About this project
Note: Reward Pricing is listed in Canadian Dollars and will convert at your countries exchange rate at the end of the campaign. - US pledge of $109 CAD will actually be ~$84 USD.
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TrapTap is a simple and stylish wireless button that warns you of speed traps, red light cameras, and school zones by flashing different colors. Best yet, it has a 2-year battery life!
It already knows the location of every red light camera and school zone but relies on its community of users to mark the location of mobile and radar traps.
TrapTap is completely legal (not a radar detector) and acts like your personal co-pilot, constantly warning you of danger. To us, he is like our little buddy who always sits shotgun. It simply sits on your dash and is designed to save you cash.
The purchase of 1 TrapTap is far less than the cost of 1 speeding ticket. The average person spends $300 in tickets or more a year. That is a life savings of over $12,000!
Even if you don't get a lot of tickets, TrapTap could save you the possibility of getting that "surprise" ticket when you least expect it.
So let's face it, we ALL hate seeing these in our rearview mirrors...
Or having these magically appear out of nowhere... Which are easy to miss or sometimes impossible to see.
Let alone accidentally hitting one of these...
Or having come across one of these &@#$% vehicles... when sometimes, our heavy foot just has a mind of its own.
With being dangerous and illegal to use mobile apps while driving, we found a better way to save you from those speeding tickets and add some safety in your life.
TrapTap Has Been Pre-Mapped In The Following Countries:
How To Use
TrapTap adapts to fit your lifestyle. Have it blink when you come near a trap or only if you're speeding near one.
To set a trap, double tap your TrapTap.
Same goes for clearing traps that are no longer there. Just tap it twice.
Simply "snooze" your TrapTap alerts by clicking the top button once.
Your TrapTap is connected to your phone and uses its GPS and the TrapTap app to send the device notifications. Connect the free app once and never have to touch it again.
Your TrapTap comes with a reusable sticky pad. You can stick it almost anywhere in your car.
Easily move it from car to car.
You will be able to customize your TrapTap and select accessories when we confirm your shipping details at the end of the campaign.
Limited Edition Colors
Well simply speaking, you and everyone who has a TrapTap is officially apart of the TrapTap Army. Congratulations Private! "Salute"
We rely on you and the community to help warn drivers of those mobile speed and radar traps. We know the location of each red light camera and school zone, and rely on each other to help find the rest.
How do you compare?
They say the average cops issues $300,000 worth of speeding tickets each year... Yikes.
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Our team has spent months building, testing, and perfecting TrapTap to get to the design we have today. Our journey has been epic (with a few speeding tickets for testing) and below you can see how we progressed through our different prototype stages to finally bring you TrapTap.
In October we partnered with a design firm that has built products sold in Apple stores with manufacturing facilities in Winnipeg and Texas. We spent numerous hours testing and recalibrating as you can see below.
After finding the right design and sourcing out the correct components and LED's, we finally had a product ready for production.
Your not so annoying, back seat driver!
Risks and challenges
We have some of the best hardware engineers and product designers working nonstop to deliver such a top notch product. There's always risks that can delay this process and trust us when we say we have taken every precaution necessary to ensure minimal delays in getting your (amazing, awesome, innovative) TrapTap to you on time. We are the black and white, transparent, open door policy type, so we believe it's a great idea to share some possible issues we might be dealing with.
-Parts, pieces, and components - Everything under the hood-
TrapTap was built to be simplistic, and boy is it ever! However, it contains components that come from different suppliers and there is always the risk of not receiving the right components on time. If any of these suppliers have a change in lead time or short supply, it will delay production on our end.
-Manufacturing, production, quality testing - Bringing it to life-
We are always improving and enhancing TrapTap to ensure it ships with superior quality. All the way from how it looks to feels, how the button clicks to functions, even down to how it smells. Quality takes time and is not something we want to sacrifice. Making these enhancements will increase your experience with TrapTap.
-Shipping, customs, delivery - Logistics stuff-
There is always the risk of product getting stuck at customs. This can happen when we are shipping units to you or when our suppliers are shipping components to us. We are prepared for this battle and will fight it to the best of our abilities.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
TrapTap is a dash-mounted indicator that warns you of any speed trap, red light camera trap, or school zone.
TrapTap uses Bluetooth Low-energy (BLE) to communicate with your smartphone and the free app and its mapping software on your phone.
TrapTap has a diameter of 2.3" and is about 0.5" thick
Yes, TrapTap is 100% legal since it does not use any radar detecting technologies. It relies on you and everyone else to help mark any cop or mobile speed trap not already tracked.
A federal judge in the States passed a law recently allowing apps and similar devices to warn drivers of speed traps: bit.ly/1lvPkHL
We have mapped each TrapTap to work in over 60 countries. Odds are your location has been mapped.
Yes! We only crowdsource mobile speed traps and cop radar traps. This requires more users to be more effective, but until then, your TrapTap will work for all other red light cameras and school zones since these are pre-mapped and kept up-to-date on your device.
We have hired a third party team who monitors and scrapes your cities data to keep this constantly updated.
We have optimized the battery life to last as long as possible. For most use-cases it will last up to 2 years. But just in case, your TrapTap still has a replaceable battery. Just open the back and replace it with regular coin cell batteries.
TrapTap works passive mode where it will be turned off all the time until it connects to your phone.
Each smartphone will be able to connect to a maximum of 2 TrapTaps.
Yes, TrapTap will be weather-resistant. Not yet tested against exact IP class.
TrapTap comes with a double sided adhesive so you can stick it to any surface. If it gets dirty, just wash it with soap and it will be as good as new.
You can perfrom two different functions for TrapTap – Click (silence a trap) and Double Click (set/remove a trap).
We are working on multiple ways to mount your TrapTap, such as to your car vent, rearview mirror, etc.
We are in the process of creating the perfect mount for all you motorcyclers.
We will be offering different color options if we exceed our funding goals on Kickstarter.
TrapTap will work on IOS and Android.
No! Your TrapTap knows your phone and will automatically connect each time you enter your car. Now that's hands-free!
Yes there are other apps that do this. However, this is hands-free and not distracting (much easier than always having to launch an app). You won't get a ticket if caught using this since it is safer than using a phone.
TrapTap offers a solution that is both inexpensive and not illegal. Plus camera locations are constantly updated with no need to plug in, download, and update your device.
I’m worried about my privacy. How does TrapTap handle my data? Do they see any information about my location?
We don’t store or share any location data on our server. It’s a one-way stream - We compare current location of the user to a series of points of interests that are streamed to the device.
Yes you can! Your TrapTap will still be able to work alongside your smart watch, car's Bluetooth sync, wireless speakers, etc.
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