Satellite navigation allows you not only to know your own current coordinates. A new field of application of this technology has appeared: satellite monitoring. It is in demand at the enterprises that carry out transportation. After all, it is so important to know – where the car is, did it deviate from the planned path?
It turned out that the introduction of new technology allows even to make a profit. True, not everyone believes in its effectiveness. Many still consider satellite tracking systems another useless toy, so it’s time to dispel some myths.
The device with GPS is too expensive.
Until recently, it seemed that direct communication with satellites could not be accessible to an ordinary user. It was logical to assume that navigators should also cost a lot. But that was several years ago. Today, devices with such functionality are available to anyone, they are produced in Russia. Prices for them fell by almost 4 times. Vehicle equipment with a modern GPS tracking system now costs no more than 12 thousand rubles. But its installation will immediately result in a cost saving. It turns out that satellite navigation directly or indirectly pays for itself in a few months.
Satellite navigation and monitoring systems are absolutely useless toys at the enterprise.
There are some people who put GPS monitoring system, but they never use it anymore. For them, this is really an expensive and useless toy. But it is better to appoint a person responsible for using the monitoring system in the transport enterprise. In this case, it will be possible to achieve cost reductions. Using the system allows you to achieve both direct and indirect savings. The best effect can be seen when changing the system of accounting and controlling fuel consumption.
Drivers ‘drivers’ lists give approximate information, which makes it possible for financiers, willy-nilly or not, to make significant posts in favor of the enterprise.
In practice, it turns out that the difference between the readings before the installation of the GPS control system and after can reach from 15 to 70 percent! Heavy vehicles use a lot of fuel, it is not even necessary to put expensive sensors for its consumption. The exact same satellite data on the mileage give a clear picture. Indirect profit is achieved by increasing the intensity of the enterprise, reducing downtime and efficient choice of transport for the implementation of orders. These lost funds for the owners of the enterprise are usually invisible. And after installing the GPS system it will be possible to increase the intensity of work, and consequently, the volume of orders. The problem of nonoperability that led to the outflow of customers will disappear. There are transport companies in which the driver can disappear with the car for hours or even days. Monitoring with satellites will help dispatchers choose the most optimal routes for transport, in addition, there is an integrated traffic control function on the roads. Some generally feel all the delights of the satellite monitoring system only after the force majeure. For example, there can be an accident that requires accurate traffic data, theft of a cargo or a car, failure to meet delivery deadlines. In this case, the systems provide valuable data that will also protect the enterprise from losses. With the help of such monitoring it is possible to control the high-speed mode, and simply to stop the left flights. This reduces the risks of accidents and reduces vehicle wear. And knowing the place of fueling, you can avoid the risks of using low-quality gasoline.
GPS tracking systems provide a subscription fee.
Most companies on the market offer such satellite monitoring, which implies subscription fees. Money is levied for the use of the server, for the activity of the tracking system and its maintenance. However, on the market you can find options for providing free services. An alternative is a free server software, which is put directly to the client on the computer.But spending by paying for GPRS traffic will fall on the customer. Actually, only for this and will have to pay regularly.
GPS monitoring works due to expensive mobile Internet.
It is worth talking about who developed this system. If you use the correct algorithms for compression and transmission of information, spending on the mobile Internet will not exceed $ 5-10 per month, which is not so much for a large company. Yes, no one interferes with the selection of the optimal tariff and operator, which will ensure the best cost of transferring the required amount of data.
The driver can deceive the GPS monitoring.
Actually, such a system is easier to spoil than to deceive. In this equipment there is simply nothing to “twist”, as in a car. Monitoring via GPS is a fully electronic system. In case of a malfunction, it is recommended to carry out a thorough examination and to identify the reasons. If it turns out that the damage was intentional, then the guilty person must be punished. Otherwise, sabotage can become massive.
GPS-monitoring should be placed only on the machines belonging to the company.
Do not think that the installation of such equipment is one-time and complicated. Many companies that provide logistics or trade services using leased vehicles, put GPS monitoring even temporarily. This allows you to quickly make the processes operational and intensive. And the safety of cargo increases, and downtime and temporary loss of drivers are reduced.
To save fuel you need to put expensive sensors.
Practice shows that large companies, in whose garage more than a hundred cars, write off fuel on the basis of mileage data from satellite monitoring systems. Expensive specialized fuel sensors, of course, will give more accurate data. Only a few companies have the necessary resources for this. And on most foreign vehicles, and sometimes domestic ones, taking into account the small error, the standard fuel meters can also be used.
It is better to choose an expensive and complex GPS tracking system.
The main criterion for choosing a vehicle tracking system is the quality and reliability of the promised functionality. And there are many nuances that the performer can simply ignore. For example, unreasonable spending of GPRS-traffic will lead to significant monthly expenses. The device may not have enough internal memory, which is fraught with loss of data for a long time outside the coverage areas. A bad connection will make the data non-operational.
It is better to use only the GLONASS system.
There is just the opposite myth, which calls for giving preference exclusively to the GPS system. In fact, today most of the equipment operates in a combined mode, providing interaction with both navigation systems. Yes, and devices based on GPS will be quite effective. It is difficult to imagine that in our country, suddenly, overnight, a “hostile” GPS was banned. This is practically impossible to implement.
GPS tracking devices usually work no more than a couple of years.
When choosing such systems for their cars, an important nuance should be taken into account. It is best to pick up the device from a Russian manufacturer, which has long been on the market. Usually, the warranty for such devices is given no more than a year. Most often in this period, a poor-quality system also fails. The foreign guarantee will help a little, but with the Russian apparatus there are chances to make quick and cheap repairs.
GPS monitoring will not help in case of theft.
It is believed that hijackers effectively combat tracking systems with their own jammers. In fact, practice has shown that few of the hijackers use a tool to block the satellite monitoring system, such intruders are only about 30%. And although GPS-monitoring does not give a hundred percent guarantee against theft, there is still a chance to return the stolen remedy.Also there is special equipment for GPS tracking. It can be turned on once every few minutes at certain times. It is almost impossible to find this device using conventional radio-measuring equipment.