ANYONE GOT ONE OF THESE - EziTrak ???

Submitted: Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:21
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Hi

On wednesday I am getting one of these units fitted to my 100 series

EziTrak

If you do have one - any advice?

If you don't have one - no advice required :-)
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:40

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:40
First time I've heard of it, appears good but I'd be very careful immobilising a vehicle while it's being driven, if that's possible with this system.
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:47

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:47
I'm very familiar with this type of system (not this particular one). Used them on a large fleet of vehicles to deter theft (cargo was the attractive item, not the vehicle) and aid recovery in event of theft.

Our system whould only permit shut down of vehicle functions if vehicle was stationery or travelling below a certain speed (10KPH I think, but not certain).

Never had to use it in anger, but worked great in trials.
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:52

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:52
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"The vehicle disable mechanism pulses the disable system for approximately 60-90 secs giving the driver both time and control to pull over. After this period, the disable is activated continuously and the vehicle is disabled completely"
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:45

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:45
" Procedures are in place to commence live tracking, and communicate with the authorities to immobilise and recover your property."

So, like if you're speeding, the fine print probably says the dude on duty has to report you to the police, like when a suspected child abuse case comes into the hospital.

Reeks of Big Brother to me.

Buy a Doberman, the dog food will be cheaper.....lol

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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 20:06

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 20:06
I have opted for the UN- MONITORED system so there is "No dude on duty"

No "big brother' involved

Doberman cost = $$1500 upwards

The on-going costs of keeping an animal includes:

Feeding - $10 to $30 per week
Veterinary costs - $200 to $300 per year
Registration - up to $80 per year. Registration is far cheaper if your pet has been desexed or has microchiped identification
Desexing - $90 to $150
Microchipping - $20 to $80
Equipment - leads, collars, scratch post, toys etc, up to $50 per year
Housing/Bedding - a kennel will cost a minimum of $50
Commercially available bedding costs from $10
Boarding/Holidays - boarding fees can start from $15 per day
Grooming - up to $200 per year depending on the type of animal.
The cost of keeping your pet may thus be $1,500 to over $2,000 per year. Buying from a shelter such as the RSPCA can reduce the cost, since they are usually desexed, vaccinated and wormed.

Ezitrak cost fully installed $1250
on going costs - GSM card data enabled with Int roaming $10.50 per month
cost of sms call to check in

Do the maths my friend - amazing what a little bit of fact can do to ruin an otherwise good story :-)

and as a p.s
Ezitrak wont crap on your back seat.

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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 20:53

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 20:53
Ya won me!!!!

Ezitrak definitely wins over Dobercrap!!!!!

Cheers

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 22:37

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 22:37
OK but money is not everything.
Will the Ezitrek be your friend? Can you take it for a walk? what if the Ezitrek decides not to work and you don't know it, Will the Ezitrek hump your leg? Will it come when you call it? Will it help you pick up chicks?
The alternatives are endless.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 22:48

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 22:48
There have been numerous companies with these tracking systems over the years, Wayne a mate I went to TAFE with, was systems admin for one, they lasted 3 yrs...

apparently another "BIG" name in them went ass up few yrs ago.. so, buyer beware.
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 22:59

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 22:59
Their is no company to go 'belly up' you buy the hardware and get it installed and from then on it is between you and the unit. No monitoring company - no systems admin - if the company that supplied the equip vanished all that would happen is no software updates but system would still work
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 23:23

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 23:23
Kiwi, does this system work Oz wide using the sat phone system or just within the normal GSM network coverage area.
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 23:29

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 23:29
GSM network world wide.

If you want you could be on holiday in Nz (for example) and lock the doors or of it is stolen while you are away you can disable it
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 23:34

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 23:34
UPDATE:

All installed and very impressed with it's possibilities including getting a sensor fitted to let me know if anyone is trying to 'remove' my spotties and/or HF auto tune aerial.
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