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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
LOC LOC is a user-centric GPS tracker device that allows individuals to monitor from the Smartphone the exact position and last activity of their vehicles in real time in a very intuitive and simple way.
With the goal of providing people the possibility to constantly monitor the location and activity of their vehicles with no headaches is how the LOC LOC project started to gain traction. Although there are other tracker devices, none of those available on the international market was simple and convenient. We as LOC LOC promoters believe that it is possible to develop a powerful tracker that is easy to use, with useful functions, and no strings attached. That is the reason why we have been working for the last 14 months on the development of a high-performing device with some interesting features for drivers all over the world.
The devices available on the market has not been designed with the user as a reference but rather using a readily available technology and letting the user struggle to install, activate, maintain and operate them.
Most of the devices oblige you to take the vehicle to the mechanics workshop to be installed by a professional.
All the devices on the market force you to regularly pay fees to maintain the SIM card activated.
The majority of the trackers still require commands sent via SMS for setting up the device and for communicating while in use.
But since we personally suffered those inconveniences first hand, we have worked hard to remove them all:
LOC LOC is a ready-to-use GPS tracker, take the device out of the box and start using it.
LOC LOC helps you easily manage all the useful features with the click of a button from the APP.
LOC LOCcosts you nothing after purchase.
And still LOC LOC is available at an extremely competitive price:
High quality components and design, the two main important factors that we always kept in mind during our hardware development. Built to last and designed to appeal, that´s how LOC LOC GPS tracker device was conceived.
LOC LOC has a minimum range of 7 days thanks to its powerful lithium battery that quickly recharges with a USB cable. This takes into account intense use 24 hours a day, but with common daily use the battery can last up to 40 days. We have integrated two 1600mah batteries in parallel connection to maximize the space efficiency.
To begin using LOC LOC, simply download the APP, turn the device on, synchronize them and place the tracker in the interior of one of your vehicles. From that moment on you will obtain all the information to know the exact location, speed, and routes taken by the vehicle at any time.
App will be available for free both in iOS and Android in English. We are planning to offer other languages very soon.
LOC LOC APP provides a very intuitive menu to navigate the APP. Through my account the user can change settings, such as determine whether to use miles per hour or kilometers per hour or how often you want the GPS tracking device to update the status (every 30 seconds, every minute, every five minutes or any other selected frequency).
Access real time location in one click. Open the app and you are ready.
Review routes taken by the vehicle with useful information: date and time, transit time, average speed and miles travelled.
Use the geofence function to create virtual boundaries so you can receive alerts when the vehicle enters or exits any selected perimeter.
Set up the desired speed limit to trigger an alert when the vehicle exceeds the established limit.
Non-authorized movement alert helps you get a notification when the vehicle unexpectly moves from its location.
Determine when to receive the low battery alert so you do not have to pay attention to that.
The integrated SIM card is included without any maintenance fees. We will load your SIM card with a 250MB balance to guarantee intensive use connection for an estimated 24-month period. For regular use, the SIM card could last even up to 4 years.
To provide the best connectivity solution, we have partnered with Aeris to leverage its global expertise in end-to-end M2M network services.
This SIM card has coverage pretty much all over the world. However, we have not been able to secure same rates worldwide. We will load 250MB of data at no extra cost for all LOC LOC devices to be used in United States, Canada, European Union countries, Singapore and Australia. For other countries we also might be able to provide same service, but please contact us in advance indicating in which country you are planning to use LOC LOC so we can specifically determine which tariff applies to you.
Telecom providers are gradually shutting down 2G-GSM based network in countries such as United States, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland and Australia. For these countries we recommend to consider the 3G module to avoid facing connectivity problems in the near future.
You can contact us in case you have any doubt regarding this issue. LOC LOC has been designed to last long, so we will be happy to analyze your specific situation and help you make the best decision.
We are a multidisciplinary team of experts in marketing, product development, finance and design. Most of us have developed other products together (a mobile application and an online service provider), but LOC LOC is definitely our dearest baby.
We are committed to create a tracker device that fully understands the user experience. One that does not require regularly paying fees to keep it activated. One that does not require bringing the car to the mechanics workshop, no installation involved. A tracker that is ready to use out of the box, with a simple click to sync it to your Smartphone. A beautifully designed device cause aesthetics simply matters.
We are thrilled to announce that LOC LOC will be a user centric device to track vehicles. No more headaches, no monthly burdens. Many of us always wanted to track our vehicle but always considered it to be excessively tedious and expensive. All our efforts have been conducted to simplify and ease the tracking experience so you can always be aware of your vehicle status.
It all started at work once LOC LOC founder, a car fanatic and a racer, wanted to borrow the car to his nineteen year old cousin. We tested several devices available on the market but none of them satisfied our expected requirements. Most of them were not intuitive to operate, required difficult SMS to send and receive commands, forced us to buy a specific SIM card for the device with insane regular fees to keep it activated, held us glued to the PC screen, and their appearance was definitely not attractive.
So that triggered our curiosity, why nobody has just created a simple no-strings attached device? We decided to deep dive into this endeavor. Initially the project just took all the breaks at work, evenings and weekends, but it ended up being our full time dedication and also stealing our sleep at night.
So being a user centric product, Kickstarter is the perfect community to directly communicate with the end users to streamline LOC LOC before it is out on the market.
Since LOC LOC software is not completed yet, we have relied on third party web-based systems to test the prototypes.
We have been driving for long hours to gather data and guarantee that we will certainly fulfill our commitment to deliver LOC LOC in time.
And we have been monitoring all the performance from a PC to check that all features function properly.
Right now we have in our hands a fully functional prototype that we have been testing for some months. We should point out that the feature "non-authorized movement alert" is not enabled in the third party web-based software that we are using for testing the hardware, so we have not been able to check its accuracy so far. However, we consider that firmware is ready to provide this functionality since when the acceloremeter detects movement the tracker wakes up from the sleep mode and starts sending updates to the server. If the "non-authorized movement alert" is activated and the position of the vehicle changes (always considering GPS accuracy), then the alert would be triggered. We will test this functionality once we have a more advanced version of our proprietary software.
Our propietary software is in a very early stage and we will use the funds raised through Kickstarter to complete the development. Once software is at a more advanced stage, we will start the debugging process.
At the same time we develop the full scale software, we will complete tooling and start processing certifications (CE and FCC) to guarantee that all the standards are meticulously met to commercialize LOC LOC.
We will strive to bring LOC LOC to you as soon as is reasonably possible. However, high performance is key for us and we won´t comprise quality for speed. Accordingly, we have set the goal of shipping LOC LOC in April 2017.
We will do our best not to let backers down. Our commiments are undertaken to be respected.
To select the appropiate GSM module, please refer to the 2G/3G section above.
With the funds raised through Kickstarter we will finance the tooling costs, complete the software development and process all the required certifications to commercialize LOC LOC worldwide. We will also demonstrate the project´s viability to a business angel that is willing to support the rest of the costs to successfully launch the product to the market.
Disclaimer: the SIM card integrated in the LOC LOC device has coverage worldwide, however not all the countries enjoy the same rate. For United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore and European Union countries there is no extra charge. For other countries, please contact us and we will be happy to provide adjusted quotes for the M2M service.
Risks and challenges
When we realized we had the opportunity to create a device that was better than any that existed on the international market, it was an exciting moment, but it also was a moment in which doubts and difficult questions arose.
After working intensely with other expert teams on product development, industrial design and engineering, all of our doubts have been cleared away. Today we are certain that LOC LOC can become the best tracker device on the market.
The challenge that we currently face is to make sure that all of the work that we have already done materializes in the final phase of production and logistics. We are hoping to make it possible for thousands of vehicle owners around the world to enjoy LOC LOC advantages for long time.
The last LOC LOC prototype, with which we are conducting advanced testing, is giving excellent results.
However, as with any other hardware development, we face risks and challenges in both the production process and along the supply chain. We are working with a first-tier factory which allows us to reduce the risks that could arise during the manufacturing process and in procuring raw materials, given their vast experience and the agreements that they maintain with suppliers.
At the software level, we face small and constant bugs that arise during the development of this type of application, and also delays caused by the approval process for the application by Apple.
Specifically, for the "non-authorized movement alert" we have not been able to test its functionality up to now, so we might have to go through a more tedious debugging process since hardware manufacturer current algorithm might not be as accurate as we aim it to be.
We know that there is still a lot of work to do and many challenges yet to overcome, but those obstacles will make us stronger and motivate us to work with determination until LOC LOC reaches our backers’ expectations.
Please contact us for any questions or additional consultation