GPS devices just locate vehicles, right?
A GPS vehicle tracking system helps you monitor the location of your vehicles and assets. But the accuracy of that data is dependent on the devices functioning properly. If the device isn’t in optimal health, it’s not locating optimally. Great GPS devices should be able to communicate battery life and connectivity status to you at any given time.
Look for vehicle tracking software that will give you an instant view of key device health indicators including vehicle battery life, cell phone coverage and GPS connectivity. Here’s why:
- Monitor Vehicle Battery Life
If the car battery life is low, that means the GPS tracking device could stop working soon, which is problematic if you need to reliably track and recover a vehicle. As an auto dealer, you can let your customer know their battery life is low and encourage them to come in for a battery replacement.
- Check Cell Phone Coverage
You’ll be able to detect if the cell phone signal for a particular device is weak. This could indicate that the vehicle is in extremely rural area and out of good cellular network range, something you definitely need to know sooner rather than later.
- Test GPS Signal Connectivity
If the device isn’t connecting to GPS satellites, this could indicate that it wasn’t installed properly. Device health indicators can point out if GPS signals are strong or weak. Weak signals tell you that you need to check on the GPS installation and make the necessary adjustments.
With device health indicators that are always accessible, you’ll always know whether or not the data presented is accurate. You’ll also be able to see what’s causing the device problems and find a solution without needing to take time out of your day to call your provider’s customer service line.
Our GPS tracking solutions provide device health features that go beyond basic locates to help you make smarter, faster decisions. For more information, visit our GPS tracking page.