Improve your business productivity with GPS Tracking Systems

by Physio Adelaide on May 29, 2011

GPS tracking systems are designed for tracking both automobiles and people. Employed as part of a business’s fleet management strategy, they can improve efficiency and reduce costs. Additionally they allow a business to monitor its vehicle fleet, wherever they might be.

The technologies in GPS Tracking systems have been adapted from cellular (GSM CDMA) systems and location specific (GPS) systems. GPS tracking uses a triangulation protocol between the source of the transmission (ie the GPS vehicle tracking system installed in the fleet vehicles) and Low Earth orbit satellites to determine a vehicle’s position within 12 inches.

The advantages of using vehicle tracking as a fleet management technique are numerous. Vehicle thefts cost insurance companies and businesses millions of dollars every year. GPS tracking systems are specifically designed to detect the vehicle’s movements and so can lead to a quick response and speedy recovery of a stolen vehicle, minimising financial costs and possibly lowering the vehicle insurance premiums paid by the business. Some vehicle insurance providers offer insurance discounts for vehicles fitted with GPS tracking systems, therefore the savings can amount to a considerable amount.

Fleet management is all about maximising efficiency, reducing costs and maintaining excellent customer relationships. It is also about your visible reputation out on the highway, especially if your vehicles carry your company’s insignia or display your business name. Vehicle tracking systems can help in all these areas by ensuring that your drivers are taking the most efficient routes, are not squandering fuel by speeding excessively and are not damaging your company’s reputation by driving in a manner that shows your company in a bad light. There is also a strong safety element attached to GPS systems, particularly in remote or hazardous locations.

GPS tracking can instantly alert a business to any difficulties or crisis situations. If a automobile is involved in a road traffic incident, some GPS systems will alert the control centre instantly, meaning that emergency services can be mobilised rapidly, even to the most remote locations. They can act as a beacon for search and rescue if the vehicle has left the road and is hidden from plain sight. This gives your drivers the assurance that their personal safety is being looked after by the business, building a greater level of trust between drivers and management. This is also more likely to promote a healthier attitude to on-road use and a more responsible approach to the job – not to mention contributing to your health and safety responsibilities.

Vehicle tracking systems are simple to install and cost effective, making them simple to include in an overall fleet management strategy. Because the technology has become commonplace, you will find systems that are suitable for fleets of any size – from a small business running only a couple of vans to a large fleet with different types of vehicles.

Modern technology, including GPS tracking systems, have been made to make driving more efficient and much safer. It is especially relevant to fleet management and may help a business run its fleet much more efficiently than in earlier years. From issues of safety through to assisting a new driver become familiar with the most efficient routes and vehicle security, GPS tracking should be considered to be an essential part of fleet management.

For more information on GPS Tracking Solutions contact Securatrak The market leaders in fleet management solutions

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Adelaide (Head Office) Melbourne
79 Belair Road
Kingswood SA 5062

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Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

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Sydney Perth
Avaya House, Suite 52 
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North Ryde, NSW 2113

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152-158 St Georges Terrace
Perth, WA 6000

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Brisbane Auckland – New Zealand

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10 Eagle Street,

Brisbane QLD 4000


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PWC Tower, Level 27,
188 Quay Street

Auckland NZ 1010 


Phone: 1300 653 395

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