RSR GLOBAL has launched a new product for dealers, designed to enhance community asset protection.
This new product, GLOBAL iFind Powered by KYCS (Keep Your Community Safe, is part of RSR’s GLOBAL Registration Program.
The iFind device incorporates a small-scale design that can be covertly and quickly installed in most vehicles, motorcycles, boats, ATV’s, RV’s and other high value assets.
The iFind incorporates long-range Bluetooth identification technology to help identify lost or stolen assets via smartphone. The GLOBAL iFind device’s Bluetooth offers a range of up to 700 metres in diameter and can also penetrate most building materials. It also features a five-year battery life and ease of battery replacement.
When a GLOBAL iFind device that’s linked to a high value asset is reported stolen on the KYCS Recovery Network, notifications are sent to participating law enforcement officers.
At the same time, the entire Recovery Network will conduct a continuous and anonymous search for the Bluetooth signal of the stolen asset. “In essence, end user smartphones become the anonymous eye, ears and beacon that help identify stolen or missing property,” said Amanda Paetkau, Vice President, Dealer Group Solutions, RSR GLOBAL. “With coverage across Canada, GLOBAL iFind stands to become a consumer’s reliable method to recover stolen assets.”
The iFind operates in tandem with the KYCS Keep Your Community Safe Mobile App, which is compatible with both Android and Apple iOS operating systems.
RSR Global says there is no purchase required to join a Community Watch Network on the KYCS App. Each GLOBAL iFind device that enters the market through participating dealers, law enforcement, neighbourhood watch and other commercial partners, is integrated into the KYCS App Recovery Network.
The GLOBAL iFind network also incorporates KYCS Zone technology. KYCS Zones are long-range Bluetooth consoles installed at participating dealerships, homes, and other high traffic retail outlets across Canada.
KYCS Zones are able to pick signals of GLOBAL iFind devices within a range of up to 1.2 kilometres.
Dealers participating in the program get a KYCS Zone installed as part of the onboarding process. Through KYCS Zone dealers are also able to accurately monitor inventory movement on and off the lot and accessing the tools of the larger network, in the case of lot theft.
“The KYCS Community Watch Network is experiencing rapid growth through our working partnerships including dealerships, law enforcement and Neighbourhood Watch programs,” said Dana Baltovich, Vice President, Business Development Automotive, KYCS.
“Our existing network growth, alongside our partnership with Neighborhood Watch and the Law Enforcement Torch Run, places powerful asset protection and community watch tools into the hands of dealer customers,” added Baltovich.
Additional benefits include up to 12 percent savings on home insurance with the potential to bundle auto insurance for further discounts for consumers. All new members also automatically gain membership and the benefits from the KYCS Community Watch Network. The GLOBAL iFind, powered by KYCS, Bluetooth identification device comes with no monthly fees.