4 Crucial Tips To Choose a GPS Vehicle Tracker

Technology has come a long way since the inception of GPS (Global Positioning System). This technology has deep roots in helping to develop systems and processes in modern society. GPS is a tool which when combined with Amber Connect’s Tracking Device and Platform will allow for maximum personal and vehicular safety.

In evaluating the many options for your Vehicle Tracker System, one must consider 4 things and these are even more crucial in the local environment:

  1. What Can Your GPS Tracker Do, What are the features?

This is a mouthful but will give you transparency and an excellent insight to Amber Connects Leading Tracking Solution.

As technology evolves your GPS tracker and its features should too. Almost all the trackers on the market were designed years ago and have the same functionality they did when they were produced. The technological era we live in demands being up to date on a pretty much weekly basis. Amber Connect is an IT company, so we regularly upgrade our platform!

Notably, Amber Connect features live-tracking with 5 seconds refresh time and real-time notifications such as (engine on/off alerts, driver behavior, anti-theft protection, geo-fencing). In lament terms this means you can save money by now making informed decisions about your fleet or personal fuel supply, driver behavior and be given real time alerts when extremes in this behavior occur, such as hard breaking, excess fuel usage or when a vehicle leaves a restricted area.

The in-car device also comes outfitted with remote shut down via App/Web portal so you can feel empowered to shut the engine down from anywhere in the world in the event you suspect suspicious activity. This means you are in control and do not need to call a security provider for assistance unless you choose to.

There are countless additional features such as speed tracking to keep younger drivers safe and endless reports which give you breakdowns of information in an easy to read and tangible way. The graphs have been rated some of the easiest to use and understand by our customers.

Amber Shield: Artificial Intelligence in Vehicle Tracking.

Dear Friends

We have an awesome announcement to make – our newest, biggest and the best release  ever with exceptional technology implementations. We are pleased to introduce Amber Shield – An Artificial Intelligence based platform which makes the vehicle self react under security threats. 

AMBER SHIELD comes with three modes: Sentry, Parking Shield and Night Guard.

SENTRY

Unsure of your vehicles safety where you parked for a few minutes? Enable sentry and in case if your device is tampered, towed, ignition is turned on or there is a significant vibration on the vehicle, the app makes a distinctive siren on your app to alert you of a problem.

PARKING SHIELD

Attend any party without worrying about the parking! This mode is allows you to raise the parking shield for up to 5 hours. When under threat as listed in Sentry Mode, it makes a distinctive siren on your app and also performs automatic engine shut down.

NIGHT GUARD

Sleep worry free all night! This mode allows you to set a timer with a start and end time. When enabled and if the car is under threat as listed in Sentry mode, it will make a distinctive siren on your app and also perform automatic engine shut down.

We invite you to try Amber Shield technology, a marvel of innovation in vehicle tracking. Amber Shield feature will be activated from 15th of November, 2016 for a free trial* to all existing users.

More updates coming soon! Stay connected…

*Additional subscription costs apply for this feature.

Last-minute hurricane check-list for your car safety

Here is a short last-minute check-list how to protect your car in the hurricane.

1. Take Pictures
It is advised to take pictures of your car’s interior and exterior as for personal and insurance purposes to prove the car’s condition before the disaster.
2. Park Your Car Safely
The best is to park your car in the garage or any sheltered building, but if you do not have one then park it near building which can protect it at least partially. If possible do not park your car near trees, light poles and outdoor advertising banners as those can be blown down and damage your car.
3. Cover Your Car
If your car is parked outside if possible cover your car with a waterproof cover such as tarpaulin etc. If possible the apply the padded cover as it may protect your car from damages from fallen objects.
4. Keys and Documentation
Store your car’s registration and insurance documentation in a safe place—preferably a fireproof and waterproof lock box. Store your car document information in the Car Info section of your Amber App.  You might want to distribute key copies and temporary share the logins of your Amber App with all licensed drivers of your family, so that in an event you are separated from your family vehicle and/or family, it still can driven.
5. Petrol
Make sure that your tank is full so that in case of an emergency you will be able to drive out without any obstacles.
What if mobile network goes down during and after the disaster?
At this moment of time you will not be able to see your car on your phone however all the data will be stored and it will appear when the GSM network is back.

Stay safe!

Warmest regards,
Amber Connect Team

TELiCON Launches Islandwide Installation Concierge Service for Amber Connect

Amber Connect Ltd announced an exciting new partnership with the TELiCON Group. Under the partnership, TELiCON will provide sales, customer support and installations to Amber Connect customers across Jamaica, including its special concierge service, which installs devices for customers at a time and place of their choosing.

The agreement between the parties is a result of the tremendous demand for Amber Connect’s vehicle tracking and security devices and Amber’s commitment to ensure its customers are served quickly and to the highest quality standards.

Peter Melhado, Chairman of Amber Connect, noted, ‘Amber puts its customers at the forefront of everything we do; teaming up with an established group like TELiCON ensures that we can offer a seamless installation experience at a very competitive price. This is consistent with our mission of delivering a valuable service that is affordable to every motor vehicle owner in Jamaica.’

Donovan James, Chairman of TELiCON, rejoined, ‘We see Amber Connect as a fast-growing, innovative vehicle security and monitoring application that offers tremendous value to motor vehicle owners. TELiCON has served over 800,000 customers since 2007 and we are delighted to lend our expertise in sales, logistics and installation to this partnership and look forward to serving Amber Connect’s customers.’

Dushyant Savadia, Founder and CEO of Amber Connect, stated, ‘our technology offers a real time connected smart car experience with over 33 unique features. Our devices are certified with global standards of quality and lead the industry in ease and convenience of installation with an average time of no more than 60 minutes for any make of motor vehicle. With TELiCON aboard, we can now speedily reach our customers no matter where they live on the island and at the comfort of their home or work.’

Amber Connect Ltd is a Jamaican company with its global operations led from their office at 6 Haining Rd. Its core product, Amber Connect (www.amberconnect.com) is a mobile application (with a desktop companion) that allows individuals and fleet managers to monitor their vehicle, including live tracking, remote engine shut down, real time vehicle and driver behavior alerts and cutting edge security features. This platform enables fleet managers and any individual consumer to efficiently manage cost saving opportunities.

TELiCON is a fully owned Jamaican company with head offices at 1A Goodwood Terrace, Kingston 10. It is a diverse technological service company with specialization in the design, installation and maintenance of telecommunication and electronic security systems. TELiCON group of companies serve or have served many of Jamaica’s largest telecommunication companies and operates across multiple Caribbean countries.

A Beacon of Hope – Interview with Amber Connect CEO

Read an inspiring story of transformation, an interview with Mr. Dushyant Savadia, the CEO and founder of Amber Connect in the Jamaica Gleaner.

A Beacon of Hope

You could say that Dushyant Savadia has mastered the ‘Art of Living’ after managing to steer his life off a destructive path.

Savadia was born into a well-to-do family in India. However, the younger of Dinesh and Smita Savadia’s two sons was a bit of a problem child. Searching for something to fill an unhappiness he felt inside, the youngster turned to alcoholism and smoking at the tender age of 14 years.

“At one point, I was drinking up to a litre of rum every night,” Savadia told Flair. He was also a chain smoker, puffing his way through 40 to 50 packs of cigarettes every day. He remembers being very angry and aggressive in his youth. His parents did all they could for him, Savadia said, but nothing helped. They tried for several years until when he was 19 years old, his father, angry and frustrated, threw him out of the house.

Now on his own, Savadia was forced to find a way of surviving without his family. He travelled to Dehli and found work as a waiter. He found something else, too. He was introduced to the Art of Living Happiness Programme. It is a holistic wellness programme that focuses on helping persons find happiness and contentment within themselves. He eventually, through this programme, learnt self-control and developed a spirit of giving. Read more: http://tiny.cc/BeaconOfHope

GPS Tracking For Your Car

Read an article “GPS tracking for your car”, published in Jamaica Observer on April 19th, 2016.

GPS tracking for your car

The high rate of vehicle theft in Jamaica has led to an increasing number of people investing in tracking devices to secure their possessions.

Last week, police uncovered a motor vehicle ‘chop shop’ operation at Point Hill in St Catherine after personnel from a security company tracked a stolen vehicle to the location.

While this may be your most rewarding investment, finding the right device may prove a bit difficult depending on your needs and budget.

According to a new start-up Jamaican company Amber Connect “securing vehicles to combat the rise of car theft and carjacking has been offered traditionally at steep prices with out of date technology”.

There is the option of tracking your vehicle through a security company that offers monitoring services with a periodical fee. Or, you may opt to use a device that allows you to monitor your vehicle from your personal computer or smartphone with minimal or no fees.

If you choose the latter, Amber Connect says its GPS vehicle trackers are invaluable tools for monitoring your car through its Amber App to keep you informed and in control 24/7.  Read more: http://tiny.cc/BusinessFeature

 

Amber Connect at Surge Conference in India

Amber Connect took part in SURGE Conference in India. It was an amazing experience for us. We are grateful for the overwhelming interest and support in our company’s products.

SURGE is Web Summit’s first conference in India. In 5 years, Web Summit, held annually in Europe, has grown from 400 attendees to over 42,000 from more than 134 countries. It’s been called “the best technology conference on the planet”. SURGE  gathered 5000+ participants from 72 countries, over 400 start-ups presented their technology during the 2-day event.

Amber Connect in CES 2016

CES 2016 was an amazing experience for us at Amber Connect. We were one of the first Jamaican/Caribbean company to exhibit innovative technology on CES (International Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. International CES showcases more than 3,600 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 200 conference sessions and more than 150,000 attendees from 150 countries.

United Airlines January 2016 edition In-flight magazine “Hemisphere” carries an article on CES has featured three awesome innovations on CES and Amber Connect wins its place on it! 550,000 copies printed and 11 Million readers, Amber Connect entered the year of 2016 with a blast! Check out the featured image!

 

Amber in Web Summit 2015

Amber Connect becomes the first Jamaican/Caribbean company selected to present technology innovations at Web Summit 2015 in Dublin, Ireland to be held from 3rd to 5th of November. Web Summit is one of the world’s 10 biggest tech platforms and has been the catalyst to funding and success of hundreds of companies such as twitter, Uber and DropBox. Web Summit will host 1300 International Media houses, 30,000 attendees and hundreds of investors from over a 100 countries, at Amber, we are elated to be a contributor to this global gathering of leading thinkers and doers in technology. Amber will be interviewed and exposed globally by the International Media as an e-security innovation from Jamaica. Out of 2000 exhibitors and from a selection of only 60 exhibitors, Amber also got selected to give a live presentation of its technology at the Machine Summit to the attendees. Visit us at M-124 in Machine Summit on Thursday, November 5th!

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