Originally Posted by XR8 Lamah
You do need to pay for some sort of mobile coverage.
But I guess you could even use pre-paid ! At worst it might cost $10 per month, which is pretty damn good.
Very interesting. I especially like the remote status checking, locking etc etc. This will be looked into very seriously.
Like Steve, its excellent to see some local companies using some innovation.
Your costs can go way over the $10/month estimate, depending on how you set the thing up. There are SIM packages tailored to this kind of operation, but the carriers will only offer them to you if you have an ABN. Pre-paid isn't a good choice as you will always forget to recharge it, and with many packages you will have to remove the SIM and place it in a handset to call up and recharge it.
Rojone state on their website that you can get insurance reductions from some companies "forget this", insurance companies will not want to know if your system is not 3rd party monitored.
All considered it doesn't look too bad if $1000 is the kit price, dont know about the 2 hours for a full install. I know the genius and it is a good product and has been around for a year or two. If you dont want the GPS tracking Rhino have a cheaper SMS alarm with remote lock/unlock.
I design/distribute a professional product with a lot more capabilities but price will be prohibitive for almost all private users. Most of the business is for fleet and specialist transport.
I have been working on tight integration with BA (and XY) electronics and am looking at implimenting functions like KW limiting, and fixed speed camera location alarming, on top of the normal tracking,remote control, and smartlock/smartshield integration.
All up the new Rojone looks good just be sure you understand the advantages and limitations of what you get in the $1000 kit.