How Do Tracking Devices Work?

Real-time internet vehicle tracking devices

Using live vehicle tracking devices helps you to track your vehicles in real-time and at any time, simply by using a PC with an internet connection.  There is no need for any sort of control stations, proprietary software or elaborate maps as everything that you require can be easily accessed over the internet. Most tracking devices will use a system that uses GPS satellites to locate your vehicles, and then GPRS technology in order to ensure that the positions and vehicle log data are constantly updated. It is also possible to have time sheets and vehicle logs sent to your company via email each morning.

Reducing overtime and increasing capacity

With tracking devices installed in your vehicles, savings on overtime payments can now reach thousands within one year – giving you a return on your investment straight away. But the real boost from investing in tracking devices comes from the increased capacity that often comes as a result of their installation. Many companies that choose to install tracking devices have often found that their drivers get more done each day as a result of the information that vehicle tracking systems provide.  They can help you to avoid costly weekend working and in some cases even allow you to expand your business without increasing fixed costs and manpower.

Helping you to manage your duty of care and working time responsibilities with tracking systems

With employment legislation becoming increasingly complex, it is important to have a system in place as a safeguard for your company. The Working Time Directive and Duty of Care Legislation, as well as the taxable benefits of commercial vehicles can pose something of a management burden – so it is important that proper records are monitored and maintained to ensure compliance. Having tracking devices installed provides an ideal solution that not only saves you time, but can also provide you with accurate information and a clearly recorded archive.

The environmental benefits of car tracker systems

Having tracking devices fitted in your vehicles ensures that they are used more efficiently –  better utilisation can save anything up to 600 litres of fuel per year, per vehicle, depending on the specific vehicles mileage. For example, if your company has a fleet of 100 vehicles, this can add up to 60,000 litres per year – with a vehicle tracking system you could make a saving of 162 tonnes of CO2  per year. Check to see what other environmental measures your vendor of tracking devices offer, as some offer a guarantee that all of their products will be recycled at the end of their working lives.

Installation of GPS tracking systems

Most suppliers of tracking devices should give you the option of whether or not you want the installation to be carried out on your company’s premises or at another location of your choosing. Installation of tracking devices should not take more than an hour, with all the equipment being installed as discreetly as possible in your vehicle. If the system needs to be moved to another vehicle, it can be done so within a few days by most suppliers of tracking devices.
If you are still in the process of shopping around for tracking devices for your business, we highly recommended that you pay a visit to the Companeo website, where you can get free quotes from suppliers that meet your requirements.

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