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911Tracker Fall Specials

Is a T3 Vehicle Security System on your wish list? Take advantage of our two fall specials below. We are also offering additional discounts if you order multiple units (keep in mind, the T3 makes an excellent holiday gift).

T3-SS3    T3 Vehicle Security System that includes the T3 Tracker AND a 3-month Silver Service plus free shipping in the USA.  The Normal price is $289, but the T3-SS3 Fall Special is only $199, a savings of $90!  If you purchase two or more, each unit is only $189.

T3-SS12   T3 Vehicle Security System that includes the T3 Tracker AND a one-year Silver Service plus free shipping in the USA.  The Normal price is $432, but the T3-SS12 Fall Special is only $299, a savings of $133.  If you purchase two or more, each unit is only $279.

The T3 Vehicle Security System is different than any other anti-theft 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.

There is no activation free, 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. Your secret PIN gives you complete control and the location text goes directly to your phone and is never stored.

For more information and to purchase your T3 system through our special, visit our website.

We’d like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.  We are so thankful for each and every one of our customers, and to show our thanks we are giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky randomly selected customer. To enter this giveaway, please visit

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Stay safe on Halloween & mischief night

Halloween is such an exciting time for kids and families. But it, along with mischief night, can also be a bit dangerous. Follow these tips to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your possessions safe.

Mischief Night is typically a time for pranksters to have some generally harmless fun. Occasionally though, vandals use this time to cause destruction to your vehicle. Now is the time to take some precautions to protect your car.

-If you have a garage, be sure to park your vehicle in it. Although pranks usually just involve egging the car or putting crisco on the door handles, these things can damage the vehicle’s paint.

-Be sure to keep the lights inside and outside your home on. This may deter pranksters and vandals since it implies someone is home and watching.

-Keep valuables safe in your home. It is never a good idea to leave things like wallets, purses, and electronic devices in your car.

-Take a look at your insurance policy and check your coverage. If a vandal gets really destructive and decides to spray paint your vehicle, comprehensive car insurance will protect you.

-Install a T3 tracker on your vehicle in case someone gets very bold and decides to take your car for a ride. With this device, you will be alerted the moment your vehicle makes an unauthorized movement or a pre-installed vehicle alarm goes off. The alert will show you the GPS location, speed, and direction your vehicle is traveling. You can then easily connect to the 911 operator closest to the vehicle allowing you to speak directly to the police within seconds.

On Halloween there are lots of people out and about, both on foot, and in vehicles. Here are some ways to keep yourself, and those around you, safe.

For those driving-

-Be careful, and pay close attention, especially between 4pm and 8pm when trick-or-treaters are out in full force.

-Drive slowly in residential neighborhoods, possibly even slower than usual in case children dash out into the road.

-Be extra aware of traffic signs and speed limits.

-Watch closely for children crossing the street. In all of the excitement, they may come out from in between cars and not use crosswalks.

-Keep your headlights on, even during daylight hours so that your vehicle is highly visible.

For those walking-

-Teach your children how to safely cross streets by using crosswalks, not walking out between cars, and making sure they’re visible to drivers before they cross.

-Take flashlights to make yourselves more visible. You can also put reflective tape on costumes or put glow stick necklaces and bracelets on the kids.

Don’t let the implications of mischief night or Halloween scare you. Enjoy the time with your family, but stay alert and aware of your surroundings. For more information on the T3 and how to protect your vehicle visit our website, https://www.911tracker.com/.

Halloween Road Trip Destinations

The Fall is a beautiful time to take a road trip, and with Halloween just around the corner, why not combine them? There are hundreds of Halloween inspired events happening all over the country this month, but it can be hard to figure out which ones are worth the trip. Here are our top choices for Halloween road trip destinations.

-Eastern State Penitentiary, Terror Behind The Walls

Eastern State is not only one of the country’s most historic prisons, it is also one of the most haunted. It was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but today its ruins offer a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and guard towers. While in operation, it housed some of the most notorious criminals. Now it’s a museum by day, and America’s largest haunted house by night. https://www.easternstate.org/

 

-West Hollywood Halloween Carnival

The self-proclaimed “largest Halloween street party in the world,” rivals New York’s Village parade in terms of eccentricity. There is entertainment in the form of stage performers and of course, people watching. The Carnival is located on Santa Monica Blvd. between Doheny Dr. and La Cienega Blvd. from 6pm-11pm on Halloween. https://www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval/

 

-Salem, Massachusetts

Salem is known for the witch trials that took place in the late 1600’s, resulting in a number of innocent people being executed on charges of witchcraft. The town pays tribute its storied history all year, but come Halloween time, there’s nowhere else like it. There are haunted houses, special events at the Witch Museum, the House of Seven Gables, and the Witch House, along with street performers, parades, and costume balls. https://hauntedhappenings.org/

 

-Sleepy Hollow, NY/Village Halloween Parade

Sleepy Hollow is considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in the world, so it is definitely a perfect place to visit around Halloween. They have cemetery tours, haunted hayrides, festivals, the Great Jackolantern Blaze, and more. Maybe you’ll even catch a glimpse of the headless horseman searching for his replacement head.

http://visitsleepyhollow.com/halloween-in-sleepy-hollow/

And while you’re in the area (Sleepy Hollow is just 30 miles outside of NYC), check out the Village Halloween parade, http://halloween-nyc.com/.

Wherever you’re headed this Fall, keep yourself, your belongings and your vehicle safe. Follow our road trip tips (http://911tracker-blog.com/family-road-trip-tips/, http://911tracker-blog.com/road-trip-tips/)  for a smooth ride, and check out our current specials to protect your car.

Parking Lot Safety Tips

We know it can be difficult to get all of your errands and shopping done during daylight hours, which oftentimes means you’re walking to and from your car in the dark. Parking lots can be a bit scary at night so we want to make sure you’re using the correct precautions, as well as point out some T3 features you may not know about.

  • According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 14% of all vehicle collisions resulting in damage happen in parking lots, so be aware of other drivers.
  • Be on the lookout for pedestrians.
  • Avoid parking in dark, secluded areas.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. If you see something suspicious, go back into the store you just left and ask for help.
  • Always lock your car doors as soon as you get in.
  • If you are going to multiple stores, be sure to keep shopping bags and other valuables out of site. You don’t want to make your car look more appealing to thieves.

When going from place to place, it can sometimes be difficult to remember exactly where you parked. By installing a T3 Tracker on your vehicle, you can find the exact location of your car with a tap on the app. You’ll never have to wander through the parking lot looking for your car again.

The T3 will also protect your car by notifying you immediately if your car makes an unauthorized movement or a factory installed alarm is triggered. This will give you a chance to contact 911 as soon as possible with the gps coordinates of your vehicle and the direction it is traveling.

Other helpful features of the T3:

  • You can check the location, speed, and direction of your vehicle anytime you want.
  • In the event of an emergency, you can contact the 911 operator closest to your vehicle even if you’re thousands of miles away.
  • You can unlock your doors with a simple text.
  • There is no activation fee, no contracts, and no cancellation fees.
  • The T3 offers complete privacy. With your secret pin you have complete control over your account. All account information is sent via text between the T3 and your cell phone, but only when you request it. It is never stored or sent via the internet.

Follow these tips to keep yourself, and your vehicle safe. For more information on the T3 and its capabilities, visit our website, https://www.911tracker.com/.

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.

2017 Good Guys West Coast Car Show

Are you going to the Goodguys 31st West Coast Nationals Car Show August 25, 26, and 27? 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 booth for the 5th 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 https://www.good-guys.com/wcn-2017.

 

Tips For Staying Cool On Your Motorcycle

As temperatures climb, riding your motorcycle become uncomfortable and in some cases, even unsafe. It is important to find ways to keep cool on the road when the sun is beating down. Here are some tips for staying cool during the hot months.

Stay hydrated! Drinking enough water is always important, but when you’re riding your motorcycle, the hot air constantly blowing on you will dehydrate you quickly. Keep a water bottle with you while you’re on the road and stop at least once an hour to refill it and hydrate. A camelback is also a good idea- you can fill it with half water and half ice to keep you cool for long rides. And keep in mind, when it comes to hydration, water is the best option. Caffeine, sugary drinks, and alcohol will not hydrate you.

Keep yourself covered. It may sound strange to wear more clothing when it is hot out, but when your skin is exposed to hot moving air, it increases your body temperature and how much you sweat. Wear breathable, ventilated, loose gear with moisture wicking material to keep you cool. If you are riding in extreme conditions, dampen your clothing for some relief. You could also wear a wet bandana around your neck or sport a cooling vest to keep your core cool.

Protect your motorcycle. Another way to stay cool while riding in the heat is to keep the sun from heating up your bike. Placing a piece of sheepskin, wool side out, on the seat will help. Also, place a white towel on the seat when you’re not riding. It is also a good idea to cover black gasoline tanks with a towel as well.

Avoid high heat. During the hot Summer months, it is usually hottest between noon and 5:00pm. If you can, try to avoid riding during these hours.

Staying cool in the heat is a serious matter. Overheating is dangerous and potentially deadly. As you are riding you may dismiss or not even notice some of the early warning signs of dehydration, like headaches, cramping, or slight dizziness. Make sure to stop frequently and allow yourself to cool down and rehydrate.

TECH TIP: T3 will automatically notify the owner if the vehicle battery is getting low.

 

Family Road Trip Tips

Family Road Trip Tips

Summer is a great time to hit the road with your family to see some new sights, visit loved ones, or just get away for a bit. Traveling with little ones can be difficult, so here are some tips for easing stress and making it more enjoyable.

  1. Packing for a trip is a massive undertaking, especially when the whole family is going. To make it easier, make packing lists for each member of the family this way the kids can help gather their own belongings and have some say in the clothes they bring. The lists will also make repacking at the end of the trip easier and help to ensure nothing gets left behind. You can also store these lists on your computer for future trips!
  2. If you are planning to make any overnight stops on the way to your final destination, pack a small suitcase for the whole family with everything you need for that night and clothing for the next morning. This way you only have to bring one bag in, instead of everything you packed for the whole trip.
  3. Bring some plastic grocery bags along for trash and wet or dirty clothes. They’re also good incase someone gets carsick.
  4. Bring along pillows for car naps and comfort in hotels along the way.
  5. Pack a small cooler with drinks and snacks to keep kids happy and cut down on unnecessary stops.
  6. It’s a good idea to look at your planned route on a map to get an idea of when you may need to stop for bathroom breaks, meals, and even just stretching your legs. Be sure to combine gassing up with previous planned stops so you don’t have to keep stopping and starting.
  7. Does anyone in your family have asthma or allergies? Before you head out, run the AC in your vehicle with the windows open for about ten minutes. This will get rid of mold and dust mites.
  8. To keep kids busy in the backseat (and cut down on mess), get each of them a cheap metal cookie sheet. These make great lap desks and food trays. They’re also magnetic so kids can even learn with magnetic letters and numbers while on the road.
  9. If you plan to drive through the night to cut down on traffic and get to your destination faster glow sticks and book lights will make the trip a little more fun for the little people with you, as well as give them the ability to read or color at night without distracting the driver.
  10. Make sure all of your identification and vehicle paperwork is up to date- drivers license, registration, insurance, inspection, etc. You could be hit with a rather large ticket if you get pulled over in another state.

Family vacations are fun, but they can also be a lot of work. Make sure you’re prepared for your time on the road with the tips above. Also be sure your car is ready for the road with these tips.

Road trips are the perfect time to make sure your car is protected with a T3 Tracker. You don’t want to get halfway to your destination and then have your car stolen overnight. The T3 can give you peace of mind and ensure your trip goes smoothly.

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

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching now is the time to get the perfect gift for the car lover in your life.

 

Help him start his day right with a car themed mug. 

At 911Tracker we can help keep tabs on his vehicle, but this little gadget will help him keep track of his keys.

Personalize his space with a metal sign.

He can take his love of cars with him to the office with these great cufflinks.

Help the car enthusiast in your life keep their vehicle safe with a T3 Tracker from 911Tracker.

 

2017 Spring/Summer Car Show Calendar

Are you a car show enthusiast?  There are a variety of car shows taking place throughout the United States this summer. Whether you’d like to show off your classic car, or just gather with other classic car lovers, there is something fun for everyone. So bring the whole family and make new memories while checking out the different hot rods and classic cars. Start by planning a road trip to one of these shows:

July 13 & August 10, 2017. Danville Hot Summer Nights. Danville, CA. This car show takes place on both dates.  There will be fun for every member of the family. See the cars your parents had, cars you had as a teenager in high school, cars you wish you had, cars you never saw or will see again!

July 15, 2017.  The 2017 Summer Showdown Car Show & Silent Auction. Louisville, KY. Trophies will be given out to the Top 40 vehicles and proceeds from the Summer Showdown Car Show will benefit the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation.  There will also be a silent auction, 50/50, gift card board, raffles, over $400 in door prizes and free face painting.

July 21 – 23, 2017.  Chevrolet Performance Car Craft Summer Nationals.  Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, KY.  This three-day event is the country’s premier gathering of street machines and muscle cars that showcases more than 2,500 performance cars and attracts upward of 25,000 enthusiasts from across the country.   Events will include: Show ‘n’ Shine competition, Autocross, Burnout competition, Drag Strip ‘fun-runs’, Dyno, Professional Drift exhibition and more.

August 5 & 6, 2017. Madison Classics. The Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, WI. The car show offers over 1,300 car part vendors, perfect for finding the parts you need for your car projects. There are also hundreds of cars for sale. With over 13,000 spectators the Swapmeet is a great place for vendors to sell their cars, car parts and car accessories.

August 10-12, 2017. Branson Summer Cruise.  Featuring the Show’n’Shine with over 500 cars and trucks on display at The Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead.

GoodGuys Car Shows –  Goodguys produces some of the world’s most dynamic automotive events throughout the year around the country, and has a few different shows going on this summer. They are the largest hot rodding association with over 70,000 active members worldwide. Expect to see candy colored hot rods and customs, tricked out trucks, mighty muscle cars and regal classics.

These are just some of the car shows going on around the country this summer. Which one are you most looking forward to? If you are new to the car show scene, here are some tips for making sure you and your vehicle cruise right through.

 

TECH TIP:  Did you know that the T3 owner can change T3 Mode to select either Auto/Guard or Master or Move.

Vehicle Security Device – Winter Specials

Have you been thinking about getting a Vehicle Tracking Device? Now is your chance!

We are currently offering two different Winter Specials, plus additional discounts when you order multiple units. 

The T3-KS3 T3 Vehicle Security System includes the T3 Tracker and a 3-month service plan along with free US shipping. As part of our Winter Special, this system is only $199 (regularly $275). But if you purchase two or more systems, they go down to $189 each including the 3 month service plan.

The T3-KS12 T3 Vehicle Security System includes the T3 Tracker and a 1-year service place along with free US shipping. This system is regularly $359, but through our Winter Special you can get it for only $299. But purchase two of these systems and get them for $279 each including the full year service plan.

Plus, we also offer the Cable-Kit-T Accessory which provides cable and a backup battery that may be installed in your alternate vehicle. It gives you the option to move the vehicle security tracker from your primary vehicle to other vehicles for only $39.

Don’t forget, there is no activation free, 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 offer complete security and we never share your information with anyone. Your secret PIN gives you complete control and the location text goes directly to your phone and is never stored.

For more information and to purchase your T3 system through our special, visit our website here.