What can a GPS Tracker do?
A GPS tracker is one of the most powerful tools that are available for the management of your assets. Not only do they allow you to track, where your assets are deployed, but the Netstar GPS tracker solution will also provide you with invaluable data on performance that can help you maximise the efficiency and productivity of your mobile workforce. While the most common application of the GPS tracker might be for fleets of trucks, vans, and other vehicles, this is by no means the only way they are used. Anywhere where you need to monitor the movement and behaviour of an object remotely becomes an application for the technology. This includes:
- Remote monitoring of equipment: You can keep an eye on machines in operation in the field and flag any disruption in their expected movement and behaviours. This is particularly useful for machines operating in environments that are unsafe for humans to be in – in fields such as mining and manufacturing.
- Anti-theft: Trackers are commonly used to alert owners when items that shouldn’t be moving are. This is relevant to council assets and other equipment left on site.
As automation becomes an increasingly important way that we work, GPS trackers will become more critical to the smooth operation of businesses, as they become the primary way that these autonomous, remote assets are monitored and managed.
Tell me about the different types of GPS Trackers.
There are several different kinds of GPS trackers available, with functionality to suit every business need:
Battery-operated: A battery-operated tracker is a highly efficient and portable device often used by consumers and asset managers. They are generally small and discrete devices that aren’t tied to a single asset.
Hard-wired: These trackers are permanently installed on the equipment and then powered by it. A significant advantage with these is that they have tamper protections and other enterprise-class features essential for compliance.
Plug-in: These module-like trackers have the advantage of being swappable. If your fleet has multiple people sharing an asset, for example, each individual can have a plug-in module that provides specific data on their use of the asset.
Satellite: Most trackers run on existing 4G networks, which do cover much of Australia. However, a 4G signal will not be available for remote parts of the country. In these instances, having a satellite – or iridium-driven tracker is essential.
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How Do I Know Which GPS Tracker Is Right For Me?
Every fleet and set of assets have different requirements, and every business operates differently. Any GPS tracker solution has two components: the tracker hardware itself, as well as the software that is used to monitor the data.
Finding the right solution means understanding your business objectives and how the GPS data can be delivered to meet those goals. Netstar has a proven track record in helping organisations with everything from small fleets to large networks of devices and those with complex and unique needs.
We take a highly consultative approach to everything we do and provide support at every step so that you can be confident that you are extracting the maximum possible value from your investments in GPS trackers. Contact us today for more information.
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