
> > ooooo | |
> > 0XXX0 | |
> > 0000000000000| |
> > 000 ooooooooo 000|
> > 000 ooooooooooo 000
> > 000 ooooooooooo 000
> > 000 ooooooooooo 000
> > 000 oooooooooo 000
> > 000 oooooooo 000
> > 000 000
> > 00000000

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