Sure, a GPS tracker can display your assets while in journey anytime but can it still do the same outside your network’s coverage area? Can you ensure the security of your mobile assets as well as the safety of your lone worker when they go outside your network’s reach? A lot can happen the moment your fleet goes off the grid. And I can only imagine how frustrating and distressing it would be for you to wait for your assets to go up online again.
The inherent risk
As you well know, plant equipment and mobile assets are vulnerable to theft especially when travelling to remote project sites. Thus, managing the security or your valuable assets as well as ensuring the safety of your driver is crucial to your business. That is probably the reason you opted to install a GPS tracking device in the first place. It is also for your peace of mind, knowing that you can track and monitor your fleet or truck anytime of the day.
The shocking truth
However, a GPS device, no matter how advanced, is only as good as the network it supports. It can go off the grid from 5 minutes to hours, when your vehicle enters to areas that are not reached by your network provider.
So what happens during the moment you are completely unaware of your fleet’s activity? A lot. And for a business owner or a fleet manager, being out of the loop is not a good news. We are not only talking about theft here. Misuse can also be a big problem as it can consume company resources which can bloat your operational costs and thins your profits.
The Solution? Get more than just standard GPS location and reporting
Invest in a GPS vehicle tracking system that offers both network and satellite coverage for a true 24/7 fleet monitoring anytime, anywhere. The best solution in the market is the Iridium Satellite Module which ensures your vehicles are always within communication range even if your fleet leaves the cellular network carrier coverage.
The Iridium satellite network provides true global coverage as it features a “switch smart” technology offering east coast data routing so you can use satellite communications whenever you need it.
In the event of worst case scenario, your drivers have numerous duress options at their disposal. Allowing notifications of SOS alerts to be communicated back to base whereby emergency protocols can be actioned and deployed without delay is indeed a great help.
Also the Iridium satellite device has a low profile design and is internally installed unlike external whip antennas synonymous with other satellite networks. Therefore, iridium antennas are less susceptible to damage in the event of accident, impact or vehicle rollover.
With all these benefits, the Iridium satellite module is the most comprehensive solution in terms of coverage, safety and performance available in the market today. To know more about how the device can be integrated with your GPS tracking system or to avail of a complete fleet tracking management solution, call Securatrak at 1300 653 395 or visit them at http://www.securatrak.com.au/Products/Value-Added-Techonology/Iridium