GPS Security was created by an electrical contractor who found himself a part of the
billion dollar a year theft statistic. He was tired of forfeiting a portion of his potential
profit of each job to the increasing number of thieves in our world today.
If you are looking at this site, in all likelihood you have experienced the same sick
5 Ways GPS Vehicle Tracking Saves Money
Posted by: GPS Security
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 04:10:04 +0000
Saving money is making money, and Affordable GPS Tracking saves fleet companies thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. These GPS fleet tracking units sport numerous features that make tracking vehicles and streamlining operations simple.
1. Use less fuel and stop speeding drivers
The EPA estimates that reducing speed by 10MPH increases fuel efficiency by 20%. Our HVAC customers report $150 savings per 10 vehicles in one month by keeping their drivers at a maximum of 65MPH. The owner of a towing company saved $4000 over two months just in fuel costs. Do the math for your business and add up your savings. The dollars add up fast—here’s a simple example with a very conservative estimate: 50 vehicles reduce speed and save $10 each per week in gas costs. That’s $26,000 in a year. Slowing down a speeding driver can also limit tickets, accidents and litigation against your company.
2. Limit unnecessary trips and unauthorized use
Customers tell us their employees off-route driving completely ends once they know a GPS fleet tracking unit is installed in their vehicle. No more extended lunches, driving off-route to go home to eat, run errands, etc. How valuable is that?
One customer reported that one driver was traveling home 60 miles per day when they should have been working. That’s a potential savings of $15-20 in fuel per day. And that’s just for one driver. Imagine what you can save if everyone stays productive.
3. Ensure proper work hours, lunch breaks and overtime records
This is self explanatory, and another area where you can save thousands of dollars per year. Employees won’t likely record bogus work, lunch or overtime hours if they know their work vehicle is being tracked. If you can gain just 30 minutes of productivity each day you will save about $3,000 per employee each year. How many drivers do you have?
The more your workers actually work and record correct information, the more your business is operating cost-efficiently. The immediate impact GPS fleet tracking units provide in this category is mentioned quite often by our satisfied customers.
4. Monitor company gas purchases/gas cards
Let’s face the facts–gas will only get more expensive, and some employees try to cut corners and cut money out of your bottom line. Can you afford even one employee stealing $20 in fuel every week ($1040/year) from your gas account? That’s $1040 you could put in your own gas tank! This is another area where questionable purchases can be tracked and verified with our easy-to-use GPS fleet tracking software.
5. Theft prevention
Track all your vehicles every one, two or five minutes and have alerts sent to your cell phone, email or PDA whenever your vehicle is started or moves outside of a designated area (geofence). This feature gives you peace of mind 24/7/365.
Locking Down the Job Site
Posted by: GPS Security
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 23:32:31 +0000
Almost as common as job sites are job-site thieves – criminals who strike all across America. They raid job sites even in such remote places as Bainbridge Island, a narrow strip of land across Puget Sound from Seattle, Wash., as the following police report demonstrates: “A portable air compressor and two table saws were stolen. The suspects cut the chains securing the items to the framing of the house.
All Job Sites Vulnerable
Job-site thievery is a nationwide problem, with incidents reported in nearly every corner of all 50 states. Any place that has tools and construction equipment is a temptation for those who want something for nothing.
A recent study estimated that job-site thieves strike 95 percent of contractors at least once annually. According to the study, “Tool theft, material theft, and truck/van theft are the top three types of job-site losses.” General Electric Security, a subsidiary of General Electric Company, reported in 2006 that although it’s difficult to put a precise dollar amount on the costs of tools and equipment stolen from job sites, “we know the problem is measured in billions of dollars each year.
Construction workers across the U.S. can’t help but wonder what they’ll find when they arrive at their job sites. Will storage doors be pried open? Tool trailers heisted? Building materials missing? Backhoes, tractors and other heavy equipment gone except for tracks in the dirt?
Targets Large and Small
Sometimes the thievery is subtle; a toolbox a worker forgot to put away vanishes without a trace. Other times the signs are obvious; crowbar marks on the door of a trailer and the contents long gone.
Easy-to-carry items such as cordless power tools, hammer drills and rotary saws are lifted regularly, but so are large machines from skid steers to scissor lifts. Thieves are selective about the heavy equipment they steal.
“Not surprisingly, newer models are more often stolen than older equipment, as the resale value of new equipment is greatest. In 2006, 68 percent of the equipment stolen was 5 years old or less. Anti-theft equipment that employs Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to help customers recover stolen property.
Although experts say that some of the greatest risk of theft occurs on job sites near college campuses or other high pedestrian traffic areas – indicating spur-of-the-moment thievery. Professional thieves appear to have discovered a lucrative market in construction equipment. Thieves appear to be reselling the equipment to unsuspecting contractors or, in a few cases, disassembling the equipment into pieces for resale as parts.”
What Can Be Done?
Job-site security not only has impacts on the bottom line due to equipment replacement costs, increased insurance premiums and lost productivity, it also takes a psychological toll on its victims. It hurts to be ripped off.
Contact us today about our solar powered trailer security systems and vehicle trackers to protect your assets.
Vehicle Tracking Saves Money
Posted by: GPS Security
Wed, 18 Mar 2009 14:45:02 +0000
With fuel price increasing day by day; and economic crisis hitting all spheres of society, it has become difficult for people to make the ends meet. Many businesses, unable to cope with changed economy and increased overheads, are shutting down.
At this point, all business owners should focus on saving money by reducing operating costs. Vehicle Tracking System is a smart way for businesses to save money and cut on monthly expenses. If your employees need to travel a lot for business purpose, or you are in traveling and transportation industry, you must employ proper fleet management strategies to make optimum use of resources. And that’s why you need vehicle tracking system installed on all your vehicles.
Benefits of vehicle tracking are beyond any question. It has been proved that by implementing GPS tracking devices businesses can save thousands of dollars. Reduced fuel usage help businesses save a lot of money every month.
With vehicle tracking devices in place, one can monitor and control speeds and routes of vehicles to keep the fuel usage under control. Fuel consumption goes up by 1.5 percent for each mile per hour when the speed is above 50 MPH. More heat is generated when a vehicle achieves high speed; wear and tear of tires and other parts are quite common when the cars or trucks move at high speed.
Hence, vehicle tracking not only helps you save fuel, but its speed monitoring feature adds to the life of the vehicle. Additionally, an efficient vehicle tracking system alerts the fleet owners of speeding, idle time, route it is following and unauthorized usage of business vehicle. In a nutshell, the system tracks all vehicle activities and keeps the owners informed.
Let’s sum up the benefits of using vehicle tracking system and see how much devices help fleet owners and businesses to optimize their resource utilization and save money.
Reduced fuel cost:
GPS tracking helps vehicle owners monitor speed and route of the vehicles out on the road. They can communicate with the drivers to alert them of speeding; they can also sketch the shortest and optimal route for each go. This way GPS tracking helps fleet owners to reduce fuel usage.
Better vehicle maintenance:
By alerting the owners of speeding, GPS tracking helps to control wear and tear of tires and other automobile parts. Tires and automobile parts might get damaged from the heat produced from speeding. Hence, speed monitoring helps owners to keep the vehicles in good condition for long and avoid maintenance costs.
Reduced employee overtime and Increased productivity:
By optimizing the routes, selecting the shortest traversal paths and eliminating idle time, owners can make full use of time. It has been observed that with a vehicle tracking system in place, fleet managers can cover one additional task every week
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