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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! 

T3 Summer Specials

We are offering two Summer Silver Specials. Plus additional discounts if you order multiple units.

  • T3-SS3 T3 Vehicle Security System that includes the T3 AND a 3-month Silver Service Plan plus free shipping in the USA — Normal price is $289, but T3-SS3Summer Silver Special is only $199 a saving of $90 Click here for T3-SS3 Special$189 per unit with two or more per order.
  • T3-SS12 T3 Vehicle Security System that includes the T3 AND a one-year Silver Service Plan plus free shipping in the USA — Normal price is $432, but T3-SS12Summer Silver Special is only $299 a saving of $133. Click here for T3-SS12 Special $279 per unit with two or more per order.

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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Motorcycle Safety

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As the warm weather moves in, more motorcycles are on the road.  May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, which serves as a reminder for all vehicles to remember to Share the Road.  

According to the NHTSA, in 2014, 4,586 motorcyclists were killed in traffic crashes, a decrease of 2.3 percent from from 2013 (4,692). Those deaths account for 14 percent of the total highway fatalities that year, despite motorcycle registrations representing only 3 percent of all vehicles in the United States in 2014. Injured motorcyclists also decreased from 93,000 in 2013 to 88,000 in 2014.

Wearing a helmet is an important way for a motorcyclist to stay safe, but all motorists play a part.  The NHTSA reminds motorists that it is especially important to understand motorcycle safety challenges such as size and visibility, and riding practices like downshifting and weaving to be able to anticipate and respond to motorcyclist behavior.

Some general safety tips for drivers to improve motorcycle safety are

  • Though a motorcycle is a small vehicle, its operator still has all the rights of the road as any other motorist. Allow the motorcycle the full width of a lane at all times.
  • Always signal when changing lanes or merging with traffic.
  • If you see a motorcycle with a signal on, be careful: motorcycle signals are often non-canceling and could have been forgotten. Always ensure that the motorcycle is turning before proceeding.
  • Check all mirrors and blind spots for motorcycles before changing lanes or merging with traffic, especially at intersections.
  • Always allow more follow distance – three to four seconds – when behind a motorcycle. This gives them more time to maneuver or stop in an emergency.
  • Never drive distracted or impaired.

Motorcyclists can increase their safety by following these safety guidelines:

  • Wear a DOT-compliant helmet and other protective gear.
  • Obey all traffic laws and be properly licensed.
  • Use hand and turn signals at every lane change or turn.
  • Wear brightly colored clothes and reflective tape to increase visibility.
  • Ride in the middle of the lane where you will be more visible to drivers.
  • Never ride distracted or impaired.

Motorcyclists can keep their bike safe by:

  • Keeping it properly maintained
  • Parking it indoors

Install a T3 Vehicle Security System.  The T3 will alert you immediately if your bike is moved. Your phone will show GPS location, speed, and direction. You call the T3, press # and T3 connects you to the 911-Operator located closest to your bike and T3 can let Police track the thief with real-time location of the bike.  Contact us to learn more!

Protect Your Service Vehicle

Your Service Vehicle, not only provides transportation to your next job site but it also acts as a warehouse for your equipment.

If it were to be stolen, you would lose thousands of dollars, plus hours of lost work.

Don’t lose money on things you can’t control. Be proactive and install a T3! By installing 911Tracker you not only save money but you’ll have peace of mind in knowing that your vehicle has a voice!  Afterall, the T3:

  • Alerts  you via text if your existing Vehicle Alarm is triggered
  • Alerts you if your vehicle has unauthorized movement
  • Provides you with the GPS coordinates, direction and speed that the vehicle is moving
  • Allows you to connect to the authorities nearest your vehicle’s location via three-way call technology
  • Allows you to send a secure message to disable/enable vehicle starter
  • Allows you to send a secure message that lets you unlock your vehicle door
  • Allows you to move it from vehicle to vehicle via Cable-Kit-T

Ready to start protecting your assets? Contact Us!

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Protect more than one car with a Cable Kit T

Do you own more than one vehicle? No problem! You can protect them all with ONE T3! Want to know how?

With a Cable-Kit-T!

A Cable-Kit-T allows for you to plugin the T3 on your vehicle whenever you need it!  Switch it freely from your primary vehicle to your weekend ride, or your classic show stopper. The Cable-Kit-T is easy to install and works in a snap. The kit gives you the option to move the Vehicle Security Tracker from your primary vehicle to other vehicles so that you have protection when you need it!

Why would you want to move your 911Tracker? We can think of a few good reasons:

* Car enthusiasts like to surround themselves with the things that they love most, so we wouldn’t be surprised if you have a few rides in your driveway.

* Classic cars are fun to own but typically more of a weekend ride. So although you may want it to be your primary car, you probably have a spare in your garage.

* Although you would like to drive your motorcycle every day the weather doesn’t always allow for that to happen which is when your car or truck is the next best option.

By having the flexibility to move your T3 you can protect all of your vehicles when you need to. We recommend installing your Cable-Kit-T when you are heading out of town, going to a crowded venue, traveling, parking in an unknown/unsafe area. That way your Vehicle has a voice even if you are a thousand miles away. Click here to read more about the T3.

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