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Motability Scooter Tracker – Find a missing scooter or motorised wheelchair in seconds

20 May 2013

With mobility scooter thefts making the news everyday and a reported rise in targeted thefts, a new development that helps to protect such a vulnerable and essential piece of equipment is welcome.

Research indicates that very few stolen scooters are ever recovered, often leaving the uninsured owners without a means of maintaining their daily living, shopping, visiting friends, or a trip to the day centre.  For Motability retailers where vehicles are rented out the costs involved in locating unreturned scooters can be very expensive.

The MT-09 is not a spy in the cab, more of a friend. For people who are vulnerable with limited mobility, the MT-09 will provide piece of mind for the family and increase confidence for the rider, knowing that a sudden ill health issue, flat battery, mechanical problem, or theft of their transport can quickly be notified in an emergency with precise details of their location.

MT-09 is a multifunctional location tracker that can be installed in minutes by a reasonably competent person and will provide an instant means of locating the vehicle using GPS (SAT NAV) and GPRS mobile phone technology. The MT09 can even detect and raise an alarm if the vehicle is moved slightly, and can immobilise the vehicle.

So how does it work? The MT09 connects to the battery of the vehicle with the connectors provided. A simple setup procedure involves registering authorised mobile phones to the device (relatives, carers etc.) A mobile network SIM card, installed in the device is used to send, on request, location coordinate details to up to five authorised mobile phones. A registered phone can request location details at any time by telephoning the SIM card number or by sending a request text. A smart phone – Android or iPhone – able to connect to the internet, can view the precise location of the tracker on Google Maps.

With the MT-09 tracker there is no monthly subscription or annual charges. The only charge is the cost of a single network text message when location details are requested by an authorised mobile phone.

The MT09 has various selectable alarm options:  (Bullets)

Movement alarm – The tracker can be set to send an alarm text if the vehicle is moved beyond a selected distance, between 200 m and 6 km.
Geo-fence – A boundary can be set where the vehicle can freely move. If the vehicle moves beyond the boundary an alarm text is sent.
SOS alert – The user can press an SOS button, which sends an SOS message to authorised mobile phones containing location details, including hyperlink direct to Google Maps.

Main power supply cut – If the power connector is cut or tampered with, an alert message is sent, as this would generally indicate a theft attempt. The internal backup battery operates the tracker for up to 48 hours (depending on mobile network signal).
Shock/collision sensor – The tracker is equipped with inertia (shock) sensors that can be switched on or off, and programmed with various levels of sensitivity. If the vehicle is raised from the ground, tipped over, shaken, or kicked, an alarm text is sent to all registered mobile telephones.

Technical details

SMS/GPRS location data
Movement/ Geo-fence/ Speed/ Low battery alarm
ACC alarm SOS alarm contact pair for wiring to switch
Remote cut-off immobiliser by sending text message
Impact alarm (with collision and acceleration sensor) with sensitivity adjust
Voice monitoring via internal microphone
Main power disconnect alarm sends text message to authorised mobiles
Micro SD card for saving GPRS data stores journey data for PC viewing
Distance limit alarm SMS text message
Incremental timed tracking set by text command
Internal 800mA back up battery (rechargeable) 72 hour’s backup operation
Dimension 73 x 46 x 24(mm) Weight 50g
Network GSM/GPRS Band 850/900/1800/1900Mhz
GPS chipset SIRF3 chip GPS sensitivity -159dBm
GPS accuracy 5-10m
Start-up time - Cold status 45s Warm status 35s Hot status 1s
External power supply DC6-36V input
Battery 3.7V 1200mAh battery Standby 120 hours
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C Operation Temperature -30°C to +80°C
Humidity 5%--95% non-condensing
IP67 enclosure

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