Blogs from Conrad Wed, 22 May 2019 08:48:21 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Skytrax Smartphone Application Google Play Store For IPhone or Ipad visit :Apple Store Skytrax Mobile Application key features: View a list of your vehicles, View vehicle on a map, Trip logs for SARS purposes, Vehicle Trip playback, View vehicle information e.g. Speed, status, odometer reading, Report a stolen car, Request Roadside assistance, Update vehicle odometer reading, Update vehicle short name. To find out more about the Skytrax GPS vehicle tracking system and the new Tracker Mobile smartphone application simply request a call back on our website or alternatively give us a call on: VOIP: 087 230 2815 E-mail:]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:16:23 +0000 TomTom Webfleet 2.16 New and Enhanced Functionality TomTom WEBFLEET 2.16 introduces new and enhanced functionality around reporting. Using WEBFLEET 2.16 you can benefit from the following enhancements: • Newly designed and clearly structured reports: The look and feel of the TomTom WEBFLEET reports has changed to support a clearer structure and provide better insight. For instance graphs and summary information are included in the reports. Additional report filters and conditional highlighting make sure you will always see the information that matters to you most. Schedule reports to be stored in the online archive: In addition to scheduling a report to be sent to an email address, you can now also schedule reports to be automatically stored in the WEBFLEET online archive. • Adjust reports to your business’ needs: WEBFLEET 2.16 comes with the new and powerful Report manager that lets account administrators and users with additional reporting rights create, edit and assign reports to specific users or groups. • Report templates: You can choose from 40 report templates sorted in eight different categories. Each template covers a specific reporting topic. You can easily adjust the report and store it under a name of your choice. • Report wizard: A Report wizard guides you through the steps to adjust the templates to your needs. You can configure report filters, add/remove columns, change the order of columns, and much more.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:57:03 +0000 The Important Role of Vehicle Tracking Systems for Emergency Vehicles vehicle tracking systems make emergency situations a lot easier to respond to – the equipment and vehicles needed to get the job done and save lives is routed to the proper locations and the manpower is efficiently allocated to the appropriate scenes. Incident commanders and dispatchers can look at a map of the various vehicles at their disposal that hold the equipment necessary to mitigate the emergency. They can then make the decision on who should respond based on the location of the available vehicles. Fire trucks, police cars, and ambulances can have this type of advanced GPS vehicle tracking system installed for maximum effectiveness. A monitoring station is used to gather the tracking information so dispatchers know who to contact first for emergencies. They can also easily direct the vehicles to the best possible route, allowing them to respond as quickly as possible. Just as vehicle tracking works well with emergency vehicles, this type of system can be great for business or personal use as well. For businesses, important merchandise and other goods can be tracked in order to help prevent theft and increase efficiency, and deliveries can be organized and scheduled along the best routes to get the most done in the least amount of time. For personal use, vehicle tracking systems can allow a concerned parent to see where their young driver is, how fast they are travelling, and even when the car door is opened. Vehicle tracking systems are also a great tool for locating and recovering stolen vehicles, should a theft ever occur. This technology is good enough for pivotal emergency rescue vehicles, so you can be confident that it's good enough for you or your business, too. Check out the full selection of vehicle tracking systems today and find the one that works best for you!]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:47:39 +0000 Cut Costs for Your Business with Vehicle Tracking vehicle tracking device is one of the best decisions your company can make. The usefulness of the information given – including things that a driver may not pick up on and things that a company simply cannot monitor 24 hours a day – is worth it alone, not to mention the ability to track and locate a stolen vehicle. With any size fleet of vehicles, understanding the time used in the vehicles is important, and you can accomplish that understanding with a tracking system from Autoden. The old saying "time is money" is very true, especially in today's competitive economic climate. High gas prices don't help, either, particularly when it comes to a company that uses a fleet of vehicles to operate effectively. Fortunately, being able to track company vehicles provides a wealth of information to use and analyze, leading to appropriate cost-cutting measures in many cases. For example, you might notice that your trucks are always out for too long in the mornings. With the help of a vehicle tracking system, you can actually see what vehicles are stuck in traffic and where. You can then use this information to reroute them accordingly, avoiding those spots. This helps to improve delivery times and gets rid of idling time, which only wastes gas, time, and money. Vehicle tracking also allows you to see how long a delivery takes for a driver. While running a company, it can be easy to let little things (like slow deliveries) go, but these things can quickly add up and eat into profits. With a tracking system, you can monitor deliveries to get an actual time frame on how long the deliveries take. This information can be used to adjust staff accordingly. For example, for loads that take a long time, you can add a second team member to the route to speed up the process. Or, perhaps you can transfer driver to an easier route, which in turn helps the company by allowing for faster deliveries. By saving time, the door is opened to add new customers. Of course, all of these benefits are in addition to one of the main benefits of a vehicle tracking system, which is the ability to recover a missing or stolen vehicle with ease. With so many advantages to a tracking system for your business, what's not to like? Contact us today to learn more or to select a tracking system that is right for you and your business.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Mon, 03 Sep 2012 14:41:00 +0000 GPS Tracking Devices Helping Livestock Farmers GPS tracking devices on livestock. Once thieves learn about the idea, they will be deterred from livestock snatching as SAPS nabs the crook one by one. Already internationally proven to be effective, Tracker has helped in more recoveries resulting in related arrests than any other tracking company in Africa. Our trackers are activated and deactivated by Tracker's National Secure Operating Centre. With a network covering 98 percent of South Africa's population, Tracker Retrieve is one of the most affordable systems of its kind available. It is hoped that by using GPS tracking technology, farmers will be encouraged to keep raising livestock. A win-win situation as everyone benefits from lower food costs.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:49:39 +0000 Nigeria Seeks New Standards for the GPS Tracking Device Industry GPS tracking device for both individual vehicles and fleet management. He was apologetic as he related the realisation that tackling this problem was long overdue for Nigeria. Once the standard codes are developed and in place, it will be mandatory for GPS tracking device installers to comply with the requirements of this code. If not, they will face appropriate sanctions as well as not be allowed to operate a business for installing tracking devices. In his announcement, Odumodu also assured that the trend of unscrupulously importing substandard tele-matics equipment into the country would be halted by the tele-matics code of standard that would be prepared by SON. Odumondu is correct in his observation that these standards codes are long overdue. Nigerians should benefit greatly from this move as similar code systems are already working in South Africa and other provinces. Now Nigerian citizens can have the same peace of mind when deciding to purchase vehicle tracking systems.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:08:03 +0000 Lower Insurance Is Only One Benefit of our Trackers Tracker systems are installed in over 700,000 vehicles in South Africa. Each car owner knows they can trust us because Tracker is the most successful vehicle protection system. We have recovered over 57,000 stolen vehicles and made over 10,500 arrests. If the worst happens to your car, our experience at retrieval and prosecution will give you peace of mind while we work to find your vehicle. We are so successful because we are an established company that has been dedicated to protecting vehicles for 10 years, and we have a partnership with the South African Police Service. This helps us with efficiency and reduces the crime rate in South Africa overall. Our range of services can be tailored to suit any individual or business. Our Tracker Retrieve system works by placing a small device in your car. If your car is stolen, call Tracker at any time, and we will activate the device. The Tracker Alert system operates with a special key fob. The system is activated whenever the key is not in the car. Tracker will send a signal if the car is moving without the key and Tracker will contact you to begin the retrieval process. Tracker Skytrax allows you to monitor your vehicle from the Internet. This ensures your family is safe while traveling. Tracker also has roadside assistance buttons, so we can provide medical or other help instantly. Any of these services can protect your family and lower your insurance costs.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:40:53 +0000 How Tracking Devices Can Protect You and Your Assets tracking devices to improve the way they do business. Trucking companies are now using this technology to find out how much time a driver spends on the road. For example, business owners can monitor hundreds of cars, trucks, and vans just by clicking a button. They monitor their vehicles 24 hours a day 7 days a week and they can spot driving behaviors, such as speeding and hard braking. Autoden is an excellent tool for any company or organization that needs fleet management services. It is not uncommon for customers to use Autoden tracking devices to help protect their family members. If you allow your teenager to drive, the tracking device will let you know where your son or daughter is whenever they are driving. This system will also record how fast they drive. For instance, if your elderly mother drives, you will be able to locate her if the car breaks down or if she is in an accident. The Autoden system gives updates about your loved ones every 2 to 4 minutes. So you can think of this device as a way to help keep you and your family safe, especially on long and remote trips. One of the biggest advantages of the Autoden tracking device is its ability to reduce stolen car rates. Please keep in mind that this service is not designed to stop a person from stealing your car. If your car is moving and is not supposed to be moving, you will know. Car thieves know that some cars use this system, so they avoid stealing a car with the Autoden tracking device. The authorities and the car owners are notified immediately if the car is not supposed to be moving. Insurance companies and police departments like the devices because they know immediately if a car is stolen. Finally, you can always contact an Autoden customer service representative if you have any additional questions or concerns.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:45:30 +0000 Vehicle Tracking is Beneficial for Everyone Vehicle tracking isn't only useful for tracking down stolen cars though. Many parents who have just begun letting their teens start driving don't quite trust them completely yet. So a vehicle tracking solution helps add peace of mind for tracking down the kid who has been habitually breaking the rules, or just breaking the curfew that the parents established. Tracking isn't just limited to personal use, either. Many businesses find that too many employees take advantage of company owned cars, using them to make trips for personal gain and spending time on the clock doing things that are in no way related to their job. With vehicle tracking, business managers and owners can keep tab on their employees at all times. With all these uses for vehicle tracking devices, practically anyone can find a personal use in the devices and will benefit from their use.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:38:49 +0000 The Benefits of a Quality GPS Tracking Device GPS tracking devices can be found everywhere, and for good reason. GPS devices offer a great amount of security for both business and personal use, and more and more individuals and businesses are investing in the technology to keep tabs on their vehicles.

When most people think of GPS, they think of a device they can use for directions. For many years, this technology was used primarily by the military, and people back then would have never believed that they could map out an entire trip using a personal GPS device. Of course, today that type of device is commonplace, but the use of GPS extends much further than simply serving as a source for reliable directions.

With the high quality and reliable GPS tracking devices available from Autoden, you can actually track your vehicle anywhere it goes. The benefits this technology provides are huge! From being able to locate your stolen car to keeping tabs on your teenage driver to monitoring the location and speed of your company's vehicle fleet, you will always have peace of mind thanks to these state-of-the-art tracking devices.

What's even better is that these GPS systems are more affordable than ever for the average consumer! If you're interested in installing a GPS tracking system in your vehicle or fleet, contact us today. One of our representatives will get back to you as soon as possible to assist you with choosing the best tracking device for your needs.

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Excel in Fleet Management with Vehicle Tracking from Autoden Keeping track of vehicles is an extremely important aspect of running a business, and fleet management is one of the ongoing concerns of any company with a vehicle fleet, no matter how large or small. Statistics show that automobile theft has been on the rise for several decades, and it seems that no sooner is a new anti-theft product on the market than the thieves become progressively more sophisticated to elude the anti-theft technology. A fleet owner must be certain that they have the best technology to monitor their vehicles’ location, and Autoden is proud to offer a solution.

Fleet management systems need to be cutting edge and top of the line, and those are certainly qualities you will find in the Tracker Skytrax system. This fleet management program has the ability to use the internet to keep track of vehicles and determine their precise location at any time. Using Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology, your vehicle can be located within an extremely accurate range of five meters.

Whether a vehicle has been stolen or if you would just like to keep tabs on your business' fleet, Tracker Skytrax from Autoden can get the job done. This reliable system is recognized and approved by a plethora of well-known insurance companies as well as manufacturers of motor vehicles. With Skytrax, you can know where your vehicle or fleet of vehicles is in real time. The vehicle owner can contact help online whenever help is needed, and the system's remote capabilities can also be used for roaming if the vehicle leaves its designated area. In addition to the ability to locate a stolen vehicle for recovery, this web-based system has proven to be an invaluable tool for things like insurance purposes, tracking business mileage, and filing tax returns.

The most recent positions of any vehicle with Tracker Skytrax installed can be easily acquired through a computer or cell phone any time of the day or night. With this twenty-first century technology, the guesswork has been taken out of tracking vehicles. Managing a fleet is no longer such a daunting task when you are equipped with the right technology, and Autoden is happy to help you get that tracking technology you need. Browse our website to check out our full selection of tracking options and feel free to email us or give us a call to learn more!

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Using Vehicle Trackers in Fleet Management fleet management solutions for developing companies, the most important component that I look for is their vehicle tracking system. Companies that rely on large numbers of vehicles see improvements in productivity and risk management when they install fleet management systems that allow you to locate the vehicles in your fleet. Whether you're in the business of local food deliveries or you manage state-to-state transportation systems, the fact is that those are your vehicles out there on the road, and you should be keeping an eye on them. Fleet management systems are tools to track your drivers, and in most cases, offer services to track speeders, dangerous drivers, and irregular driving patterns such as harsh braking. They can also interface with the web and give information on drivers that often drive through high-risk areas, wasting time and risking property damage or theft to the vehicle. But the idea is not always to simply police your employees. When you can know where your delivery drivers are, you can optimize their routes and react immediately to new orders and clients. This is one of the key strengths of fleet management systems: the ability to be reactive. Imagine a business that relies on delivering fresh groceries quickly to area restaurants. Installing vehicle tracking in their delivery vans, when they get a rush order for carrots and tomatoes, they can immediately call in the nearest driver to pick up the produce and deliver it. They also cut down on product damage from dangerous drivers that brake harshly, take wild turns, and track their staff to make sure everything is delivered on time. So in short, vehicle tracking is one of the essential services of fleet management. When I'm looking at a successful small company that's having trouble managing its drivers, I always recommend the investment of vehicle tracking devices.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:09:57 +0000 The Value of Vehicle Tracking Vehicle tracking technology offers many benefits for both businesses and organizations. Modern vehicle tracking technology combines GPS and GSM technology. GSM technology allows for information about a vehicle's location to be transmitted over a cellular network, while a GPS receiver provides accurate information on the location of a vehicle. Many fleets and delivery companies can benefit from vehicle tracking. It's possible to monitor a company's mobile assets from a single computer. In addition, vehicle tracking makes it simpler to manage the level of service a driver is able to provide. Many delivery companies install tracking technology on their vehicles to monitor how long it takes to deliver a package. In addition, it's possible to lower the incidence of theft and time mismanagement by employees. By monitoring a vehicle's location at all times, it's possible to reduce costs and improve a company's security. Some long-distance delivery companies will use tracking technology to log pay for truck drivers. This can be a great way to keep track of payroll and provide accurate estimates of delivery times. Since it can be challenging to manage a large number of fleet vehicles individually, it's important to have a central system that allows for multi-vehicle management. Vehicle tracking is used on almost all types of commercial vehicles. It is used on taxis to monitor fares, on railroad cars to prevent theft and in personal vehicles for navigation. It is used on many boats to prevent theft and fishery mismanagement. There are hundreds of potential uses for fleet tracking technology. Since it can be extremely difficult to manage a mobile workforce, it's important to have tools to help comprehend the location of all vehicles owned by a company. Since employees may misrepresent the location of a vehicle, it's important to have a reliable and accurate source for information. Many vehicle tracking solutions are affordable for businesses of all sizes. Since the cost of GPS receivers and cellular technology has decreased exponentially, it's often possible to find fleet tracking technology installed in vehicles for smaller companies. It's possible to find a vehicle tracking solution to fit companies of all sizes.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:30:34 +0000 Skytrax Internet Based Vehicle Tracking solution Skytrax is an internet based tracking device that allows you to track your vehicle/s online. All you need is an active internet connection and a web browser and you are good to go. You no longer have to worry about carrying installation disks around with you. All the information is stored in the cloud. So regardless of where you are in the world, viewing your vehicle’s location is just a few clicks away. Skytrax enables you to determine the precise location of your vehicle. The unit also performs automated health checks (a vital feature to ensure you are always compliant with your insurance company’s T&Cs). The device functions on GPS and GSM technology. Global positioning technology allows Tracker to locate your car within an accuracy range of five meters. You can even receive the location of the your vehicle via SMS, by simply sending a text message to the unit installed in the vehicle. Iphone users can now download the Tracker Skytrax Mobile app from the App Store. The free application is designed for both iPhone and iPad users. Vehicle location, speed and driver violations can all be viewed on your tablet or mobile handset. Users can request an unlimited amount of reports every month. Report types include the following: mileage monitoring, summary vehicle trip information and detailed trip information. The Skytrax unit reports every two to five minutes. In the event of a hijacking or theft the unit’s reporting frequency can be increased. If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact our offices. An onsite Skytrax demonstration can be arranged at your premises.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:32:50 +0000 Vehicle Tracking Protects the Investment You Made in Your Car vehicle tracking technology has never been better. We can help you keep track of where your vehicle is at all times. In the event that your vehicle is stolen, our technology can ensure the quickest response possible by the authorities. If you're still on the fence about acquiring a vehicle tracking system, read the many positives of our services below. Quality is one issue to consider when purchasing our system. We have countless customers who come to us after buying cheaper systems that have proven useless. In most cases, they are lured by sellers who dupe them with a cheap, but faulty product. We describe all of our products on our website so you know exactly what you are purchasing before you buy. Have a glimpse of the various vehicle tracking types. Everyone offers something different. For instance, there are those GPS systems that manage a vehicle’s position in a fleet and those that serve the purpose of tracking the route taken by the vehicle. It is upon the buyer to make the choice depending on the services needed. It is futile to purchase a system that is purposeless in the circumstances of a given workplace. Road safety is essential. It saves lives and also protects the reputation of any given transportation company. In addition, low speed helps save on excessive fuel consumption. This is why the GPS system that monitors the speed of vehicles needs to be installed. As a result, it gives ample time for managers or parents to track the speed of their drivers and then take the necessary actions.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:39:03 +0000 Only Trust the Best in Fleet Management fleet management to help your company grow more productive and efficient. Through our fleet management services, we give you the opportunity to spend more time doing other things. We work through a partnership approach that will make your life easier, while improving the efficiency and bottom line of your business. Fleet management is great when it comes to keeping track of staff activity. If you hire a new worker, it will be nice knowing that our software and the system we have in place will ensure every one of your employees stays focused on the job at hand. For those employees who falter, our fleet management software will help to point out issues so you can then take the disciplinary step that you deem necessary. One of the best things about fleet management is the fact that it is able to help with productivity. People can get stuck in their ways and not always do things in the most productive way. You will find that our fleet management will help reorganize vehicle routes and give your drivers all of the tools necessary to be more effective in their jobs. We will help bring any troubling issues to light and ensure employees remain honest. There are so many important things to deal with in a business. Fleet management is something that we can help with, so you can delegate your time more wisely. After a short period of time, you will find that having a fleet management system in place will help save money, time and aggravation. Let our fleet management services help your business become the best it can possibly be and contact us today.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Thu, 09 Feb 2012 18:00:26 +0000 Fleet Management for Maximized Efficiency fleet management is essential to coordinating their on-the-road activity in an efficient manner. As such, logistics are where many companies slip up and lose much time and effort in their operations. Poor communication and information transfer, slower transitions due to administration processes, and delayed deliveries are all facets of an operation that needs adjustment. Improved, real-time communication, more efficient information transfer, and improved workflow can all result from integrating in fleet management systems. Most notably, these systems include such functions as vehicle tracking, the ability to monitor the status and details of vehicles as they are out in the field being used by employees. As the largest centre in South Africa for vehicle tracking installation, we understand the circumstances that face companies trying to improve their operational efficiency and work hard to appropriately match our products to their specific needs. As leaders ourselves, we partner with only the best tracking technologies to deliver the highest quality tracking and fleet management experiences that South African individuals and companies can buy. We offer a range of products, from Tracker Retrieve, which stands as the top of the line in stolen vehicle recovery, to more management-oriented systems like Tracker Execufleet which offers tailor-made functionality to the companies that have the greatest vehicle tracking and management needs. We encourage you to look through our site and explore the differences between these and our other various products and see what fits your needs the best.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:49:53 +0000 Uses for your GPS tracking device (Conrad) Uncategorized Fri, 27 Jan 2012 19:12:40 +0000 How Proper Fleet Management Services Can Take Your Business to the Next Level fleet management includes financing and maintaining both vehicles and drivers. This includes managing the health and safety of drivers, fuel, speed, tracking and diagnostics. Fleet management services are a great benefit to companies that have transportation as a major part of its operations. Through utilizing fleet management services, such companies can improve their productivity and overall efficiency by reducing staff, transportation costs, and the risks associated with investing in vehicles. These services can be offered either in-house or via outsourcing. One of the most important parts or functions of managing vehicle fleets is the ability to track vehicles. It is important for those offering such services to be able to locate vehicles belonging to the fleet at all times. Tracking location, speed and direction using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology helps to ensure efficiency. Satellite tracking technology is also used in many cases, but is more expensive than GPS tracking. Satellite tracking does, however, provide more real time updates concerning transportation. Managers are able to see the actual vehicle in transit and so are always aware of its positioning, estimated time of arrival and other important pieces of information. Fleet Management services should also insure vehicles in case of incidents such as theft.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Fri, 06 Jan 2012 16:24:02 +0000 Maintaining Customer Service and the Bottom Line with Vehicle Tracking Systems vehicle tracking systems come to mind, most people might think of mail delivery companies or theft prevention. Both are important uses for the service, but not the only reason for a company to want to track its vehicles. Keeping track of your vehicles can aid not only in the bottom line for your company, but also to improve customer service. These two factors are ones that can set you apart from your competition and improve your client retention and profitability of your company. We have found that with companies that have employees that work remotely, their manager you will want to know what they are doing. Vehicle tracking systems can helps us managers in streamlining how employees perform their job. Many clients find that their employees are not taking the most direct route, or may be performing side tasks while on the job. Tracking the fleet allows our clients to stay one step ahead and catch these issues when they first arise. Knowing where their vehicles are at any time can also aid in finding the closest employee to respond to an emergency situation. One final benefit of course is tracking vehicles when they are stolen. We never want to hear this has occurred for a client, but with our system we are proud to say we can help them recover those vehicles quickly working together with local law enforcement officials for vehicle recovery.]]> (Conrad) Uncategorized Fri, 06 Jan 2012 16:17:02 +0000