Category Archives: Car Safety

Holiday Break-ins – Be Protected!

You’ve probably noticed that every year around the holidays, the media is warning holiday shoppers of car break-ins. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) vehicle burglaries tend to increase around the holidays.  So do vehicle thefts, with New Year’s Day ranked at the top for number of car thefts.  

Here are some things you can do to stay vigilant while at the mall and other shopping areas checking off everyone on your shopping list:

  1. Make sure your car doors are locked
  2. If you are making multiple stops on your shopping excursion, make sure the purchases you have placed in your car, and any other valuables, are out of sight
  3. Park in a well-lit spot
  4. Install the 911Tracker T3 Vehicle Recovery System in your vehicle

With the 911Tracker T3 Vehicle Recovery System, if there is unauthorized movement in your vehicle or a pre-installed vehicle alarm goes off, you will be alerted instantly. Within seconds you can connect to the 911 operator closest to your vehicle and share the GPS location, speed, and direction your vehicle is traveling. No call center is used – saving you time and money.  No other anti-theft system can do this!

The 911Tracker T3 Vehicle Recovery System also makes an excellent holiday gift for family and friends!

For more information call us at 877-744-3361.

The T3 and Your Vehicle’s Warranty

The T3 Tracker is a one-of-a-kind anti-theft and tracking device with capabilities no other product on the market has. We get questions daily about the T3, what it does, and how it works. But recently we’ve been getting a lot of questions about how installing a T3 on your vehicle will affect the vehicle’s warranty. The good news is, it won’t.

By law, any properly installed and functioning aftermarket system, including a security or remote start system, will not void a vehicle’s warranty. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act of 1975 was passed to protect consumers from dealerships insisting that only their authorized parts and labor were covered under their warranty, and that if a dealership deemed a product unauthorized, it would void the warranty.

Keep in mind though, that if you start tearing up wiring and drilling unnecesary holes, then a warranty issue could arise. So make sure that you seek help from a professional installer when adding an aftermarket system or product to your vehicle. And to make this process even easier for you, you can purchase your T3 from one of our qualified partner dealers.

With a T3 Tracker safely, and correctly, installed on your vehicle, you will have peace of mind in knowing that if your car makes an unauthorized movement you will be notified immediately. If someone steals your car, the T3 will send a message to you. Once you receive that message, you verify that there is in fact an issue, and then you can call the T3 and the 911 operator nearest the vehicle. The T3 will provide the owner and the 911 operator with the real time location of the vehicle and the direction it is heading in so law enforcement can help stop the crime in progress.

Not only will your vehicle be protected by its warranty, but it will be safe thanks to the T3. For more information on the T3 Tracker visit our website (https://www.911tracker.com/), or give us a call at 877-744-3361.

TECH TIP: When the T3 owner has contacted police about the theft of their vehicle, the owner can send a secure message to the T3 to disable the vehicle starter and help police catch the thief.

Are You Prepared For An Emergency?

If you were to break down on the side of the road, would you be prepared? If you have a T3 Tracker you can send your coordinates to family or a friend so that they can easily send help. But what about while you’re waiting for help to arrive? Do you have supplies to keep yourself safe?

We recommend keeping the following items in your car in case of emergency.

-First Aid Kit

-Flashlight with batteries

-Quart of oil

-Rag

-Water

-Protein Bars

-Duct Tape

-Jumper Cables

-Blanket

-Matches

Emergency preparedness kits come in all shapes and sizes. You can always add more, but we wouldn’t recommend starting with anything less than the items listed above.

Some other items you may want to consider adding are:

-Flares

-Hand Warmers

-Sunscreen

-Phone Charger

-Basic Tools

-Change of clothes

-Poncho

-Gloves

Is there anything we haven’t mentioned that you think should be included in an emergency kit?

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

 

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!