What to look when purchasing GPS Tracker for your cars

Okay, buying a GPS tracker to protect your vehicle might be a daunting task. Unless, you know what to look for in a GPS Tracking system. Here, I’ll list down everything that you need to know about the quality in GPS tracker.

1. Build Quality

Most of available GPS tracker in the market is imported from China, it can range from 20USD to 40USD. And many resellers just import the cheapest model that they can get without going through quality assessment. two of the units that I get from China only lasts 3 months before the problem kicks in. One decided to not turning on at all, and the antenna on the other deteriorated so much that it took 1 hour to get the first location data.

So if you want a GPS tracker that last the lifetime of your vehicle, choose the one with a recognized quality certificate, like from SIRIM. One tip is that tracker from US or EU are usually have to pass stringent quality check for export. So it is a good idea to get devices made from US or EU.

2. Easy to use interface.

You want GPS system that is easy to use. There is no point having all the features if it’s difficult to access that feature. Some systems like this, which have bazillions button and links, should be avoided.

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Opt for something simpler, intuitive and beautiful like this.

Katsana GPS

Katsana Simple GPS Systems

3. Reporting Time

It’s important to get the latest information on your vehicle. If your car got stolen, reporting time like every 10 minutes or 3 minutes, will make it harder to recover your vehicle. If your vehicle is hid in a basement, 3 minutes means you have to search almost 1 square kilometer. But industry leading GPS tracker like Katsana GPS, reports the location very 10 seconds. That means you can locate which basement that the car is hidden.

4. Every day use.

For safety of your family member, it’s a good thing if you can check the location on your own. Certain gps providers ask you to call them if you want to know the location of your vehicle. Only after a 5-minute identification process, they will let you know where it is.

Instead, get a system that you can assess easily with your smartphone. You can get the latest location just within 5 seconds after clicking a button. So you ensure the safety of your family at your fingertips.

I think that’s it for now. I’ll go through more quality features later. Do check out the latest videos from the best GPS tracker in Malaysia.

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Best GPS Tracker in Malaysia Featured in Astro Awani

Yes, you read that right. Katsana GPS Tracker which is based in Malaysia has been featured in Astro Awani in its In Gear segment. In this video Katsana team did a stolen car sketch with the Dino, the host.

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APN Setting for Altel Malaysia

Altel is the latest telco player in Malaysia. If you’ve gotten their prepaid, you would need this Access Point Name (APN) to use the internet service.

APN Setting for Altel
APN: altel
Username: {leave blank}
Password: {leave blank}

Now you are good to go.

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The best GPS tracker for Malaysian

Update: Checkout Astro Awani In Gear show for the best GPS Tracking System

For those who are looking for additional security for their car, GPS tracker provide an excellent way to track your car in case of car theft. Just by installing a small, unobtrusive GPS tracker on your car, you will be able to know the whereabout of your vehicle and take necessary action to recover your stolen vehicle.

What choice do you have?

Captor is one of  the household name in gps tracker due to its being pre-installed in several Proton’s cars. But if you haven’t heard the name before, don’t blame yourself as Captor’s pricing is very prohibitive that not many of us are able to afford it.

The are other providers such as Evo GPS, but just like other devices in Lelong or Lowyat, it relies on manufacturer-supplied tracker which is very complicated to use.

Katsana: The most promising GPS tracker in Malaysia

The most promising GPS tracker service provider is Katsana.com. As a newcomer in GPS tracking arena, Katsana.com is promising a simplified approach to ensure your vehicle safety.

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It’s very simple to use Katsana GPS Tracking IOS app. You just tap to open, and it will show you directly where your vehicle is. You may further check the route history, the mileage, the top speed and you may define your own date duration to pinpoint the exact location in particular time.

Use it on vehicle, and human too
With Katsana, the GPS trackers provides an excellent way to keep track of where your young kids or teens are traveling. Through the use of a small device , you can monitor their location from anywhere. These GPS locator are small and easy to set up and use, and will show you an updated, time-stamped location of your child, teen or even a pet that tends to runaway. It will also keep a history of where they’ve been, and some products can even tell you if your teen has been driving over the speed limit.

If you need to track your vehicle, either for safety reason or for your business, Katsana is the best GPS tracker that you can find in the market in Malaysia.

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Another hello to the world

Hi, just posting something here. Notice that irwan.biz is now known as Irwan.my. Thanks for visiting.

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The danger of attaching too much to your business

  1. There is a reason that a business is called an entity.
  2. It has its own ecosystem: bring in money more than it spends.
  3. Being too attached to your business will cloud the decision making with emotion.
  4. Analogy: A car driver loves his car too much that he pedal it with his feet to assist its movement << bad analogy
  5. Negative: emotionally clouded judgment, hinder company true performance, lack of belief in staff, spend too much time on business, staff doesn’t feel a part of the company.
  6. Positive: Enthusiastic, hardworking, well focused company, usually leaner,
  7. Possible solution: Half time an owner, half time a VC.


Surface Acting: Make your bad mood worse

  1. Surface acting is often use to hide your bad mood through smile, enthusiasm and positive talks. It is not necessarily fake but it’s build upon with fatiguing effort(emotionally).
  2. Surface acting or any other feeling-undermining activity is emotionally fatiguing and may make your bad mood worse.
  3. May be seemed as hypocrite action by others.
  4. Extended practice may cause subconscious surface acting and may reduce ability to portray true feeling

Further reading: NYTimes


Is it the time to sell my Public Mutual stock?

Well, isn’t that every inventor’s favorite question?

Today’s economy is much better than in late 2008 and throughout 2009 but the fear is always there. You can be at the peak or the bottom but still you would not know what is going to happen.

Here is where we are now:

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Irwan.biz is much faster now

If you are on some speedy broadband you might notice that this site load much faster now. Currently irwan.biz is now accelerated  by W3 Cache and Amazon S3. Normally it would take around 9 seconds to load a page but it’s now reduced to 4 seconds. You can use tools.pingdom.com to see what’s loaded here.

If you have a wordpress blog, you might want to try these two combination out. I’m not sure whether I can come out with a tutorial or something but stay tuned.


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I’m back (again) to blogging

Hi guys, how are you doing? Recently there have been a lot of copywriting jobs that I’ve done in Slashes & Dots so I better get my lazy ass to write more. Yea yea, I know it’s like a Deja Vu all over again as I’ve been saying things like this a lot. But why not, you lose when you stop trying.

Regarding my current job, there have been some shift of job context as I’m more focus on partners management, newsletter/blog copywriting, coupon/promotion, sales and billing, new site redesigning and all other random stuff that in some way, related to marketing.

It has been fun so far, especially when there are new guys/gals coming in. I can now delegate some task over and participate in bigger projects that need a group of people to get it done. We have a new guy in marketing, Ian, who will oversee traffic acquisition, SEO, overall site improvement and so on.

You guys will see more posts on Joomla, web application, design and marketing as those are the topics related to my current job. Don’t worry I will be touching previous topics like investment and business.

I think that’s all from now. Until the next post.

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