Sherlock Antitheft Marking

About Sherlock

Since its founding in 1983, Sherlock advocates innovation in the prevention of auto theft. Thanks to its exclusive product, the Intensive Antitheft Marking ®, it holds the great credibility and notoriety it enjoys today. Since the beginning, more than 900,000 vehicles have been marked and its distribution network has nearly 650 points of service. The company is constantly striving to deepen its relationships with its partners and customers.

900 000

vehicles marked


services outlets


accessibility to the database by police department


The challenge

The Sherlock project began in 2005, continued in 2008, and a new phase was recently initiated in 2017. Initially, the project was carried out in two phases. The main objective of the first phase was the replacement of the old software application for the management of marked vehicles in order to:

  • obtain a more reliable software application, more stable and easier to maintain;
  • acquire tools to increase productivity of the operations (improvement of the user interface, external consultation of the database 24/7, direct input by resellers and partners);

The second phase consisted of automating certain tasks of quality assurance for the markings by the different retailers (verification, follow-up, mailing, etc.), in addition to improving the search tool. Sherlock recently added the project of creating an API to register markings with Sherlock and thus allow certain partners to associate markings with certificates.

Our solution

Done has fully developed the customer tracking and marking system. We have secured the database in addition to increasing the quality of the data by using state-of-the-art tools that improve the efficiency and consequently the professional image of the company in the eyes of its customers, resellers and partners . The technologies were chosen to evolve easily with the growth of the company.

Note that we do not manage the operation of this application. We are evolving and maintaining source codes in our development environments for rapid response as required.

For the most recent phase, Done has proposed a REST API for basic http authentication, registration of certificates, search for certificates by status, and uploading of files.