The eye in the sky.

by jscott
7. September 2011 01:32

What is DashTrac? 

Think of it as an “eye in the sky.”   DashTrac is a discreet GPS tracking device that’s very easy to install.

It is supported by a user-friendly web interface, allowing you to track and monitor vehicles in real-time.  Once you’re logged in, you can view:
• History - Shows a breadcrumb trail of your vehicle’s history.
• Reports - Trip Data (Mileage, business or personal), Maintenance History/Reports, Alerts History (Speed, Geofence and Landmark Violations).
• Maintenance Schedule - DashTrac is an easy-to-use tool for managing common vehicle maintenance requirements (oil and tire changes) and will remind you to attend to these important responsibilities.
• Dashboard Gages include: Mileage, Speed, Date/Time, Odometer and Direction of Travel
• Management includes: Account Profile, with the ability to manage Landmarks and Geofence Alerts.  (Think of this as an invisible fence you can set up around a specific area.)

How do you use DashTrac?  It couldn’t be easier.  Just plug and play.

It plugs quickly into a vehicle's OBDII port, located under the driver’s side dashboard. Once activated, you’re tracking within minutes.  No professional installation charges.  Just four easy steps:
1. Obtain the DashTrac Device
Obtain the device, and then follow the following steps.

2. Find your OBDII Port
Plug the device in the OBDII port located under the steering column.

3. Start your Engine
Once the device is plugged in, start the vehicle and wait a couple minutes.

4. Go Online
Login to the application from our homepage.

Who needs DashTrac?

Everyone!  Well, everyone who has the need to track a vehicle.Businesses with a fleet of vehicles on the road, parents of teenaged drivers,curious spouses,children of elderly parents and anyone else who has the need to know where a vehicle is at any given time. Yep, pretty much everyone.

How much will it cost?

For as little as 60¢ a day, DashTrac is an affordable investment for anyone that needs to know where their vehicles or loved ones are at all times.   DashTrac offers a pay-as-you-go plan where you will prepay for every month you wish to have the service, or you can enter into a contract that offers deep discounts. The longer the contract - the larger the discount.

For more information check us out at www.dashtrac.com! Do you need other GPS tracking options for business? Visit http://www.actsoft.com.

 

Move over Big Brother…here comes Big Mama and Big Papa

by jscott
14. July 2011 00:42

 

At some point it is inevitable that parents will struggle with the dilemma of how much free reign to give their teenagers. Today’s challenges are unlike any before. With the internet, texting and various forms of social media, the odds of teens landing in compromising situations are pretty good. It isn’t possible to hold their hand and guide them in every situation. Many parents feel they need some extra help keeping tabs on their kids, so they’re turning to technical gadgets to help them read text messages, monitor internet activity and even track driving behaviors.

Scenario: Sally tells Mom and Dad she is going to Jane’s house to study. But she’s really driving 10+ miles past Jane’s house to her boyfriend’s house (whose parents happen to be out of town). Sounds very familiar to many of us, right? Heck – WE DID IT!! 

In the past, there was really nothing parents could do but hope for the truth. Today, many parents who choose to monitor their teen’s driving behavior, choose DashTrac. 

DashTrac is a discreet GPS tracking device for vehicles. It easily plugs into a vehicle’s OBD II port (located under steering wheel) and monitors true speed, hard stops, GPS location (with bread crumb trails) and has geofence capabilities (think of drawing an invisible fence around an area you want your teen to stay out of) which trigger alerts. It even has a maintenance alert feature to manage common periodic vehicle maintenance requirements. 

Basically, DashTrac offers parents peace of mind when their teenage drivers hit the road.

 

 

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Lead Foot Drivers Kill Gas Mileage

by jscott
22. March 2011 20:02

Anyone with service vehicles in the field every day probably has that nagging feeling in their gut as soon as tires hit pavement.  It’s a lot like that feeling you get when your teenager gets behind the wheel.  Yes, you may trust your drivers and hopefully have good insurance (just in case). 
But how do you really know your drivers are safe? 
DashTrac can help!  DashTrac is a small discreet tracking device that simply plugs into the vehicle's OBDII port. (Under the driver’s side dashboard). Once activated, you’re tracking within minutes.  Start with simply tracking your vehicle and expand to maintenance alerts, speed and geofence alerts and much more. 
Aside from simply knowing where vehicles are at any given time, DashTrac aids in monitoring safe driving habits.  Excessive speed causes undue wear & tear, puts all drivers at risk, and literally kills your gas mileage.  Who can afford that at today’s prices?
Fact is; a monitored driver is a safer driver. Lower your exposure to speeding violations and use documented driving behavior as a coaching tool. DashTrac shows:
• True Speeds
• Hard Stops
• Jackrabbit Starts
• Heartbeat (When ignition is off, DashTrac will report daily with a heartbeat from the device to inform users of its operational status and location.)
  And that’s not all!  DashTrac also provides customized reports, alerts, maintenance updates, history reports (breadcrumb trail).   DashTrac. A small, yet powerful tool yet powerful that both identifies drivers who may have a lead foot but does so much more! 

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