Here’s a fact that might surprise some of you: according to the Insurance Services Malaysia Berhad Statistical Bulletin, a car in Malaysia is lost every 24 minutes. What’s more, less than 1 out of 10 cars are recovered and returned to the owners.
With that in mind, a company in Malaysia wants to help you track your car more efficiently. The company, called Katsana, allows you to install their GPS tracking system onto your vehicle, thereby improving your chances of recovering your car, should it be stolen.
What’s interesting about Katsana’s GPS tracking system is that it requires very minimal wiring, and can be easily installed onto your vehicle. On top of that, it will not alter any existing wiring and will still work even when your car battery is cut.
Perhaps the most important feature for Katsana is the ability for you to constantly monitor your location of your vehicle in real time, both through their web app and mobile app. Apart from the quick overview of vehicle speed and maximum speed today, Katsana will also show the traffic condition surrounding the vehicle, in real-time.
“Being a car enthusiast, I have spent a lot of time and money customizing my cars.Having Katsana gives me the assurance that I am doing my best to protect my car from being stolen. In addition, its’ size made it even more convenient for me to hide it anywhere within the car,” said Muhammad Hussein, a satisfied customer for Katsana.
Katsana is also useful for parents or for business owners who might need to keep an eye out on their vehicles. Fleet managers will certainly appreciate the ability to view the location of company vehicles at any time they wish.
The Europe made GPS tracker comes at RM1299 (US$400) for a 2 years subscription.
Will Katsana work? We definitely think so. Other than targeting the mass market, Katsana can be easily adopted by businesses which utilises a large number of vehicles. A couple of companies we covered come to mind: foodpanda, the fast growing online food delivery service in Southeast Asia, Uber, your private on demand chauffeurs, or even the hipster ridesharing app Lompang.