As the store manager at Mobile Edge, I am responsible for opening the store by 9 a.m. and getting all of our aftermarket technology and audio ready for the day. I have a pretty steady routine each morning that gets me out of my house and to the store between 8:35 and 8:45. On this particular Friday morning in July, things started out a little differently. I hit the snooze button on the alarm a few too many times and started off a little later than usual. I wasn’t panicking because I always have extra time. I jumped in my truck to head to work about 10 minutes later than normal, and as I started to pull away from the house, the big yellow Low Fuel light reminded me that I didn’t feel like stopping to fuel up the night before. My 10-minute delay was about to grow.
From Bad To Worse
I pulled into a gas station in Summit Hill, and being in a rush, used the “pay at the pump” option to make this as efficient a process as I could. As happens when your schedule has changed and you are in a rush, things went wrong. I managed to lock my keys in the truck. I’m still not sure how, but I did it. I wan’t panicked. The Mobile Edge Demo truck has a DroneMobile cellular interface on the remote starter and security system. I just need to log into the App and unlock the doors. I reached into my pocket to pull out my phone when I realized it was in my Magic Mount on the dash of the truck.
DroneMobile To The Rescue
I went into the store to ask the clerk if I could use the phone to call our store owner, Mitch, and have him log into my DroneMobile account and unlock the truck. I noticed the clerk put her smartphone down on the counter when I approached. I told the woman that I had managed to lock my keys in my truck and asked if she would mind downloading an app to her phone so I could unlock it. She was stunned that a phone could unlock a vehicle.
After my quick explanation she agreed to download and install the app and let me use her phone. I logged in, sent the Unlock command, logged back out and uninstalled the app in under a minute. Before the app was uninstalled, my vehicle’s doors unlocked and the parking lights flashed. I thanked the clerk for her help and headed on my way – proud of my creativity.
In spite of my delays, I made it to the store at 8:59, unlocked the front door and got the day started.
Learn More About Aftermarket Technology For Your Vehicle
If you are looking for a great way to communicate with your remote starter, keyless entry or security system, drop by Mobile Edge. We would be happy to demonstrate the DroneMobile system in our F-150.
Contact us here if you have any questions.