Is Your GPS Car Tracking Device Really Necessary?

So you are thinking about purchasing a GPS car tracking device. There are many trackers on the market and it can be confusing to find the best one for your needs. For example, do you want a real time or passive tracker? Do you want to track assets or children as well as your vehicle? Are you looking for GPS loggers etc. But the key thing to decide first of all is whether it is necessary to buy a GPS car tracking device?

The following are our reasons to consider a tracking system.

  • If you run a business, your fleet management is key. Knowing where your vehicle is and how long it will take to reach a particular destination is important to your bottom line. Customers want to know when they will get a delivery or service. Your fleet and driver are your assets as a company and you have the right to know where they are.
  • What if there is an emergency, an accident, vehicle theft, or any sort of medical emergency? Knowing where a vehicle is located is crucial. With a GPS car tracking device, stolen vehicles and possessions have more chances of being recovered from law enforcement.
  • Are your employees running your vehicle for personal errands? You can cut down the cost of fuel consumption, maintenance and repair costs and get your business to become more efficient with a GPS system. You can also get an improvement on communication as you will know where your business vehicle is located.
  • Where exactly is your teenager going with your vehicle? Or your spouse who seems to be always working late? With a good vehicle tracker, you will know their whereabouts.
Whether you go for a real time or passive tracking device is entirely up to you. Real time trackers do have monthly service plan charges for using web based software to track in real time. Businesses have mainly gone with real time tracking but there has also been an increase for real time tracking from non businesses. Passive systems are just that, they will record the location, time as a GPS logger and all the data is saved in memory. It’s up to you to extract the data using a laptop or PC.