With our employees working from home due to COVID-19, we thought we’d share a relatable story on how one of our staff used StreetEagle alerts technology to keep his vehicle running – perhaps for too long:
My “Bonehead play of the lockdown” thus far:
Cars die when they don’t get driven, right? So, since I have a new car, I can use remote start through the Subaru app. So, with that, and StreetEagle’s low battery alerts, I’ve just been starting my car from time to time to keep it from dying. The best part is, it shuts itself off and locks automatically, so I get the alert, start it, and forget. Technology is awesome right?
The only problem with this, is that I’ve learned that Subaru only allows a certain amount of consecutive starts remotely – and subsequently requires it to be started manually. So, it finally tells me this and I venture out into the great wilderness and start my car the old-fashioned way…. and then, I promptly forget about it. All day. The next morning, I woke up in a panic when I finally realized what I had done and ran outside. My car was still running almost 24 hours later and somehow, still had over half a tank of gas. Guess that’s a mistake I’ll (hopefully) only need to make once.
StreetEagle real-time vehicle alerts
With over 20 real-time alerts, StreetEagle can provide your business with whatever configurations best suit your needs. Low-battery alerts are just one of many popular choices within StreetEagle’s alerts module.
Using StreetEagle alerts you can focus in on specific locations or zones you’d like to monitor, or, time windows that are important to you (useful for events like after-hours usage for drivers who take vehicles home). You can also customize the frequency of when alerts are received, to which device, who is to receive them and at what preferred times.
To be effective, real-time vehicle alerts need to be accessible to you wherever you are, in whatever display format is most comfortable and aligns with your schedule and workflow. StreetEagle gives you multiple options for how you’d like to receive your notifications: directly to your mobile device, your email account or as pop-ups on your desktop for team members that spend more time in the office than in the field.
Here’s more on how your business can stay in the know with StreetEagle’s real-time vehicle alerts platform.