Over the past several months problems with commercial vehicle and equipment theft has been in the news. It seems to be a growing problem for many commercial businesses with fleets of vehicles and expensive equipment. Often located in out of the way places thieves find these businesses easy targets.
One of the biggest overlooked advantages to GPS fleet tracking is theft recovery. GPS tracking can alert authorities to the exact location of the vehicle when stolen. It’s not just the loss of equipment but loss of income and the inconvenience of having to deal with insurance companies and replacing vehicles and equipment. Below is one of the most recent articles on this problem.
Alerts can also be set to notify by email or text when a vehicle or equipment is moved from a designated area. Businesses that may need to leave trucks or equipment on a job site can now be notified when the vehicle leaves a designated area. Alerts can be set by time of day to avoid false alarms. The advantage is that now a business owner can be confident that there equipment and trucks are safe from theft or unauthorized use.
Many businesses close for the weekend to find equipment gone Monday morning. It is a known fact the sooner a theft is reported the better chance of recovery and less damage.
Many insurance companies will discount the cost of insurance when GPS tracking is installed, check with your carrier for details.
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