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Must-Have Accessories for your Car this Fall

Fall is just about here. Is your car ready? Here are some must-have accessories to keep on hand this season.

Bluetooth tracking tag. The lazy days of summer have ended, and you probably now have a lot on your mind. The last thing you want to worry about is where you placed your keys. You’ll always be able to find them with a key finder such as this.

Emergency kit. Unfortunately emergencies happen. It’s always best to be prepared. Throw a kit like this in your trunk, and you’ll be able to handle most situations that arise.

Windshield washer fluid.  As the temperatures drop, you’ll want to replace your windshield washer fluid with one suited for colder weather.

Trash cans. Fall means kids sports…which means carpools…which means messy cars. Keep all those snack wrappers in one place with a car trashcan such as this.

The T3: Car theft happens in every season, so protect your car with the T3 Vehicle Security System. The T3 alerts you immediately if your car has an emergency or unauthorized movement. You call the T3 to connect a 3-way call to the 911-Operator located closest to your car – even if you are thousands of miles away. You are talking directly to police within seconds of the emergency. No call center is used – saving you time and money. For more information and to purchase your T3 system visit our website.

TECH TIP: The T3 owner sets their phone number in the T3 memory and T3 always sends notifications to the owners phone.  T3 will only answer calls from the owner’s phone and from the owner’s authorized emergency contacts.

2018 Goodguys Car Show Recap

For the 6th year in a row, 911tracker hosted a booth at the Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals Car Show, a 3-day show in Pleasanton, CA.

It is always a wonderful time to connect with fellow enthusiasts like ourselves and inform everyone about the T3 and all of its capabilities.

One of the best things about the Good Guys Car Show is getting to experience the thousands of amazing and beautifully cared for rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks all from 1972 and earlier.

It is also a great place to visit tons of vendors and exhibits and give away a few T3s.If you didn’t get a chance to make it out to the show, don’t worry! Our Summer Special is still available — just visit https://www.911tracker.com/products

2018 Good Guys West Coast Car Show

Are you going to the Goodguys 33rd West Coast Nationals Car Show August 24th-26th? The 3-day show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA features thousands of rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks all from 1972 and earlier. America’s most beautiful street rod will be crowned and spectators can enjoy a Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition, numerous displays, live entertainment, and a kids zone complete with arts & crafts, games, prizes, and free make and takes. Share your love of cars with the family!

There will also be a number of vendor and manufacturer exhibits, including a 911Tracker/911SafeTrack booth for the 6th year in a row. Make sure you stop by our booth to say hello and learn more about the T3 Tracker and all of its capabilities. We are located at #188 Building A. This is the same spot as last year!

For details and ticket/registration information, you can find it on the Good Guys Website.

Plan a National Park Road Trip this Fall

Thinking about taking a road trip to visit a national park this fall?  It’s a great time of the year to go, with temperatures beginning to drop, crowds starting to thin, and all of the beautiful  changing colors. Here are three parks to keep in mind:

Sequoia National Park, CA.   While you may not be able to take your eyes off the giant trees, you’ll also want to  walk up the 400 steps to reach the top of Moro Rock for spectacular views;  visit General Sherman, believed to be the world’s tallest tree;  take a tour of Crystal Cave; and explore one of the park’s many trails. For more information visit https://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm

Yellowstone National Park, ID, MT, WY.  You can’t visit without a trip to Old Faithful, known to erupt about every hour and a half;  the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone  is a favorite hiking spot; the Grand Prismatic Spring at Geyser Basin is the largest hot spring in the U.S., Gibbon Falls is wondrous, and the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center is a great place to learn about wildlife.  For more information visit https://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm

Acadia National Park, ME.   It may not be beach weather, but you’ll want to visit Sand Beach known for its beautiful views and shell fragments; Cadillac Mountain is the tallest mountain on the North Atlantic Sea Board; and Schoodic Peninsula is the only section of the park that is located on the mainland of Maine. For more information visit: https://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm

For some road trip tips check out http://911tracker-blog.com/road-trip-tips/.

TECH TIP: An authorized emergency contact can call the T3 and the T3 will answer their call. The contact can have T3 make the 3-party call to 911 to explain the emergency.

 

Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals Car Show 8/24 – 8/26

We’re not wishing the summer away, but we are looking forward to August, because we’ll be attending the Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals Car Show! Will you be there too?

The 3-day show takes place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA, August 24 -26 and features over 3,000 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks all from 1972 and earlier. Share your love of cars with the family and cheer as America’s most beautiful street rod is crowned.  Spectators can enjoy a Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition, numerous displays, live music entertainment, and a kids zone complete with arts & crafts, games, prizes, and free make and takes.  New for 2018 is Spectre Performance All American Sunday (8/26) welcoming American made or powered vehicles.

This is the sixth year in a row we will be a vendor.  We’d love it if you would stop by our booth to say hello and learn more about the T3 Tracker and all of its capabilities.  For details and ticket/registration information please visit the Goodguys Website.

What to Know Before You Hit the Road in Your RV

Summer is here! Which means it’s time to hit the road and explore new sites. If you’re planning on taking your first RV trip, here are some things to keep in mind:

Practice. An RV will not maneuver like a car. It’s best to practice driving and parking before heading out for your first big trip.

Service your RV. You’ll want everything in top notch condition (waste water system, brakes, tire pressure, batteries, lights, etc.) before you go.

Stock up your RV. It’s always a good idea to carry a tool kit and emergency kit if planning to travel in a remote area, and you’ll want to hit the grocery store to buy your essentials such as paper towels, toilet paper, sunscreen, bug spray, food, etc. to last a good duration of your trip.

Sleep. Make sure to get a good night’s sleep before your trip. According to sleep experts, it is important to actually get at least two consecutive nights of 7-8 hours of sleep before you begin your drive. This way you can avoid any drowsy driving.

Map out where you’ll stay. Whether you plan to rough it, or would like to feel more at home being hooked up to electricity, water, sewage and cable, you’ll want to research ahead of time. You’ll need a reservation at some RV parks.

Think about bringing along your car. If you’re planning to spend a significant amount of time at your destination, it may help to have a car. Having to park somewhere in your RV every time you leave the RV park can be a challenge.

Protect your RV and belongings with the T3. With a T3 you can check on the location of your RV or status any time you wish. If there happens to be an unauthorized movement, or a factory installed alarm is activated, the T3 will alert you via a text message that will show the GPS location of the RV, the speed it is traveling, and the direction it’s going. You can then easily connect to a 911 operator closest to the RV to report the theft and get immediate help. No call center is used, saving time and money.  The T3 is the only anti-theft device with these capabilities. You can also easily transfer the T3 to another vehicle as well.

You can learn more about the T3 here.

Have a great trip!

TECH TIP: The T3 owner sets their phone number in the T3 memory and T3 always sends notifications to the owner’s phone.  T3 will only answer calls from the owner’s phone and from the owner’s authorized emergency contacts.

911Tracker Talks to SVCTE Students about Developing a Quality Product

911Tracker was honored to be invited to the Silicon Valley Career Technical Education center to talk about the development of the T3 Vehicle Security Tracker and the new project we are currently working on, as well as offer career advice to students and explain what is involved in developing a product and what to keep in mind when starting a business.

I started the presentation off by talking about my schooling and early career experience. We discussed how important it is to take a summer job relevant to the field you are training in because not only will you gain valuable technical skills and hands-on experience, but you will make many connections and learn how to communicate and collaborate with people in the workplace. We also talked about getting a well-rounded education in engineering to create a diverse background of knowledge.

We discussed the pros and cons of working in small, medium-sized, and large companies, and what to think about if you’d like to become an entrepreneur.  I talked about my first start-up that I developed with my friend Ron, Comsift (ComSifter is a web filter that blocks out adult content), and how that led to the opportunity to develop 911Tracker.  I talked about all the obstacles and challenges my business partner Calvin and I ran into, and all the changes we had to make to bring 911Tracker to the market.  To learn more about 911Tracker, please visit here.

I thoroughly enjoyed talking to these talented students and received many insightful questions. We wish them much luck as they continue their education and begin their careers.

Thank you Jim Burnham for taking these photos:

Five Tips for Keeping Your Car Cool this Summer

Summer is right around the corner and temperatures are rising. And we can’t think of anything more uncomfortable than getting into a scorching hot car. Here are some ways you can keep your parked car a little bit cooler.

1. If garage parking is not available, find a shaded parking spot.
2. Keep your windows slightly cracked (just enough to prevent anyone from breaking in). If you have a sun roof, it’s a good idea to crack this as well to create airflow.
3. Use a sunshade. It really helps to keep that direct sunlight out of the car. You may even want to consider also using a sunshade in your rear window.
4. If you have leather seats, they’ll get hot quick if left in the sun. They won’t get as hot if you lay blankets or towels over them. There are also products on the market like cooling seat covers that will help.
5. Leave your doors open for a few minutes before getting in.

Stay cool this summer!

T3 Tech Tip: T3 can show the owner their vehicle’s status anytime they wish. Status includes: Ignition on/off; Vehicle alarm sounding yes/no; Vehicle starter relay disabled/enabled; Vehicle battery voltage; T3 Guard Mode status.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Car-Loving, Fun-Loving Dad

 

We found some great Father’s Day gifts for the dad who loves cars and is all about having fun.

With this t-shirt, dad gets a massage and the child gets to play cars. Win win!

Eating cereal just became even more enjoyable with these tire bowls.

Give dad his space with this personalized garage plaque.

These socks are sure to give him a good laugh.

If he’s a Star Wars fan, he’ll love playing around with these decals.

Let him relive his childhood with a slot car race track.

While dad may be all about fun and games, he won’t want others playing around with his car. A T3 from 911Tracker will keep his car safe and makes a great gift. 

Happy Father’s Day!

911Tracker visits the 13th Annual Custom & Classic Car Show

911Tracker had a wonderful time at the 13th Annual Custom & Classic Car Show held on May 4 on the Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) campus. There was a record number of amazing vehicles (243) of every size, shape, and description competing for trophies.

We were delighted to see so many new faces, many of whom came by our booth to learn more about and purchase the T3. We had a great conversation with an officer who has been with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for over 20 years. He says that every morning they receive an updated list of stolen vehicles, and nationwide that list has about 200,000 vehicles! He was really impressed with the T3.

We look forward to heading back to the SVCTE campus soon to talk with the students about developing and working with T3 products.

To learn more about the T3 visit our website. 

Check out some of our photos from the event:

With T3 raffle winner, Mr. Rojas