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Improving Gas Mileage – it’s possible!

During the holiday season you need to make your pennies last as long as they can. So we thought it would be fun to put together a few tips on how to improve your gas mileage whether you use the advice for you or share the article with your kids here are a few ways to save!

1 – Take it easy on the pedal. Did you know that you use more fuel when you are driving fast? You probably did. But did you know that same goes when you’re coming to a stop, don’t slam on your breaks the last second. Be cautious and mind your distance from the driver in front of you so you can avoid sudden breaks.

2 – Inflate your tires to the correct pressure. Because driving on low tire pressure increases the rolling resistance of your tires on the ground service which uses up a lot of fuel.

3 – Keep your gas cap fully sealed. Because as gas caps get old, cracks can form letting oxygen get to your gas tank.

4 – Plan your trip.

Holiday season means holiday traffic

Don’t get jammed in holiday traffic this Thanksgiving try and steer clear of a headache and stress. Too bad we can’t travel by flying sleigh! Typically around the country, travel times go up by at least 20 percent the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. Make sure to follow this straightforward tips to get where you’re going safe and on time!

The earlier you leave, the better! Plan, to give yourself more time in case there is traffic, which there will be. Leaving to go on a Thursday morning would be the best time.

Try and stay calm and don’t get stressed! Congested roads don’t cause stress, our minds do because we get anxious.

Hold back your road rage. Try not to take other drivers anger personally because everyone is frustrated and wants to get to where they’re going.

Be cautious. Watch for intoxicated drivers. It is known that the drunk-driving rate will increase over the holiday period

Let this holiday season go by smoothly by trying to make it through the horrendous holiday traffic.

And if you still need a gift idea for the holidays, surprise your loved one with a 911Tracker. The 911Tracker is excellent for the everyday car, motorcycle or a classic beauty. When you install a 911tracker in a vehicle it:
-keeps their vehicle safe when it is parked
-allows them to check their location if they forget where they put it
– it even lets them see if the car is on the road, how fast the vehicle is moving and the location should they need to!

– if there is an emergency, 911Tracker lets the owner or their authorized emergency contact call the 911-Operator located closest to the vehicle

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.

 

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:

A T3 for when Seconds Matter

Seconds matter, especially in an emergency situation when a life is on the line. A recent Wall Street Journal article discusses the difficulty 911 call centers have in pinpointing the location of a call to 911 coming from a cell phone, and the technology Google is testing out to improve the accuracy. “Federal regulators estimate shaving a minute off response times could save as many 10,000 lives each year.”

If you have the T3 call 911, the 911 operator will be able to see exactly where your car is located.  When the T3 user (either owner or their emergency contact) is talking to the 911 operator, either the T3 user or the 911 operator just presses 3 and the T3 speaks the pinpoint GPS location along with the speed and direction of the vehicle. Emergency responders can get to the exact location of the emergency and help save lives.

The T3 Vehicle Security System is different than any other anti-theft system. No call center is used, saving the T3 owner time and money. Not only can it be a lifesaver in an emergency situation, but the T3 will alert you if there is any unauthorized movement in your vehicle.

There is no activation fee, no contract or cancellation fees, and you always get our 911Tracker 30 day Risk Free Guarantee. You can cancel your current plan and begin a new plan at any time. We also provide complete security and we never share your information with anyone.

For more information on the T3 Vehicle Security System visit https://www.911tracker.com/products.

TECH TIP: When the T3 owner has contacted police about 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.

New T3 Android App

You asked for it and we delivered! Head to the Google Play store to download our new free  Android app 911Tracker T3 App that will allow for you to check the status of your vehicle in one simple tap! You can now:

◦ See Google Map™ with location of your T3 right on your homepage 
◦ One tap shows real-time GPS location including speed and direction
◦ One tap shows status with ignition, vehicle alarm, vehicle battery voltage, starter enabled
◦ One tap has your phone talking to the T3 — Then a second tap has you talking to 911
◦ One tap lets you choose which of your T3 units you are seeing (can be up to 50)
◦ One tap lets you see past information for messages & calls
◦ If T3 sends you an alarm, you choose if it should sound when phone is vibrate mode
◦ One tap to Settings

Settings
◦ One tap to select T3 Mode
◦ One tap to unlock vehicle door
◦ One tap to disable or enable vehicle starter
◦ One tap to have your T3 call your phone
◦ Lets you enter phone numbers for Emergency Contacts

Menu
◦ Provides Help for Checking the T3, linking to your MyTracker, T3 configuration
◦ Lets you set up an App PIN for security
◦ Lets you add another T3 for your App
◦ Shows you suggested uses for your T3
◦ Provides T3 User Guide
◦ Provides T3 Installation Guide
◦ Provides T3 Troubleshooting

Want to get your new T3 App Setup? It’s easy!
◦ Just download and install — just enter T3 phone number and T3PIN
◦ Lets you be a T3 Owner or a T3 Emergency Contact
◦ Lets you change the T3 nickname
◦ Lets you change your phone to a new phone
◦ Lets you change your T3PIN