911Tracker® Announced Association with Newchip

Did you hear? 911Tracker® announced an association with Newchip which are providing Accelerator programs that are benefiting the 911Tracker Equity Campaign by improving communication with investors.

Newchip Accelerator impressed 911Tracker because of the experience of the Newchip team and the way that the Accelerator program uses a number of online techniques to guide entrepreneurs through a learning process. The Accelerator program encourages the entrepreneurs to continuously report on the progress of their interface with potential investors. The program helps entrepreneurs by sharing ideas and issues with other members of the group.

We have been encouraged by the constructive criticism and have started trying new methods of presenting our company in a way that potential investors will understand both the shorter term and longer term benefits. As the program proceeds, entrepreneurs are offered the opportunity to present their companies to potential investors that are already familiar with the ways that Newchip helps entrepreneurs do their best. We would certainly recommend that founders with startup companies consider working with Newchip.

Four Tips for Driving in the Rain

April showers bring May flowers…but they also bring wet roads and sometimes hazardous conditions. Here’s some tips for keeping safe on the road during those downpours:

  1. Before you get on the road, make sure your windshield wipers, headlights, tail lights and brakes are all functioning properly.  Traction on tires should also be good, as threadbare tires and wet, oil-slick roads are not a good combo.
  2. Turn on your headlights. With low visibility you’ll want others to see you, and you’ll have a better view of what’s in front of you.
  3. Slow down and don’t get too close to the car in front of you.  It’s easy to lose traction on wet roads. If you do end up hydroplaning, continue to steer in the direction you want to go, and ease off the accelerator.   According to Geico, it might take three to five adjustments to get back on course.
  4. If you cannot see, pull over and turn on your hazard lights.  It may be raining too heavy, or your windshield may be fogging up. Just wait it out until you have a visible view.

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.

Simple Spring Maintenance Tips For Your Car

As winter winds down and the weather gets nicer, you need to make sure that you are properly maintaining your car. Most importantly, you or your mechanic should check your engine and your alignment and suspension. Here are a few other easy things that you can do to get your car ready for spring.

Clean the Inside

Spring is the perfect time to clean the interior of your car. Remove and throw away all the trash and debris that has accrued over the winter. Vacuum the carpets and seats and wipe down all interior surfaces. Choose a warm, sunny day to complete this job.

Wash and Wax

Now that the winter is over, a thorough wash and wax is important. Winter driving can cause road grime, debris and salt to build up on your car which can affect the paint and finishes.

Tire Pressure

Cold winter temperatures cause your tire pressure to decrease and warmer temperatures can cause the pressure to increase, so make sure you check your tire pressure and that it meets your manufacturer’s specifications.

Wiper Blades

Your wiper blades may have taken a beating over the winter due to snow and ice, so you should check them for any signs of cracking or wear. Because the spring brings with it rain and thunderstorms, you need to make sure your wiper blades are in good working order.

And don’t forget to install your T3!

Kill Coronavirus in Your Car

Times are scary right now. These past few days, weeks, and months have been flipped upside down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at 911 Tracker we are practicing social distancing and taking the CDC recommendations very seriously. Please know we are still here to help in any way possible. Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted by this pandemic. We want to send out a huge THANK YOU to those helping to keep our loved ones safe.

According to the CDC, washing hands and cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces are two of the best ways to defend against spreading the coronavirus. To ensure you are staying safe in all areas of your life, here are some tips on how to disinfect your car:

1. Clean Frequently Touched Areas – Clean frequently touched surfaces, including the steering wheel, door handles, shift lever, any buttons or touch screens, wiper and turn signal stalks, passenger and driver door armrests, grab handles, and seat adjusters.

2. Use Cleaners With At Least 70% Alcohol – With a few exceptions, many of the household cleaners that kill corona viruses can also clean a car without damaging its interior.

3. Wash Your Hands After Cleaning – This step is really important to remember. Help prevent carrying any germs around with you by washing your hands immediately after cleaning.

Click here for more tips on how to clean your car and fight off COVID-19.

Tech Tip – If a family member is traveling with your vehicle and you would like to know their location but they have driven into a remote area that is not within range of a cell tower, just ask T3 for its current gps location. The cell carrier system automatically keeps trying to deliver the message. As soon as the vehicle is driven back into a cell coverage area, T3 will receive the message and respond with the current location.

Source: https://www.consumerreports.org/tires-car-care/how-to-kill-coronavirus-in-your-car-without-damaging-interior-surfaces/

Grand Slam Spring Specials

You already know that the T3 alerts you the moment your vehicle has unauthorized movement.

And that its 3-way-call functionality automatically connects you to the 911 operator nearest your vehicle.

But did you also know that you can use the T3 to find your vehicle in a crowded parking lot?

That means the next time you are leaving a baseball game and can’t remember if you parked at Lot G or Lot F you can easily track your car’s location helping you get home even quicker! That sure beats waiting around for the lot to clear out.

So why not protect your vehicle and make your life a bit easier with the T3? We are offering hot Spring Specials so it’s the perfect time to buy! For a limited time you can purchase the T3 for:

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 Spring 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 Spring 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

Spring Cleaning: Classic Car Prep

Car Show Season is upon us! Which means it’s time to start airing out your vehicle and performing a series of checks to ensure that you have enough time to take your car out for a spin as soon as that first show drives into town!

Whether you winterized your vehicle or not, you need to complete a thorough investigation and CHECK EVERYTHING! To help get you started we’ve compiled a list of hot spot areas that tend to need a tune up from over the winter:

  • Check and change the fluids.
  • Test your wipers.
  • Tires – do they need air, are they flat or spotted?
  • Open the hood – how does your wiring look? Sometimes animals chew through some of the wires over the winter, so make sure nothing is disconnected.
  • Take a look under your car to make sure nothing leaked.
  • Test your lights. And don’t forget to check your brake lights!
  • Charge your battery.
  • Run your car for a few minutes before taking it out for a spin. As the car is running look under the vehicle again to make sure nothing started leaking.
  • Wash, dust and polish. You are ready for a drive!

Another thing to consider before heading to your first car show is installing a T3, because classic car shows are notorious for being targeted for theft opportunities. When installing a T3 on your classic car you have two options: a standard T3 or a Cable-Kit-T which would allow for you to plug in your T3  at the show and then move it back to your daily vehicle once you arrive home. By having a T3 installed while attending out of town shows you are able to react quicker if your car has unauthorized movement. Just set your T3 to Master mode, and it will alert you the moment the vehicle is moved. You instantly receive access to the GPS coordinates, speed, and direction that your vehicle is moving. As well as easily connect to the 911-Operator closest to your vehicle, allowing them to dispatch an officer. Helping bring your beauty back where it belongs and not gone forever.

Interested in purchasing your own T3 or Cable-Kit-T? Head to 911Tracker.com.

If You Are An Uber Or Lyft Driver, This Is Why You Need A T3

Are you an Uber or Lyft Driver, or have a loved one who is? If so, you are often on the road alone, many times late at night, and sometimes in remote areas, allowing people you have never met before into your vehicle.  There’s always a risk involved when picking up strangers, but a T3 can help keep you or your loved ones safe.

While it’s something nobody wants to think about, if you don’t make it home from your shift, your T3 emergency contacts can easily pinpoint exactly where your vehicle is located, or even track your whereabouts during your shift.  And in the case of a carjacking, the T3 gives you the ability to deactivate your starter and send real-time info to the police.  The carjacker won’t get very far, and your vehicle will be recovered.

The 911Tracker T3 Vehicle Recovery System will also alert you instantly if there is unauthorized movement in your vehicle or a pre-installed vehicle alarm goes off. 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!

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

A T3 for when Seconds Matter

Seconds matter, especially in an emergency situation when a life is on the line. A  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.

911Tracker T3 FAQs

Do you have a question about the 911Tracker Vehicle Security System? We have answers!

Q. What type of vehicle can use the T3?
A. T3can be installed in any type of vehicle that has a battery and a location where the unit will not be exposed to moisture. Cars, Motorcycles, Work Trucks, Food Trucks, and even RV’s! Plus with the T3 you don’t need to pick just one. You can rotate it between vehicles with the Cable-Kit-T which includes Cable Kit including cable, fuses, starter disable relay, and Backup Battery including overload protection!

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Q. What is required to install T3?
A. The package includes everything needed, including T3 device, cable, and installation kit to connect to the vehicle.

Q. Do I need to connect to a website to operate the T3?
A. No.  Each T3 has its own phone number.  You just send a text message to the T3 from your mobile phone or smartphone.

Q. How do I check the location of my vehicle?
A. Just sent a text message with your secret 5-digit PIN and the letters gps and T3 will respond to your mobile phone with time, date, location, speed, and direction.

Q. Do I have to turn on the T3 when I leave my vehicle?
A. No. T3 senses if the key is turned on or off.  If the key is off, the unit automatically enables the movement notification and vehicle alarm, if your vehicle has an existing alarm system.  When the key is on, the unit disables the alarm notification

Q. What do I do when T3 sends me an alarm notification?
A. The alarm notification includes time, date, location, speed, and direction.  If you determine that an emergency is occurring, you call your T3.  It speaks to you and says press # to call police.  When you press #, the T3 calls the nearest 911 and when the 911-Operator answers, you can explain the emergency to the 911-Operator.

Do you still have a question? Check our FAQ or contact us at Phone: 877-744-3361  or sales@911Tracker.com we would love to talk to you!

How to be a Motorcycle Passenger

Have you ever been asked by a friend or family member to take a ride on their motorcycle? Maybe you jumped at the chance to be a passenger or maybe you felt a little bit of fear and trepidation because you were not sure what to expect.  There is a lot of information out there to teach you how to ride a motorcycle, but there are a few things you need to know about being a good passenger too.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Wear the right safety gear.  When you are the passenger, wear gear that will protect you from the elements and make you safer in case of an accident while riding.  You should wear footwear that protects your feet, a helmet, gloves, a long sleeve shirt and pants that are durable.  Don’t forget to dress appropriately for the weather.

Getting on the bike.  It is important before you get on the bike that the footpegs are down.  And if you don’t know what the footpegs are, your rider will know and can help you.  Stay away from the hot exhaust pipes anytime your get on or off the bike because they will cause severe burns.  Once the bike and rider are stable and ready, step on the footpeg and swing your leg over the bike to the other footpeg.

Keep your feet on the footpegs.  Once you are in position, your feet should be planted on the footpegs for the duration of your ride. By dangling your feet, you could come into contact with the rear wheel or the muffler which is dangerous for you and the rider.  By keeping your feet on the footpegs, you are keeping yourself and the rider safe.

Sitting on the bike.  Try not to hang or wrap your arms around the rider.  By doing so, you affect their ability to control the bike by putting your weight on them.  Instead, hold onto the rider’s hips or the tank especially when stopping.  Try not to squirm or move around too much because this affects the balance of the bike.

Look over the rider’s shoulders during turns.  While the rider leans into the turns, you should not.  If you follow this rule of thumb, you will be positioned perfectly for a turn–look over the rider’s shoulder in the direction of the turn.  So that means if you are turning right, you should look over the rider’s right shoulder; if you are turning left, look over the left shoulder.  If you line up your body with the rider, it will keep the bike from leaning more than it should.

Dismounting the motorcycle. You should only get off the bike when the rider tells you it is okay to do so. If you do so when the rider isn’t expecting it, the sudden weight change could pull the motorcycle over or cause the rider to drop the bike. Don’t forget about the hot exhaust pipes while dismounting either.

Be an active participant.  When you are a passenger on a motorcycle, you can help the rider by being alert and prepared.  Be ready for sudden braking or changes of direction by paying attention to the road.  You can also be another set of eyes for the rider, looking for any hazards or animals that may run into the road.
If you are prepared before being a passenger on a bike, it can be a fun experience for both you and the rider!

A T3 on your Harley with TSSM will text you as soon as a thief starts to roll your bike away.