How GPS Asset Management Helps You Keep An Eye On Vehicles
How GPS Asset Management Helps You Keep An Eye On Vehicles
If you’re in a logistics-intensive business, your vehicles are literally the wheels of your business. Your cars, cargo vans and trucks are indispensable to your enterprise, and hence they must be protected adequately.
Now that doesn’t mean you send out escort parties out on the road with each of your vehicles. But you can achieve a similar level of security with GPS asset tracking. Not just security, you can have next-level transparency in vehicle management too.
What is GPS Asset Management?
GPS asset management lets you track the live locations for each of your assets through a streamlined, easy-to-use asset register. Like conventional asset tracking uses QR code asset tags, GPS asset tracking involves GPS trackers.
GPS trackers are battery-powered devices that you can attach to your vehicles. The tracker serves two purposes: it gives a unique asset identity to the vehicle and after regular intervals, pings the live location to the asset management software.
While QR code or RFID asset tags need you to scan them to update the location in the asset tracking software, GPS trackers do it automatically. Not just that, GPS trackers let you track assets from remote locations. The trackers come with an annual data plan and SIM card and can be plugged into the vehicle for power. This means you’ve got live location tracking for your vehicles no matter where they go.
How to Set Up GPS Asset Management for Your Vehicles
Tracking your vehicles with itemit GPS asset management is pretty simple. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you set it up:
- Create an asset profile for a vehicle. It’s a good idea to include the vehicle’s model, registration number and other details.
- If the vehicle is driven by a specific driver, you can use the assignee feature to assign it to them.
- Head to the Tags section. Here, you’ll need to add the GPS tracker’s IMEI number. You will find the 15-digit IMEI number on the back of the GPS tracker box. Just below the barcode.
- Once you’ve linked the GPS tracker with the asset profile, it will start updating the last seen location automatically.
- The itemit team will help you set the location update interval. Note that you can also use the update button to see where your asset is at any given moment.
You can watch the video tutorial for GPS tracking setup too. itemit’s location tracking feature shows you a map to see the asset’s location history and all other details right from the app or web portal.
Vehicle Tracking Applications of GPS Asset Management
GPS Asset Management software holds revolutionary potential for your businesses’ logistics department. Apart from vehicles, this software can also be used to track other high-value assets. Although it’s an interesting topic, let’s not stray from the topic at hand.
Here are some of the most common ways companies use GPS asset management.
When you’re managing a fleet of vehicles simultaneously, and all of them are operating on different routes at the same time, it can be a bit hard to keep track of things. itemit’s GPS asset management system lets you do it effortlessly. You can keep an eye on your entire fleet from one screen and ensure that they’re reaching their destinations timely.
If you’ve given out cars to your employees for business use, tracking them with GPS asset trackers is a good idea if you want to make sure the vehicles are not being used for non-work purposes. It also makes the driver more accountable and ensures their safety. Similarly, you can use itemit to keep track of personal or domestic cars to keep a check on where they’ve been.
School Bus Tracking:
GPS asset management is a great solution for admins to bring much-needed security and transparency into school transport. You can track location to make sure the vehicles stay on route and reach their destination on time.
Taxi / Rental Car Tracking:
If you run a taxi or car rental service, GPS asset management can be a great tool for you if you want an easy solution to tracking all vehicles at the same time.
You can use itemit’s GPS asset management software to track a wide range of assets, all from one place. One of the biggest reasons to go for itemit is that it will not only help with logistics but every department of your enterprise.
It has highly customisable features which means you can track vehicles along with fixed assets, IT assets, tools and equipment. You can either keep all of them separately or together in your asset registers.
Also, you can combine and match a range of asset tracking technologies. You can use GPS asset trackers for your vehicles and QR code tags for other tools and equipment. This scalability makes it the best GPS asset tracking software you’ll find on the market.
Our highly professional customer support is always here to answer your queries and solve problems for you. If you need a hand in setting up asset tracking, we’ll be there to help. To find out more about how itemit can help you track your vehicles, you can contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fill in the form below to start your 14-day free trial.
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