GPS Trackers Can Deter Employee Shoplifting

GPS tracker: Merchandise monitoring

GPS trackers can be used for more that just vehicles these days. Studies show that shoplifting is quickly becoming out of control in America and GPS trackers could help. Retail Theft Barometer is the only global research team that puts together an analysis on the cost of shrink, comprised of shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud and administrative errors. The most recent survey conducted by this team found that, in America, forty three percent of employees accounted for lost revenue and traditional, customer shoplifters accounted for thirty seven percent.

It has been ingrained in all of us at some point, whether at school or through family values, that shoplifting is a crime. Retail loss is a grave concern, because this is one of the main reasons why stores have to raise prices. They have to cover their shrinkage in order to make profit. Many stores have already started using small, alarm devices on the outside of their merchandise to alert them when customers attempt to leave the store without paying for an item.

GPS trackers could be used for larger items of greater value by placing the devices inside the packages rather than on the outside the packages. This way, the packages could be tracked from shipping all the way to in-store placement. This will prevent employees from being able to shoplift the items prior to them being displayed in stores. Once merchandise is in stores, GPS trackers would be a great way to prevent items from “walking out the door.”

If merchandise did happen to make it outside the store without being paid for, GPS trackers could be activated to alert store management. In this way, it would be much easier to locate and recover items quickly. Imagine what the big sale weekends would be like if GPS tracking were monitoring all the large ticket items. When people pay for their items they could be tracked by serial number so as to maintain a list of what is no longer in inventory. The items bought and paid for would not need to be tracked any longer.

GPS trackers could not only deter employee and customer shoplifting, but they can help with the store’s bottom line.

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Use GPS Trackers To Guard Construction Vehicles from Theft

GPS Tracker: Your Anti-theft Solution

Theft of your construction vehicles can send your company into a frenzied panic and it can be a very pricey recovery. Not only are you saddled with the expenses of vehicle replacement, but it becomes an issue for fleet managers, who not only lose invaluable tools, but also pay the price of business downtime and possible increase in insurance premiums. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s Fact Sheets (https://www.nicb.org), “heavy equipment theft is a growing problem throughout North America. In many instances, these sophisticated criminals have equipment shopping lists.” These are the top three types of equipment most frequently stolen:

1.) Skid steers
2.) Backhoe loaders
3.) Generators

The professional thieves, obviously, want to take items they can quickly sell for the highest profit. For the construction industry just under half of thefts occur for light duty vehicles, trailers and work trucks. Before you are victimized and forced to take a business loss, think about the purchase of a GPS tracker system. A GPS tracker is the perfect solution to guarding precious vehicle parts and always knowing where your fleets are located is one of the best ways to prohibit theft. Moreover, if a construction vehicle is not supposed to be removed from a construction site you can have live access with landmark alerts.

By adding a GPS tracker you could have firsthand observation of your fleet’s whereabouts and the knowledge needed to reclaim stolen property rapidly. The reason this works is that you can see the current location of a vehicle on a very easy to read map which would be beneficial information to provide to authorities. With a GPS tracker you will be watching your assets, which means watching your bottom line and conclusively means saving you money.

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The Way GPS Trackers Have Changed Our World: Part 2

GPS Tracker: Keeping those you love safe.

GPS trackers have changed our world in many ways. Even 10 years ago, we never would have dreamed about the conveniences that GPS trackers offer. Not only are our lives easier, we have a better sense of security like never before.

Protecting our family members with special needs: How many sad stories have we heard on the news of an elderly person or a person with special needs wandering off from safety and into of harms way? GPS trackers can help us protect those we love by indicating their location at all times. With the implementation of GPS tracker devices, even if he or she elopes from safety, their exact location will be clear within the click of a button.

Eliminate the need for “Lost Dog” posters: Young children learn the sting of loss early on when a treasured friend leaves the yard forever. Instead of wrapping the neighborhood with “Lost Dog” posters, knowing full well that the dog will most likely not be found, GPS trackers can cut out the leg work, and the heartache, and lead us right to our four-legged friend.

Add security to places of worship: Sadly enough, churches are big targets for theft and vandalism. GPS trackers have given places of worship a better sense of security through asset protection.

Know the road ahead: We have learned that multiple cities across the US have implemented GPS trackers to notify News channel viewers of which roads have been cleared for driving. This adds a better element of safety to commuters everywhere.

Know where your kids are after they leave for school: For a first time parent, the first day of school can really be a difficult day. The uneasy feeling that accompanies that little one getting onto the bus for the first time can leave a pit in the stomach all day. GPS trackers give parents an awareness of their child’s location even from their desks at work.

Though our line focuses on GPS trackers for businesses, we will continue to be in awe of all the ways that GPS trackers are being applied to change the world as we know it.

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The Way GPS Trackers Have Changed Our World: Part 1

GPS Tracker: New ideas

We are firm believes that GPS tracker devices  have changed our world for the better. At US Fleet Tracking, our business is geared toward fleet management, but we like to think about all of the other uses of GPS trackers as well .

Protecting your possessions: Summer is long gone; Autumn is into full swing, and Winter is giving us a chilly reminder that it will soon blow its strong breath our way. For those individuals who will move to warmer weather this time of year, GPS trackers eliminates that heartbreak scenario of driving up to a vandalized “home away from home.” With a GPS asset tracker unit set in place, these individuals will be notified instantly should their personal, or even professional valuables be tampered with. Not only that, in case of theft, the GPS asset tracker will enable the pinpointing of the thief’s location.

Keeping new drivers (and those on the road around them) safe: Allowing a new driver a turn behind the wheel can really be a scary milestone. Parents can benefit from text messages or emails alerts when the teen is going too fast.

Keeping tabs on those you love: A GPS tracker gives us a way to make sure that our loved ones are safe. No matter how old your children are, the worrying does not go away. Knowing they have safely arrived at their destination, through the use of GPS trackers, we can all rest better at night.

Those you love keeping tabs on you: The world is not the safe place we were used to as kids, and we cannot be blind to the fact that evil exists in our world. Some professions require that we trust our lives with total strangers. With a GPS tracker, we can allow those we love to not only know where we are supposed to be, but where we actually are.

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Attention Small Business Owners, GPS Trackers Benefit You Too!

GPS Tracker: A powerful tool for any size business.

Many small businesses have the misconception that a GPS Tracker system is only for large scale companies with tons of vehicles in their fleet, but this could not be further from the truth. While we do have our larger clients, we also know the value that GPS trackers adds to the small business. Whether you are managing 200 vehicles or managing 2, a GPS tracker system is the solution for you.

You might ask yourself how the same GPS tracker software that is used on fleets in the hundreds could be relevant to your fleet of a few and we understand your concern. At US Fleet Tracking, we understand that a small business encounters a unique set of challenges which is why our GPS tracker software is designed to cater to all sizes.

Discounting the addition of a GPS tracker system to your business because of size, could really be holding you back. We understand that one of the biggest challenges you face as a small business is that you have to wear so many hats. Where a large company employs hundreds of professionals to keep each department running efficiently, to cut costs, you are managing these departments on your own. The problem we see with this type of system is that you are not only taking away time from other time-sensitive tasks, your burning of the midnight oil leaves you open for more errors.

We give you access to many items that will simplify the way you do business, which intern offers you the commodity of time. Some of these items include:

Maintenance reminders
A user-friendly system interface with 24/7 access
Live traffic and weather reports
Turn-by-turn directions
Geofenses that notify you if a vehicle has left a set perimeter
Employee reports
Timesheet and payroll
Gas mileage/speed/idling reports
Driver behavior reports
Interactive maps that grant you a snapshot of your business in real-time

We would love the opportunity to talk with you in detail why these features are so beneficial and create a plan to make your job a whole lot easier. Give us a call to find out more at 405.726.9900! To view our GPS Tracker selection Click Here.

The GPS Tracker Tool Belt: Part 1

GPS Tracker: Providing the necessary tools needed for the job.

When a business owner is looking to implement a GPS tracker system they usually have a few main reasons in mind. The most common reason is usually the monetary value that a GPS tracker adds, but the additional perks that contribute to that healthier bottom line far exceed original expectations.A GPS tracker system consists of a multitude of reports and tools designed to give you detailed information about the inner workings of your business. In addition, we offer our clients a look at items they would never have come across. Having access to these additional tools in your tool belt could be just what you need to jump ahead of your competition and place you on top of your market.

We know that in any business, especially small business, every dollar has a place. Our job is to help you stretch that dollar to create room for growth and expansion. Our GPS tracker tool belt grants you access to game-changing information in several keys areas where you might have room to improve.

Driver report card: GPS trackers will give you an overall report on how your drivers are doing. We find the accountability it offers to be one of the biggest benefits of GPS tracking period. You can access your drivers computerized time sheet, as opposed to just trusting they are clocking honest hours worked. You will know if they were where they were supposed to be, when they were supposed to be there. You will clearly see the big picture of their journey from the time they turned on the engine, to the time they shut it off.

Geofences: This GPS tracker feature is a great way to keep your vehicles and equipment safe. Geofences allow you to set parameters of all shapes and sizes around a certain area. If your driver is stopping for the night and will not be in their vehicle, a boundary can be set until they return. If the vehicle goes outside of that small boundary before they return, you will receive an alert from the GPS tracker system. This is also a way to double check that drivers who may already be on surveillance do not violate the boundaries you have set.

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GPS Trackers Save Lives in the Autistic Community

GPS Tracker adds a  layer of safety.

In the Autism community, “Elopement,” is a term given to the action of a person leaving a safe area without notice or permission. When an autistic individual elopes, they many times will put themselves in a very dangerous position, and in many cases unfortunately, this elopement leads to their premature death. Non-verbal individuals are in even greater danger since they cannot communicate any information about themselves that would give authorities a way to help them locate their families.

In October of 2013, Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy, disappeared, thus starting a citywide search that ended in tragedy when his remains were found months later. His death brought on awareness of the dangers involved in autistic elopement. This heightened awareness birthed “Avonte’s Law” which employs the assistance of GPS tracker devices given to the families of autistic children. If Avonte’s family had access to a GPS tracker, they would have been able to located him before he entered harms way.

Consistency is important to a child with autism, therefore, a GPS tracker device can, in theory, be installed in virtually anything; inside that armband they refuse to remove, their favorite t-shirt, etc. A GPS tracker keeps these children on surveillance at all times, and will monitor their movements so even if they elope, they are not far from their safe return.

We know the good what GPS trackers can do in the commercial world, so to think about that same technology saving the lives of autistic children everywhere is exciting. Just as we use geofences to secure our vehicles and equipment from theft, that same GPS tracking technology can alert parents and caregivers should a child elope from a certain location.

With GPS a tracker, the possibilities are endless and while they will not bring Avonte back, the newly raised awareness means that his short life still carries so much meaning. He will remain the pioneer who paved the way to saving many other lives in the Autistic Community.

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GPS Tracker….The New Truancy Officer?

GPS Tracker: Changing the world.

The days of cutting class is over for middle school students in Australia. To combat a high truancy statistic, the parents and teachers of the district have used GPS trackers to monitor their students, bringing attendance from 68% to 90%. This improvement shows yet another great way GPS trackers are changing the world.

The Australian middle school is using a program that taps into the school’s attendance system through the connectivity of an app called “message you.” When the child is absent, not only do the parents receive an update, they also receive information on their child’s current whereabouts. This app puts responsibility back into the hands of the parents. Knowing where their child is located through a GPS tracker, they can get a head start in tracking them down and working to improve their desire to gain an education at a younger age.

If this trend picks up world-wide, GPS trackers could really be responsible for a shift in the economy. Since the program is available for every social class, more children have a chance of continued education, potentially pulling more individuals out of their direction of poverty. GPS trackers could ideally change the path (no pun intended) of those individuals steering toward the drop-out percentage. This program, made possible through GPS tracking, could become that added element of accountability, for both the student and the parent. No longer can a parent dismiss their responsibility by saying “I don’t know where my child is.” They will know exactly where their child is, whether that is at school, or a location they should not be.

Among the good that could come from keeping more children in school, a GPS tracker could also add security. Having access to a child’s location may be a life-saver should an Amber Alert arise.

While those opposed to this type of monitoring say that GPS trackers on children would be intrusive and acts as “Big Brother,” no one can deny that in this case, this use of a GPS tracker could save lives and give others a bigger and brighter future.

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If GPS Trackers Worked For Everything…

GPS Tracker: “Has anyone seen my _______?”

Growing up in a house of four children meant that our house was never really clean. We lived in a constant state of going to “this activity” and “that activity,” using “these items” before having the chance to put away “that item.” One word to describe the path we would leave in a matter of minutes would be, “Disaster.” We were used to living in a constant state of disarray, and our mother, who grew up in the home of a neat freak, had taken on the philosophy, “If you can’t be ‘em, join ‘em,”…EXCEPT for when we were on vacation and staying in a hotel. When we were staying somewhere besides our home we all became accustomed to the game, “Has anyone seen my ______?” She wanted a vacation from the mess, so she would spend her entire time putting things away in places we would never think they would be; closets, drawers, etc.

The “Has anyone seen my ______?” game in undoubtable one of the most popular games in houses around the world. The commonality of the game leaves us all thinking about how nice having a GPS tracker for all of these items would really be. Just think about the fights a GPS tracker would keep from happening, the time a GPS tracker would save, the frustration a GPS tracker would keep at bay.

If a GPS tracker were linked to our most lost possessions the world would be a different place.

The missing car keys: How many fights have followed the words, “Have you seen my car keys?” A GPS tracker on car keys would add years to a marriage.

The missing purse: Losing a purse is a bite of humble pie for women everywhere. For a woman, losing her purse is like losing part of her identity for a moment in time. Every stray tissue, every tube of lipstick, every single item plays an integral part of her existence. A GPS tracker would preserve her sanity, and that of those around her for that matter.

The missing remote: If you have watched or have been that man looking for the remote on game day, you understand the importance a GPS tracker would play in this situation. The search for the remote takes a village. Losing the remote before the game is like that of losing a family member, and locating it requires all hands on deck.

The missing sock: The missing sock is a global problem that has been a crisis since socks were invented. With GPS trackers on the job, the mystery would be solved and we would all be better for it.

Bonus: How about using a GPS tracker to put a geo-fence around that last piece of cake. If the perimeter is breached, you will know, giving you ample time to stop the perpetrator in their tracks.

So, GPS tracking may not be available in this way, but we can dream right?

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Our Favorite Ways A GPS Tracker Saves You Money: Part 2

GPS Tracker: Save your hard earned cash

Saving our customers money is one of our very favorite things to do. We love to hear the countless success stories of how a customer started using a GPS tracker for one reason and found it helped greatly in another area as well. We never get tired of that kind of news.

If you are in the market to save money, we hope our favorite ways to save you money will strike a cord for you.

Cut down those pesky maintenance costs: No maintenance cost is fun, but the worst kind is the one that could have been avoided. Those are the kind that make you want to repeatedly kick yourself. A GPS tracker will save you from that kick by offering you maintenance alerts that will remind you when your vehicles are due for routine maintenance. Prevention is key. If you can keep up with areas that could be problematic down the road, you are going to save yourself a lot of money in the long run.

Employee Accountability: A GPS tracker is a way to discover if your employees are doing what they should be doing when they say they are doing it. Businesses of all sizes know the importance of their employees putting in an honest day’s work, and a GPS is tracker the accountability everyone needs.

Cut the Gas Costs: How much money are you wasting in gas costs? If you take closer look, you are probably losing more money than you care to think about! A GPS tracker helps you stretch that gas dollar by giving your drivers more efficient route to and from their destinations and keeping track of your idling time.

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