Council microchips plants to prevent theft

Jul 8, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: BBC News

Plants in Devon are being microchipped to prevent thieves from stealing them from council flowerbeds.

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Jane Shepard

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Jul 18, 2011
 
Do they think thieves are stupid? If you are going to micro chip plants why tell the thieves about it through the newspaper? and if you really are going to microchip plants, wouldn't it be easy for a thief just to have a microchip reader to seek out the ones chipped and either ignor that plant or cut off the stem or part of the plant the chip is in and leave it behind? Maybe I am being a little nieve but isn't it the wrong time of year for a all fools day joke?
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New York, NY

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Jane Shepard wrote:
Do they think thieves are stupid? If you are going to micro chip plants why tell the thieves about it through the newspaper? and if you really are going to microchip plants, wouldn't it be easy for a thief just to have a microchip reader to seek out the ones chipped and either ignor that plant or cut off the stem or part of the plant the chip is in and leave it behind? Maybe I am being a little nieve but isn't it the wrong time of year for a all fools day joke?
These chips are programmed to explode after the plants are moved 50 metres.

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