fleetminder has introduced a new GPS vehicle tracker to its extensive range of vehicle and asset tracking systems.
The fleetminder FM NxtG-V is a compact and discrete vehicle tracker for 24/7 monitoring of cars, vans and trucks using the 3G/NextG network in Australia and with similar 3G networks in other countries.
The FM NxtG-V vehicle tracker also has added anti-theft and theft recovery features such the ability to remotely immobilise vehicle(s) or activate the vehicle alarm.
(the fleetminder FM NxtG-V – affordable anti-theft device and vehicle tracker)
For location and travel history, the tracking unit can utilise all internet or mobile phone network connected devices including mobile phones, tablets and PCs.
The fleetminder FM NxtG-V vehicle tracker’s powerful features include:
3G/NextG network communications
The FM NxtG-V tracker communicates over the 3G/NextG network.
In Australia, Telstra have extensive 3G/NextG coverage over all capital cities and regional areas. Other providers such as Vodafone or Optus can also be used.
Other countries also have good 3G coverage with their local mobile network providers.
GPS receiver for live location, speed and direction updates
The FM NxtG-V vehicle tracking unit has in-built GPS module so it knows where it (and your vehicle is) pretty much anywhere in the world.
By using GPS data, the NxtG-V also records the speed of the vehicle and which direction it is travelling in. This information is transmitted to the fleetminder Live Tracking system along with the vehicle’s present location.
Whether you (or one of your drivers) have left your vehicle in a yard, garage or out on the street, you will be able to monitor the location of your vehicle at all times.
Of course there are many reasons why your vehicle could be moved without your permission, such as:
- Towed (by the local council, police, etc)
- Someone you know with a set of keys has taken it. Perhaps one of your drivers is using the vehicle for personal activities without your approval.
Anti-theft alerts can be provided with a number of functions including geofencing boundaries and inputs (see below).
For more information on vehicle geofencing, click here.
Digital and analogue inputs and outputs (advanced anti-theft)
The optional inputs and outputs can be used to provide advanced alerts, remote control and anti-theft and vehicle recovery functions.
For example, alerts will be sent to the owner when the car alarm goes off (an input to the NxtG-V) and when the vehicle owner wants to remotely disable the ignition (the output of the NxtG-V).
The use of a qualified car stereo installer or auto electrician is highly recommended to install the FM NxtG-V tracker, and for wiring up the optional input and outputs.
Programmable intelligent reporting system (3 minutes by default)
The reporting system in the fleetminder NxtG-V vehicle tracker itself is highly programmable for the customer’s needs by the fleetminder head office.
Programming is completed when the tracker is originally supplied, and later if required if needs change.
For example, the typical reporting time is once every three minutes when the vehicle is moving, and every 60 minutes when the vehicle is stationery.
For more critical vehicle monitoring needs, the NxtG-V can be programmed for one minute reporting and more frequent reports when the vehicle is parked.
Ignition off and on data is also captured, allowing fleet operators access to detailed reports on drive time and fleet efficiency.
Harsh driving/harsh acceleration/crash sensor (in-built)
The NextG-V tracker also has an in-built g-force sensor. This sensor can monitor the driving behaviour of your vehicles.
Rough driving can obviously dramatically increase vehicle wear and maintenance and the cost of maintaining those vehicles.
For example, say you have five drivers and one driver seems to have higher g-force activity than the other drivers of the same vehicle, you can then review the driving behaviour of that one driver in more detail.
With a crash, obviously, your driver will report this in, but the g-force sensor and reporting data will show the vehicle’s speed and other important information at the time of the crash.
This data can also be reviewed if a driver backs into a wall or other vehicles.
This also ties in with driver behaviour. If any driver gets a speeding ticket, you can review their driving history on the day via the fleetminder Live Tracking system.
The same system can also be setup to email overspeed alerts to you, or to your fleet office so you’ll know how often a driver exceeds the maximum speed limit.
SOS Panic button
A SOS panic button can be fitted to the NxtG-V tracker in case the driver is in trouble and their mobile phone is not working.
The SOS panic button alert can be sent to you or your fleet manager’s mobile phone as a text SMS.
This function is useful if your driver gets in trouble and their mobile phone has been lost or damaged in an accident.
Backup battery in case of power cuts on main supply
The internal battery of the fleetminder NxtG-V can last up to 6 to 12 hours after the main power has been removed or cut by a thief. This also includes a draining or flat main vehicle battery.
Low battery reports can also be programmed to be sent allowing you to find out why the vehicle’s battery is being drained or why it has been disconnected.
External GPS antenna
The FM NxtG-V has an external GPS antenna allowing for the tracker to be installed discreetly and hidden away. The GPS antenna can also be mounted discreetly near the top of the vehicle dash or other location.
Simple 3-wire installation
Only three wires; power, ground and ignition need to be connected if wiring the NxtG-V as a simple vehicle tracker. Additional wiring is required for the advanced anti-theft functions by use of the inputs and outputs.
The use of a qualified car stereo installer or auto electrician is highly recommended to install the FM NxtG-V tracker.
The fleetminder FM NxtG-V can work on 12V vehicles as well as trucks and other vehicles with a 24 volt system.
Compact size – easy to hide
The NxtG-V vehicle tracker is a compact size only measuring 47mm/80mm/26mm (width/length/height).
Free fleetminder Apple and Android app
The NxtG-V will work with fleetminder’s easy-to-use, but powerful mobile phone app.
Simply search for “fleetminder fleet management” on the app stores.
Reduce insurance premiums
Because insurers know that vehicles fitted with GPS tracking devices allow for improved anti-theft and fast recovery, they offer reduced insurance premiums.
This cost saving makes vehicle trackers like the fleetminder FM NxtG-V almost a cost-free investment.
Contact your insurance providers for updated quotes on vehicles fitted with GPS trackers.
Let’s sum it all up…
The extensive features and benefits of the fleetminder NxtG-V vehicle tracker combined with the powerful fleetminder Live Tracking system include:
- Being able to monitor your personal and business vehicles (and drivers) 24/7
- Reports on inefficient drivers and vehicle assets
- Reduce vehicle wear and maintenance via driving behaviour reports
- Improve customer service by reducing response times
- Reduce mileage and vehicle abuse
- Safeguard your drivers and vehicles
- Reduce insurance premiums
- Reports by SMS text, email or web monitoring
- Optional integration to the vehicle’s alarm for advanced anti-theft (remotely lock/unlock doors, disable the starter motor or sound the vehicle’s siren)
For more information, or pricing quotes for the fleetminder NextG-V, contact fleetminder at their Neltronics office on 08 9383 7833 (Australia) or via the pricing form on the fleetminder website.