New! Landmarks and Geofencing

by Dustin
14. October 2010 23:44

Landmarks

Landmarks and Geofences are a thing of beauty. It’s simple. A landmark is a specific geographic spot you choose on the map.  DashTrac lets you draw a circle around that point. So, say you want to “Landmark” your son’s girlfriend’s house. You will receive an alert when his vehicle enters that circle. A Geofence?  It’s the actual circle. There are multiple ways to use these features.

KEEP IN: Set up the landmark/geofence combination to alert you during specific hours if the vehicle leaves the determined perimeter. Geofence your child’s school, spouses’ place of employment, your company during work hours, etc.  Think your employees are sneaking off during business hours?  Now you have proof.

KEEP OUT: Set the Geofence so that it will send an alert if Johnny visits Mary’s house on a school night. If you are suspicious of someone’s behavior and want to be alerted if they come within a certain perimeter of a specific address – DashTrac will let you know.

 

Here’s the best. If your child has a curfew – you can receive an alert if their car comes home late! We know this works because our corporate president’s son made a boo-boo last week. He was “watching over” his twin sisters while the parents were out. Seems he came home two hours late. BUSTED. This child knows the device is in his car! Go figure.

Unique to DashTrac, Landmarks and Geofences – with alerts - are useful in any scenario. All of the information is validated with GPS accuracy using a small GPS tracking device that fits easily into your vehicle's OBD port. Find out more by visiting our homepage.

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GPS tracking for elderly drivers? ummmmmm?

by Courtney
7. October 2010 05:38

I just want to preface that I have the upmost respect for my elders.  However, I do not think that every elderly person should be driving.  We are all aware of the frustration that some "white head" drivers can cause on the road. Erratic stops, speed changes, need I mention weaving in and out of the lanes?  Today I was driving down my street  just about 50 yrds or so away from my driveway when I noticed my 90yr old neighbor's car at a complete stop in the middle of the road.  As I pulled up behind her and waited what seemed like an eternity, I realized she had over shot her own driveway and was trying to figure out how to reverse back enough into her own driveway.  I finally drove around her car and waited in my car to make sure she had everything under control.  As I watched I could see her tiny frame snap back into reality and remember how to get back to her into her driveway.  As the evening went on, I continued to think about how dangerous it is to have this woman on the road.  I truly have the deepest respect for her as she is a very sweet woman and not to mention had a very sucessful career in the military.  But, does that mean she should be driving?  I think not.  I also began to think about her family and wondered how they feel about her driving.  Maybe if she had a GPS tracking device in her car that reports where she is going and how fast she got there. Would help alleviate some worries for her family?  On second thought, shouldn't we all have those devices in our cars?  Something to ponder...

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Concerned adults

Where are my people?

by Courtney
25. August 2010 22:32

As a person I have always been concerned that my family and friends are safe and sound.  I was the one in high school and college who always slept with my cell phone right next to me. Just in case someone was in trouble.  Well, now that I have a family of my own, that concern is more real than ever.  Even though my kids are very young and always insight, I still can't help but worry about the future.  What happens when my girls grow up and start driving and dating? (Can’t even think about it!)  I wish I could implant some kind of tracking device on them. 

That is when I heard about a device called DashTrac.  This thing is great!  All you do is plug it into the car under the steering wheel and it will track their car.  I will be able to see how fast they are going as well as where they are traveling and even where they have been. So cool!  I was a good kid growing up, but I definitely was NO angel.  Throughout high school, I am quite sure there were several places that my parents would have preferred I wasn't at.  My husband and I have no intention of becoming parents who hover. However, I will say that devices like DashTrac already give me peace of mind that at least we can monitor safe driving when the time comes.

 

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Teen Drivers

DashTac makes life easier!

by Courtney
5. August 2010 19:26

Anyone who owns and runs a business out of their home knows that it is not all fun and games.  Oh, and add two small children under the age of 5yrs and it's a whole new ball game.  Helping to run a business and a household leads me to find ways to make life easier.   For us it's keeping the chaos down to a minimum or trying to anyway.  Since my husband and I own a pool maintenance company with now over 200 accounts, it is imperative that each and every pool is in tip-top shape. 

We are VERY lucky to have two great service technicians who do a great job, but we still have to monitor accounts.  So how can we stay sane and make sure all the accounts are being serviced correctly and on the right days?  If we could only track the guys while they were in the field.  Knowing where they are and how far into the route they are would be so helpful.  That is when we found a lifesaver in a product called DashTrac.  All we did was plug it into the truck under the steering wheel and BANG we are off to the races.  We quickly found that it does so much more that track the trucks.  We can tell how long the guys spend at each house, exactly where they are on the map, bread crumb trails of where they have been and even tells us when maintenance on the truck is due!  Now if I could just figure out a way to have it help me clean the house Smile

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