Manage your assets effectively with a Netstar GPS Tracker

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.

The Benefits of a GPS Tracker

Analyse your fleet performance

The most common application of a GPS tracker is in monitoring the performance of a fleet of vehicles. This can help improve your business in many ways.

Reduce fuel consumption

By monitoring the movement of your vehicles, you can maximise the efficiency of travel, ensuring the shortest driving times and therefore cutting the cost of fuel across the fleet.

Improve driving habits

The data generated by the GPS tracker can also help to flag unsafe driving practices, including speeding, swaying on the road, breaking too hard and taking corners too quickly. The tracker then becomes a tool for training and performance feedback to your drivers.

Flag vehicles driving outside of their remit

Through “geofencing” (the setting up of boundaries on the GPS map), it’s possible to set up alerts for if the vehicle moves outside of the area it’s meant to be operating in. This has valuable implications for everything from safety to compliance.

Improve customer satisfaction

With a GPS tracker in every vehicle, you’ll be able to assign tasks in real-time, so customers are serviced quickly by the nearest available agent. You’ll also be able to use that same data to provide accurate ETA so the customer knows when to expect the agent to arrive.

Improve business efficency

Identify and eliminate inefficiencies in your operations, such as unauthorised vehicle use, excessive idling, and unproductive routes. By analysing the data collected through GPS Vehicle Tracking, you can make informed decisions about how to optimise your fleet’s performance and increase business efficency.

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Netstar’s fleet dash cam footage can be streamed live in real time. It also records video continuously so you can play the footage back later.
You can monitor your vehicles and assets using your smartphone or tablet. The Netstar Fleet Manager Dashboard is optimised for smartphones and tablets, and our team has developed and launched Mobile Netstar Fleet Manager Pro for a variety of Android smartphone and iOS tablet devices. With the Mobile Netstar Fleet Manager Pro app, you can view your vehicle's location, speed, and status and set up alerts and notifications. You can also manage your account settings and preferences, view reports and data, and even chat with our customer support team. So, whether you're on the go or at home, you can always stay connected to your vehicles and assets.
When you pair a compatible Garmin device or Mobile Data Terminal with our in-vehicle display, you can send jobs and receive job data to your vehicles. When sending a job and message to the in-vehicle display, you will be able to receive near real-time responses on the touch screen. This pairing lets you keep your vehicles connected and efficient while reducing the time needed to complete tasks. As a result, you can spend more time on the road and less time in the office
Yes, if paired with our in-vehicle Mobile Data Terminals or a compatible Garmin device. Garmin devices are compatible with our systems so that you can use your existing device for navigation without any extra installation required. They offer a wide range of features to make navigation easy, including voice-activated navigation, lane assist with junction view and hands-free calling. The Netstar device will integrate with these features to provide you with directions to your destination and real-time traffic updates to help you avoid delays. Our mobile data terminals also offer built-in navigation, so you can choose the option that best suits your needs. Contact us today to find out more about our GPS tracking solutions.
Yes. Netstar has a range of devices suitable for tracking unpowered and stationary assets. If you're looking for a way to keep track of your unpowered assets, Netstar has you covered. We have a range of devices specifically designed for tracking unpowered and stationary assets like containers and trailers. Because they don't rely on an external power source, they're incredibly low maintenance. Simply install the device and forget about it until you need to check in on your asset's location. Whether you're managing a fleet of vehicles or want peace of mind regarding your personal belongings, Netstar's tracking devices are an ideal solution.
When it comes to GPS trackers, accuracy is everything. Netstar's GPS trackers are some of the most accurate on the market, with a margin of error of just five meters when the tracker has a GPS lock. With Netstar's GPS trackers, you can always be sure that you know exactly where your people and assets are. GPS tracking is ideal for a wide range of applications, from fleet management to personal tracking. They are an invaluable tool for businesses, helping to ensure that employees are where they're supposed to be and that company vehicles are being used safely and efficiently. If you need reliable GPS tracking, you can trust Netstar to deliver.
The Netstar Customer Center is a secure online database that has been set up for our customers to view their account details, update account specific information, view statements and transactions, view service history and make a payment. It also allows Netstar customers to communicate directly with the Netstar Customer Service Team. The Customer Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. The customer centre is a secure site, and all information is encrypted. This ensures that only authorised personnel can access customer data. If you have any questions about the Customer Center or how to log in, please contact our Customer Service Team, who will be happy to assist you.
When choosing a fleet telematics solution, there are many factors to consider, such as cost, features, scalability and local support. Netstar ticks all of those boxes and more. Australian made and owned, Netstar has been designing and manufacturing GPS tracking devices in Australia for over 20 years. This means we understand the unique landscape and challenges faced by businesses operating in Australia. From tropical North Queensland to the dusty outback, Netstar trackers are designed to withstand our extreme conditions. Netstar also provides unrivalled local support, with a team of knowledgeable staff based right here in Australia. Whether you need help choosing the correct device for your needs or want to explore our range of fleet telematics solutions, call us today to find out more.
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