Officials in the city of Warren in Macomb County Michigan have agreed to add GPS tracking technology, a nearly $600-thousand dollar investment, to city vehicles including snow plows, and sanitation trucks. The fleet tracking initiative will provide an extra convenience to citizens such as knowing when to expect services, and the city hopes to recoup their investment in efficiency by eliminating manual mileage reporting, and more carefully watching the location of city assets.
With real time GPS tracking updates every 2 minutes via GPS tracking software, supervisors will know when a city vehicle has left its predetermined set of boundaries, a process known as geo-fencing, and will receive reports when city vehicles are traveling at excessive speeds or when brakes are operated abruptly. The city expects that the savings gained by automated reporting, and eliminating the excessive or unauthorized use of city vehicles will be well worth the investment.
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TrackingTheWorld recently announced the availability of private label websites for those interested in launching their own GPS tracking businesses in 2015. The private label websites are specifically designed for resellers who want to provide their own customers with subscription-based GPS tracking services.
“Our private label websites offer both recurring income potential and profits from GPS tracking hardware sales, and we are able to get them started quickly,” said Gilbert Walz, CEO of TrackingTheWorld.
The private label websites allow the owner to use TrackingTheWorld’s GPS tracking software under his or her own business name. Site owners then are able to offer subscriptions for GPS tracking services. “Our reseller sites allow owners the ability to set their own profit margins,” said Walz.
According to Walz, the need for GPS tracking services continues to grow. “Nearly every business and many individuals have an ongoing need for GPS tracking services, ranging from tracking company vehicles to personal protection,” he said.
Other uses for GPS tracking software include employee monitoring and security, fuel conservation, private investigations, vehicle tracking, teenage driver monitoring, and child safety. “As a private label reseller of our GPS tracking software, there are many options for specializing in a single market or a larger general market,” said Walz.
TrackingTheWorld’s GPS tracking software private label sites are highly customizable, offering owners the option to upload company logos, choose from multiple color schemes, and operate under their own business name .
TrackingTheWorld has exclusively specialized in GPS tracking hardware and tracking software since 2003, and has been nationally featured in publications such as Newsweek, Popular Science, and on CNN. For more information on the firm’s private label GPS tracking websites, or product distribution opportunities, please visit http://www.trackingtheworld.com.
We’ve told you about stolen shipments of retail goods from tractor trailers, but what about when the someone steals the truck itself? A Florida business owner, after having the victim of other truck thefts, installed GPS tracking devices on his fleet in hopes of a successful recovery in the event of another vehicle theft. When the owner arrived at his place of business last week to discover that yet another truck had been stolen, he used GPS tracking software to locate the exact location of his vehicle, view it’s rate and direction of travel, and promptly report it to the police. The truck was recovered and two men were arrested. It is suspected that the men may have stolen the truck for the resale value of its individual parts.
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The end of summer and back to school season mean only one thing to football fans everywhere–the much-anticipated start of the 2014 NFL season. The New York Giants are perhaps a step ahead of other teams for their use of GPS tracking software and tracking devices to monitor players during practice. The program, now in its second year, delivers personalized data for each participating player,which could include precise movement data and fatigue levels.
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Portage Township Schools on the southeast side of Lake Michigan recently installed GPS trackers on all 110 buses in the school’s fleet. Added as a measure of convenience for both parents and administration, the program was given a “test drive” during summer school to prepare for the beginning of the 2014 school year.
Using GPS tracking software on computers or smart phones, parents and faculty are able to see the exact location of any bus at any time–even on field trip days– While the new GPS tracking system will most assuredly offer parents peace of mind that their child made it to school safely, officials also hope it will be an added convenience for parents of children whose buses are running late. With tracking software, parents will have detailed information on when the bus can be expected, hopefully eliminating the need to call the school officials.
School administration also hopes to use the system to conserve fuel and maintain efficiency by rerouting buses when traffic incidents occur.
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With a market projected to surpass the $26M dollar mark by 2016, tracking devices and GPS tracking software are more in demand than ever. If you’re considering GPS equipment for your business, or if you’re interested in becoming a reseller, here are just a few of the types of businesses and organizations that are using GPS tracking software every day:
Heavy Construction: As scrap metal prices rise, construction companies are protecting expensive building materials, salvage materials, appliances, and heavy equipment with GPS tracking software. In many cases, covert tracking devices have led to the swift recovery of stolen construction materials and equipment.
Your Neighborhood School: Public and private schools are now relying on tracking software for everything from tracking school buses to tracking the locations of teachers within school buildings for improved safety in the event of an emergency. Tracking devices on school vehicles also help in conserving fuel and assuring that school vehicles are not abused by staff.
Delivery/ Service Providers: From your local pizza joint to home repair crews, service providers are tracking the location of their fleet vehicles using GPS tracking software. Not only do tracking devices provide for added driver security, they allow businesses to respond more efficiently to incoming calls for service.
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Whether you’re interested in starting your own GPS tracking business, or purchasing tracking services for your business, here is a brief explanation of some of the most common features of GPS tracking software.
GeoFencing: Essentially a virtual boundary, a geofence allows GPS tracking software users to set an approved area of travel for a GPS tracking device. When the tracker leaves the predetermined area, a series of alerts are set into motion, which may include cell phone calls and/or emails.
Smart Phone Integration: As with many other aspects of our daily lives, using GPS tracking software doesn’t require sitting in front of a computer continuously monitoring the locations of tracking devices. Most software programs are now accessible via cell phone applications, and as mentioned above software alerts may be sent to your mobile phone.
Mapping Options: GPS tracking software mapping options are continuously improving. Today’s mapping options include satellite views, street level views, traditional mapping views, customized mapping options, and even hybrid views. Based on the specific needs of your business or your customer, it’s easy to find a mapping option that works for you.
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As one of the fastest growing markets today, offering GPS tracking software services to your own customers can provide you with great potential for future success. If you’re ready to get started with your own GPS tracking business, here are a few tips from TrackingTheWorld:
Choose your Target Market:
While business owners offering GPS tracking software services may choose to offer their services toa very broad audience, others prefer to target a niche market with a need for specific types of GPS tracking services. For example, some target law enforcement, where the need is largely for covert tracking operations, yet others have selected to target their tracking services to businesses requiring fleet tracking for multiple vehicles or specifically to individuals for personal protection.
GPS Hardware Choices:
As you begin your GPS tracking software business, you may want to decide which GPS tracking devices you want to suggest for your customers. This choice will largely depend on your target market, and the specific needs of that group. For example, if you’re offering GPS tracking for law enforcement and other covert tracking applications, you’ll likely want to offer GPS trackers with features that include motion detection, weather resistance, and extended life battery options. TrackingTheWorld can help you select which devices would be most suitable for different uses.
Set a Pricing Plan:
As a TrackingTheWorld GPS tracking software provider, you are authorized to set prices based on your own preferences, including offering services that renew by the month, quarter, or year. While customers with fewer resources may prefer a monthly service plan, larger customers will likely want to take advantage of a discount plan that rewards them for paying a year in advance. Working out your pricing details in advance will help you with a smooth business launch.
For more information about starting your own GPS tracking software business, contact TrackingTheWorld at 650-692-8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You’ve probably seen them in your own community…large metal bins for dropping off clothing donations. As it turns out, not even donations given in good will are exempt from those who rummage through clothing bins in hopes of reselling or keeping the goods. One Baltimore company, that originally thought donations were down, has successfully retrieved stolen goods, and led authorities to recycled clothing thieves with the help of GPS tracking software– and in the process found out that donations weren’t down after all. By placing GPS tracking devices in various clothing items–in pockets, liners, etc., and using GPS tracking software, the company has successfully retrieved several batches of stolen clothing. Company officials use geofencing, a feature of the tracking software to receive cell phone alerts whenever one of their GPS tracking devices leaves the immediate area of the clothing collection bins. The clothing collected by the company is bailed and then shipped to third world countries.
After the deployment of 260 GPS tracking devices in garbage trucks, police cars, and other city owned vehicles over the last few years, the city of Grand Rapids recently suspended and warned various city workers. The reported offenses mostly consist of taking longer than authorized breaks and driving company vehicles for personal use. However, a few years back, a police officer was forced to resign after GPS data revealed that he or she was taking unauthorized breaks outside of his or her designated patrol area.
The city has recently begun installing GPS trackers on fire trucks with the goal of reducing the response times of some calls. Based on data provided by GPS tracking software, dispatchers can easily select the truck in the best position to respond
The tracking devices used by the city of Grand Rapids are not covert tracking devices; all employees are made aware of their presence on city owned vehicles.
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