“Downer EDI Engineering Electrical Pty Ltd in Western Australia has fitted 15 vehicles with tracking devices. In addition to the standard tracking units an alarm module has been fitted in order to activate a remote wireless Emergency Alert with a range of up to 2km from the vehicle”.
“This alert is relayed through by SMS to a mobile phone and onto the screen of any computer logged into the system. The vehicle is then located through either the mobile phone or computer in order to get assistance to the vehicle in the shortest time, bringing peace of mind to technicians out on their own in remote or dangerous areas.”
“Downer EDI Engineering Electrical Pty Ltd, amongst other duties, are contracted to maintain the traffic signals and street lighting around Perth. The system allows Downer EDI Engineering Electrical Pty Ltd to easily extract reports regarding all the servicing and repairs to all the traffic signals and lighting by using Trip Reports, Driving Time Reports and Site Reports.”
“Using our GPS Vehicle Tracking System gives us the ability to utilise our fleet of vehicles to their optimum by sending the closest available vehicle to a Fault, thus minimising the inconvenience to other motorists and the general public. Reducing our costs and being more efficient makes us more profitable.”
“All our vehicles are clearly marked with our company logo and name, the tracking system ensures that our technicians are aware that they are being monitored for their driving habits as the worst advertising for a company is bad driving by somebody in a marked company vehicle. Downer EDI Engineering Electrical Pty Ltd is a proud Australian company with close ties to the local community and ensuring good driving habits by our staff helps us maintain our status.”
– David Fourie (Traffic Signals & Infrastructure Manager)