Matrix vehicle tracking - providing a total solution

November 2001 Asset Management

Vehicle hijacking and theft continues to be a great source of concern for many. The vehicle tracking company plays an important role in tracking and recovering these vehicles, often within a very short space of time.

With its technologically advanced recovery systems, Matrix has ensured that they boast a high success rate in terms of recovery of stolen and hijacked vehicles. In addition, Matrix Vehicle Tracking was one of the first vehicle security companies to qualify for VESA approval, ensuring that its services and equipment meet the highest standards regarding the reliability of products and maintaining standards in order to serve the needs of its customers.

Wide range of products

Matrix Vehicle Tracking has a substantial range of products and services particularly suited to protecting vehicles, all of which offer state-of-the art features and functionality. In addition, these products make use of a combined global positioning satellite (GPS), and GSM (cellular) network technology in their products, providing value outside of the traditional security arena.

Some of the more popular products in the Matrix Vehicle Tracking range are:

* MX2: The MX2 is a vehicle tracking and recovery system that has self-testing capabilities to allow the vehicle unit to report back to the Matrix Control Centre periodically to provide peace of mind in terms of the operational status of the unit. With MX2 fleet management, the customer has the option to monitor his own fleet or alternatively monitoring requirements can be given to Matrix in order to manage the fleet on its behalf.

* MX3: The system utilises global positioning (GPS) and the GSM cellular network to calculate positions and then to transmit SMS messages to the client and Matrix. It is a fleet management and recovery system.

The system can be programmed to report back additional emergencies, for example of one option, if a trailer is unhitched it would flag as a panic in the Matrix control centre. The MX3 also incorporates a proven recovery beacon which allows Matrix recovery teams to pinpoint the location from both ground and air.

* FMC 200: This was primarily developed as a high-level fleet management system with voice communication facilities, but it can also be utilised as a vehicle recovery system. The FMC 200 unit has the ability to report status change on certain functions, to the client basestation and to Matrix on a priority basis.

Web-based tracking system

This system is linked to the MX2 and MX3 units - customers can locate their vehicle anytime around the country via an Internet connection. This can be viewed live, on the Matrix website - www.matrix.co.za. To track a vehicle on the site, the subscriber needs to provide a user name and a password. In turn, the unit reports to the Matrix control room to make a connection to the Internet. The vehicle can be tracked over its last five or 10 destinations. This system is best suited to regular monitoring of fleet or family members.

"In a country plagued by hijackings and car theft, Matrix Vehicle Tracking is proud of the success it has achieved towards providing highly effective products and services to vehicle owners. We will continue to add value to our products so that we can become known as the benchmark for the market", concludes Keith Heggie, Marketing Manager of Matrix Vehicle Tracking.

For further details contact Matrix Vehicle Tracking on tel: (011) 654 8600, fax: (011) 654 8018, e-mail: [email protected]





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