SkyLINK Early Theft Detection instantly notifies vehicle owners via smartphone when their car has moved
Inilex®, a leading provider of aftermarket telemetry solutions for vehicles, is helping motorists ensure the safety and security of their vehicles with a new SkyLINK Early Theft Detection (ETD) service. ETD works by instantly alerting car owners via their mobile device when their parked car has moved without their knowledge, enabling them to immediately notify police and begin the recovery process.
Nearly a half million vehicles are stolen each year and not recovered, with many ending up in chop shops for parts, shipped overseas, or even used in the commission of other crimes. Fast reporting is essential for owners to get their vehicles back quickly and in one piece.
With SkyLINK ETD, motorists can use their smartphones to set an invisible ‘fence’ called a QuickFence around their vehicle. If their car moves outside of the QuickFence, they are automatically alerted through a text or email, and can take quick action to lessen the impact of the theft. It is an especially valuable capability in opportunistic areas such as airport parking lots, shopping centers, colleges, sporting events, movie theaters, garages and large apartment complexes .
“With criminals getting more sophisticated, anti-theft systems are usually not enough to deter them from stealing a vehicle, and most aren’t just after luxury cars,” said Michael Maledon, CEO of Inilex. “SkyLINK ETD provides the next level of defense by dramatically increasing the odds for quick vehicle recovery. Even better, activating the service is as simple as clicking on a link from a mobile device.”
SkyLINK ETD works in conjunction with SkyLINK, a dealer-installed device that uses an advanced combination of GPS, satellite and wireless technologies to locate and recover stolen vehicles in real time, across all corners of the country. As soon as a vehicle is reported stolen, SkyLINK operators can track it and provide its exact location to police.
In addition to the obvious theft-recovery application, SkyLINK ETD can be a useful tool for a variety of other purposes. For instances, parents of teenagers can have real-time knowledge if their teen driver moves the car from a given location. Businesses with small fleets, such as florists or pizza delivery trucks, can monitor their vehicles overnight or during extended stops.
SkyLINK ETD is now available through auto dealerships across the country as an enhanced option at the time of SkyLINK purchase.
Inilex®, the industry-leading provider of intelligent telemetry solutions, combines the power of the Global Positioning System (GPS) with the flexibility of a best-in-class wireless messaging system to develop telemetry solutions for businesses and consumers alike. Inilex’s GPS products and applications allow clients to remotely monitor, control and track important assets such as vehicles via cell phones or the Internet. Inilex is online at www.inilex.com.