GPS trackers are perfect for individuals and businesses. Listed below are some of the businesses that may require GPS tracking:
Note: By the end of 2017 there will be no 2G network in Australia.
Courier & Delivery Companies:
Managing drivers and fleets can easily be accomplished with a 3G GPS tracker. You will be able to see their exact location and how they've reached the destination. Have they taken the long route? Did they speed in your work van? Are they late for a delivery - Where are they? This ultimately reduces costs for many companies and encourages the drivers to work much more efficiently as they know they are being tracked. You will know exactly where all your drivers are at all times.
This can extend to food delivery companies, parcel delivery, point-to-point courier delivery, express, standard and regular delivery companies and more.
Food delivery companies such as pizza delivery rely heavily on getting the order delivered on time to ensure a hot pizza when consumed. Managers can track the time it takes for particular employees to deliver so they can ensure that the reputation of the company remains high.
Fleet & Rental:
For companies with fleet vehicles such as plumbers and electricians, it can be important to track their work vehicles/trucks to make sure that no one is misusing equipment or taking longer scenic routes to urgent jobs. They are also valuable during crisis management situations which can involve natural/unnatural disasters.
Rental companies often use GPS tracking to monitor their vehicles and to check where they are if they are late when being returned.
GPS trackers on trucks is important so that you can analyse whether your drivers are taking the best routes and whether they're saving fuel in doing so. It can also determine whether deliveries are being made on time and if the drivers are sticking to the road rules. For longer journeys you can also tell where and when the driver stops for a break.
If the truck gets hijacked or stolen you can easily locate its position instead of losing important cargo and the expensive truck. For important cargo you can also attach asset based tracking devices to the physical goods to ensure that they are accounted of at all times.
Schools, Universities and Taxi's:
To enable peace of mind and to ensure the safety of all passengers, 3G GPS trackers are a must. Some universities have strict policies on excursions where the travel arrangements must be GPS tracked for everyone's safety. This is why some groups must travel in taxi's rather than Uber/ Ride sharing apps because taxi's generally have GPS.
Taxi companies use GPS tracking devices to know where their vehicles are at all times to ensure that they get the most efficient use out of them. This keeps the drivers honest and reduces the time/kilometers between fares.
Some universities have multiple campuses or use buildings farther away from campuses due to increasing student numbers. Shuttle buses are used to transport these students from place to place and it is important that these buses are tracked to ensure the safety of all parties.
History museums for example hold and display some of the most valuable artefacts on Earth and it's only natural that you'd want to protect them from thievery. This is where advanced trackers come into play which detect light and can sound alarms and notify authorised numbers when a sensor has been triggered such as a motion sensor/alert or a drop trigger.
Light detection trackers are also commonly used in containers and briefcases where the contents are only to be opened by the recipient. If there is any interference along the way, the tracker can notify authorised numbers.
GPS trackers are very important for construction based businesses which have many expensive assets in their possession. Machinery and equipment often go missing, are stolen or are forgotten in different places where they can end up being broken and damaged. GPS trackers can eliminate this risk by alerting you when they breach pre-set perimeters (geo-fences) and can be optimised to report a location every few hours to save on battery. This ensures that you can get many months/ years of use from portable asset based trackers or alternatively, hard-wiring the tracker into a piece of machinery will last for as long as the piece of machinery lasts.
Many different construction companies also have a range of work vehicles that they give/hire to their employees. GPS trackers such as hard-wired or OBD2 solutions can make sure that employees are where they're supposed to be at all times to ensure that efficiency is kept high. For work cars it can also ensure that the cars are mainly being used for work based purposes instead of leisure or entertainment. This is particularly important because some companies also pay for their employee's fuel and it can be costly to the company if their employees are misusing their benefits.
Law Enforcement/ Security Personnel:
When a report is called in, it is important for police/ law enforcement to know where their personnel is at all times. This is so they can dispatch the closest personnel to the scene/crime.
Body Cameras are also used in situation such as this where an officer may require on-foot GPS positioning. The body camera will record and log the GPS when they're moving so that it can be used in reports after the case is closed. As technology improves, new and advanced body cameras will be released which include 3G/4G technology capabilities. Law enforcement will be able to live stream and watch officers in the line of duty while also knowing exactly where they are.
There are many different forms of private investigation from government to personal jobs. Throughout many different situations, 3G GPS tracking may be important to save on time and costs of following and reporting on people. There are laws in many states that prohibit improper use though which PI's have to take into account.
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