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Find It Now GPS, The Original Security System Made In The USA! Ask Your Dealer For It!

Published on August 31, 2016 under Blog
Find It Now GPS, The Original Security System Made In The USA! Ask Your Dealer For It!

Most of us have a lot of money invested in our two or three-wheeled motorcycles. Can you even imagine what it would feel like to realize that your bike has been stolen? If you get the ‘Find It Now’ device installed on your bike, there’s a good chance your bike will get back to you in an hour or two!

Mike Conners, CEO and Founder of ‘Find It Now’ (FIN®) is the inventor of this invaluable item. I had the pleasure of speaking with him about his business and the Find It Now device.

“I was in the automotive sub-prime business for 12 years before I started this. They used a device that would remind customers that it was time to make the payment on their vehicle. That was years ago! That was the pre-curser to more advanced things, and has evolved into using cellular and GPS.”

“I’ve been riding for over 50 years. There wasn’t anything directly designed for motorcycles or power sports for security. You have LoJack but that only worked in the major cities of 27 states. It doesn’t work in all states even today. So, over the years, I started to design a new product, working directly with the builders and engineers.”

“We launched in 2009 at the V-Twin show in Cincinnati. We have over 300 dealers with coverage in all of North America including Mexico, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, and the Virgin Islands. FIN® is sold primarily in the Finance and Insurance departments in the dealerships. It’s also sold through the service department at dealerships. When people have a lot of money invested in their motorcycles, they want to keep them protected.”

FIN® is used on everything that is considered a toy; motorcycles, quads, jet skis, boats etc. “We even have this installed on helicopters! FIN® can only be purchased through a dealership. We provide them a huge point of sale package to promote the product. We sell directly to the dealer; not through eBay, Amazon, etc. I find that to be unfair to the dealer when we’re asking them to sell to their customers. We are very hands on with our dealers and their customers. We reach out to them immediately when the sale is made. After 7 days, someone calls the customer for follow up. We are a 100% green company – we have been since the beginning. We offer the longest warranty in the business – three years. We have a $1,000 recovery guarantee. That means if your vehicle is stolen and we are not able to recover it, we pay up to $1,000 towards your deductible when buying a new vehicle.”

Here is an actual recovery story! Chattanooga, TN – On May 8, 2016 at 6:30AM, the Find It Now GPS Security theft recovery team received report of a stolen trailered 2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic motorcycle. Leveraging the powerful GPS tracking features of the FIN security device installed at motorcycle purchase, along with state-of-the-art software and tracking tools, a FIN vehicle recovery exert was able to locate the stolen motorcycle within moments. Returning to Indiana from a trip to Panama City Beach, FL, the motorcycle owner stopped at a hotel to rest for the evening. It was reported that he disconnected the trailer, secured it with a tongue lock, and left it in a well-lit area of the parking lot.

The FIN device owner woke up the following morning to find a motion alert, reported via text message, on his cell phone. He immediately looked out of his hotel window to discover that the trailer was gone. After contacting Find It Now, the customer quickly contacted local police as instructed. FIN was able to provide the specific location of the stolen motorcycle and trailer to responding deputies, which was a rest area in Chattanooga, TN, approximately 70 miles from the hotel. Several deputies responded to find the trailer attached to a van, which appeared to be abandoned, and later found to be stolen as well. After approximately 60 minutes of surveillance with intentions to capture the thief (or thieves), and no sign of the perpetrator(s), it was decided that they would recover the stolen van, trailer, and motorcycle without waiting for their return. The Harley owner was relieved to find no damage to trailer or motorcycle.

“Our success rate is 94.6%. We work strictly with the police departments. We not only save them time and money; we make their jobs easier for them.”

Mike, a veteran, was in the Navy from 1964-1970. “VP of Operations, Ray Banken and Bill Pierson, our chief technology officer/IT manager, have both been here from the beginning. Both are former Marines. Sales people around the country are also former military. My wife is the CFO. This is a family business. We treat everyone like family. FIN® is Made in America, something we are very proud of. The major players in this company are all veterans and again, we are very proud of that. That goes a long way with me.”
We are the only company in this country that deals 100% in motorcycles and power sports. That’s it – no cars or trucks. Anyone else in this field is in the automotive field.

In closing, Mike gave me a great closing statement: “Thanks for checking us out and remember this, ‘The bitterness of poor quality and service remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.’ You will soon realize the quality of our brand and service is our pledge to you.”

If you don’t have a security system on your bike, I highly recommend you calling your local motorcycle or power sport dealership today and make an appointment for your Find It Now GPS security system. The peace of mind will be worth the time in getting this installed!

Susan Hurst

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