DogTrac 'Smart' ID Tag

1 X DogTrac 'Smart' ID Tag

1 X DogTrac 'Smart' Key Recovery Tags

12 months premium cover

12 months DogTrac VetLine cover

£9.95  £3.99 delivery

What is DogTrac VetLine?   +

DogTrac VetLine is included as part of our Premium Protection service.

DogTrac VetLine is a free telephone service offering unlimited access to veterinary advice.

That means 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

Calls are answered by RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) qualified vet nurses. DogTrac VetLine provides a triage service with the caller being advised as to what they can do to help their pet and whether a visit to the vet is necessary and if so, how quickly.

How does DogTrac VetLine benefit me and my pet?   +

After the consultation almost 50% of cases didn't need to see a vet at all, and what's more many late night callers have been advised that a vet visit can wait until normal practice hours, saving our members up to £175 on potentially wasted trips to the out-of-hours vet.

How often can I call DogTrac VetLine?   +

You can call DogTrac VetLine any time day or night, 365 days of the year. Members have unlimited access and can call as often as they need to.

Can I call DogTrac VetLine about all my pets?   +

Yes, you can call if you're concerned about the health of any of your pets, not just your dog.

What is Premium Protection?   +

DogTrac ID Tag Technology

'DogTrac' Dog ID Tags use the latest NFC and QR technology to get your dog home, fast.

A DogTrac ID tag is as near a dog can get to actually being able to talk.

If your dog was lost and he could talk, he would tell everyone he found exactly what his DogTrac tag tells you. His owners name, number and email, an alternative number and email, vet's name, address and number, insurance details, microchip number, medical issues and all other relevant information.

If he was lost, and he could, your dog would call you. A DogTrac ID tag does exactly that.

How it works:

When a DogTrac tag is scanned or tapped with an NFC enabled smart phone two things happen:

1. The dog's online profile is displayed to enable the finder to call and email you.

2 You get an instant SMS and email alert when your dog is found and a link to a map pinpointing exactly where your dog has been found. As a safeguard, the dogs name is not displayed to the finder.

DogTrac Smart Dog ID Tags are waterproof, rugged, won't rust or corrode. DogTrac ID tags come in two sizes, 25mm for small dogs and 30mm for medium and large dogs.

Lost a Dog?

A lot of dogs don't wear their collars at home, so if they go walkabout, you're relying on microchips, if they have one, or posters, adverts and social media to alert local people that he's lost, this all takes a lot of time. We have changed all that.

If a DogTrac protected dog goes missing just hit the 'Lost my Dog' button on the DogTrac app, or via the website click the 'Lost my Dog' link. An instant alert is sent by Text and email to everybody in the 'DogWatch' community within a 5 mile radius - a 'Lost Dog' poster on every street corner within seconds.

If you do report him missing the dogs name is shown on the missing dog alert to enable people to call him over so that he can be reunited with you.

You can access your DogTrac account from any internet connected device and can edit your own, and your dog's details from anywhere and as often as you like.

  • Smart tag using the latest NFC and QR technology to help get your dog home, fast
  • Online pet profile for life
  • Lost dog alert - Instant 'lost dog' notifications sent to the local DogWatch community
  • DogTrac protects your dog, even when he’s not wearing his tag
  • You get an instant SMS and email alert when your dog is found
  • Geo-location - pinpoints exactly where your dog has been found
  • Waterproof

Any Smart Phone Can Scan a Tag Your Pet's Critical Data Will Be Shown You Will Be Alerted Immediately

Lost your keys?

DogTrac Key Tag - key points

DogTrac Key Tags are a new and innovative way to ensure that if you lose your keys and they're found, you get them back quickly and safely, sometimes before you even knew they were gone.

DogTrac Key Tags use the latest QR technology to geo-locate where your keys are found and send you an instant SMS and email with a link to a map pinpointing exactly where they are. DogTrac Key Tags find you!

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This is how they work

Register and activate your new Key Tags at DogTrac.com or by scanning the QR code on the back of your new key tag.

Enter your contact details and choose what you would like a "finder" to see to enable them to contact you quickly. This can include your name, mobile number and email address.

As an added incentive to finders to contact you quickly you can also offer an extra reward of up to £30. We also reward them with a free DogTrac Key Tag.

If you lose your keys with a DogTrac Key Tag attached, you've instantly increased your chances of getting them back from 5% to 90%.

SOS

We want to keep you safe as well as your dog

When you activate a DogTrac Dog ID tag or DogTrac 'Smart' Key Recovery Tag you will be asked to add an 'SOS' contact, a name, mobile number and email address. If you press the 'SOS' link in the DogTrac App we send your contact an ultra-quick SOS alert when you need help. It looks like this, 'Jane has sent you an SOS alert. Click below to see where they are on a map.' We geo-locate you and include a link to a map showing exactly where you are.

Possible Emergency Uses:

  • Being stalked while walking your dog
  • Unsafe neighbourhood
  • Health related emergency
  • Accident in an unknown area

You need to download the DogTrac app to use this feature .The app is free. It only works on Apple or Android operating systems on mobile phones.

  

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Does a DogTrac ID Tag comply with UK Law?

YES

No thought or consideration has gone into the 'Control of Dogs Order 1992' to bring an outdated act in line with modern technology and current theft epidemics in the UK.

It is still the responsibility of Local Authorities and only Local Authorities to enforce this law. Fortunately our Local Authorities are not locked in the past.

In 1992 when the current act was passed there was no such thing as The Internet and technology has changed things dramatically.

The act is so outdated it doesn't even insist on a telephone number, the first and most logical means of contacting an owner quickly. The act originated in 1920, unless you lived in Downton Abbey you probably didn't have a telephone but common sense should have prevailed by 1992.

The act states that your name and address must be on the tag, ignored by most for very good reason, it's not safe to do so anymore.

We are campaigning for the act to be brought into line. Only local authorities are empowered to enforce the act, not police. They are not stupid and recognise the benefits of modern tags. There has never been a prosecution of a QR or NFC enabled dog tag owner.

Our tags enable you to add far more than is required of the act and as 92% of the population own a mobile and 85% of those a smartphone there are probably more people capable of reading a smart tag than could read at all in 1950.

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What is NFC

Near field communication (NFC) is the set of protocols that enable electronic devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching the devices together, or bringing them into proximity to a distance of typically 10cm or less.

Many applications we use daily – such as credit cards, car keys, tickets, health cards and hotel room access cards – could cease to exist as NFC-enabled mobile phones can provide all these functionalities. At the same time, a wide range of applications in health, education, and entertainment will be generated using smart posters - the most common usage area of NFC technology.

This is an explanation video

https://youtu.be/_RBbuGwC7Eg

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What is a QR Code

Short for "Quick Response code," QR codes are square barcodes first developed in Japan. Unlike traditional UPC barcodes, which are made up of a number of horizontal lines, a QR code can be captured more quickly and can contain more information.

QR codes are machine-readable labels - computers can understand them much more easily than they can understand text. QR codes are used for everything from tracking products to identifying items - typical tasks where they function as improved UPC barcodes.

However, QR codes aren't just a stuffy technology used to track items in warehouses and scan products at the checkout counter. They've moved into the consumer realm, where they're found all over the place on advertisements, business windows, product packaging, billboards on the side of the road, and even on some websites.

What's the Point?

For us consumers (not people working in warehouses), QR codes are intended to be a quick way to perform an action with your phone. Unlike near-field communication (NFC), QR codes don't contain any electronics or require special technology - they're just a grid of white and black that can be captured with any camera.

Typically, QR codes are captured with a scanner app on a smartphone. The app allows you to take a photo containing the barcode, then it locates the barcode, analyzes the machine-readable data, and converts it to information meaningful to you.

After being scanned in this way, a typical QR code would probably take you directly to the businesses' website. In this case, the QR code contains a website address (URL.) The point of the QR code is to allow you to easily access their website without typing any web addresses into your phone - just by scanning a picture.

Can I Scan QR Codes?

If you want to scan QR codes, all you'll need is a QR reader app on your smartphone.

You can get the 'DogTrac' QR scanner free here

  

Just open your app, point it at a QR code, and the app should recognize and take action based on the QR code - generally opening its website in your browser.

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Is My Data Safe

We protect your information by:

  • Encrypting your personal information. When you place an order or access your account information, a secure server encrypts all of the information you input before it is sent to us. This protects your confidential data.

What is HTTPS

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.

HTTP VS HTTPS

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. HTTPS is often used to protect highly confidential online transactions like online banking and online shopping order forms. Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome also display a padlock icon in the address bar to visually indicate that a HTTPS connection is in effect.

HTTP vs HTTPS

How Does HTTPS Work?

HTTPS pages typically use one of two secure protocols to encrypt communications - SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security). Both the TLS and SSL protocols use what is known as an 'asymmetric' Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) system. An asymmetric system uses two 'keys' to encrypt communications, a 'public' key and a 'private' key. Anything encrypted with the public key can only be decrypted by the private key and vice-versa.

As the names suggest, the 'private' key should be kept strictly protected and should only be accessible the owner of the private key. In the case of a website, the private key remains securely ensconced on the web server. Conversely, the public key is intended to be distributed to anybody and everybody that needs to be able to decrypt information that was encrypted with the private key.

What is a HTTPS certificate?

When you request a HTTPS connection to a webpage, the website will initially send its SSL certificate to your browser. This certificate contains the public key needed to begin the secure session. Based on this initial exchange, your browser and the website then initiate the 'SSL handshake'. The SSL handshake involves the generation of shared secrets to establish a uniquely secure connection between yourself and the website.

When a trusted SSL Digital Certificate is used during a HTTPS connection, users will see a padlock icon in the browser address bar. When an Extended Validation Certificate is installed on a web site, the address bar will turn green.

Why Is an SSL Certificate Required?

All communications sent over regular HTTP connections are in 'plain text' and can be read by any hacker that manages to break into the connection between your browser and the website. This presents a clear danger if the 'communication' is on an order form and includes your credit card details or social security number. With a HTTPS connection, all communications are securely encrypted. This means that even if somebody managed to break into the connection, they would not be able decrypt any of the data which passes between you and the website.

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The DogTrac App

The Dogtrac App is free and is available from

  

The App is compatible with all Apple iPhones and all smartphones utilising the Android Operating System. This link takes you to a list of smartphones using Android. http://www.androidcentral.com/devices

The DogTrac App enables you to scan any DogTrac ID tag as well as all other QR code.

If you have a DogTrac ID Tag the App also enables you to use our unique 'SOS' personal safety feature.

Should you lose your dog you can also send an instant ‘Lost Dog’ alert to the local DogWatch community via the DogTrac App.

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What you get with a DogTrac ID Tag

Your new DogTrac ID tag includes the following forever.

A lifetime profile on the DogTrac website and 'MicroChip Central'.

In plain English this means that if you lose your dog and he is wearing his tag a finder can scan the QR or tap with an NFC enabled phone (most android phones) and they will see your dog's profile and all your contact information forever.

Premium Protection (included for the first year)

  • Lifetime warranty and free lost tag replacement.
  • If your tag is scanned you will get an instant SMS and email alert and a link to a map pinpointing where it has been found.
  • Lost dog alert. If you lose your dog with or without his collar on you can hit the 'Lost my Dog' button on the DogTrac app or online and notification will instantly be sent to the DogWatch community within 5 miles of where he went missing.
  • Personal SOS alert feature.
  • DogTrac VetLine

DogTrac VetLine: DogTrac VetLine is a telephone service offering unlimited access to veterinary advice. That means 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

What is DogTrac VetLine?

DogTrac VetLine is a free telephone service offering unlimited access to veterinary advice.

That means 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

Calls are answered by RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) qualified vet nurses.

DogTrac VetLine provides a triage service with the caller being advised as to what they can do to help their pet and whether a visit to the vet is necessary and if so, how quickly.

How does DogTrac VetLine benefit me and my pet?

After the consultation almost 50% of cases didn’t need to see a vet at all, and what’s more many late night callers have been advised that a vet visit can wait until normal practice hours, saving our members up to £175 on potentially wasted trips to the out-of-hours vet.

How often can I call DogTrac VetLine?

You can call DogTrac VetLine any time day or night, 365 days of the year. Members have unlimited access and can call as often as they need to.

Can I call DogTrac VetLine about all my pets?

Yes, you can call if you're concerned about the health of any of your pets, not just your dog.

After a year

If you wish to continue to have the Premium Protection features there is an annual fee of £10.

 

What do you get with a DogTrac Key Recovery Tag

Your new DogTrac ID tag includes the following forever.

Your new DogTrac ID tag includes the following forever.

A lifetime profile on the DogTrac.com website.

In plain English this means that if you lose your keys with a tag attached a finder can scan the QR or go online and they will see your contact information forever.

Premium Protection (included for the first year)

If your tag is scanned you will get an instant SMS and email to alert you. Also a link to a map pinpointing where it was scanned, as long as the finder has location services activated on his phone.

To help keep you safe you also have access to the 'SOS' alert system via the DogTrac app.

After a year

There is no extra annual fee for the Key services if you have an active Premium Protection DogTrac Dog Tag account, otherwise there is an annual fee of £5.