Effective vehicle security From 1,700 CZK

  • The most widespread vehicle security in the CR
  • Significantly reduces the risk of theft
  • The most widespread vehicle security in the CR
  • Discounts on insurance at select insurance companies
  • Developed in cooperation with the Police of the CR

About service

Sandblasting is the easiest way to protect your vehicle from theft. For thieves, sandblasted glass presents a significant obstacle to changing the identity of a vehicle. A car with sandblasted glass is difficult for thieves to sell, so they usually avoid such cars.

Sandblasting glass is strongly recommended by the Police of the Czech Republic as well as by select insurance companies which provide a discount on insurance premiums for cars secured in this way.

Over 400,000 vehicles secured

30 times lower risk of theft

Sandblasting variants

The level of security provided by either variant is identical.

SBZ OCIS

  • Unique code sandblasting – 7 characters
  • On the spot installation
  • Cannot be removed from windows
  • Performed by service location professionals
  • Marking of 6 vehicle windows
  • Registration in the OCIS system with 1 free year of FLEX service

1,700 CZK

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EUROVIN OCIS

  • VIN code sandblasting – 17 characters
  • Requires ordering VIN code templates
  • Cannot be removed from windows
  • Performed by service location professionals
  • Marking of 6 vehicle windows
  • Registration in the OCIS system with 1 free year of FLEX service

1,700 CZK

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Procedure for marking windows

Sandblasting windows usually takes about 30 minutes and can be done at more than 370 locations.

  1. Placing the code template on the vehicle windows
  2. Engraving the codes with a sandblasting pistol
  3. Cleaning windows and adhering the OCIS sticker

Security principles

Sandblasted codes on the windows are additional vehicle identifiers that thieves must alter or remove after the theft.

When altering the identity of a vehicle, thieves change the VIN code stamped on the body. However, if the glass is also marked with a code (either the VIN code or a unique code), the thieves must get rid of these codes. However, a sandblasted code cannot be removed (grinding will crack the glass) so there's no choice but to replace all the windows, which is expensive.

Moreover, when produced, windows are also given an approval mark containing the year of manufacture of the vehicle. When replacing windows, the thieves would have to get windows with the same year of production. Otherwise, they would risk the buyer discovering that all windows have been replaced, indicating either a bad crash or stolen car.

Vehicles with sandblasted windows are glass are therefore devalued to thieves.

Glass etching vs. sandblasting 

The main difference between etching and sandblasting is the quality of the code rendering. Sandblasting indelibly engraves the glass (any effort to remove the code will crack the glass), etching only marks the glass. A thief may not notice when sizing up the vehicle, but the level of security is higher with sandblasting.

More about glass etching

FLEX service

Each secured vehicle is registered free of charge in the international OCIS system (Open Car Information System). Also, for the first year of registration the FLEX service is activated for the vehicle free of charge.

The FLEX service ensures essential steps are taken in the event of vehicle theft:

  • Registration of stolen car data in the OCIS System
  • Immediate handover of stolen car information to all OCIS System partners who track and return solen vehicles
  • Free arrangement of administrative steps required to transport located vehicles from abroad back to the CR

Customers can extend the FLEX service for an additional year for a fee of 210 CZK. For payment information, please contact us at flex@cebia.cz.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

How long does sandblasting take?

Usually 30 minutes when sandblasting 6 windows.

Where is the sandblasting done?

Sandblasting can be done at more than 400 authorized locations or at the Cebia headquarters in Prague.

What is the difference between sandblasting and etching?

Etching only dulls the glass and unlike sandblasting, etched codes can be removed. The advantage of etching, however, is that you can etch the code onto the glass yourself at home using our etching kit.

Is glass sandblasting sufficient security against theft?

Glass sandblasting acts primarily as an effective theft prevention. We recommend that you secure your car comprehensively and add mechanical security or GPS satellite security.

I bought a car with sandblasted windows, what should I do?

A vehicle that has already been secured can be re-registered to a new owner. Contact us via the contact form or by email objednavky@cebia.cz or phone +420 222 207 666. The fee for transferring the registration is 605 CZK.

Didn't find the answer to your question? Write or call us at +420 222 207 666

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SBZ OCIS

Sandblasting a unique code – 7 characters
1,700 CZK

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EUROVIN OCIS

VIN code sandblasting – 17 characters
1,700 CZK

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Procedure for ordering SBZ OCIS

Sandblasting a unique code – 7 characters

  1. Search the list of authorized Cebia locations for the partner nearest you to perform the sandblasting
  2. Call the location to set up a time to come by with your vehicle
  3. You will need to bring with you the small or large technical certificate of your vehicle
  4. Pay for the service directly at the authorized location
    Price of service: 1,700 CZK

Procedure for ordering EUROVIN OCIS

VIN code sandblasting – 17 characters

To perform this service we will need to create unique sandblasting templates with the VIN code of your vehicle. The sandblasting templates can be delivered directly to the location you select to perform the sandblasting or they can be sent COD to your address.

Delivery of the VIN code template
to an authorized location

Sandblasting will be performed at an authorized Cebia service location
1,700 CZK

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Delivery of the VIN code template to my address

Sandblasting will be performed at an authorized Cebia service location
1,700 CZK + 121 CZK postage

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Delivery of the VIN code template to an authorized location

  1. Search the list of authorized Cebia locations for the partner nearest you to perform the sandblasting
  2. Call the location to set up a time to come by with your vehicle
  3. You will need to bring with you the small or large technical certificate of your vehicle
  4. Pay for the service directly at the authorized location
    Price of service: 1,700 CZK

Delivery of the VIN code template to an authorized location

  1. Carefully fill in the order
  2. Within a week of ordering you will receive COD an OCIS kit to sandblast windows containing:
    • 10 sandblasting templates with the VIN code of your vehicle
    • 2 OCIS stickers
    • Plastic OCIS identification card
    • Client coupon for free sandblasting
    • List of authorized Cebia locations in the CR that perform sandblasting

    Price of kit: 1,700 CZK + 121 CZK postage

  3. Search the list of authorized Cebia locations to find one near you
  4. Call the location to set up a time to come by with your vehicle
  5. You will be required to bring with you the small or large technical certificate of the vehicle and the OCIS kit you have received. You will pay nothing at the service location

Contact information

Additional services

To order additional services contact us via the contact form or by email objednavky@cebia.cz.

Sandblasting windows with SBZ/EUROVIN code 121 CZK/pc
OCIS self-adhesive sticker 26 CZK/pc
SBZ plastic sandblasting template 86 CZK/pc
EUROVIN self-adhesive sandblasting template 86 CZK/pc
EUROVIN self-adhesive sandblasting template – 10 pieces 246 CZK
Registration of a vehicle in the OCIS system
  • Change in owner of a secured vehicle
  • Registration of a previously unregistered vehicle
605 CZK
Change in information in the OCIS system aside from change in vehicle owner 101 CZK
Issue of a duplicate OCIS CERTIFICATE 101 CZK
Issue of a duplicate OCIS identification card 101 CZK
Postage and handling 121 CZK

If when selling a vehicle someone presents you with an OCIS glass sandblasting CERTIFICATE, we recommend that you always check here to make sure it is genuine, free of charge (24 h day/ 7 days a week). Unfortunately, every month Cebia discovers an average of 40-50 counterfeit CERTIFICATES.