How to choose the right GPS vehicle tracking device?
How to choose the right GPS vehicle tracking device
There are various GPS vehicle tracking devices available in the market today. So how can you choose the one that is most suitable for your business? YUWEI provides valuable insights to help you understand the factors to consider when choosing a GPS device to develop your fleet management company.
In today's market, there are thousands of tracking device options with differences in price, quality, and functionality based on the manufacturing brand and device model. Fleet tracking is an expanding industry, and innovations in remote information processing have made it easier for GPS fleet operators to monitor fleets worldwide. However, the challenge remains - with so many options for GPS vehicle trackers, how can you choose the best one for your business?
Align customer needs with your service capabilities
Most end-users require some form of real-time GPS tracking. But beyond that, it is important to consider the specific problems your customers are trying to solve. Do they have issues with fuel theft or cargo protection in their area? Are they looking to eliminate speeding and reduce harsh braking? Understanding your customers' needs will better inform your GPS tracking options.
Start from there and develop a phased approach to device integration within your company. What are the costs involved in installing onboard devices? What would be the integration into your GPS tracking solution? Consider the actual costs involved for new customers to track their fleets with you. Balancing their needs with your capabilities can result in a better customer experience and a healthier bottom line.
Consider scale and start small
In the early stages of your business, you typically don't need to provide more than a few GPS vehicle trackers. Whether it's fleet safety, cold chain transportation, or electric vehicles, if the customers in your chosen market have similar use cases, they will have similar tracking device requirements. Thinking in terms of economies of scale will help you stay efficient. Factors like internal management decisions and unit hardware costs have a significant impact on your growth potential.
Trade-offs in GPS tracking device features
Similarly, the business needs of your customers will guide you towards a great tracking solution. In today's market, devices with various features are available for purchase. However, why should your customers pay for advanced features they don't need? To achieve maximum impact, balance the cost of GPS devices with your customers' basic requirements.
Can you configure and maintain devices remotely? If devices are difficult to manage from a distance, you may need to visit the site more frequently, which can become expensive.
Is the device stable? The device should remain connected and consistently capture data. Devices that fail to capture data provide no value. To work wonders with your customers, you need to connect your GPS devices with the right fleet management software.
What key features should the device have? Fuel monitoring, long battery life, waterproof or heat-resistant - consider core functionalities first, then consider additional features.
What differences exist in quality and cost between hardware manufacturers? Assess hardware costs by considering the device's lifespan and the costs involved in repairs or installing new hardware. In the long run, it is beneficial to work with hardware companies that can provide strong support.
How will the network connection affect my customers? Researching the long-term infrastructure available for your customers is crucial, especially with the gradual phasing out of 2G networks in certain areas.
We recommend our C5 vehicle tracker
01 Multi-positioning technology
It combines multiple positioning technologies such as GNSS (GPS, Beidou, GLONASS), LBS base station positioning, WiFi, and Bluetooth to provide real-time asset location information. It supports electronic fences, transportation trajectory planning, and location deviation alarms.
02 Comprehensive monitoring technology
It provides comprehensive monitoring of assets, automatically issuing alerts when there are instances of overspeeding, severe vibrations, tampering, abnormal positions, or delays.
03 Data visualization technology
Say goodbye to tedious data reports and enjoy a visual management platform that allows users to know the location and status of assets anytime, anywhere for proper transportation scheduling and analysis.
04 OTA remote upgrade configuration
Support local and remote configuration upgrades and maintenance of smart terminals. For example, remote firmware upgrades, remote maintenance, setting data sampling frequency, reporting frequency, and alarm thresholds without on-site operation.
05 Blind area position supplement
When monitored assets travel through areas without network signals, the terminal stores the location information and uploads it to the platform when the terminal goes online again.
06 Electronic fence
Yunxi's proprietary platform supports rectangular, circular, and polygonal electronic fences. When the monitoring terminal enters or exits the set electronic fence, an alarm is triggered and sent to the service platform.