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If you think your dog is special then so do we. Over three years of research and
development we have designed a product that outperforms every other tracking product
in this sector.
If you have ever wondered why:
...then so were we. Then we realised that other people were just trying to sell
technology and didn’t understand the real problems faced by dog owners.
So we decided to look at the problem from the perspective of the dog and its owner
and the outcome was the Retrieva GPS tracking and anti-theft collar. It is carefully
designed, practical, lockable, and waterproof and will find your dog for you as
well as protect it from the risk of theft. It is not just an ugly tracking box with
no energy and very few tricks.
The Retrieva™ collar can provide live tracking and location data straight
to your mobile phone, I-Pad or computer and plot itself on digitally enhanced topographical
mapping (available for most phones) or satellite mapping images. It will also talk
to friends and family if you ever need them to find you in an emergency,
telling them where you are and letting you know that assistance is on the way.
It will not only tell you where your dog is but even let you know if your dog decides
to leave home and take an unscheduled walk. And because having to recharge something
every day is impractical and most likely to be forgotten when you need it the most,
our collar is designed with a power management system that extends the intervals
between recharging to a likely to 5-7 days in normal use.
Finally, the collar is very difficult to remove by someone not authorised to do
so, and if an attempt is made it has enough sense to tell you about it. And because
we know that your dog needs you as much as you need them we have designed a personal
panic button on to the buckle which sends location data to selected phones or e-mail
There you go. Retrieva. Tracking what matters™
Retrieva have partnered with ViewRanger to deliver phone-based, topographical mapping
to track your dog from your mobile phone. Because we know that you don't just walk
your dog in the High Street, having detailed Topographical (Ordnance Survey) mapping
straight on to your phone not only allows you to see where your dog is but also
gives you the type of relevant detail that you will need whilst walking in fields,
hills and other remote areas. The latest edition of this software also has the following
Check the ViewRanger website link for more information on this award winning software.
The location message from the collar now also has a link which will take you straight
into Google maps on any web enabled phone. So you will always have another option
if you are in an area where you may not have downloaded the local Ordnance Survey
In addition to this, the ViewRanger software will enable you to download local satellite
imagery that is then stored in the phone memory. This means that you can then track
the dog and see yourself on the satellite images- effectively giving you an aerial
photographic image of where you both are.
Our web based mapping and collar management panel was launched in 2010. All aspects
of the collar are managed by the panel including the following:
On buying the collar you will be allocated your own login details that will provide
access to your “My Retrieva” account. The cost of access to the panel is included
in the monthly subscription.
Geofences: These are safe areas that can be
created by you using your phone or computer. Once defined you can receive alert
messages if the collar moves out of the boundary. You can also receive automatic
alerts when your dog leaves the range of the ICyou™ charging system – i.e. When
it leaves home.
Alert Messages: Includes (but not limited to)
low and flat battery alert, geofence violation alert, panic button alert, entered
or left different tracking modes, collar tamper alert, buckle tamper alert, left
home alert, status and location messages. All alerts sent via SMS Text message direct
to your phone or computer.
Range: The product is a GSM product so transmission
range is unlimited whilst in an area served by the GSM provider. In the UK this
is currently Orange Telecom. The product will also roam internationally for occasional
holiday use if necessary.
For European customers or those that regularly travel abroad and those in the UK
who live in areas where the Orange signal may be weak, we can provide collars with
an international roaming Sim card. This will always pick up the best local phone
signal in the UK or Europe. There is an additional monthly cost for the added functionality
and convenience this provides.
If no GSM network is available the product can transmit a Radio Frequency signal
that can be detected with specialist receiving equipment up to a range of 1km. The
RF signal can also be detected underground and from inside buildings. Range here
will be defined by a number of variables, but is only likely to be used in this
way by specialists and professionals in a working context.
GPRS updates: To ensure that you have the latest
capabilities built into the system we have ensured that the collar software can
be updated over the air via its onboard GPRS link.
Easy-release dog clip: We know that some dogs
don't wear collars whilst working or moving in certain areas or conditions because
of the risk of getting caught on their collar and stuck. If this applies to your
dog then we have the solution – an easy-release clip that fits into the buckle and
allows the collar to break free when put under a small amount of tension.
The collar will still tell you of this event and give you the collars location.
Please note however – you CANNOT use a lead on the collar whilst the easy-release
clip is in place as the collar may break free. Either remove the insert or use a
supplementary collar under these circumstances.