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How Your Rental Business Can Benefit from Scout Fleet

Do you own a rental business? Have you ever been in a situation where you don’t know where one of your vehicles are, or you just aren’t sure when one of your vehicles left and arrived back at your shop?

Scout can be used in all kinds of ways – not just to track kids, pets and motorcycles. One of our customers uses Scout for his jet-ski-rental business. That’s right, you can use Scout to track your rental vehicles whether they are golf carts, jet skis, ATVs, scooters , etc. If it has a battery, you can track it with Scout Fleet.

Benefits of Using Scout On Your Rental Vehicles

  • Set up zones in places you only want your vehicles to go, and get alerted when the Scout leaves the zone.
    • Example: Your jet-ski-rental customers leave the zone and enter a dangerous part in the ocean. You will be alerted the second your customer leaves the safe zone, and you can send someone to help.
  • Know where all of your vehicles are at any given time.
    • If any vehicle breaks down, you can locate your customer in a matter of seconds straight from your smartphone.
  • Have the security of knowing that all of your vehicles will be safe when your company is closed at night because you will get a notification on your phone if any of them get bumped or moved.
  • Have a date and time stamp of exactly when the vehicles leave your lot and when they return.

 

To learn more about Scout Fleet, check out our website here.

 

What to Do When You Find a Lost Dog

This morning, I decided to go on a quick run with my dog, Scout, before work. While we were jogging down our usual path, a small pit mix ran up to us. My feelings went from confused to surprised to excited to protective of Scout, because you never know if a stranger dog is going to be nice to your pup right away.

The dog seemed harmless, so I checked her collar for a tag – nothing. She looked malnourished, but because she ran right up to me, I knew she had to be someone’s pet. I looked around to see if anyone was calling for her, but I heard nothing.

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Scout Success Story: Banjo

A few months ago, my boyfriend, Hunter, and I were on our way home to Gainesville, FL from Atlanta, GA. We had our dog, Banjo, with us in the car, and he was very well-behaved the whole car ride. I would have never guessed that I almost lost my dog forever that day.

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Back to School With Scout

If your children are going back to school, then you’re probably having mixed emotions about it. You’re excited that the summer boredom is over, but you may also be a little nervous about them getting to and from school. What if there was a way to know exactly when your children got to school, exactly when they left, and where their exact location was at all times? There is.

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A look inside SCOUT!

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Now that we’ve talked a little bit about what Scout can do, let’s talk about how it can do it. Glenn Zelniker, Ph.D. and the CTO of BluAzu, the company that created Scout, has said that, “Scout’s antenna technology is so powerful it works in most indoor environments, as well as outdoors, and under clothing. It’s designed to keep working after a day at the beach or the occasional puddle party.” The built in GPS and GPS-A utilizes cell towers and server-generated data to estimate the Scout’s position and ensure fast start-up when GPS signal is weak. This means that as long as there is cell phone coverage, Scout’s working. The usage of the GPS antenna will determine the amount of life your Scout will have, but on average we expect a Scout unit to last 3 days off of one full charge.

Scout is rugged and impact resistant, allowing the user to utilize it in their everyday without having to worry about the device being on their person. Everyone has an off day where they drop what’s in their hands or spills their drink onto their devices. The inventors of Scout understood that accidents happen, and the device should be able to withstand the brunt of everyday use.

The water resistance in the device comes from three things:
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1. Ultrasonic welding used to seal the upper and lower housings

2. Rubber perimeter overmold that seals the welding seam

3. Rubber plug that covers USB charging port.
This gives Scout a waterproof level of IP65, or in common words, dust tight and water jet levels protected. You should be able to have water projected by a 6.3mm nozzle against Scout from any direction and have no harmful effects on the interior hardware.

Scout is perfectly safe for children, adults, and pets to wear. With growing concern over the effects of exposure to electromagnetic energy on the human body, we consulted with leading experts on SAR (specific absorption rate) and determined that Scout is far below the ranges at which SAR product safety is even investigated.

Next time I will be going into more detail about our antennas and discussing how Scout utilizes cell phone towers to give you the fastest and up to date GPS location.

We know that you will love our Scout!