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The T3- More Than Just An Anti-theft Device

On top of being a one of a kind anti-theft device, the T3 Tracker can also help you through a number of everyday situations. It will simplify your life, reduce stress, and give you peace of mind for less than $10 per month.

Here are some ways that the T3 can help in everyday situations:

-With the T3 you can keep tabs on your teenage drivers or aging parents without distracting them with a call or text. The device allows the owner to check the vehicle’s location and direction.

-It can be difficult to time dinner so it is ready when your partner gets home from work, especially when traffic is involved. With the T3 you can check on their progress without interrupting their concentration.

-When you drop your car off at the shop to get serviced, they usually give you an estimate of how long it will take- but things can happen and times can change. With the T3 you can see when the technician does a road test which usually means your car will be done soon. This way you can be productive while you’re waiting without wasting time.

-Do you have a teenager learning how to drive? If you’re worried about them taking the car out without permission or while you’re not at home, the T3 allows you to disable the starter. This way you don’t have to worry.

-Have you ever locked your keys in the car? It can be difficult to get AAA or other help immediately. With the T3, you can open your doors in just seconds.

-If you have a car that doesn’t get driven very often, you may worry about the battery running low. Thankfully with the T3, it won’t be a surprise as you’ll get a notification telling you when the battery is low.

-It can be worrisome when older relatives get in the car after a holiday dinner and have a long drive home in the dark. With a T3 installed on their vehicle you’ll be able to track their progress and see that their car has arrived home safely. You get peace of mind without bothering them with a phone call.

-Do you have family members taking a road trip? While they’re away, track their progress with the T3.

-AND — T3 is ready 24/7 to protect you, your family members, and your vehicle if there is an emergency. If your vehicle is stolen, moves without authorization, or is involved in an accident, T3 notifies you and your emergency contacts and can connect you directly to the 911-Operator located nearest the vehicle.

With the T3 you can not only protect your car from theft, but also keep track of your vehicle and loved ones in a safe, non-intrusive way. For more information on the T3 visit our website.

TECH TIP: The T3 owner can add, change, or delete the phone numbers for their authorized emergency contacts at anytime.

 

It can happen to you – Protect Your Vehicle

The incidence of car thefts in US has risen steadily over the past couple of years and keeping your vehicle locked in a garage isn’t enough to deter thieves. Not only will they still take your car, but they may then use it to continue their spree.

In a recent incident in San Jose, California, a home was broken into on a weekday between 12:30 and 12:55pm. The thieves took valuables and then fled in the homeowners car that was parked in the garage. The car was then used in a number of other robberies in San Jose, and surrounding areas. There was a police-involved car chase, but the robbers managed to flee, and eventually abandoned the vehicle. The robbers are still at large.

If the owners of the stolen vehicle had a T3 Tracker installed they would have been able to use the 3-way call feature to alert the police department closest to the vehicle’s location of the theft. The police would then also have access to the exact GPS location of the vehicle and the owner could remotely disable the car’s starter, leading the police right to them. In this case, the car would most likely have been returned to the owners quickly, without the car chase, and they may have been able to get all of their valuables back. It also would have prevented the subsequent break-ins and the thieves would have been caught.
It is always a good idea to keep your car doors locked and valuables out of sight. But unfortunately, even a garage isn’t guaranteed protection. For more information on the T3 Tracker and to order yours, go here, https://www.911tracker.com/products.

TECH TIP: When T3 is in temporary Master Mode, T3 automatically sends text notification if vehicle ignition is either on or off but the vehicle starts moving.

Protecting Your Service Vehicle

Vehicle theft is big business. If you are a business owner and you have a service vehicle or a fleet of service vehicles, they can be particularly vulnerable because of the value contained within them. Consider the following ways to protect your service vehicles.

 Tinted Windows and Safety Glass

A very effective way to deter thieves from targeting a service vehicle is by tinting windows to the highest legal level and having shatterproof glass.  It is a two-fold approach since thieves will not be able to see what’s inside the vehicle and even if they try a smash-and-grab the window won’t shatter if they do try to break in.

Place Valuables Out of Sight

One of the best ways to deter thieves is by placing valuables out of sight.  Be sure to put important documents in the glove box and keep equipment and electronics hidden away. Thieves are less likely to break in if there doesn’t look like there is anything of value to take.

Keep the Car Secure

Keep the doors locked and the windows up whenever your vehicle is unattended. Do not leave an extra set of keys in the car and if you have to park along a curb, keep your front wheels turned in.

Use an Anti-theft Device

By installing a T3 tracker, you not only save money, but you’ll have peace of mind in knowing that your vehicle has a voice. The T3 alerts you via text if your vehicle alarm is triggered or if the car makes an unauthorized movement. It provides you with the GPS coordinates of the vehicle, the direction it is going in, and the speed it is traveling. You also have the ability to connect to 911 and the authorities closest to your vehicle’s location via three-way call. You can also disable the starter and unlock the doors via secure message.

Your service vehicle isn’t just for transportation, but it also acts as a warehouse for your equipment. Don’t risk losing thousands of dollars in equipment and hours of work, protect your vehicle today. Let us help you get started, https://www.911tracker.com/contact-us.

 

TECH TIP: Did you know that T3 will automatically notify the owner if the vehicle battery is getting low?

Protecting Your Car This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, many of us will spend a lot of our time looking for parking spaces in vast mall parking lots.  As we finally find that perfect space and hurry into the mall, our joy fades as we realize that after a long day of shopping, we have no idea where we parked our vehicle. With the T3 installed in your vehicle, there is no need to worry because it provides your vehicle’s location simply by sending a text from your cell phone.

The T3 has a lot of key features that will make the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping easier. A lot of things can happen when you are rushing around.  If you lock your keys in your car, you can send the T3 a secure text to unlock your drivers door.  If your vehicle gets towed because you have unknowingly parked illegally, the T3 will send you an alarm alert to let you know.  And these are only a few of the many features available with the T3, so before the holidays are here, get one installed today!

TECH TIP: When T3 is in temporary Master Mode, T3 automatically sends text notification if vehicle ignition is either on or off but the vehicle starts moving.

Classic Cars Stolen From Hotels

When traveling to classic car shows, you will often need to park your vehicle in an unsecured hotel parking lot. This can be risky business.  Recently at a street rod festival in Louisville, Kentucky, one owner had his 1969 Camaro Super Sport, valued at $40,000-$60,000, stolen from the hotel parking lot as he slept. Then again at the Good Guys show in Pleasanton, CA a 1957 Chevy was stolen in its trailer from the hotel parking lot which was estimated over $125K in insurance coverage! These thefts happen more often than you think, so it is important to protect your vehicle.

Taking a multi-tiered approach to protecting your vehicle is your best option.  Your vehicle should have adequate insurance based on its value and use steering wheel locks to keep thieves away.  While these protective measures are a deterrent, the best way to secure your vehicle is by installing an aftermarket engine immobilizer and GPS tracking device like the T3 Vehicle Security System.

Even if your classic car has an all metal dashboard, the T3 Vehicle Security System can easily be placed under the seat of your vehicle.  With the 911Tracker T3 Vehicle Recovery System, you are alerted the moment that your vehicle has unauthorized movement or a pre-installed vehicle alarm goes off. The alert will show you the GPS location, speed, and direction that your vehicle is traveling, and you can easily connect to the 911-Operator closest to your vehicle, allowing you to speak directly to police within seconds of the emergency.  No call center is used – saving you time and money.  Saving valuable time can save you, your family, your vehicle and your belongings.  LoJack® doesn’t do this.  No other anti-theft system can do this. Want to start protecting your car or motorcycle? Contact us to learn more 877-744-3361!

TECH TIP: If a the vehicle has an existing alarm system, T3 can also sense if it has been triggered and will send notification to the owner.

High Tech Car Thefts: Staying One Step Ahead

As technology advances, and vehicles rely more heavily on computer controls, thieves are becoming more sophisticated.  According to experts, thieves are now using laptops to hack into the electronic controls of vehicles to steal them.  And these types of high-tech thefts are on the rise.  

Through the use of laptops, thieves have perfected the ability to remotely unlock your car and then start the ignition.  Law enforcement agencies all over the country have had reports of “mystery” thefts of vehicles.  In the past, car thieves needed to smash your window in order to gain access to your vehicle, now through hacking into the computer controls, thieves are able to quietly drive your vehicle away.  Experts believe that thieves have the capability to use their own key fob which they marry to the key of your car’s computer system,  making entry into your vehicle quicker, quieter and easier.

In order to protect your vehicle, it is important to stay one step ahead of thieves.  The best way to accomplish this is to have a multi-layered security approach. Protective measures like steering wheel locks and security systems need to be supplemented with an aftermarket engine immobilizer and a GPS tracking device like The T3 Vehicle Security System.  With the 911Tracker T3 Vehicle Recovery System, you are alerted the moment that your vehicle has unauthorized movement or a preinstalled vehicle alarm goes off. The alert will show you the GPS location, speed, and direction that your vehicle is traveling, and you can easily connect to the 911-Operator closest to your vehicle, allowing you to speak directly to police within seconds of the emergency.  No call center is used – saving you time and money.  Saving valuable time can save you, your family, your vehicle and your belongings.  LoJack® doesn’t do this.  OnStar® doesn’t do this.  No other anti-theft system can do this. Want to start protecting your car or motorcycle? Contact us to learn more 877-744-3361!

 

TECH TIP: 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.

 

Tips to keep car your from getting stolen

Every 46 seconds, a motor vehicle is stolen in the United States. Recently, the Insurance Information Institute reported that 689,527 vehicles were reported stolen each year. It is important that you take preventative measures so you won’t become a victim of theft. Here are a few ways to help protect your vehicle.

LOCK IT UP. This seems like a simple way to keep your car from being stolen, but many people often forget to lock their doors. Keep your car locked at all times, even while you are driving to stay protected.

TAKE YOUR KEYS WITH YOU. Never leave your keys in the car. Many people put a spare key under the driver’s mat–don’t do it. This only makes things easier for thieves. Also, if your car is running, do not leave it unattended.

HIDE YOUR VALUABLES. Do not leave valuables in your car, especially within eyesight of someone passing by. It just makes your car seem more appealing to a thief.

BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU PARK. Since most car thieves do their work at night, be mindful of where you park your car. A well-lit area in a highly visible area is the best place to park.

PURCHASE AN ANTI-THEFT MECHANISM. Consider buying an anti-theft mechanism that locks onto the steering wheel. Although car thieves have very little trouble removing them, often times if it is between your car with the device and the car parked next to you without it, thieves go with the easier choice.

INSTALL AN AFTERMARKET ENGINE IMMOBILIZER AND A GPS TRACKING DEVICE. The best way to protect your vehicle is to install an aftermarket engine immobilizer and a GPS tracking device like the T3 Vehicle Security System. With the 911Tracker T3 Vehicle Recovery System, you are alerted the moment that your vehicle has unauthorized movement or a pre-installed vehicle alarm goes off. The alert will show you the GPS location, speed, and direction that your vehicle is traveling, and you can easily connect to the 911-Operator closest to your vehicle, allowing you to speak directly to police within seconds of the emergency. No call center is used – saving you time and money. Saving valuable time can save you, your family, your vehicle and your belongings. LoJack® doesn’t do this. OnStar® doesn’t do this. No other anti-theft system can do this. Want to start protecting your car or motorcycle? Contact us to learn more 877-744-3361!

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Is Your Car or Motorcycle a Target For Thieves?

Every 46 seconds, a motor vehicle is stolen in the United States.  Recently, the Insurance Information Institute reported that a staggering 689,527 vehicles were reported stolen each year.

Just because you aren’t driving the latest model car or a luxury vehicle doesn’t guarantee that you won’t be a victim of theft. Actually, your older model vehicle might be exactly what the thieves are looking for.  According to the FBI, the value of the average stolen vehicle is $6,537.  Thieves do not discriminate between new, luxury, or older model cars because they are targeting a vehicle for the resale value of its parts.  In fact, about 75,000 vehicles are stolen each year for their airbags alone, so that thieves can cash-in on them.  But don’t forget that a thief can look at your registration in the glove box to get your home address and use the garage remote to get into your garage!

The National Insurance Crime Bureau states that motorcycle theft has risen by 6 percent in 2015.  Most motorcycles are stolen during the warmer months of the year.  Just like motor vehicles, thieves aren’t just targeting luxury models, every motorcycle is a target.

The only way to thwart potential theft is by taking preventative measures to protect your car or motorcycle..   Experts advise that the only way your car or motorcycle will be protected is for owners to install an aftermarket engine immobilizer and a GPS tracking device like The T3 Vehicle Security System.  With the 911Tracker T3 Vehicle Security System, you are alerted the moment that your vehicle has unauthorized movement or a pre-installed vehicle alarm goes off. The alert will show you the GPS location, speed, and direction that your vehicle is traveling, and you can easily connect to the 911-Operator closest to your vehicle, allowing you to speak directly to police within seconds of the emergency.  No call center is used – saving you time and money.  Saving valuable time can save you, your family, your vehicle and your belongings.  LoJack® doesn’t do this.  OnStar® doesn’t do this.  No other anti-theft system can do this. Want to start protecting your car or motorcycle? Now you can we are giving one lucky winner a T3! Enter now giveaway ends at the end of the month. 

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Tech Tip: The 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.

Safe Summer Driving Tips

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Summer is a traditional time with individuals and families go on vacation.  It often involves packing up the car and heading out on a road trip.  During the months of June through August, there are an increase in auto related accidents due to increase vacation travel and increased road work.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends the following tips to keep in mind before you hit the road this summer travel season.

Before You Leave

  • Service Your Vehicle–Regular maintenance on your vehicle is important to prevent a breakdown.  If your car hasn’t been in for a tune-up, make sure it gets done before you leave.
  • Roadside Emergency Kit–Even with thorough maintenance on your vehicles, sometimes a car trouble is inevitable.  In case of a breakdown keep a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle which includes a jumper cables, flares, a tire jack, water, and other essential items that would help if your car breaks down.

During your trip

  • Buckle up–All passengers should wear their seatbelts while the vehicle is on the road.  According to the CDC, seat belt use is the most effective way to reduce injuries in crashes and save lives.
  • Traveling with children–Take proper safety precautions when driving with children.  All children 13 and under should ride in the backseat.  Car seats and booster seats should be installed properly, and never leave children unattended in a vehicle.
  • Be alert–Keep your eyes on the road.  Any texts or phone calls can wait, and if they can’t, pull over to address them.  Also, if your trip is a long one, plan for some stops along the way.

Stay safe and happy travels! 

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Tech Tip: The 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.

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Long Term Vehicle Storage – are you protected?

LONG TERM VEHICLE STORAGE

There are many reasons that might require a car to be put in long term storage. Perhaps its winter weather and that convertible is no longer practical or maybe you have been deployed for military service or sent a distance for work. By following these preparation tips for long term storage, not only will prevent damage to your vehicle but may save you dollars in costly repairs.

Indoor storage is the best way to store your car for long periods of time.

Preparing your vehicle
Clean the vehicle–Make sure that not only is your car washed, waxed, and allowed to air dry, but that it is completely vacuumed of all crumbs and dirt. Critters love empty vehicles, and you want to make sure there are no food sources in your stored vehicle for them to find. Empty a box or two of moth balls on the floor of your vehicle to discourage critters from finding their way in.

Lubricate door hinges and hood release latch–Latches and hinges need to be protected from moisture.

If your vehicle will be parked for over a year then you should also —

  • Flush the brake fluid–Brake fluid retains moisture which can eventually lead to rust and corrosion in the brake system. Flush the old brake fluid with new.
  • Remove the spark plugs–In order to prevent rust and corrosion, make sure you remove the spark plugs and spray some oil into the cylinders. The spark plugs can then be reinstalled and the plug wires reconnected.
  • Put jack stands under the vehicle to raise the wheels off the ground.

Protect the vehicle from rodents/critters–Critters can crawl into just about any opening in the vehicle and set up house, so make sure to stuff clean rags or aluminum foil into the tailpipe, engine air intake and the fresh air intake.

Install a T3–Installing a T3 on your vehicle, will not only protect it, but give you peace of mind while it is in storage. And make sure to put your T3 in Master Mode to alert you if your vehicle moves. Want a T3 for yourself? Enter to win a $50 giftcard to Amazon and you can put that towards your own T3!

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