Methods and systems for vehicle security and remote access and safety control interfaces and notifications

  • US 10,286,875 B2
  • Filed: 10/18/2017
  • Issued: 05/14/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/22/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method managing security of a vehicle having electronics for managing the vehicle and for communicating wirelessly with the Internet, comprising:

  • receiving one or more requests at the vehicle from a wireless device handled by a user of the vehicle, wherein each one of successive requests is predefined to trigger a heightened level of security, and each one of successive requests causes one of a plurality of colored lights to illuminate on the wireless device indicative of said heightened level of security, and each of said requests is to a same security input made at said wireless device, each of the one or more request associated with an override signal to actively inform said vehicle to execute said heightened level of security, said override signal is for approaching said vehicle by said user;

    initiating video recording proximate to the vehicle upon receiving one of the requests;

    transmitting, over the Internet, a notification to a predetermined recipient concerning the one more requests received at the vehicle, the notification including at least part of the video recording; and

    wherein the notification and the at least part of the video recording is saved at a remote server, connected to the Internet, and associated with an account of the user for the vehicle.

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