I’m sure there’s some of you out there who know exactly where the diagnostic port on your car is. That OBD connector might’ve been used by yourself with one of those cables you bought off eBay (and that “iffy software” that “fell off the internet”) or the brilliantly clean AA man might’ve plugged his laptop into it to diagnose a fault with your car.
There’s another use for it though. You can plug this CarLock device into it. Once it’s in you can forget about it, and the device will monitor the movements and location of your car, beaming the results directly to your smartphone.
Wait though, it’s not all about firing off an alarm on the phone when your wife gets near the Bull Ring, this will also inform you if any “suspicious” activity is going on. You can set a “lock area”, which defines the area the car must stay within (good if you have young or inexperienced drivers too perhaps) and it’ll also tell you if the GPS signal is lost (or jammed) and if the device is unplugged. There’s also alerts when your car battery is getting low and if there’s any “unusual vibrations” in the car – although if your teenage son is borrowing your motor you might find out a bit more than you anticipated using that..
The app itself, which is available for Android and iPhone, is designed not to hammer your battery and, in an age when most cars are broken into after thefts to get vehicle keys, it can be your instant tracker.
There’s a one-year warranty and you’ll need to pay €99 (about £82.28) plus a monthly subscription fee of €4.90 (about £4.07) for the service, which isn’t too bad actually. The device will be available in April and you can pre-order it now on their website –www.carlock.co.
More details below..
New GPS Device Launches To Keep Cars Secure Around The Clock
Keeping track of prized wheels just got easier with the launch of new car security device, CarLock. An all inclusive solution for the security of your car, CarLock uses remote GPS technology so owners can track the location and movements of their car from a mobile device. No more bulky key chains or constantly faulty alarms, just an instant and easy to manage way to keep vehicles protected from anywhere at any time.
The product plugs directly into the car diagnostic port and establishes a constant communication with the CarLock Cloud. It is complemented by a specialized mobile application that communicates with the CarLock cloud and immediately notifies the owner with a loud warning sound should a series of multiple suspicious activities occur. These include the vehicle moving outside the lock area, notifications when the engine is started, warnings when the device is disconnected, notices if the GPS signal is lost through potential jamming attempts and alerts for any irregular car vibrations. CarLock will also issue alerts for when car batteries are low, making the device a security essential as well as a practical piece of equipment.
While the app can be actively monitored, it is designed to work even when it is not running, giving a car complete round the clock protection at all times. The app can be easily downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store and is compatible with most smartphones. While some apps rapidly drain phone battery life, the built-in cellular and GPS antenna mean the connected phone performance and battery life is not affected in any way.
Time is of the utmost essence when it comes to recovering stolen vehicles, research indicating that the chances of finding a vehicle that is not reported within 24 hours of theft as close to none. To add to the heavily weighted statistics of recovery, the vehicle stealing process is extremely fast, average thefts played out in just 10 seconds. CarLock instantly removes the potential for any wasted time, informing owners immediately when their car has been tampered with or moved.
Sending warnings directly to the owner makes CarLock far more effective than traditional alarms that are intended to scare thieves off. Research has shown that up to 99% of car alarms are triggered falsely. The sheer volume of false car alarm experiences is now ingrained in society, Progressive Insurance Company findings indicating that less than 1% of respondents would call the police upon hearing a car alarm or warning siren. Without the owner around to confirm attempted theft, this renders traditional car alarms practically useless. The CarLock device provides as hassle free solution to the problem, giving owners peace of mind as well as keeping the streets free from constant unnecessary wailing sirens.
The device is of the highest quality European manufacturing and comes with one-year warranty. It supports both GPS and GLONASS satellites. Current CarLock subscription plans are available across Europe and the UK.
At just €99 plus a monthly subscription fee of €4.90, CarLock offers owners affordable peace of mind that their car is being monitored at all times.
CarLock is now accepting pre-orders for the new device which is set to hit shelves in April. To learn more about the company or to place an order visit www.carlock.co
About CarLock: CarLock uses state of the art GPS technology to provide a remote, all inclusive security solution for protecting cars against theft and tampering. The CarLock device is simply plugged into the diagnostic port and emits a constant signal to the CarLock Cloud. This can then be picked up through the installation of a smartphone application, giving car owners the power to monitor the location of their vehicle at all times. CarLock is significantly more effective than traditional car alarms which have a reputation of being false and are thus usually ignored by the public.