The fleetminder Live Tracking system provides crucial GPS fleet management reports and business intelligence for fleet operators. This is where GPS trackers really shine in reducing administration costs for collecting driver and fleet information and for simplifying report generation. In fact, many hours a month can be saved in administration time and savings in fuel [Read more…]
GPS Tracking - News & Information
GPS tracking has really entered main stream use and the price of GPS tracking devices has become affordable for most tracking applications.
GPS tracking systems include personnel, vehicles, trailers, machinery, marine and any other asset that needs to be protected and tracked.
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Tracking devices work by obtaining the current GPS location and then transmitting that information to a server on the internet allowing the tracker owner to log in and view the current and past locations where the vehicle or asset has been. The other way to find out the tracker's location is to use a mobile phone (smart phone) to send a command to the GPS tracking device asking it to "report in". This is called "Location On Demand". By using SMS text commands or web-based tracking service any vehicle or asset can easily be tracked.
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Without getting too technical this is an explanation of how a remote asset tracking works… Tracking devices have two main functions – one, to obtain it’s current position usually by the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and then to communicate it’s position back to the owner. In remote areas, like the Australian bush where there [Read more…]
Are you looking at choosing a car tracking device – what are the costs and the installation options available? GPS trackers can be easily installed into any car. When it comes to installation there are two main types of tracking devices: Hardwired tracker models Trackers that connects to an existing socket in your car (plug-in [Read more…]
The increasing use of GPS enabled technology and scale of electronics manufacturing has made the GPS tracking device for car owners an affordable tool for asset protection, safety and piece of mind. Many Australian car owners are now looking at purchasing a GPS tracking device but how would they know what to buy and the [Read more…]
Have you ever wondered why one machine in your fleet repeatedly requires maintenance well ahead of all the others or why it seemed to perform below mileage expectations? When you install GPS tracking devices in your machinery you will have the ability to remotely track driving and performance parameters while your machinery is in service. [Read more…]
The construction industry requires considerable overhead investment to begin any project but one of the largest investments that contractors make is in construction machinery. Since machinery is so expensive they are an attractive item for thieves especially during the night or weekends. Theft is a constant worry for foreman and site managers. GPS tracking devices [Read more…]
So what about GPS tracking device for car owners? What will these tracking devices offer you in the way of benefits and are they worth the cost? The main reasons for having a GPS tracking device for your car can include: Tracking someone who is driving your car (whether an employee, family member, friend, your [Read more…]
Geofencing is the revolutionary way to protect your most valuable vehicles and assets and is available simply by installing GPS vehicle tracking devices. Geofencing capabilities with GPS vehicle tracking devices When you install GPS tracking devices in your vehicles the you will now be able to monitor the location of your vehicle using any mobile [Read more…]
Expensive machinery and equipment left on construction sites is a big target for thieves. Knowing if they are being moved or activated without authorisation is a must – and now there is simple, low-cost technology that can be used to provide this level of machinery security. Such low-cost technology is the popularity of GPS tracking [Read more…]
Cutting costs, operating more efficiently and protecting machinery assets are all important in order to be successful while staying ahead of the competition. With GPS machine trackers you will have the ability to accomplish each one of these goals and have the all-in-one tool that can be used to better manage your field equipment. Track [Read more…]
With businesses relying on the timely movement and arrival of goods via shipping containers, it’s become increasingly important to know where a particular container (or trailer) is at any time, and its transport progress to the final destination. Follow container shipping progress with GPS tracking devices When you utilise GPS tracking devices to follow the [Read more…]
When it comes to using technology to protect your car from theft a number of electronic devices have be used by car owners over the years, including car alarms, immobilisers, central locking and so on, with manufacturers building in those once after market devices into each base model car. Whilst GPS tracking technology is not [Read more…]
Business is conducted not only in cities but also in regional areas and it’s important to be able to track your fleet vehicles no matter where they may have to travel. GPS fleet tracking allows you to follow each vehicle and provide any assistance to drivers especially in hard-to-reach remote country areas. Out of the [Read more…]
GPS tracking devices are now essential tools to optimise the efficiency of any fleet. These devices can efficiently manage fuel costs, route data, driving habits and overall customer service. Manage vehicle fuel costs with GPS tracking devices Diesel fuel costs continue to rise and one of the best ways to reduce overhead costs is to [Read more…]
GPS tracking devices are now available that integrate all-over vehicle safety via real-time video streaming, GPS tracking and monitoring vehicle data. Real-time video and audio streaming There are a variety of instances where monitoring both video and audio events around your vehicle is essential to the safety of your driver, your asset and even to [Read more…]
Vehicle fleets are a major investment for any company. Fleet managers take precautions to protect company vehicles by manually keeping tabs on staff, providing a vehicle use policy, periodically checking the vehicles, and so on. But do fleet managers know – where, when and how the vehicles are being driven? Reduce vehicle abuse with GPS [Read more…]
Nowadays we all carry mobile devices with us wherever we travel in the world and these mobile devices are becoming more and more powerful allowing us to link into social media, surf the web and even control the heating and alarm systems in our homes. It’s no surprise then that GPS car tracking devices are [Read more…]
Fleet management costs continue to rise and one of the major costs every manager faces today is the cost of fuel. A great fuel reduction strategy is to look at GPS tracking devices for improved route management. Optimise the travel routes with GPS tracking devices GPS tracking devices enable you to monitor your fleet’s location [Read more…]
There are many reasons that thieves steal cars including spare parts, stealing expensive stereo equipment, joyriding, resale, or even to commit a crime and these reasons have not changed over time. The key to reducing your loss when a vehicle is stolen is quick notification and recovery before a thief has time to strip, hide [Read more…]
Vehicle theft results in multi-billion dollars in loss worldwide and fleet vehicles are one of the most attractive targets to potential thieves. A simple way to decrease the chance that your fleet vehicles will be their next target is to install GPS fleet tracking devices in all of your fleet vehicles to monitor their locations, [Read more…]
When you first let a teen driver on the road it can be a nerve-wracking experience for many parents but with GPS car tracking devices you can feel better knowing that you can track your teen driver while they are on the road and protect your vehicle and your teen driver. Geo-fence a permissible driving [Read more…]
Cargo thieves are getting bolder in their attempts and continue to find new and creative ways to steal in transit cargo. Fortunately smart GPS tracking devices are now available to protect your fleet vehicles and cargo whilst out in the field on deliveries. GPS tracking devices monitor delivery vehicles Many delivery fleet vehicles are already [Read more…]
Worldwide police are increasingly becoming targets of activists, terrorists, criminals and unfortunately even the citizens they are being paid to protect. When you are tasked with protecting a fleet of police vehicles the features now available on GPS fleet trackers will help you to protect your police fleet while they are driving vehicles while performing [Read more…]
When you want to dominate your marketplace then a speedy response is one of the best ways to win new customers and grow your business and with Fleet GPS tracking you have the tools to do so. Provide prompt customer response with GPS tracking Imagine you do business as an air condition repair service in [Read more…]
Over 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by water which means there are over 139,827,329 square miles that must be covered when your boat is at sea. Without a suitable GPS tracking device, locating your boat when it borrowed or hired out, or taken illegally, would be extremely difficult. Real-time satellite monitoring There are [Read more…]
After the cost of purchasing a new or used vehicle, there are the ongoing running costs which can be significant. One of the biggest expenses outside of fuel and licencing is insuring the vehicle, and unfortunately the newer and better the vehicle the more expensive the insurance will be to have a fully insured policy. [Read more…]
Vehicle GPS tracking devices like the fleetminder FM Lite are available that will monitor the location and allow you to control certain security functions of your vehicle via SMS text commands or via live web-based tracking software. The real-time tracking functions built into the GPS tracking devices allow you to follow the exact location of [Read more…]
The world is constantly being recorded by amateur videographers providing mundane details of everyday life and broadcasting them on social media. But there are real life applications where video and audio recording of events can help to prevent crimes, monitor assets and safeguard employees all with vehicle video recording with GPS tracking. Track your assets [Read more…]
From large commercial fleets to just a few company vehicles GPS tracking devices can help reduce your insurance costs and reduce your company’s risk every time a fleet vehicle is out on the road. Protect your fleet vehicles from bad drivers It’s easy for a driver to say they are responsible and respectful driver but [Read more…]