Dec 28, 2023
Geo-fencing is a key advantage of utilising Telematics for accurate and efficient vehicle tracking.
In this blog we’ll be exploring the benefits of geo-fencing for your vehicle and machinery tracking.
A geo-fence refers to an imaginary boundary created within a real-world geographical area. This concept operates using GPS, RFID, or cellular technologies, initiating a predefined action whenever a tracked asset, equipped with a device tag, crosses this virtual perimeter.
The action typically involves sending an alert notification, signalling the entry or exit of the asset from the designated zone.
The practicality of geo-fencing in mobile scenarios is immense, making it an ideal tool for vehicle tracking systems, particularly Telematics. This technology is highly beneficial for businesses with numerous valuable mobile assets, which are challenging to monitor simultaneously using conventional methods.
Geo-fencing offers a more effective and efficient way to keep tabs on these assets, enhancing security and providing real-time updates on their location and movement. This capability is especially important for industries where asset mobility and security are critical, and traditional monitoring methods fall short in terms of coverage and responsiveness.
Geo-Fencing, and by extension Telematics, are hugely useful for not only fleet vehicle tracking buit also any number of industries that require efficient and effective vehicle or machinery monitoring, including:
Rental Vehicle companies
Private hire vehicles
Logistics and delivery services
Geo-fencing is particularly effective in safeguarding fleet vehicles, rental vehicles, and plant machinery against theft. By setting virtual boundaries, it immediately alerts operators when assets move outside designated areas, enabling rapid response to potential theft or unauthorised use.
For businesses managing a fleet of vehicles or heavy machinery, geo-fencing helps in efficiently monitoring the location and usage of each asset. This ensures that vehicles and machinery are being used as intended, and helps in allocating resources more effectively.
By monitoring the movement and usage of vehicles and machinery, geo-fencing can lead to significant cost savings. It helps in optimising routes for fleet vehicles, reducing unnecessary fuel consumption, and ensuring that rental vehicles and plant machinery are used within operational limits, thus saving on operational costs.
Geo-fencing can be integrated with maintenance systems to automatically track the usage of vehicles and machinery. This data can then be used to schedule timely maintenance, preventing breakdowns and prolonging the lifespan of the assets.
For companies needing to adhere to specific regulatory guidelines, such as limiting vehicle operation to certain areas or times, geo-fencing provides an automated way to ensure compliance. It also simplifies reporting, offering detailed insights into asset utilization and operational patterns, which is valuable for audit and analysis purposes.
It’s proven that Telematics can help boost productivity, employee efficiency and vehicle operations as a whole; all the while reducing hazardous driver behaviour, fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs.
Fleetsmart offer a range of the latest Telematics technology at extremely cost effective prices with scalable options starting from just £6.95 per vehicle per month.
With a clear multitude of performance enhancing and money saving reasons to implement Telematics to your vehicles, now might be the time to upgrade your business.