Washington DC (the capital of the United States) is the latest city to use Apple’s Airtags to deal with widespread car thefts. Muriel Bowserthe mayor of D.C. announced a new program to distribute free Airtags to residents of neighborhoods with high rates of vehicle theft.
To DCIST website reportPolice are helping residents install $30 Apple trackers in their cars this month. With this, even in the event of a theft, owners are able to track the real-time location of the AirTag by running the Find My app on their iPhone or iPad tablets and send law enforcement officers after the thief.
With a 101 percent increase in motor vehicle thefts this year, D.C. police are hoping that a new tactic of using Apple’s coin-operated trackers will lead to the capture of seasoned thieves accused of multiple thefts.
Of course, this is not the first time that the thought of such a thing comes to the mind of the people’s life and property protection officials; Earlier, a similar program was started in New York City, which has seen a 13% increase in car theft this year.
Eric Adams“The 21st century requires 21st century police,” said the mayor of New York after donating 500 AirTags to residents of the Bronx neighborhood at the beginning of April.
Of course, it should be remembered that Airtags also have limitations. To prevent criminal use, Airtags are designed to sound an alarm between 8 and 24 hours after being separated from their owner. By doing this, the thieves will know that they are wanted.
While the U.S. capital plans to use the trackers in question, it is also considering other measures to combat the growing theft. car It is Hyundai and Kia; Cars that have become favorite targets of criminals due to some security issues. For starters, authorities are offering free steering wheel locks and “anti-theft clinics” to vulnerable models.