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Latest ‘Watchman’ Feature On All Android Smartphones

A unique alarm enabled feature for Enhanced Vehicle Security

A Gurgaon-based Information Technology Services Company Trak N Tell, that provides Sophisticated Vehicle Telematics Solutions has  launched its latest ‘Watchman’ Vehicle Security feature on its App across all Android Smartphones on December 28, 2016 in New Delhi

This feature will be remotely upgraded across all Intelli7 Devices so that existing customers can benefit from it.

Currently, the Trak N Tell App alerts customers with an ‘Ignition on’ notification on their Smartphones whenever they or someone else starts their car. However, this notification is not enough to alert sleeping customers in case of actual emergencies. 

This is where the ‘Watchman’ comes in. When enabled, this feature will instantly transform one’s Smartphone into an alarm clock so they can be informed about potential threats in real time, and take corrective action.

Trak N Tell will notify its existing customers about this feature following the successful upgrade of the software running on all Intelli7 devices deployed so far.  Once that is done, customers will be able to upgrade their Trak N Tell app from the Google Play Store and explore the various aspects of the ‘Watchman’ feature at leisure.

Features and Functions of this App, how it works is –

This is the mobile app for the Trak N Tell website. You can track and Monitor all your vehicles which have a Trak N Tell Telematics Device installed in it.  We can view the location of our entire fleet on a map. In case of theft, we can use the built-in navigation feature to navigate to our vehicle as it is being driven away.

Its NavTraf Technology gives you real-time traffic alerts as you move. You can use these traffic alerts to re-route your travel.  Use the radar icon to locate your car in a parking lot. When you get closer to your car, it will blink the head lights and sound the horn to help you identify your car. This feature works when your remote keyless entry is still out of signal range. You need a compatible Trak N Tell Telematics Device to use this feature.

An explanation of the persmissions:

Storage: Needed to save data to the SD card or built-in memory. The app can run faster if it can download and save data locally instead of having to download everything every time. This will also help reduce data usage.

Network Communication: Needed to download your vehicle data from our servers

Your Location: Needed to provide navigation from your current location to the vehicle using our NavTraf technology with real-time traffic-alerts.

Your Accounts: Needed to download Google Map data. Without this, Google Maps will not display street names.

Commenting on the New Feature, Mr.Pranshu Gupta, Founder & CEO, Trak N Tell said, “At Trak N Tell, we always strive to provide our customers with the best telematics security products for their vehicle(s). It is this passion that drove us to come up with our latest ‘Watchman’ feature. This feature is quite akin to a colony guard knocking on one’s door to inform them about any security issues, in this case, issues related to the customer’s car, and arrange for necessary action to resolve the same. We are confident that ‘Watchman’ will prove to be an effective car security feature for all vehicle owners in the country, significantly alleviating any vehicular security threats to a great extent.”

Ritu Gupta, Co-founder & COO, Trak N Tell adds, “The prime focus of Trak N Tell lies in ensuring the safety of both the passenger and their vehicle from any possible threat. With our latest ‘Watchman’ feature, we hope to achieve the same by facilitating our customers with a unique alert-based feature that can quickly determine any potential case of car theft in real time. We are confident that this feature will prove to be immensely successful among vehicle owners, fulfilling our aim of revolutionizing the conventional outlook of Telematics in the Indian market.”

The ‘Watchman’ feature which was undergoing beta testing is now ready for the launch. While the feature will be initially launched on Android based smartphones, an iOS version is in the pipeline, and is expected to be launched within the next couple of months, i.e. by early 2017.

The remote software upgrade feature of Intelli7 devices is an industry standard called OTA, which stands for Over-The-Air upgrades.  These days, almost all smartphone manufacturers utilize the same technology to upgrade apps as well as the operating system within mobile devices. Similarly, this OTA feature also happens to be one of the many inherent technological advancements included in the products designed and manufactured by Trak N Tell.

About Trak N Tell
Trak N Tell provides customized telematics solutions to vehicle manufacturers as well as vehicle owners. It offers a GPS product that allows vehicle tracking, remote engine immobilization as well as monitoring of engine health etc. The company was established in May 2007 and has its headquarters in Gurgaon, India. It counts several OEMS, as well individual car/bike owners among its customers. Trak N Tell’s products are designed and manufactured in India. The company has received funding from the 3 investors led by Brian Acton, Co-Founder of Whatsapp.

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