SkyLINK Introduces Advanced Theft-Recovery Solution for Powersport Vehicles
GPS-enabled theft-protection system provides responsiveness to recover stolen motorcycles, ATVs, watercraft and other motorsport vehicles
PHOENIX, April 4, 2012 – Inilex, a provider of aftermarket telemetry solutions for vehicles, is extending its vehicle theft recovery solution to the booming powersports market. The company has released SkyLINK PowerSport, an advanced vehicle recovery system that uses a combination of GPS and wireless technologies to track and recover stolen motorcycles, ATVs, watercraft, scooters, snowmobiles and other motorsport vehicles in real time.
SkyLINK PowerSport is a compact device that is discreetly installed by a dealer on nearly any motorsport vehicle. The durable unit is water resistant, vibration resistant and dustproof to withstand tough riding or storage conditions. As it draws a negligible 4 microamps of power, it will not drain the battery.
As soon as a vehicle is reported stolen, SkyLINK’s 24/7 agents use GPS and cellular technologies to track it and provide its exact location to the police department. SkyLINK PowerSport works with all law enforcement agencies and, because it tracks powersports in real-time, most SkyLINK-equipped vehicles are recovered within 24 hours, and many within minutes.
“Powersport vehicles have two strikes against them when it comes to theft – they’re easier to steal than cars because they can be placed in a truck bed, and they’re more difficult to recover because they can be easily hidden and their parts quickly altered,” said Michael Maledon, CEO of Inilex. “SkyLINK PowerSport tackles both of these issues by tracking its location whether it’s running or not, and ensuring the theft is reported as a crime in progress, triggering police to take immediate action.”
Monitor Your Powersport Vehicle Even When You’re Not Riding It
To help thwart theft, SkyLINK PowerSport automatically sets a Quick Fence early-theft detection perimeter around powersport vehicles when the ignition is shut off. If it moves without the owner’s knowledge, they are immediately notified by an email or text alert.
The Quick Fence is disabled when the ignition is turned on. Additionally, SkyLINK Powersport offers an online dashboard called SkyLINK PROTECT that promotes safety by enabling owners to track their powersport vehicle’s location, speed and battery levels when others are using it. Using SkyLINK PROTECT, vehicle owners can set geographic and speed thresholds and receive text or email alerts when either is exceeded.
The Dealer Advantage
Dealers can also take advantage of SkyLINK PowerSport to track vehicles that are being test driven or used by employees, as well as to locate vehicles stolen from their lots. They can keep their inventory in check and account for every vehicle’s location at all times. Dealers using the SkyLINK monitoring service may also secure better terms from their bank lenders and insurance carriers because of the inventory management function.
SkyLINK PowerSport is now available through motorcycle, motorsports and car dealerships across the country at the time of vehicle purchase, retailing for about $999, and is good for the lifetime of the vehicle. The first year of the SkyLINK Protect subscription service is free of charge and it can be renewed for about $119 per year after that.