Securus, specializing in the manufacturing of mobile safety and security products, released SpotLite 2.0 advanced GPS pet locator. Pet owners will be able to keep their pets safe and secure, even in wet environments.
Christopher D. Newton, president and CEO at Securus remarked, “Companion animals are more than just pets. They’re part of the family. At Securus Inc., we’re proud to do our part to keep our customers’ pets safe and are continuously looking at new ways to enhance the products and services we offer and respond to customer needs.”
The earlier version of SpotLite enables pet owners to monitor the whereabouts of pets continuously online or via their Apple, BlackBerry or Android (News - Alert) smartphone or tablet device. They can also send a text message, and view turn-by-turn GPS directions to recover lost pets.
Version 2.0 of SpotLite is waterproof and will be especially useful in Securus’s new coverage areas of Alaska and Hawaii. The waterproof design makes the device suitable for use with animals attracted to water as well.
According to officials, SpotLite 2.0 purchases come with lifetime enrollment in American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery’s (AKC CAR) service. It delivers 24/7 recovery support.
Tom Sharp (News - Alert), CEO at AKC Companion Animal Recovery, a not-for-profit pet identification and 24/7 recovery service provider in the U.S., said, “AKC Companion Animal Recovery is committed to reuniting lost animals with their owners. We’re thrilled to work with Securus to help pet owners locate and recover the animals that enrich their lives.”
Also, users get to fix SafeSpots which will cover their yard or neighborhood to receive text messages or e-mail alerts in case their pets leave the designated area. They will also receive location updates every 30 seconds, which enables them to track their pets continuously.
Users operate a single dashboard login to track multiple devices.
The device is lightweight and can be attached to the pet’s collar easily. The AKC CAR collar tag (News - Alert) comes with a unique identification number. The device is available with a wall charger and is equipped with an SOS button that can send alerts to the pet’s owner when pressed.
Recently Securus also announced the expansion of its cellphone carrier coverage to enable more customers to track and locate Securus GPS devices by sending a text message from a registered cell phone. Securus expanded its texting capabilities by adding four additional carrier networks, including Metro PCS and Cricket, and is now covered by 50 carriers in total.
This expansion adds an additional 15 million consumers to have the capability to receive text alert capabilities.
Edited by Braden Becker