Proper GPS installation is important. Period.
Bad installation can lead to critical issues that not only affect your customers, but ultimately your bottom line.
So what really happens when you experience an ineffective installation? During a field audit, our team found that almost 90% of problems started with an ineffective installation, which created a cascading downward effect.
Here’s what we found to be the three most critical issues due to incorrectly installed devices:
1. Power ups and low batteries. When a device is incorrectly wired to the wrong circuit, it can cause low battery issues or cause the device to not power up correctly, which will lead to false alerts sounding and eventually ruin the device itself.
2. Non-responsive device. If your GPS device has poor ground connection or is poorly placed, the wiring may become loose, creating a bad communication signal. Simply put, this means you won’t be able to locate a lost or stolen vehicle.
3. Device malfunctions. A poorly connected GPS device can also create issues on the vehicle itself. If the wiring is tethered to the wrong circuits, your customer could find themselves with a car that doesn’t let you roll down the windows, or worse – a vehicle that doesn’t start! Don’t risk your dealership reputation by creating this worst-case scenario customer experience.
At Spireon, we provide world-class installation services from professionally trained and certified technicians who have mastered our proprietary installation methods. Our installers are focused solely on installations and conduct around 7,000 installations a month.
You may have professional mechanics on hand or utilize a third party shop for your installations. However, how much do your mechanics and technicians know when it comes to electrical wiring? How often do they install GPS vehicle tracking units? We know your mechanics are professionals and great at what they do. But like a great doctor, they’re specialized. You wouldn’t go to your regular doctor if you needed a root canal or were looking for foot surgery. You’d want to go to a doctor that specializes in your specific need.
Don’t let a bad installation cause pains for your dealership. Know what to look for in your GPS device AND your installation strategy. Remember, an installation strategy means you have the right people installing your devices effectively. Spireon has over 250 plus certified installers throughout the country to assist you. But if you want your own team conducting the installs, make sure they’re properly trained. Spireon offers a Certified Installer Training Program where a Spireon master installer leads your team on the proper installation methods through a comprehensive classroom and hands-on course.
It’s up to you to make sound business decisions. Let us help you ensure that your investments are making the right type of impact on your business. Contact us today.