Blackline GPS Corp.

Blackline GPS Corp.

May 14, 2009 12:09 ET

Blackline GPS Corp. Announces Agreement With Reliance Protectron Security Services for Vehicle Recovery Services

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2009) - Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN) ("Blackline" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Reliance Protectron Inc. ("Reliance Protectron"). Under the agreement, Reliance Protectron will monitor and recover stolen vehicles and watercraft installed with Blackline's security, monitoring and recovery products, the first of which will be the Escort Entourage™ CIS launching in July. Reliance Protectron is the fifth largest security monitored account base in North America with four ULC Certified monitoring centers located across Canada, and is a member of the North American CSAA (Central Stations Alarm Association).

"Blackline provides the first affordable and easy to use early response to theft of a vehicle" said Patrice De Luca, Vice-president of Marketing and Business Development for Reliance Protectron. "We are pleased to be able to offer existing and new customers alike the option of 24/7 monitoring for their vehicles, just as they have entrusted us to protect their homes and businesses."

"Blackline recognizes that vehicle monitoring and recovery is first and foremost about customer peace of mind" said Clark Swanson, President & CEO of Blackline. "Partnering with a professional security company like Reliance Protectron gives our customers a level of confidence in the monitoring and recovery service we believe cannot be achieved by our competitors who use their own staff, or an out-sourced call center, as a cost saving mechanism."

About Blackline's Escort Entourage CIS

Blackline's Escort Entourage CIS is the most effective installed security protection for your vehicle. It combines always-on cellular communication, state-of-the-art GPS technology, tamper-sensing capability, automated arming and disarming, instant e-mail and text message alerting, and the Blackline GPS Recovery Service™ provided by Reliance Protectron, delivering the ultimate vehicle security peace-of-mind.

Unlike most competitor products, which are passive devices that require the customer to alert the police, device manufacturer or both, that a vehicle has been stolen prior to recovery, the Escort EntourageCIS is a pro-active vehicle recovery device. The device automatically alerts both the customer and Reliance Protectron of a theft in process so that a recovery can be initiated immediately. This substantially increases the likelihood and timeliness of recovery which is critical to reducing potential vehicle damage.

The Escort Entourage CIS further differentiates itself from the competition because it is more than just a recovery device. The Escort Entourage CIS is designed to enhance the driving experience and peace-of-mind of a vehicle owner through the interactive use of the device. The customer can monitor the vehicle in real time using their web browser or Blackline's BlipPlus™ mobile application for smartphones. The customer can review the history of the device for up to six months including location, time, heading and speed providing value for the driver wanting to review their recent trip or the concerned parent wanting to monitor their young driver.

"Providing customers with a device that has everyday uses, and can be shared to friends, family or coworkers, has tremendous value" said Clark Swanson. "As the only vehicle monitoring and recovery provider with a retail presence, we are uniquely positioned to provide a quality driving experience and peace-of-mind to our customer base."

"I am very excited to add Reliance Protectron to the circle of partners that Blackline is developing which began with Escort Inc." said Cody Slater, Chairman of Blackline. "Blackline continues to execute on its core philosophy of relationship synergy and we look forward to future announcements as other partners recognize the value that Blackline brings to their businesses."

About Reliance Protectron Security Services (Reliance Protectron Inc.)

Reliance Protectron Security Services is a subsidiary of Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership. With over 1,800 employees, Reliance is a national company with a local presence in every major Canadian market. Reliance offers Security Services and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) to its over 1.5 million residential and commercial customers. Reliance Protectron Security Services, the second largest security provider in Canada, provides security system sales, rental, installation, service, monitoring and related commercial activities across the country. Reliance Home Comfort provides residential water heater and heat recovery system rental and services, and the retail sale, rental, service, and maintenance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. Its water heater rental business, based largely in Ontario, is the second largest in Canada.

About Blackline GPS, Corp.

Blackline GPS Corp. is a Calgary-based technology manufacturer of security, tracking & monitoring devices for automotive, commercial and industry safety and family use. Blackline sells its products under its own brand name and through a licensing arrangement with Escort Inc. ( Management and the Board of Blackline includes several individuals responsible for the success of BW Technologies Ltd. ("BWT") including but not limited to: Blackline's Chairman, Cody Slater, the founder and President of BWT; Kirk Wankel, Vice President of Finance of BWT and Chief Financial Officer of Blackline; and Kevin Meyers, Vice President of Operations of BWT and Chief Operations Officer of Blackline.

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