Are you concerned about the safety and security of your fleet? Does the risk of theft, fire, and damage keep you up at night? Or, would you like to improve customer satisfaction levels, with a flexible solution that suits your unique business requirements?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the following, then GPS tracking and geofencing software could greatly benefit you.
There are a number of benefits to using this technology. They can improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, keep your fleet and assets safe, and allow you to provide better customer service. Thus, giving you an “almost unfair” advantage over the competition.
To help you better understand the benefits of GPS tracking and geofencing technology, consider these useful pointers.
Improved fleet safety–
By installing a simple tracking device to your fleet, this will enable you to monitor your fleet via a smartphone, laptop, desktop computer or other Internet-enabled device. You can track their location, set custom routes, and even monitor their fuel usage, speed, travel history and more.Plus, you have the freedom to track as little or as much information as you like.
However, when it comes to fleet management, one of the greatest safety features is geofencing. What is geofencing? It is a location-based service, in which an app or other piece of software, uses GPS, RFID (Radio-frequency identification), Wi-Fi or cellular data to trigger a pre-programmed action when a mobile device or RFID tag enters or exits a virtual boundary.
Put simply, if you install a GPS tracking device or RFID tag on your fleet, you can then set up a virtual boundary around them. This boundary can be as small or large as you like. And you can draw it in any shape or configuration. Once set up, each time a tracked vehicle enters or leaves the virtual boundary, an alert notification (via push notification, text message or other alert) will be sent to all suitable devices.
Best of all? You can automate the virtual boundary to switch on or off depending on the time of day. So, if you want the boundary to be smaller – for example, when the vehicle is stationary and stored overnight – then you can do that. As a result, you will be instantly notified if there is any suspicious movement, even if it is outside of normal business hours.
Route planning for reduced response times–
GPS tracking gives you the power to plan your routes in advance. With the help of real-time traffic information, the software can also help you choose the fastest, most optimal route, so that you arrive at your destination sooner and consume less fuel.
As a result, you will be able to improve fleet operational efficiency, and provide a faster turnaround for deliveries. Which, in turn, will make your customers happier, and ensure they use your business again in the future.
To discover the true benefits of GPS tracking and geofencing software, request a FREE demo of UniGuard today.
Monitor employee performance and conduct–
Driver safety is paramount to the success of your business. For this reason, unsafe driving not only puts your fleet – and the general public – at risk of danger, it can also tarnish the reputation of your business.
GPS tracking software is a seamless, non-intrusive way to monitor employee performance. As mentioned previously, you can use the software to monitor a range of conditions, such as fuel consumption, speed, travel history, and even accident history.
This means, you can quickly spot any discrepancies in each driver’s history, and then take appropriate steps to solve the problem.
Improve employee communication–
These days, the benefits of GPS tracking and geofencing go beyond just location tracking and monitoring.
Featuring in-built task assignment capabilities, instant messaging, alert notifications and more, software like UniGuard makes it easier for staff and employers to stay in touch around the clock, no matter where they are located.
Want to assign tasks and reminders to key staff members? Want to give your employees the ability to quickly report field incidents? Or perhaps give your lone workers a direct line of communication to support staff?
All of these benefits (and more) are available to you with the right GPS tracking and employee management software.
Since 1997, UniGuard has been helping businesses streamline their workforce, improve the quality of their service deliveries, and stay compliant with the latest industry and government standards.