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Gas Man
06-17-2013, 07:39 PM
http://finditnowusa.com/


Compared to Lojack (http://finditnowusa.com/compare.asp)


Carried by Brukus (http://brukus.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-product.cgi?d=brukus-motorcycle-parts&item=67212)


What do you think?

Bagger Dave
06-17-2013, 09:26 PM
wonder how quick they actually recover your bike....looks like a good idea with it alerting your phone
I was watching the vid

Moesride
06-17-2013, 09:53 PM
Five minute alert time and guaranteed recovery is pretty damn good. According to the comparison chart, FiN vs. lojack the FiN is a way better product hands down. Wonder what the cost is for the unit and monitoring........unless I missed it .

Gas Man
06-18-2013, 12:16 AM
I too wondered about monthly costs

Brukus
06-21-2013, 12:34 PM
First year's connection service is included in the price of the FINŽ. Subsequent years are less than $7.50 per month. You should also receive a discount on your insurance so that may be offset.

FinŽ Guarantee: FIN will pay up to $1,000 of your deductible towards the purchase of a replacement vehicle if we are unable to locate your FIN protected vehicle.

Here is a customer testimony on recovery:
“I purchase my first bike and knew it was very light and an easy target for thieves. My dealers suggested I install FIN. Two months later it happened. I called FIN and they found my bike in a matter of minutes. I gave them the Sheriff’s Office where I reported it stolen and had my bike back and thief in the back seat of the police car in under 1 ˝ hours! Thank you, FIN!”
Michelle, Illinois

The system is amazing. You can show exactly where your bike is on your smart phone any time. And unlike LoJack, the coverage is over all of North America.

Brukus
06-21-2013, 12:35 PM
We are also offering free shipping right now to U.S. and reduced shipping to Canada on all of our products, including the FIN GPS system.

Mudpuppy
06-27-2013, 03:38 PM
How hard is this to install?

Brukus
06-27-2013, 03:52 PM
How hard is this to install?

Very simple. You just hide it. It's small - like the size of a credit card and a little less than 1" thick. Should not take more than 15-20 minutes and there are just 2 wires to attach - "Hot and Ground". It's good if you install it yourself because then no one else knows it's on there or where it is. However, any car stereo installer can do the job.

Mudpuppy
06-27-2013, 05:07 PM
Thanks for the info. Definitely a sound investment. Especially when you are staying at a random hotel somewhere and don't know the area. I always wonder if my bike will be there in the morning.

Brukus
06-27-2013, 06:10 PM
You would know within seconds if the bike was moved. You get a text message and/or email.

Ultra AL
06-27-2013, 06:17 PM
Am I missing the cost of the unit and first year airtime? I don't see it on the website, or in this thread.

Brukus
06-27-2013, 06:51 PM
$595. First year airtime included in purchase. Subsequent years depends on when you pay the bill. The earlier you pay it the better. $69.99 to $89.99.

Here's pics of me putzing with taking screen shots as I "located" the vehicle. The street view can be rotated 350 degrees.

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad221/brukusmp/Find%20It%20Now%20-%20FIN%20GPS%20Security%20System/ScreenShot2013-06-25at120013AM_zpsb1ac830d.png
CVS from the top view

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad221/brukusmp/Find%20It%20Now%20-%20FIN%20GPS%20Security%20System/ScreenShot2013-06-25at111148AM_zps31a7af5e.png
CVS from street view.

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad221/brukusmp/Find%20It%20Now%20-%20FIN%20GPS%20Security%20System/ScreenShot2013-06-25at104825AM_zpse3b1b396.png
Post Office shipping Brukus products!


http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad221/brukusmp/Find%20It%20Now%20-%20FIN%20GPS%20Security%20System/ScreenShot2013-06-25at105403AM_zpsa844cc63.png
This is one of the photos from I-26 location.


http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad221/brukusmp/Find%20It%20Now%20-%20FIN%20GPS%20Security%20System/ScreenShot2013-06-25at105424AM_zps274d8437.png
Same I-26 location

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad221/brukusmp/Find%20It%20Now%20-%20FIN%20GPS%20Security%20System/ScreenShot2013-06-23at104943PM_zpsbe7a0b57.png
Zooming out. You can see multiple sites where vehicle was parked.


http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad221/brukusmp/ScreenShot2013-06-23at104752PM_zpsd08e9715.png
Getting higher!

Gas Man
06-27-2013, 08:57 PM
Your PB links are broke!

Brukus
06-27-2013, 09:09 PM
OK. I think I fixed them. No clue what happened there!

Mudpuppy
06-28-2013, 11:19 AM
that is pretty sweet

Gas Man
06-28-2013, 01:29 PM
I've been doing a bunch of research on this with not only Progressive but also the police.

Nobody has heard of it, but I think that's because it's still pretty new; I believe it's infancy is it's downfall at this point in time.

Progressive only offers Lojack discounts.

With Lojack, HOWEVER, most police agency's don't like the system, have discontinued it's use, don't have the signal trackers anymore, and believe it's a dead old technology that is far past it's prime.

I think as said, this is in it's infancy. It's a cool neat gadget that will be a fun new toy. I consider it similar to some of those fancy options on a cell phone that you will only use to impress your buddy. My reasoning is based on what I found out when I spoke to the police.

They haven't heard of it either. being they haven't heard of it, there probably isn't any legal case based information backing it, like there is for other systems like On-Star. This is an issue because in order for the police to kick the door down at some shady building to recover your bike is.... get a search warrant. Will the local judge take this technology and information that you have provided and allow a search warrant on the building?? IDK.

Yu may not even get that far. For our area, there is a LARGE chance the stolen bike will end up in Detroit. Even with On-Star backed technology and locating, most of the time the DPD will just say they don't have time or resources to achieve your goal. We all know that wanting anything in Detroit besides an STD is like having "want" in one hand and "shit" in the other.


I don't think it will be a good idea to use this to self recover your bike, especially if it's locked up in some building in the slums of Detroit. It has been done before in the past for cars, per my police dept contact, but it isn't always a good idea.


Do I think this will work in the long run... YES
Do I think it is a great piece of technology.. YES
Is it based off the old option of leaving an old cell phone with GPS wired to a charger and in your bike somewhere and keeping service to it for tracking... YES
Could I achieve the same results leaving an old iphone wired into the bike and using it as a tracker? I think so.
Would said iphone give me text tracking... IDK but I doubt.

I just think the "system" isn't caught up to the idea.

That's my research and opinion.

Gas Man
03-06-2015, 08:13 PM
Well the unit has established a decent track record.

Recently:

FIN - Find It Now GPS Recovery Alert!
FIND IT NOW USA RECOVERS 2012 HAYABUSA IN RECORD TIME!
Recovered: 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa
Recovery Time : 13 minutes

"2012 Suzuki Hayabusa stolen early this morning, 3-5-15.

FIN was contacted at 7:18am this morning with report of the theft. We immediately tracked and located the bike and communicated that information to the Pompano PD and our Customer. In a matter of minutes the PD along with the Bike's Owner were looking at his stolen bike in a parking spot not 20 feet off the road. It was immediately recovered in only 13 minutes making this the fastest recovery ever.

The bike was in good condition with only slight ignition damage where it was apparently hot-wired and taken. Needless to say the rightful Owner was very happy to get his bike back so quickly.

Many thanks go out to Pompano PD for once again doing a great job of responding and assisting in this recovery.

FIN does it again and although nothing in life is 100%, ask the hundreds of FIN Owners that have had their bike's stolen & recovered with FIN installed and they will tell you they will never ride without FIN!"

I actually spoke to the tech at FIN today on the phone. He was on the phone with the cops and the owner during the ordeal. I have a GPS tracking system built into my alarm on the stang, so I'm more familiar with them now. With geo fences, speed settings, etc... they have become very adaptive.

The tech and I even discussed options on where to mount. I won't disclose that online but I have a positive idea on where.

I researched other options like E-zoom, and Omega and none of them have been manufactured for motorcycles/powersports like FIN. Some of them have less up front costs but much much higher monthly costs. Further the FIN unit is Made in the USA and comes with a 3 year warranty.

So I just ordered a unit from Brukus, who is FIN's only online based dealer. There are some local dealers out there, but I will support Brukus because they are good people.

I will update this thread when I get it in and such.

Gas Man
03-26-2015, 10:58 PM
I got the unit in the mail and installed. I won't go into detail about it, but I can tell you this. It's not big at all and is super easy to hook up. A few mins and bang, full GPS locating. It's awesome. I love it!!

alhall88
03-27-2015, 12:18 AM
is it a contract? Can I just pay for the months that i have my bike on the road?

Gas Man
03-27-2015, 10:38 PM
It's a 1 year pre-pay. $60 a year...

And it would still be beneficial to have it year round.