Features of Vehicle Tracking

Deciding to install tracking systems on your company vehicles is a good idea for many reasons. The addition of vehicle tracking can help monitor your vehicles whilst greatly adding to their security. If one of
your vehicles was stolen, car tracking systems can assist the police in finding and recovering the vehicle. Not only that, but if the vehicle in question contains merchandise that needs to be kept an eye on for insurance reasons, then a vehicle tracking device will allow you to dispatch it with piece of mind, safe in the knowledge that the item is being tracked.

What Vehicle Tracking Systems are Available on the Market?

There are two types of car tracking device that can be installed into your vehicle – passive tracking or real-time tracking.

Real-Time Tracking Systems

As the name suggests, ‘real-time’ vehicle tracking allows you to determine the specific location of any vehicle installed with tracking systems at the exact time it is there. If you decide to go for this kind of vehicle tracking set up then there are various options to choose from regarding the quantity and the frequency of data that is transmitted, including speed and positional information. This helps give an idea of how quickly a vehicle is travelling from location to location. Real-time vehicle tracking also allows you to program alerts such as ‘vehicle entered zone’ or ‘vehicle moved’ into the tracking systems. Another advantage of a real-time vehicle tracking system is that they are able to store an unlimited amount of data for a set period of time, enabling you to go back and review the movements of a specific vehicle if need be.

Passive Vehicle Trackers

If real-time vehicle tracking is not necessary for your business, the other option available is passive vehicle tracking. These car tracking systems provide specific data on the movements of a chosen vehicle, and are more suitable for a company that requires a summary of information, such as for timesheets, customer invoices or for private mileage. When the tracked vehicle returns to a certain location, the data from the vehicle tracking system will be automatically downloaded to a set computer via a wireless system. Whereas with a real-time car tracker an unlimited amount of data can be stored for a certain amount of time, with a passive vehicle tracking system a limited amount of data can be stored but it does not expire.
You will also have options as to how the data is received from the vehicle tracking devices. The information can be sent through either satellite or mobile to a remote user.  This information can then be easily accessed from any PDA, PC or laptop with an internet connection.
There are also choices to be made regarding the range of car trackers networks in the UK.

Once you have made a decision as to which type of vehicle tracking system is appropriate for your business, it’s worth paying a visit to Companeo, where you can receive  free quotes for GPS vehicle tracking devices.

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