BRP has introduced a Sea-Doo-Ski-Doo innovation to the ATV biz and it’s a good one. A proprietary BRP device called DESS (Digital Encoded Security System) is used on the new Outlander 800.
An electronic ignition key is part of an encoded system with the ability to render the ATV and its components unusable and unsaleable if stolen. Should a thief attempt to purchase another DESS key (only available at BRP dealers) he will have to present the serial number of the stolen vehicle – stored in the BRP dealer data base.
This system has been highly effective at reducing watercraft and in particular, snowmobile theft. Check out the latest issue for the complete story.