a Motor Vehicle
EXEMPLAR has researched,
designed, developed, and is in the process of patenting, the Mock-1™.
The Mock-1™ is
an anti-theft device, for a motor vehicle, designed to “mock” (or simulate) the
operation of an LED warning indicator of a genuine OEM or after-market alarm
system. Once installed and activated, the Mock-1™
flashes an LED on and off (only when the vehicle’s ignition is off), and thereby
gives the appearance that the vehicle is equipped with a genuine OEM or
after-market alarm system.
pursuing the exclusive licensing or outright sale of its Mock-1™ device
to BMW. The Mock-1™ would
be offered to BMW customers as either a manufacturer- or dealer-installed option.
This would provide BMW customers with an affordable alternative, to a costly
genuine BMW OEM alarm system, for deterring auto theft. The advantages of the Mock-1™ over
conventional alarm simulators are as follows:
be easily adapted for use with BMW’s existing pre-wired LED already
pre-installed within all current BMW models, to cause the LED to automatically
flash on and off, only when the vehicle’s ignition is off.
Will not affect the performance of any of the vehicle’s existing sensitive
electrical and computerized systems and is in full compliance with
all BMW OEM warranties.
device itself is housed in a very compact case, installed underneath the
dashboard such that it is hidden from view.
Low cost to manufacture.
Quick and easy to install, as it ties directly into the vehicle’s
existing interior fuse panel assembly.
Doesn’t require additional batteries, i.e., draws very little current
(approx. 30mA) from the vehicle’s existing 12V battery as its sole source of
a built-in fuse to ensure safe operation.
be easily adapted to control and adjust the LED’s flash characteristics,
namely the flash’s intensity, rate and duration. This enables the LED’s flash
characteristics to perfectly simulate those of any brand (i.e., BMW) of
OEM or after-market alarm system.
device has a built-in on-off switch, such that it can be deactivated, if
and when the vehicle is not in use for extended periods of time (e.g., should
the vehicle be placed in storage over the winter months, etc.), to avoid any
unnecessary (albeit minimal) power drain on the vehicle’s 12V battery.
manufacturer- or dealer-preinstalled option.
little power from the vehicle's existing 12V battery.
Incorporates a flashing LED that automatically flashes only when the vehicle's ignition
Includes controls for
adjusting the brightness, rate and duration of the LED's flash to
ensure authenticity and high visibility.
Includes a sensitive
Includes a convenient
switch for disarming the device when not in use.
Housed in a compact case
that is hidden inconspicuously within the vehicle.
provides affordable security and peace of mind.”