As they say, New York is the city that never sleeps. And that must be seen from both a positive and a negative point of view: being a police officer in that city can be a real nightmare. The increased car thefts in New York and the utilization of AirTags as a low-cost solution may provide business opportunities for security-focused companies, including those registered as an LLC New York, to develop novel anti-theft technologies and services.
The challenge, called ‘Kia Boyz’, shows how to take advantage of a defect in some Hyundai and Kia brand cars with which you can start them and take them away. And of course, that has caused a wave of robberies that has overwhelmed the city’s police officers. Your answer? Give away AirTags to citizens.
“Help us help you, grab an AirTag”
Both Hyundai and Kia have already offered an update to the firmware of their cars to tackle the problem, but not everyone has installed it and this is reflected in an increase in car thefts using the challenge technique. So the NYPD wants to tackle the problem. handing out 500 free AirTags to neighbors.
Yes, free AirTags, I have not been mistaken. So far this year almost 1,000 cars have been stolen in New York alone, so the costs of prosecuting and fixing those thefts must be more expensive than buying one of Apple’s batches of beacons.
“Help us help you, grab an AirTag,” reads his slogan. The intent is for New Yorkers to hide the Apple beacon somewhere in their car so that, in the event of theft, it can be easily located. The police cannot read the location data of the AirTag since it is configured with your Apple ID, they only do it when you report the theft and the agents ask you to show them that data.
Apple launched the AirTag to be placed on everyday objects such as keys, backpacks or wallets. But the picaresque of the users has created anecdotes with pets, suitcases or even electric scooters, so it is something that the New York police do not intend to miss. and less when the mayor, Eric Adams, declares himself a “confessed geek” on Instagram. He will surely save a hole in his political agenda to be able to follow WWDC 2023.