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4 Ways Geofencing Technology Can Help Improve Efficiency, Security & Safety
Posted on 06/28/2013 by Adrienne Sallerson | 0 Comments
If you have a mobile workforce, geofencing technology is a valuable tool that could be very beneficial for your business. What exactly is a geofence? It’s a virtual perimeter around a geographic area—large or small. Geofencing technology allows you to create a perimeter in any shape around job locations, cities, counties, etc. You can use alerts functionality to notify you when your vehicles enter and exit the area within the geofence.
So how can geofencing technology help your business? Let’s take a look:
- Arrival and departure times: Let’s say you want to know when your employees are on a job site. By creating a geofence around the site, you can set up alerts to easily monitor when your employees arrive or leave from that location. Not only that, you can monitor for unauthorized vehicle use during working hours.
- Payroll and time management: For payroll purposes and billing accuracy, geofences come in handy. Automatic alerts can be used to notify you when your vehicles arrive and depart from a job site. This creates a virtual timecard, logging the time spent on the job. This proves to be beneficial for employees who are paid by the hour or service workers who have charge-out rates.
- Asset protection: Your vehicles are an expensive asset so it’s important to keep your investment safe. An asset used after-hours or without permission can result in liability issues, increased insurance premiums, damaged property and expensive downtime. Triggered alerts can be used to notify you when a vehicle or piece of equipment moves outside of a designated area. This not only provides additional security, it offers peace of mind that your investments are safe.
- Stolen equipment: When a piece of equipment or a vehicle is moved outside of your geofence, you can trigger an alert to notify you right when this action occurs. These alerts will only notify you so while the thieves may think they are getting away with your equipment, you know their location and can alert the police, saving you a great deal of money.