“Threats to fleet security exist in all areas of the world and in all industries. When you invest large amounts of money in your fleet assets, you need to protect your investments. Various features of fleet management solutions from MiX Telematics are ideal for securing your vehicles, equipment, and cargo as they move on working sites and from location to location."
The main barrier to a secure fleet is a lack of visibility over activities and movements. With GPS tracking, you are afforded the luxury of seeing where your vehicles and assets are in real-time as well as where they’ve been in the past. Live information streams allow you to take prompt action should movements not align with plans, or a vehicle deviate from a predetermined route as this may indicate interference from an outside source.
As you’re tracking your vehicles and assets using GPS technology, you can utilise MiX Telematics’ in-cab devices to communicate with drivers and operators in real-time should something not be as planned. Two-way communication is crucial to determining whether your fleet is secure and prevent the need for action should the driver give feedback as to why a certain action was taken. Having access to communication with head office or their immediate supervisor, also helps drivers and operators feel more secure when they travel to dangerous or remote locations.
Geofencing is the creation of predetermined virtual fences around specific points of interest or locations. Using GPS tracking, whenever a vehicle or asset enters or exits the geographical boundaries that have been configured, a real-time alert or notification is sent to relevant persons. They can then pull up the current GPS location of the vehicle or asset and communicate with the driver or operator to see why the movement has occurred. If this is unauthorised, immediate action can be taken.
Driver ID tags are a crucial component of fleet security. With electronic driver identification you can see exactly which drivers are using which vehicles. If a vehicle goes out of their virtual boundaries or an alert is received about driver behaviour, you know exactly who to talk to in order to resolve the issue at hand. Driver ID makes it virtually impossible for an unauthorised person to operate a vehicle that is not assigned to them. If a person cannot identify themselves via an identification card, they cannot start the vehicle. This prevents vehicle theft and employees misusing work vehicles for personal purposes.
MiX Telematics offers Matrix and Beame vehicle tracker options for South African consumers. These options have a variety of security features including panic buttons, geofencing, GPS pinpoint positioning, roadside assistance, no-go zones, border alerts, crash alerts, signal jamming detection, dedicated recovery teams and more.
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