A team of 4 university students from York University have created an experimental project that could help identify car thieves or car accessory thieves at least.
They’ve developed an alarm system that uses tiny cameras that capture photos of the car’s surroundings whenever a sensor detects motion around the car. The system is pretty makeshift. For example, they used impact sensors from a toy inside a cereal box. The idea from this project came about when one of the team members, Mina Gendi’s car got vandalised.
Photos taken by the camera are stored in the car in a hard drive and also sent to the owner’s mobile phone, which I presume is via MMS.