While developing the Seekit tracking service, the India Innovation Centre dispatched more than thirty experts to every part of the country. They conducted extensive research and numerous interviews over a one-year period to determine the kinds of features that customers would truly value, and adjustments were made during development to ensure the service could easily be incorporated into people’s daily routines.
As a result, Seekit now meets the IP65 standard, and in addition to being dust-proof and waterproof it sports a drip-proof case. The device uses a button cell battery, eliminating the need for daily charging. Seekit can be carried around without any worries.
When Seekit’s Crowd GPS is linked up with the Seekit smartphone app, it can detect and transmit a location. The more Seekit users there are in the immediate vicinity, the higher the precision, and the broader the search area and coverage.
Seeking broader applications for this service, Panasonic announced a strategic partnership with Samsonite in August 2019 to produce a smart suitcase called EVOA Tech with a tracker pre-installed, and has started offering a service that allows users to check the location of their tagged suitcase at any time through a smartphone app.
The Seekit service is currently available exclusively in India. Panasonic will continue to expand Seekit sales in that nation and, through collaborations with companies having a shared awareness of the issues, promote the appeal of the Seekit solution in other countries.
Panasonic is committed to realizing a safe and secure society, and Seekit provides the peace of mind that comes from knowing exactly where your loved ones and valuables are.