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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 brakes 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.

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.

Thanksgiving Travel Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! It’s a time to enjoy a day filled with friends, family, delicious food, and football. It’s also a time the roads will be extra busy as everyone rushes around to get to their destinations. According to the NHTSA, “Our roads are particularly dangerous around Thanksgiving. During the holiday weekend in 2016 (6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, to 5:59 a.m. on Monday, November 28), there were 341 people killed in traffic across the country. About half of those who died weren’t wearing seat belts.”

NHTSA reported “Most often, younger people and men are failing to buckle up. Among 13- to 15-year-olds killed in crashes in 2016, 62 percent weren’t wearing seat belts. Similarly, 59 percent of 25- to 34-year-olds killed in crashes were also not wearing seat belts. That same year slightly more than half of men killed in crashes were unbelted, compared with 40 percent of women.” Buckling your seat belt increases your chance of surviving a crash so please remember to buckle up this holiday season.

Tech Tip – If a family member is traveling with your vehicle and you would like to know if they are parked and the ignition is turned off, just ask T3 to send you status. The return message will tell you if ignition is ON or OFF.

Source – https://www.nhtsa.gov/seat-belts/thanksgiving-travel-starts-buckling

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: If your vehicle has an emergency or a crash, the driver can turn off the key and sound the horn for at least 8 seconds and T3 will send a vehicle alarm to the owner (and authorized emergency contacts). This assumes you had the yellow wire connected to the vehicle horn during the installation and that your horn does sound with the key off.

T3 Fall Specials

Our T3 Vehicle Security System is a great product to have, immediately notifying you if your car has an emergency or when there is an unauthorized movement. 

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

T3-SS3 Vehicle Security System that includes the T3 Tracker AND a 3-month Silver Service plus free shipping in the USA — Normal price is $289, but T3-SS3 Fall Silver Special is only $199 a saving of $90 — Also consider $189/unit with two or more per order. Click here for T3-SS3 Special

T3-SS12 T3 Vehicle Security System that includes the T3 Tracker AND a one-year Silver Service plus free shipping in the USA — Normal price is $432, but T3-SS12 Fall Silver Special is only $299 a saving of $133. Also consider $279/unit with two or more per order. Click here for T3-SS12 Special

Don’t miss out on these amazing deals visit our website https://www.911tracker.com/products to find out more information on our Fall Specials!

Teen Driving – Safety

As a parent, you spend a ton of time teaching your children how to be safe. You make sure they are protected and free from danger. Then, all of a sudden, they have their driver’s license and keeping them safe just got a little harder. Making sure they are prepared is the number one way to keep them out of harm’s way. Here are a few tips the NHTSA suggests to help keep your new driver safe.

1. Talk to your teen about the rules and responsibilities involved in driving. Share some stories and statistics related to teen drivers and distracted driving. Remind your teen often that driving is a skill that requires the driver’s full attention. Texts and phone calls can wait until arriving at his or her destination.

2. Familiarize yourself with your State’s graduated driver licensing law, and enforce its guidelines for your teen. Check to see what your State’s laws are on distracted driving; many States have novice driver provisions in their distracted driving laws. Create your own rules if necessary. Restricting the number of passengers your teen can have, or the hours your teen can drive, is a very effective way to minimize distraction for your teen driver. Talk about the consequences of distracted driving and make yourself and your teen aware of your State’s penalties for talking or texting on a phone while driving.

3. Set consequences for distracted driving. If your teen breaks a distraction rule you’ve set, consider suspending your teen’s driving privileges, further limiting the hours during which they can drive, or limiting the places where they can drive. Parents could also consider limiting a teen’s access to their cell phone—a punishment that in today’s world could be seen by teens as a serious consequence.

4. Set the example by keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel while driving. Be consistent between the message you tell your teen and your own driving behaviors. Novice teen drivers most often learn from watching their parents.

Another great way to ensure your teen is safe is to install the T3 Vehicle Security System. The T3 gives you the capability to check the location of your vehicle at anytime and receive alerts if your car has an emergency or unauthorized movement

Source – https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/teen-driving

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.  T3 can also let the child (or the parent) tap their phone to unlock the car door.

College Car Safety Tips

It’s that time of the year – students are heading back to college!  If your college student is taking a car with him/her to campus, here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Park in well-lit areas and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Have your cell phone readily available when walking back from the parking lot in case of an emergency.
  • Make sure your windows are up and your car doors are locked.
  • Keep your valuables hidden, as well as any personal information/identification such as mail or bills.
  • Keep your car keys in a secure spot in your dorm room and have them out and ready when walking to your car.
  • Follow your campus’ traffic rules.
  • Always be alert and focused while driving. There are many pedestrians and bicyclists on campus, some who are not always paying attention.
  • Never drink and drive.
  • Never text and drive.

To give yourself some peace of mind while your child is away at school, install a T3 from 911Tracker.  If your child’s vehicle is stolen, moves without authorization, or is involved in an accident, the T3 will notify your child and you (as the emergency contact), and can connect  you directly to the 911 operator located nearest the vehicle. Not only will the T3 protect your child’s car from theft, but you can keep track of the vehicle without being intrusive. You have the ability to check the location of your child’s vehicle at any time by sending a text message to the T3.  The T3 will respond with a text showing GPS speed, direction, and location.

T3 Tech Tip: The T3 will automatically notify the owner if the vehicle battery is getting low.

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

TECH TIP: If your vehicle has an emergency or a crash, the driver can turn off the key and sound the horn for at least 8 seconds and T3 will send a vehicle alarm to the owner (and authorized emergency contacts). This assumes you had the yellow wire connected to the vehicle horn during the installation and that your horn does sound with the key off.

KEEP YOUR RV SAFE FROM THEFT

Having an RV allows you to hit the open road whenever you want while having all the added comforts and conveniences of home. But because you travel with many of your belongings, it is important to take precautions to secure your RV. Here are a few tips to help keep your RV safe from theft.

  1. PARK SMART.  Be careful where you choose to park your RV. When choosing an RV park, make sure it has nightly patrols and is well lit.  And if you have to park your RV in a parking lot or amusement park, it should be in a highly visible area near security personnel. So, if you are away from your RV, someone else has an eye on it.
  2. LOCK IT UP.  This might seem pretty obvious, but oftentimes people run for a quick errand and forget to lock their RV. If it is locked, it will discourage thieves from making your RV a target.
  3. OUT OF SIGHT.  Don’t leave expensive items in plain sight. Items that are of higher value like Ipads and other electronic devices should be stowed away and locked up when you are not using them.
  4. LIGHTS ON. If you are away from your RV at night, keep Interior lights on.  Lights left on inside the RV will keep criminals guessing if someone is home. Also, exterior motion detectors are a good way to discourage thieves.
  5. INSTALL A T3 Vehicle Security System. Experts advise that the only way your RV 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 Recovery System, you are alerted the moment that your RV has unauthorized movement or a pre-installed vehicle alarm goes off. The alert will show you the GPS location, speed, and direction that your RV is traveling, and you can easily connect to the 911-Operator closest to your RV, 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 RV and your belongings. Want to start protecting your RV? Contact us to learn more 877-744-3361!

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.