Resources Contact Us Home
Dealer information and security apparatus and method

Image Number 2 for United States Patent #5373282.

A security key control information system and method for vehicle dealerships and the like is provided. A key storage device A mounted to each vehicle window has a compartment for storing access keys B to the respective vehicles and contains a sensing device H which produces a signal indicating whether an event related to that vehicle is routine or hostile. A second device may be permanently attached to the vehicle for regularly transmitting identifying information as to that vehicle. Both devices report the information by radio through an intermediate transmitter network to a computer D inside the dealership which records the information along with the time of the event. The information is stored for subsequent retrieval for the purpose of generating reports useful to the dealership management. If an event is hostile, appropriate action may be taken including suitable signaling.

  Recently Added Patents
SONOS stack with split nitride memory layer
Apparatus and method to simulate a power trip to a disk drive
Compatibility check
Method and apparatus for allocating erasure coded data to disk storage
Recording apparatus, recording method, reproducing apparatus, reproducing method, program, and recording/producing apparatus
Generation, display, and manipulation of measurements in computer graphical designs
  Randomly Featured Patents
Power system using a multi-functional power interface unit
Photovoltaic device
Portable data collection apparatus
Hydraulic pipe cutter
Torque disconnect mechanism with brake interlock
Reversible wheelchair
Implantable cerebrospinal fluid flow device and method of controlling flow of cerebrospinal fluid
Yarn detector switch with snap-on trapper
Method of manufacturing organic photoconductor for electrophotography