Cherami

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CherAmi Ltd
Type Limited liability company
Founded 2007
Headquarters Trinidad and Tobago
Key people Horatio Sutton, president
Website cheramiltd.com

CherAmi Ltd is a company incorporated in Trinidad and Tobago that provides GPS Tracking solutions, in-vehicle security and personal security, and remote diagnostics systems throughout the Caribbean and the world.

Overview[edit]

CherAmi service depends on GPRS mobile phone voice and data communication, primarily via TSTT and Digicel in the Caribbean, as well as location information using GPS technology. CherAmi Ltd. was established primarily as a provider of vehicular tracking devices and has grown and developed to include personal tracking systems for individual customers along with additional services for cars, trucks, fleets and equipment for corporate customers.[1]

The company uses its homegrown Geocoding system to attach a street based Trinidad and Tobago address.

There are three main packages. A personal package for individuals, a group package and a corporate package.

History[edit]

CherAmi Ltd was incorporated in 2007.[2]

Advocacy[edit]

CherAmi Ltd advocates the turnkey solution as an essential safety tool. The company overlay Google Maps with icons that represent a historical record of the whereabouts of their supported devices. The benefits, they say, include its ability to aid police in tracking down stolen vehicles; contacting emergency medical services in case of an accident (should the driver request this or be non-responsive); notifying drivers of potentially dangerous mechanical problems; emails are sent to owners that give a diagnostics of their vehicle every month if subscribed to; and unlocking doors for drivers (after verifying authorization over the phone) should their keys be misplaced or locked inside their car.

CherAmi installs the platform and supports it with a combination of on site and remote support.

Privacy issues[edit]

Critics raise questions about whether Trinidad and Tobago police or others could make use of CherAmi Ltd tracking, whether legally or illegally, for surveillance or stalking. Privacy advocates worry that innocent citizens may be hassled by the authorities due to false alarms. Stolen vehicles continue to be a problem in Trinidad and Tobago.[3]

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