MURRIETA, Calif. -- Sekurus Inc., which focuses on protecting auto assets through management and tracking systems that secure the subprime auto loan portfolios of auto dealerships and financial institutions, recently announced iLocate, a global positioning system that utilizes digital cell phone technology to track vehicles anywhere in the world.
In conjunction with a user-friendly Web site, the new device enables dealers and owners of both new and preowned cars to wirelessly track and ultimately control vehicles using a secure Internet and interactive voice response applications. Sekurus (www.sekurus.com) unveiled the iLocate GPS system and other offerings in February at the NADA show in San Francisco.
Once installed, the owner can always track the car, no matter who the driver is or where the final destination might be. In addition to a detailed location, the iLocate Web site (www.iLocateGPS.com) provides logged-in users with additional information, including the speed the car is traveling, a history page with previous locations, and printable map with zoom capabilities. The digital wireless capabilities of iLocate allow the user to remotely start or disable a turned off vehicle in less than 20 seconds, as well as lock and unlock the doors and windows. These steps can also be taken by text features on the owner's cell phone. Owners can also receive alerts by cell phone text and e-mail if the driver of their vehicle exceeds a pre-set speed limit or drives into unapproved territory.
"Besides providing dealers and customers with the surest way to guard against theft, iLocate also delivers the best peace of mind when you have loaned your car to a family member or friend," said Mike Simon, president of Sekurus. "Whether it is a new teenage driver or elderly family member behind the wheel, you can seamlessly track where they are and how safely they are driving. For far too long, car owners have had to relinquish all control every time their vehicle left the driveway."
iLocate provides three different price plans that offer pay as you go options for each individual user. For a slightly increased activation fee, customers can choose which plan best suits their needs for any given time period. Every iLocate customer is given complimentary access to its iConnect concierge service that connects directly to a 24-hour operator who can fulfill a variety of requests and inquiries, from driving directions to weather reports and more.