These difficult financial times, businesses are accounting for every penny they spend. They are also looking for new and improved ways to cut their overall expenditure and save some of their much-needed funds.
At Newlife Cleaning Systems, we have found that one effective way to do this is through implementing a vehicle tracking system. As a nationally-operating contract cleaning company, we have many vehicles on our books which are used by members of staff to allow them to service jobs all over the country. We made the decision to install tracking systems into our vehicles, to ensure that they are only used for the appropriate jobs, at the appropriate times. Since doing this, we have received countless benefits from installing these systems, and believe that they could be just as effective for any organisation that owns vehicles and equipment.
There are many vehicle tracking systems available, but we have installed Skyline systems into in our vehicles. When in place we have a full 24-hour surveillance, which allows us to monitor our vehicles online at any time we want. We can also receive email updates in a variety of formats; making the system extremely convenient. We have access to a full report for each vehicle in our fleet, which logs in the dates, times, and durations it has been used; we can see the exact times the engine is turned on and off. It also shows us any irregularities in the driving style, such as excessive acceleration and harsh steering, as the system is so finely-tuned.
As well as being informed of when the car has been started, driven and stopped again, the Skyline vehicle tracking system also records the car’s exact location. When we log onto our account, we can look at a Google Maps view of each journey a vehicle makes, and we can view the route through satellite images if we wish. This allows us to thoroughly and comprehensively ensure that our vehicles are being used for the right reasons, and not being used for private journeys. As we pay some members of staff for the amount of time they work on a job, not for whole days, the vehicle tracking system allows us to make savings on our wages too.
As we have recently discovered, one of the biggest advantages of installing the Skyline vehicle tracking system is that it heightens the security. Last week, one of our vans was stolen outside the home of one of our members of staff in the middle of the night. When the van was discovered missing the next morning, we logged on to Skyline to see what had happened to the vehicle; it took us just 20 minutes to discover its exact position. We could see the time the engine was switched on, the exact route it travelled and at what speed, the eratic way the car was driven and where it was eventually abandoned. We can place the tracking devices on our road fleet as well as our plant equipment, which doubles the security benefits.
We cannot emphasise enough that there are some excellent benefits of the Skyline, and other vehicle tracking systems. They save the business finances on wages and increase the security of our vehicles, so we can immediately see a return on our investment.
For more information on the Skyline web-tracking system, visit www.enigmavehicle.co.uk/skyline