Make a difference by driving safely

This month South Africa celebrated Mandela Day with a global call to action that each individual has the power to make a difference and help to transform the world. Everyone using the country’s roads can make a difference every day by driving safely.

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How can you be sure that your tracking service provider does what it promises?

At Matrix, we have placed technology as a cornerstone to our business – backed by personal service experience. Our technology is underpinned by innovation, where we have built a solid tracking and recovery software platform and the industry-leading Matrix Internet Tracking app – developed with the needs of the consumer in mind and optimised with key features and functions for your continued safety and peace of mind. Let’s take a look at some of these.

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Be proactive against vehicle theft by activating the GeoLoc Advanced Alert via the Matrix App

According to statistics released by the South African Police Service the theft of motor vehicles and motorcycles are gradually declining - which is good news - however, this doesn’t mean we aren’t vulnerable to crime. We must still remain vigilant as the actual reported cases are staggeringly high with 50 663 car and motorbike thefts and 16 325 car hijacking cases reported in 2017/2018. Vehicle theft continues to be a serious concern in the country – as it can happen anywhere, at any time, and to anyone - without warning.

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Avoid the fines – here’s all you need to know about renewing your vehicle licence

The annual vehicle licence renewal may be upon you and while a largely inconvenient process, it is a critical one. A valid licence means your vehicle is legally registered to drive on the roads and without one you could be fined, or even worse, in the case of a car accident, insurance companies will not pay out your claim. There is no proactive renewal notification and the processes can be frustrating and time-consuming if you have to wait in the inevitable long queues. However, queuing could become a thing of the past with Matrix Protect Licence Assist.

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Have you downloaded the Matrix app yet?

The Matrix Internet Tracking App enables you to track and monitor your car from your Smartphone from any place, at any time. All MX2 and MX3 customers have free access to the industry-leading Matrix App.

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Sharing the road with trucks

Many motorists can attest to the fears they have daily – the worry of sharing the road with big, powerful 18 wheelers. Accidents where trucks are reportedly involved are in the media virtually daily and this has only added to our fears of becoming a statistic.

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How Fines Assist can give you peace of mind

Fines Assist, which is part of the Matrix Protect service offering, for instance, will not only alert you to any new traffic fines you have been issued with but also provides an easy way to settle these. Plus, by using this service you can gain a 50% reduction if you pay the fine within 32 days of it being issued! The payment facility is secure, and it provides you with proof of your payment, which you can present to any traffic officer if necessary when stopped during a roadblock.

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